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The future Heritage Precinct interpretive centre is centred around the heritage–listed archaeological remains of the “Moray Fields” settlement.
The precinct, which will open in 2020, will cost over $3m with $1,535,062 of funds coming from the Federal Government through a funding agreement with the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology. Funding is through the Community Development Grants programme, provided through the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
The $1,535,062 Grant will be matched by Northeast Business Park Pty Ltd, which is developing North Harbour. The Abbey Museum and North Harbour will also be working in partnership and providing significant “in-kind” support through project planning, project management, post-construction operation and maintenance.
This project will make the significant heritage features remaining from the Moray Fields settlement publicly accessible for the first time since European settlement.
Retaining and preserving the historical remnants of the site has been an important part of the North Harbour planning process. The area has been listed and protected on the Queensland Heritage Register since 2011 as a place of Queensland State significance and will become part of an outdoor leisure space with pathways and tracks enabling use by the future residents and visitors.
The facility will present historic photographs, sketched and display objects which will allow visitors to appreciate the stories and significant developments from the past up to the present day.
The project will deliver a network of heritage trails and using static signage as well as digital content for mobile devices. The delivery of interpretation will be aimed at school-aged students as well as local, state and international visitors learning about local history and South Sea Islander heritage.
On a broader community level, the South Sea Islander history of the site has presented an opportunity to recognise the contribution made by past generations of South Sea Islanders and provide a tangible, visitable focus for the Island and Australian South Sea Islander community and their descendants. Space is made available for the South Sea Islander community to remember their ancestors at this place.
A canoe landing. fishing platforms, toilets and picnic shelters will also be provided adjacent to the Caboolture River.
To learn more about the heritage of the North Harbour site visit northharbourheritagepark.org.
The future Riparian Park will include play equipment aimed at older kids such as a flying fox and basketball half court and shelters, BBQs and fitness equipment. Riparian Park will start construction in mid-2018 for completion in late 2018.
The Village Park at North Harbour is located on the corner of Moreton Bay Boulevard and Stradbroke Street and incorporates two areas of play equipment to suit both pre-schoolers and older children and has free Wi-Fi, shelters, drinking fountains (for people and pets) and BBQs on 6000sqm of beautifully landscaped space.
Very popular with both residents and visitors, the Village Park has become the centre of North Harbour’s community playing host to many events, birthday parties, playdates, boot camps and much more.
Reflections Park is located on the south-western side of North Harbour near the Raff Creek Eco-Corridor and residential Stages 20, 21, 22. It includes play equipment aimed at young children (different to the Village Park to give residents lots of choice), BBQs and shelters. This Park will also offer exercise equipment in fitness stations which will provide our residents with the opportunity for free workouts in beautiful surroundings. Reflections Park is also the home of Sunrise Yoga in the Park, a free event held every Sunday at 7am.
The name Reflections Park has been chosen due to the extensive water around the park including Raff Creek and an area of environmental wetland. The park also incorporates a public art piece by Simone Eisler – the design of the piece also inspired the choice of the name “Reflections”.
The Raff Creek eco-corridor is a woodland area of bush and wetlands which will be protected in perpetuity. Located adjacent to Reflections and the future Riparian Park, it is an expanse of unspoilt natural beauty for residents and local wildlife to enjoy.
Caboolture Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) is set on 18 hectares next to Burpengary Creek. The 18 hectare site has several habitats and is home to a wide range of wildlife. On site is an administration building with auditorium, a community nursery, playground, BBQ and interpretive trail.
Caboolture Soccer Club boasts nine flood lit fields, three of which are full sized, and one of which has competition standard lighting; and fields 51 teams for male and female juniors and seniors across most divisions in the Brisbane competition zone.