Environmental Excellence Is A Vital Part of North Harbour’s Award-Winning Development

January 31, 2022

Environmental excellence

Environmental Excellence


North Harbour is one of the best places to live near Brisbane. A unique residential development, we are situated in the extremely sought-after northern corridor (between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast), along 9km of the Caboolture River. Our location is excellent for both work and relaxation being 35 minutes from the Sunshine Coast and 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD.


What sets us apart from similarly sized southeast Queensland developments is that on completion we will offer a huge 1000 acres of open space and parklands including environmental corridors, river access and our unique $3M riverside Heritage Precinct.


The proposed 1000 acres of open space and parklands include walking and bike tracks, lots of trees (more than 100,000 have already been planted) and plenty of play equipment for young and older kids, plus BBQs, public artwork, picnic areas and exercise equipment. North Harbour has five parks open already plus 6kms of mountain bike trail.  Also on offer are weekly free events  such as parkrun and Sunrise Yoga, which are open to everyone in the community.

raff creek eco corridor

A major part of North Harbour’s vision for our unique master planned development is our commitment to environmental excellence, creating a sustainable living environment and providing lifestyle opportunities which both enhance and incorporate our natural environment. Our proposed 1000 acres of open space and parkland is a vast space (larger than Central Park in New York) and includes areas of environmental and historical significance which will be open to the community and protected in perpetuity. Each home in our community is located within easy walking distance of part of this 1000 acres, affording our residents a convenient lifestyle whilst still being able to remain connected to nature and the great outdoors. In fact, on completion, more than half the entire North Harbour site will be open, green space and parkland. 


We currently have five parks open, with two more due to open in 2022 and our extensive parklands and open space is so good that we won the Parks and Recreation category at the prestigious 2021 UDIA Queensland Awards for Excellence!

North Harbour was also named a finalist in the highly competitive Environmental Excellence award category, highlighting our commitment to sustainability, innovative and efficient practices. 


Environmental Accreditation


North Harbour has also achieved a highly sought-after EnviroDevelopment accreditation. EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically based assessment scheme which independently reviews development projects and awards certification to those that achieve outstanding performance across four or more of the provided elements – Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community.


North Harbour was awarded accreditation across all six elements of the EnviroDevelopment criteria. This is an independent assessment of our development against key environmental, sustainability and community criteria. The team is very pleased to have achieved accreditation recognising the hard work that has gone into planning and delivering our community with environmental excellence and we look forward to continuing towards our goal of sustainable development which enhances and sustains our local environments and eco-systems.


Reforestation & Rehabilitation

Tree Planting

The original North Harbour site had many incarnations prior to its present-day identity, and many of these uses caused the land to be cleared i.e. sugar plantation, farming and so on (read more about previous land uses here). North Harbour has 9km of river frontage to the Caboolture River, and it is proposed that on completion of development, this be open to the public and protected as a wildlife corridor. In order to do this we need to reforest and rehabilitate the area by planting native trees and shrubs to encourage the creation of wildlife habitat which can become sustainable. So far, we have planted over 100,000 trees and by the end of the project will have planted hundreds of thousands more.  

As part of our community partnership initiatives and dedication to environmental excellence, we have held regular Tree Planting Days to allow our community to take part in reforesting an area along the Caboolture River. Local families have had the opportunity to plant some trees they’ll be able to come back and see for years to come. 


Find North Harbour

We endeavour to make the business of finding land for sale at North Harbour as easy as possible. You can view sales planshouse and land packages and general information on our website www.northharbour.com.au, and walk through videos of our Display Village homes online here. If you’re keen to find more information about life at North Harbour and our work in environmental excellence, we have plenty to offer on our website and other channels: 


  • YouTube: We have more than 100 videos online here 
  •  Blogs: We have over 250 helpful blogs on our website 
  •  Facebook: All our latest updates are posted on Facebook, Instagram (@northharbourliving) and Google


You can also contact us by phone, 07 5433 1111, or email . Our office is open 10am-5pm and we can also work with you through the buying process by phone, email and electronic document transfer if you prefer. 


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