March 17, 2017
Hello, and welcome to this week’s Blog which is all about the past, present and future of North Harbour.
As I’ve mentioned previously, the North Harbour site has an interesting and varied history, from its first establishment as a cotton plantation in the 1860s (named Moray Fields) through to today. Something which I haven’t mentioned before, and of which you may not be aware, is that the surviving remnants of the former plantation (such as the steps of the old Raff House) were recognised for their heritage significance and protected through inclusion on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2010 as an Archaeological Place. (The nomination was made by North Harbour). This is a very big deal for us and we’re proud to be working to preserve part of Queensland History.
The history of the land forms a very special and unique slice of North Harbour. As part of the North Harbour development we propose to turn this area into a Heritage Precinct to be enjoyed by the community and visitors in perpetuity. In early March we invited our North Harbour residents and Display Village sales consultants to visit the area “behind the fence” to learn more about our plans as we take North Harbour into the future.
Project Director Peter Lightbody thoroughly enjoyed bringing the North Harbour vision to life for our guests. “It was a pleasure for the North Harbour team to host our residents and Display Village sales consultants for tours behind the construction fences. Our guests were shown many of the upcoming stages; including the Caboolture River, location of our proposed marina and proposed 1000 acres of recreational space.”
“Each tour group was treated to barista hot beverages and refreshments at what will be our Moray Fields Heritage Precinct. Steve Chaddock, of Timeline Heritage Consultants, entertained us with stories and anecdotes of life at the Moray Fields estate over 150 years ago.”
“It was thoroughly enjoyable to share our vision with such a wonderful group of people!”
Thank you very much to Linda in the Sales Office and the team for organising a brilliant day – as you can imagine a HUGE amount of work goes into an event like this. If you’d like to receive Heritage updates please email and for more information on our Moray Fields Heritage Precinct please visit http://morayfield.org/ to learn more about our slice of Queensland History.
(And if you’d like to learn more about International and Queensland History and see artefacts from as long as 500,000 years ago I’d suggest a visit to our community partner The Abbey Museum http://abbeymuseum.com.au/).
Thank you also to everyone who came and joined us on the day. We really appreciate your kind comments.
Debbie Ludlow said: “Really enjoyed the tour this morning. Very informative and makes me proud to be part of a development who want to retain the history of this special place.”
Lisa Mitchell commented: “Great event – enjoyed getting an early look at the (proposed) marina site and hearing about the history of the land. Thanks for lunch and the goodies!! Big things ahead!”
Neville Days said: “Hi Linda just back from a most informative and enjoyable bus tour of your future developments at North Harbour, we had a great time. Great to see what’s planned for the future here. It’s going to be a very special place to live – thanks again for the invite.”
We will be holding Heritage Tours again, possibly later this year, so if you are keen to join in please let Linda know.
Now, back to the near future. On Saturday April 1st we’ll be holding our second Movie in the Park event in association with our local charity partner, Leukaemia Support Queensland.
We’ll be showing “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”, a PG-rated adventure/ comedy-drama film. Sam Neill and Julian Dennison play “Uncle” Hector and Ricky Baker, a father figure and son who become the targets of a manhunt after fleeing into the New Zealand bush.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople has had excellent reviews:
“Since its successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in America, Hunt for the Wilderpeople has become the all-time New Zealand box-office champion, and it’s easy to see why.” David Stratton, The Australian.
Empire magazine named it the best film of 2016, “It’s a small, charming, utterly delightful film…and deserves to take the world by storm!”
This event will be held in our Village Park at North Harbour on the corner of Moreton Bay Boulevard and Stradbroke Street.
• Time: From 6:30pm, movie starts at 7:00pm
• Cost: FREE movie, FREE popcorn and FREE water!
• There will be additional soft drinks available to purchase from Leukaemia Support Queensland
• BYO blankets, chairs and picnic
• “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” is rated PG (parental guidance recommended). This is a boy’s adventure story with many of the familiar genre trappings, including guns, knives and dangerous animals. Running time: 1 hour 41 minutes
• For information on Leukaemia Support Queensland visit www.facebook.com/lsqmbrb/
Next week we’ll be talking Easter holidays and what’s on in the Moreton Bay Region – besides our movie night of course!
North Harbour Sales Office & Display Village is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm (excluding public holidays). For more information regarding buying a house and land package at North Harbour or to make an appointment call Aidan on 5433 1111, email .