North Harbour Parks and Community Facilities are the Best in Southeast Queensland!

1000 Acres of Open Space and Parks

North Harbour’s proposed parks and community facilities cover more than half of the North Harbour site at a total of 1000 acres, an area approximately the size of 600 football fields. Each park in North Harbour has something unique to offer and is designed to connect through bike and walking tracks as part of the North Harbour masterplan.

The Village Park: The Village Park was the first park to open at North Harbour in 2015 and offers play equipment suitable for older and younger children, plenty of space to play, BBQ and picnic shelters, and free Wi-Fi! The Village Park is also the home of Cam’s Boot Camp and is a popular central meeting place for families in our community.

Reflections Park: Reflections opened in 2017 and is located at the western corner of North Harbour, adjacent to Raff Creek Eco-Corridor. With play equipment for younger children, Reflections has plenty of flat space around for playing, and is also the home of our free weekly yoga class, Sunrise Yoga in the Park.

North Harbour Parks and Community Facilities | Reflections Park

Riparian Park: Riparian Park opened in May 2019 and is already extremely popular having hosted the inaugural community cricket match between neighbourhood streets! With a flying fox, heaps of play equipment, fitness equipment and half basketball court, Riparian Park also continues the stretch of bike tracks and walking tracks along Mornington Parade which begin at Reflections Park.

North Harbour Parks and Community Facilities | Riparian Park

Habitat Park: Habitat Park will open officially on June 23rd and will offer much-anticipated off-leash dog areas with doggy play equipment. Habitat Park also includes play equipment for kids, fitness equipment, BBQs and shelters and wetlands. To find out more about the official opening of Habitat Park please click here.

Habitat Park Opening

The Heritage Park: One of the most exciting and unique parts of the North Harbour masterplan is our Heritage Park which is located along the banks of Caboolture River.

The Heritage Park is the site of the original “Morayfields” settlement which dates from 1861 and was the first European settlement in the district.

The Heritage Park is a community attraction and has taken several years to develop, costing over $3M with $1,535,062 of funds coming from the Federal Government through a funding agreement with our community partner, 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 is being matched by North Harbour. The Abbey Museum and North Harbour are also working in partnership and providing significant “in-kind” support through project planning, project management, post-construction operation and maintenance.

The heritage aspects of the old site are being combined with a vast expanse of parkland including pathways and tracks for use by residents and visitors, allowing everyone to enjoy our slice of Queensland history and the Caboolture River. The first stages of construction have been completed including roads and other infrastructure, picnic areas including shelters, BBQs, tables and benches and toilet facilities. Our fishing platform / canoe launch and heritage centre will be next to be completed and the Heritage Park is proposed to open in late 2019.

The Heritage Park area can be accessed on Saturday mornings at 7.00am for North Harbour parkrun. For more information and directions please click here.

 

North Harbour Amenities That You Can’t Live Without

Childcare: North Harbour is pleased to announce Edge Early Learning Childcare Centre is opening at North Harbour in early 2020.

The new centre will be known as “Edge Early Learning North Harbour” and located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive at the entrance to North Harbour. The new centre will provide childcare for up to 120 children from six weeks to school age. Edge Early Learning is a quality childcare provider and has centres in various locations in Southeast Queensland including West End, Strathpine and Milton. Construction of the centre is proposed to occur in the second half of 2019, with a proposed opening in early 2020.

Transport and shopping: Well located for easy access to the Bruce Highway, Morayfield train station is just 10 minutes away and nearby North Lakes, Burpengary and Morayfield shopping centres, as well as Costco, Bunnings and IKEA are within easy reach.

Essential North Harbour amenities:

  • Fibre optic broadband capable of speeds matching the fastest broadband in Australia
  • Reticulated gas to each home
  • 1000 acres of parks and open space
  • Café open 7 days a week
  • Free weekend fitness activities, parkrun and yoga

North Harbour Parks and Community Facilities | Riparian Fitness

Weekends at North Harbour

BITE Markets at North Harbour is a brand-new destination within the growing North Harbour community which has transformed weekends on the Northside! It’s the perfect place to eat, drink, spend time with friends and family, a place everyone is welcome, full of colour, adventures, wonderful food, entertainment and all sorts of flavours celebrating produce from the Moreton Bay region! Located at Exit 150 off the Bruce Highway on Nolan Drive, open from 4pm-10pm every Friday and Saturday night. Click here to see Bite TV!

North Harbour parkrun: 7am, every Saturday. Free 5km cross country run/ walk around the future Heritage Park, everyone is welcome!

Sunrise Yoga in the Park: 8am every Sunday, free yoga class to suit all levels in Reflections Park.

North Harbour Café is also open every weekend including Friday Burger Nights.

 

Find North Harbour

North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre & Display Village with café and two playgrounds is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm. Located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive, Burpengary East, the Display Village showcases 33 brand new Display Homes from 17 of Australia’s best new home builders. To find out more about North Harbour’s parks and community facilities including our regular events, sign up for our email updates and find us on Facebook and Instagram (@northharbourliving).

10 Things to Remember When Choosing Your First Home Builder

How to Choose a Home Builder

As with most things in life, home builders come in all shapes and sizes and picking the right builder for you is an important decision. To help you out we’ve gathered 10 top tips for finding your perfect home builder:

1 – Get your finances organised: Work out your budget, what you need to save for a deposit and any other outgoings and what your borrowing capacity to purchase a home will be. Talk to an experienced financial advisor who has experience in working with home builders, and who can fill you in on details you might not otherwise consider. For more information on what to expect from this process, see our Introduction to Financing Your First Home.

2 – Write a list of must-haves, would-likes and don’t wants in your home design. For example: must-have four bedrooms, would-like a butler’s pantry, don’t want stairs. This will help when you start the next stage of the process which is…

3 – Do some online research. Check out builder products, reviews, designs and offers online to see what’s out there.

4 – At the same time…ask friends and relatives for recommendations. If you know someone who has built their own home, pick their brains. They’ve got experience of what worked for them and what didn’t work for them and word of mouth reviews are extremely helpful in choosing your first home builder.

5 – Visit a Display Village such as the 33 home Display Village at North Harbour – the largest on Brisbane’s northside. We have 17 of Australia’s best home builders on display with designs including double and single storey, Hamptons style and more. To learn more about North Harbour’s Display Village click here. Display Villages show you what’s possible and is a great place to meet builders face to face and discuss your options.

Home Builders

6 – Pick a shortlist. Once you’ve visited some Display Homes and found some designs you like, make a shortlist of builders and home designs. These might be in house and land packages such as the ones North Harbour creates with our builder partners (for more on House and Land packages at North Harbour see here) or design only.

7 – Then the all-important – Get some pricing! Ask each builder for a complete turn-key price to build the design to the specifications you want. Make sure you understand what the price does and doesn’t include. For example, some builders include aircon as standard, some don’t. Some include landscaping, some don’t.

8 – There are no stupid questions. If you don’t understand something, ask! What might seem simple to someone who builds houses for a living might not be obvious to someone doing this for the first time. Much better to have a complete understanding of the process first up.

9 – Weigh it all up and make your call! When you’ve picked your perfect design, and you’re happy with your home builder then…

10 – It’s time to visit the North Harbour Sales Team and choose your perfect block of land and start the process of building your dream home.

Home Builders

 

Find North Harbour

North Harbour’s Sales and Information Centre & Display Village with café and two playgrounds is open seven days a week, 10am-5pm. Located on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive, Burpengary East, the Display Village showcases 33 brand new Display Homes from 17 of Australia’s best home builders. If you’re looking for land for sale near Brisbane, please contact us.

To keep up to date with the latest news and info, including our regular events, sign up for our email updates and find us on Facebook and Instagram (@northharbourliving).

 

About North Harbour

North Harbour is a unique residential development in the northern corridor between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, located along 9km of direct river frontage and 10 minutes from beautiful Moreton Bay and surrounding islands.

North Harbour boasts amenities which are truly 21st-century with access to the fastest residential broadband connection in Australia and reticulated natural gas to every home. Well located for easy access to the Bruce Highway, Morayfield train station is just 10 minutes away and nearby North Lakes, Burpengary and Morayfield shopping centres, as well as Costco, Bunnings and IKEA are within easy reach.

North Harbour differs from similarly sized southeast Queensland developments in that on completion it will offer a huge 1000 acres of open space and parklands (even larger than Central Park in New York) including environmental corridors, river access and a unique $3m heritage precinct (currently under construction).

The proposed 1000 acres of open space and parklands include walking and bike tracks, lots of trees (almost 60,000 have already been planted) and plenty of play equipment for young and older kids, BBQs, artworks and picnic areas as well as exercise equipment. North Harbour has three parks open already, another two will open later this year.

Features:

  • Variety of housing choices ranging from affordable Premium Villas to larger Traditional lots
  • 33 Home display village with the latest designs from 17 national and local builders
  • Fibre optic broadband capable of speeds matching the fastest broadband in Australia
  • Reticulated gas to each home

BITE Markets at North Harbour is a brand-new destination within the growing North Harbour community which has transformed weekends on the Northside! It’s the perfect place to eat, drink, spend time with friends and family, a place everyone is welcome, full of colour, adventures, wonderful food, entertainment and all sorts of flavours celebrating produce from the Moreton Bay region! Located at exit 150 off the Bruce Highway on Nolan Drive, open from 4pm-10pm every Friday and Saturday night. Click here to see Bite TV!

North Harbour parkrun: 7am, every Saturday. Free 5km cross country run/ walk around the future Heritage Park.

Sunrise Yoga in the Park: 7am every Sunday. Free yoga class to suit all levels in Reflections Park.

North Harbour Café is also open every weekend including Friday Burger Nights.