One of the things of which we’re most proud at North Harbour is our friendly and welcoming North Harbour Community. And, whilst we’ve done our best as part of our masterplan to foster a community atmosphere, all the credit goes to our awesome residents for making our neighbourhood such a great place to live.
Over 800 residents now call North Harbour home. Our community is thriving, and we have a Facebook group run by one of our first residents called the North Harbour Community group which is a great way to catch up on the latest news and community info online.
Many families meet for picnics one of our lovely parks, have birthday parties, catch up at the end of the school day or join Cam for one of his fitness Bootcamps. The parks offer top of the range play equipment for both littlies and bigger kids, the Village Park has free Wi-Fi and Reflections Park is located at the Raff Creek eco-corridor which offers plenty of space for kids to ride scooters and bikes.
We also have regular free events to welcome our new residents (and of course our visitors) such as Street Parties, Movies in the Park and Picnics. And, on moving day, new residents are invited to drop into the Sales & Information Centre to pick up their welcome gift of a free takeaway pizza meal from Divine Pizza and Pasta. We figured this was the best gift as it doesn’t involve having to go through moving boxes to find cutlery!
First Residents Wall
The First Residents Wall is a very special commemorative wall located at the Village Park. At the official opening of the Village Park we invited soon-to-be residents in our first stage to take part in our handprint wall. The residents made handprints which have been made into tiles and used to create this little piece of neighbourhood history.
The history and heritage of our site is a big part of the North Harbour Community and is a key component in our masterplan. Works have now begun on our Heritage Precinct which is a joint project between The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology and North Harbour and is centred around the heritage–listed archaeological remains of the “Moray Fields” settlement.
The North Harbour Heritage Precinct, which will take 2 years to develop, 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 North Harbour and The Abbey Museum. North Harbour will also be working in partnership and providing significant “in-kind” support through project planning, project management, post-construction operation and maintenance.
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 history of the site will be interpreted from a dedicated facility that delivers a ‘mind map’ of the site before it is experienced firsthand. The facility is proposed to 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.
Interpretation delivery will be provided in the landscape alongside 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.
Free North Harbour Events
This month our two new weekend events kick off.
Sunrise Yoga in the Park: Sunday Sunrise Yoga in the Park at North Harbour is a new, free weekly event. It is held every Sunday at 7:30am (weather permitting) in Reflections Park, off Mornington Parade (click here to see our street map). This class is open to all and is perfect for everybody – all levels welcome.
What to bring:
Yoga mat and/ or towel,
Full water bottle (no water at park)
An open heart and a smile
You may also want something to lay across your eyes during relaxation
(Please be aware that North Harbour does not have public restrooms)
Our teacher is the lovely Dionne from “Body Rythm” who has been practicing yoga for many years and lives locally in Burpengary East. For more information click here.
North Harbour parkrun: North Harbour parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5km walk/jog/run at 7am every Saturday along the banks of Caboolture River and around the North Harbour heritage precinct site. Starting on November 25th it is open to all ages and abilities, organised entirely by volunteers, friendly and fun! Join the thousands of people who parkrun every week, all over the world. To find out more about parkrun visit www.parkrun.com.au. To sign up head to the North Harbour parkrun Facebook page.
North Harbour was one of only five finalists, for the second year running, in the Residential Subdivision category at the 2017 UDIA Qld Mitchell Brandtman Awards for Excellence. The UDIA said: “The quality of submissions for the 2017 Awards for Excellence was outstanding”.
“The Institute is exceptionally proud of all finalists and congratulates you on being named as one of the Queensland development industry’s best.”
That’s it from us for this week – have a good one 😊
Our Sales and Information Centre & 35 Home Display Village including are open every day from 10am-5pm including public holidays, located on the corner of Buckley Road and Moreton Bay Boulevard, Burpengary East. For more information on North Harbour Events please contact us or visit our Facebook page. You can also request to join the North Harbour Community Facebook group, here. For more information on Cam’s bootcamp at the Village Park head to www.facebook.com/CamFit-1118622071590529/?ref=nf