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    Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    $10 million to create a clean, green future for Northshore Hamilton

    Deputy Premier, Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and Minister for Trade and Investment
    The Honourable Jackie Trad

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    $10 million to create a clean, green future for Northshore Hamilton

    The Palaszczuk Government is boosting the greenspace credentials of its award winning Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area (PDA) redevelopment, by transforming a petrol station on underused government land into a landmark park.

    The Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Jackie Trad, said the project involves the Queensland Government reinvesting $10 million from the proceeds of the PDA, to turn the disused Caltex site on Kingsford Smith Drive into a two hectare green haven.

    “This new park is a great example of the transformative projects that are underway across the state through our PDA program,” Ms Trad said.

    “Economic Development Queensland is taking an old, underutilised industrial site and reinvigorating it as community greenspace, a prime example of how urban renewal through the Northshore Hamilton PDA is producing great results for the community.

    “Once complete the park will be the gateway to the entire Northshore Hamilton PDA.

    The Hercules Street Park will have a new central ‘village green’ multi-use open space, large enough for soccer or cricket games and including ampitheatre seating for event use.

    New shared pedestrian and cycle pathways and a 250 metre jogging path will wind around a tree-colonnade. The park will also feature new junior play facilities, picnic shelters, BBQs, public toilets and a small dog off-leash area.

    “Urban renewal programs, like the Northshore Hamilton PDA, are fundamental to the sustainability and liveability of our cities delivering essential community infrastructure as well as wider reaching economic benefits,” Ms Trad said.

    “This is Queensland's largest waterfront urban renewal project and once complete will be home to 15,000 residents and an employment hub for a further 15,000.  

    “The Northshore Hamilton PDA generates more than 400 construction jobs a year and, since 2010, has attracted over $750 million in private sector investment.

    “Through Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), our Government has been driving urban renewal projects across the state.

    “The 200 hectare Parklands PDA on the Gold Coast will come to life as the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct at the completion of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    “The 180 hectare Bowen Hills PDA has the potential to deliver 20,000 new homes and thousands of construction jobs.

    “PDAs are at the core of the Palaszczuk Government’s job growth initiatives and are transforming the way Queenslanders live and work across the state.”

    Other economy boosting PDA projects include Caloundra South which will house around 50,000 people; Yarrabilba which has a projected population of around 45,000 at completion and Greater Flagstone which will ultimately be home to approximately 120,000 people.

    Work on decontaminating the Caltex site will begin this week with the park expected to be completed in 2017.

    For more information www.northshorehamilton.com.au

    ENDS

    Media Contact: Deputy Premier’s Office 0432 446 268