Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) supports development projects in regional and urban areas. Acting as a master developer, EDQ drives economic growth by creating vibrant, connected communities and:
- plans and develops under-utilised government land
- works collaboratively with local government and industry to identify and deliver projects
- creates jobs, encourages private sector investment and provides a range of housing options.
Projects can include urban renewal, residential, industrial, renewable energy and community developments.
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Advancing our cities and regions strategy
The Advancing our cities and regions strategy is a property and infrastructure program focussed on renewing and repurposing surplus and under-utilised state land.
As part of this strategy, Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) is leading delivery of projects to transform precincts and drive jobs and economic growth.
These developments also need to deliver strong community benefits and involve early engagement with local governments, the community, stakeholders and industry.
EDQ is currently working on a range of key projects across Queensland including:
- Carseldine Urban Village
- Oxley Priority Development Area
- Yeronga Priority Development Area
- Yeppoon Heritage Railway Yards site
- Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.
Northshore is transforming 60 hectares of state-owned industrial port land into a vibrant place to eat, play, work, stay and live.
- The $5 billion development includes transformation of the waterfront area, reuse of existing buildings,and innovative projects.
- Attracting investment and industry to create ongoing jobs.
- Located between the city and the air and sea ports.
- An area larger than the Brisbane CBD and a river frontage longer than South Bank.
- The 304 hectare Northshore Hamilton PDA is Queensland’s largest waterfront urban renewal precinct.
- The Northshore precinct includes residential and riverside living, commercial office space, a retail and dining precinct, parks and recreation space.
- EDQ is reviewing the Northshore Hamilton PDA Development Scheme to ensure it continues to operate effectively. The review will be completed in 2019.
Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct - Lumina
Located within the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct in Southport, Lumina is a 9.5-hectare commercial cluster dedicated to life sciences, health and technology related businesses.
- As landowner, master developer and planning authority, EDQ is facilitating the development of premium development-ready land over the next 10 to 15 years.
- Lumina provides for up to 200,000m2 of internal space across 16 development ready sites.
- Lot sizes range from 1500m2 to 15,300m2 and can be reconfigured to suit the needs of occupants.
- Lumina’s focus on life sciences, health and technology-related businesses ensures all businesses and enterprises derive the maximum benefits of co-location with likeminded entrepreneurs and collaborators.
- COHORT is Economic Development Queensland’s first activation within Lumina and is a catalyst project for the early attraction of industry.
- COHORT is a launchpad for health and technology startups, creatives, innovators, new businesses, entrepreneurs and mentors. The 2500m2 space offers individuals and start-ups a space to collaborate, commercialise and grow.
- Lumina businesses and enterprises will join approximately 30,000 people already working, living and studying across the Precinct, including those at Griffith University, Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast Private Hospital, Southport Sharks, COHORT and residential and retail community, Smith Collective.
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Yeppoon Station Quarter Precinct
The Yeppoon Station Quarter Precinct is a redevelopment opportunity in the heart of Yeppoon.
- Planning is underway to deliver a mixed-use development for an innovative urban renewal precinct that meets market demands and addresses local needs.
- The Yeppoon railway line was officially closed in 2004 due to disuse.
- The 2.4 hectare precinct is located in Yeppoon's central business district, approximately one kilometre from the beach, and features the heritage listed railway station.
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Carseldine Urban Village
A range of innovative sustainability initiatives are proposed for Carseldine Urban Village.
- The precinct will promote health, happiness and wellbeing in the local area.
- High-quality, affordable terrace homes and potential retail and commercial sites.
- Retaining 75% natural bushland with hectares of green and open space.
- Walkability and movement will be prioritised, with pedestrian and cycle paths, a pedestrian bridge crossing of Cabbage Tree Creek, and direct links to public transport.
- A new $6.5 million sport and recreation precinct including three new sporting fields, a turf wicket cricket field, new public amenities and changerooms, tennis courts, and a children’s playground.
- Solar energy and battery storage aim to reduce the environmental footprint and ongoing cost of living.
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Over the next 10 years, the 14 hectare former Animal Research Institute will be transformed into a charming urban village. It will include residential, retail, commercial and community sites, public spaces, and greater connectivity to public transport.
- $850 million project
- 1200 environmentally sustainable residential apartments
- 103 room boutique hotel
- $30 million State funded community amenities including new parklands, pedestrian-friendly pathways and new roads
- EDQ’s development partner Consolidated Properties has announced Woolworths as the anchor tenant for the town centre.
- A $5 million restoration is underway on the heritage-listed Stock Experiment Station main building and stables. The building will be used as a sales and display suite and later converted into a dining and lifestyle hub.
There are currently seven residential communities that have been redeveloped from state-owned land. Many of these communities are now selling residential land.
Economic Development Queensland develops, sells and leases industrial real estate throughout Queensland. Our industrial portfolio covers almost 20,000 hectares of land which suits a cross-section of industries, including businesses in logistics, manufacturing, processing and supporting activities.
EDQ works with partners to develop land in mixed use urban renewal precincts, including commercial, education and innovation precincts.