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Northshore Hamilton

Key details

The Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area (PDA) is a large urban renewal area that is being transformed into a vibrant, mixed-use precinct adjoining the Brisbane river and the suburb of Hamilton.

It covers 304 hectares, has over three kilometres of river frontage and is close to the Brisbane Airport and the Australian Trade Coast precinct.

The PDA was declared on 27 March 2008.

Development scheme

The development scheme is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling land development within the PDA.

The Northshore Hamilton PDA Development Scheme (PDF icon 6.58 MB) came into effect on 3 July 2009.

Note: Amendments to the Economic Development Act 2012 have changed the interpretation of PDA exempt and PDA self-assessable development. More information

EDQ is reviewing the development scheme to ensure it continues to operate effectively as the overarching planning document for the area.

The review includes examining land use and infrastructure planning and the assessment criteria included in the development scheme, which guides new development.

If you would like to be notified about key milestones as part of any future review of the Northshore Hamilton PDA Development Scheme, please email your details to, with your request to be included on the development scheme mailing list as the subject line.

For more information about the Northshore project or to register your details to receive notifications about any future scheme changes, please visit Have your say

Development assessment

EDQ assesses development applications for this PDA.

All development applications are assessed against the development scheme


Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs and is outlined in the Infrastructure Funding Framework.

Development project


Northshore Hamilton PDA regulatory map

Download the Northshore Hamilton PDA regulatory map (PDF icon 544 KB).

Northshore Hamilton PDA boundary map

Last updated: Monday, Jun 28, 2021