Northshore Hamilton

Public notice

Under sections 63(3)(b) and 67(2) of the Economic Development Act 2012, the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) gives notice that an amendment to the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area (PDA) Development Scheme has been approved and is now in effect.

Key details

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

The Development Scheme was amended on 28 October 2022.

In 2021 a proposed amendment to the Development Scheme was publicly notified.  A summary of submissions made during the submissions period and all amendments made to the Development Scheme in response to these submissions is outlined in the Submissions Report.

More information on the amended Development Scheme is available on the Northshore Hamilton PDA have your say page.

Development assessment

EDQ is responsible for assessing development applications in this PDA.

All development applications are assessed against the Development Scheme.


The Northshore Hamilton PDA Development Charges and Offset Plan (DCOP)  accompanies the Development Scheme. It identifies relevant development charges, how these charges are calculated, levied and administered, and the trunk infrastructure required to service the PDA.

You can also view the Northshore Hamilton PDA Infrastructure Plan Background Report (IPBR). The IPBR outlines technical details and desired standards of service for the infrastructure identified in the DCOP.

Development project


Northshore Hamilton PDA regulatory map

Download the Northshore Hamilton PDA regulatory map.

Northshore Hamilton PDA boundary map

Last updated: 28 June 2024