Shortlisted candidates announced for Harbour City Project

11 September 2018



Honeycombes Property Group and Reef House Investments Group have been shortlisted following the Expression of Interest process for Port of Townsville Limited’s (POTL) redevelopment of a prime waterfront site on Flinders Street.

The two candidates will be invited to participate in a Request for Proposal (RFP) process which will commence in September 2018 and close in February 2019.

Located on Flinders Street, the site boasts 100 metres of prime water-frontage on Ross Creek and the redevelopment will be a catalyst project within the Port’s Harbour City precinct.

POTL Chief Executive Officer Ranee Crosby said she was delighted that two local firms had been shortlisted to participate in an RFP process for the important site.

“I’m look forward to seeing their visions for the area come to life,” said Ms Crosby.

“The design of the precinct will reflect the connection between the city of Townsville, the Great Barrier Reef as well as distinct our maritime history,” she said. 

“Once construction is completed, the site will revitalise that area of the city and provide a new community precinct with improved public access and renewed retail and tourism offerings.”



About the Site

  • Lot 164 on EP2079, located at 2-68 Flinders Street East is situated between Reef HQ – the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium and Australia’s land-based showcase for the Great Barrier Reef – and the Museum of Tropical Queensland
  • The 4,688m2 block boasts approximately 100 metres of prime Ross Creek frontage
  • The land is held by Port of Townsville Limited as a Deed of Grant in Trust.
  • A long-term lease will be offered over the site by Port of Townsville Limited
  • The intended use for the waterfront is to be the centrepiece of a collaborative centre of excellence for marine science and research, and will incorporate commercial, retail, tourism and education facilities. The redevelopment will integrate with the Reef HQ Aquarium and Museum of Tropical Queensland, with headquarter office accommodation for GBRMPA and other organisations, showcase facilities for James Cook University, Australian Institute of Marine Science and other leading and emerging marine research, training and education industries. 

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