22ha newport lake opens at redcliff peninsula


A new lake equivalent to about 1000 Olympic-sized swimming pools has opened at the at Stockland’s Newport waterfront community on the Redcliff Penisula.


New 22ha lake to form part of community

One and a half billion litres of sea water flowed into the lake over three weeks before it was opened on December 12.

Stockland acting Queensland residential general manager David Laner said construction of the 14m deep non-tidal lake had spanned three years and was “the jewel in the crown’’ of the thriving Newport community.

“Our vision for Newport has been built on creating a high quality community centred around this lake, so we are thrilled to see it now become a reality,’’ Mr Laner said.


“It’s been a significant undertaking, with work beginning on December, 2015, so we’re delighted that residents will soon be able to enjoy it for activities both on and off the water.

“We are looking forward to completing landscaping on adjoining waterfront parkland early next year to allow the public to access the lake for non-motorised activities like kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, as well as creating a great venue for barbecues and events.”

About one-and-a-half million cubic metres of earth were excavated to create Stage One of the non-tidal lake and excavated soil has been used in the construction of other parts of the 143ha Newport community.

During the lake’s construction there were typically around 160 personnel and 60 earthmoving machines in operation each day.

Private access will be available initially for lakeside residents of the Newport Quay precinct from early January.


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Developer: Stockland

Price: Non-waterfront lots at Newport start from $292,900 for 313sq m, waterfront lots ranging to $935,900 for 637sq m

Location: Cnr Griffith Rd and Boardman Rd, Newport

Newport is now home to almost 600 residents with new families moving in every week.

Upon completion, the community will be home to more than 5000 residents with almost 2000 dwellings and a future town centre with retail.

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