Families Fun at the NEW Eat Street Markets

NEW Eat Street Markets

The Eat Street Markets in Hamilton is getting a new location and a face-lift with a view to building in families fun and attracting more visitors. The multi-million-dollar investment into developing a new-look Eat Street Markets – with an adventure park for families fun is set to open  in around five weeks on a riverside site east of its current home near Hamilton in Brisbane.

The popular market is shifting to let the $400 million Hamilton Northshore development expand along the northern shore of the Brisbane River.

Eat Street Markets move, birdseye view of development plan

Eat Street Market Proposed Expansion. Eat Street Markets are moving east!

Where will the New Eat Street Markets be Located?

The Eat Street Markets were opened in 2013 and this new development has been called ‘a big step up!’ The current Eat Street Markets traders received three weeks’ notice on Monday and told the new markets would open in five weeks. The new site will continue to use the shipping containers we know from the existing location but will be further along MacArthur Avenue towards the mouth of the river.

It is close to Brisbane’s most eastern ferry stop and has more parking spaces than its former home. The new markets will boost the 8500-square-metre Eat Street Markets site by about one quarter, to about 10,200 square metres.

The biggest change is the introduction of a container adventure park similar to a popular Downtown Container Park which recently opened in Las Vegas.

Proposed Adventure Park

The adventure park is proposed to occupy a 5,300sq.m site. This park will be able to accommodate up to 50 participants and 350 guests viewing or for functions. Weekly visitation is planned to be around 1,000 participants per week. The sessions are planned to average between one to two hours, with short 15 minute experiences also available.

The park is planned to be developed as 50 to 60 shipping containers with connecting bridges, decks, elevated viewing areas and attachments to support the adventures, two marquee structures, office, kitchen, cold rooms and toilets, ladder systems, sculptures and the adventures/dynamic games themselves.

Families will be well catered for at the park with the plans including mazes, abseiling, luge, food venues, bars, outdoor bowling, basketball hoops, a produce garden and possibly a zipline.  The typical hours of operation will be 10am to midnight, seven days a week. However the park may close early if there are no evening bookings, early and mid-week.

Eat Street Markets – Proposed Attractions

Eco Cycles Over Eat Street
Quick Jump
Giant Slide or Drop Slide (or both)
Vertigo Fly
Laser Tag
Laser Clay Shooting
Cycle Hire
Large Chequers
Rolling Tube Walk
Mechanical Surfboard
Entry Eat Street Markets
Bouldering Walls
Extreme Air
Zorb Balls
Single Trampolines
Basketball Hoops
Beach Volleyball
Inflatable Obstacle Course
Swings and Merry-Go-Round
Climbing Walls
Bungee Tramps
Jumping Castle
Giant Jenga
High Dunk
Giant Foosball
High Chair
Bungee Run
Mechanical Bull
Crows Nest Tower
Giant Swing
Bridge Swing
Electric Scooters
Outdoor Bowling
Soccer in Balls
Table Tennis at Height
Foosball Tables
Swinging Hammocks
Sunbeds and Palm Trees
Riding Circuit

The Shed

The Shed is a proposed urban winery and/or micro-brewery, occupying a 1,200sq.m site. It will be an additional eating and drinking location, operating five to seven days a week, with the peak use times being the weekend evenings (coinciding with the Eat Street Markets).

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The Factories will include three key tenants:


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Men’s Shed

The River City Men’s Shed (Men’s Shed) was incorporated in June 2013 under the auspices of the Australian Men’s Shed Association. The primary aim of the shed is to encourage older generation men to take an interest in their own health and wellbeing. The Men’s Shed provides an environment which is both safe and busy, where members can either learn new skills or pass on their own particular skills to others.

Among the projects the Shed has undertaken in the past 12 months are the production of native bees boxes, possum boxes and bird boxes, as well as garden planter stands suitable for use by disabled and wheelchair bound people and the collection and delivery of horse manure. The Men’s Shed also participates in BBQ fundraising activities at outlets such as Bunnings and Masters.


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Produce Garden

A produce garden is also proposed for the site. The garden will operate five to seven days a week, primarily during daytime hours.

Temporary Event Usage in Car Park

Temporary events (short-term pop up events) are planned to be run when the markets and/or adventure park are not operating. If the temporary event is planned when either the markets or adventure park are operating, it will be conditional on associated car parking capacity. The temporary events are planned to be hosted in the tarmacs (normally used to accommodate Eat Street Market car parking).

Eat Street Markets Temporary Events

Amplified Music Concerts – venue for conducting concerts as a primary activity and inside a building
Cinema (including outdoor cinema)
Circus, including Associated Entertainments
Community Garden / Urban Farm (or similar)
Concert, Lecture, Public Meeting
Drive-In Theatre
Entertainment Hall
Festivals – e.g. Food and Wine, Cultural
Fleamarkets and Markets
Any form of entertainment by live artists not involving amplified music
Glamping / Pop Up Tent Event
Gymnasium or Fitness Centre
Live Music or Entertainment involving application for a minor nature (not being an amplified music concert)
Theatre and Theatre Restaurant
Mechanical Structure for Amusement or Entertainment (maximum of five mechanical structures)
Micro Brewery / Urban Winery
Reception Lounges (including premises for wedding receptions, birthdays and other parties
Travelling Performances (other than circus)
Any other activity determined in writing by the Development Assessment Team to be consistent with the above- mentioned activities.


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