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A major project, the $20million Harbourside Market in Biggera Waters, the Gold Coast’s newest fresh food and dining precinct, opened its doors officially at a Public Grand Opening day on Saturday May 12.
Supplying a demand at the Gold Coast’s northern end, the European-inspired complex offers the ultimate food lover’s haven, comprising a culturally-infused range of dining and fresh food outlets. Harbourside Market Food Group director Chris Giufre said the team behind Harbourside Market is looking forward to welcoming all food connoisseurs to experience the gourmet precinct for the first time at the Grand Opening.
“It really is an exciting time for us all and we are looking forward to unveiling the marketplace to the Gold Coast community next week,” Mr Giufre said.
“We have been working tirelessly for the past 12 months to ensure that the development meets our vision and it is a momentous occasion for us all to see Harbourside Market now complete.
“We are looking forward to seeing the marketplace come to life at the Grand Opening, and welcome everyone to experience the voluminous selections of quality, fresh and authentic produce we have on offer.”


Harbourside Market will capture the essence of what the Australian food industry has to offer, providing a comprehensive mix of high quality fresh produce, including ingredients sourced from the best local and international supplier’s, as well as the finest dairy and beef and succulent fresh seafood direct from the trawlers.
The site, located at 610 Oxley Drive, Biggera Waters, boasts more than 1400sqm of space on 7382sqm of land.


Chris Giufre has a strong background in all aspects of property acquisition, investment, project management and construction stemming from his extensive background as a carpenter and licensed builder with commercial, residential investment and development over the past 16 years.


Co-founder and director of Essence Property Group since 2007 specialising in residential apartments, townhouses, and small scale commercial projects, Chris’s role includes strategic planning, finance, acquisitions, construction management and business development.Key to his success is Chris’ focus on providing affordable lifestyle properties that generate profitable and secure investments for the company.


Bambini Early Childhood Development Group was also founded by Chris in 2006, and he is still closely involved in every aspect of the business including acquisitions, design, construct and supervision of operational management to develop prestigious childcare centres in Queensland. The core focus for Chris with Bambini is to manage the company’s continued growth and prosperity by a combination of high level directing of affairs and guiding the organisations consistent profitability. His vision was to target the niche sector set to challenge mainstream childcare to sustain a competitive advantage. Committed to excellence Chris strives to create opportunities. This is part of his ethos. Chris personal values are built around honesty and integrity and also providing a positive working environment.


Chris is still actively involved in a wide variety of projects as a consulting partner, some of these include:

  • Australian Childcare Projects
  • SQM Aquisitions
  • Affinity Education Group
  • Petit Early Learning Journey