Rezoned for the future

The Foundations has spent years master planning with industry leading consultants and engaging with the local community to develop its vision.

To create a truly unique and aspirational township that will be the envy of the region.

01 – Pinetree Ridge 

  • Residential development 
  • Pocket parks 
  • Trail walks 

02 – Central Mill 

  • Residential Development 
  • Eco tourism 
  • Small Artisan operators 


  • Eco tourism 
  • Green spaces 
  • Nature-focussed events 

04 – Union square 

  • Accomodation 
  • Residential development 
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Retail 

05 – powerhouse exchange 

  • Artisan Food & Beverage manufacturing 
  • Event Production 
  • Artisan businesses 
  • Arts & culture spaces 

06 – Limestone Lake 

  • Accomodation 
  • Food & Beverage 
  • Wellness 
  • Eco tourism 

Powerhouse Exchange

This collection of Heritage buildings has been the main area of activation on the site since 2018, and there is now an opportunity to create a truly unique regional hospitality offering on a more permanent basis.

The ongoing calendar of events and activations will ensure support as the development grows, ensuring that further development in the precinct is in keeping with the brand that has been established to create a desirable regional destination.

Limestone Lake

There is an opportunity to create a truly unique accommodation offering suiting a variety of market segments in the Limestone Lake precinct. From 5-star accommodation and wellness resort to modular eco cabins, the options are limitless. 

The Limestone Lake is a former quarry that has filled with mineral rich, turquoise waters, offering an unmatched natural beauty and amenity. 

Activations to date

Since 2018 there have been significant activations and events that have built profile for, and brought exposure to, the town. 

The Foundations is now inviting more permanent operators to establish their businesses in Portland to take advantage of existing high visitor numbers and culture-loving residents, alongside supporting the introduction of additional activity to the project, town, and region. 

Arts Activations 

  • Silo murals by Guido Van Helten 
  • Partnered Exhibitions with ArtsOutWest and Lithgow Council 
  • Art Prize Sponsorship for the National Art School 
  • Music Performances with Small Halls, ArtsOutWest and Music in the Regions 
  • Sculpture installations 
  • Artist in residence 
  • Squatters’ residency 

Other Activations 

  • Weddings and event space hire 
  • Partnered music events 
  • Targeted industry events and conferences 
  • Ongoing STEAMWorks activations 

Community Events 

  • Twilight Markets 
  • Charity events 
  • Community engagements 
  • Partnered dinner events 
  • Makers and craft workshops 
  • Foraging workshops 
  • Industry partnered events 

The Foundations is committed to promoting ongoing activations through strategic partnerships and self-performed world class events. A dedicated team of event professionals are on-site to ensure that high quality creative activations continue into the future. 

Help us create the future

We are seeking development partners and operators who are passionate about what they create, have the ability and resources to make it happen,
and are excited to shape the future of this dynamic region. 

Enquire about the opportunity