- Thursday 26 February 2015
A boost for Nambour
Thanks to everyone who came along to the recent Nambour Place Creation meeting. It was great to have a mix of local business operators, community leaders and Council staff in the room who are all very passionate about revitalising our town. The ‘Heritage Tram’ was high on the agenda – with every discussion point, it became a focus. It’s clear everyone wants to see this become a main attraction and the ‘point of difference’ for Nambour.
One of the first ‘hot spots’ which I hope to give some attention to in the short term, is the Nambour Library and Council Chambers forecourt. I’ve pledged to make this a more community-focused public space with more greenery, chairs and picnic tables - and who knows, we might be able to introduce a large LED screen for both recreational and community information purposes as well! Ideally this will become a place where people can relax, catch up with friends, and attend outdoor library events.
It would also be great to have some vibrant art throughout the town. Local artist and glassblower extraordinaire Lucas Saltan was at the Place Creation meeting and does beautiful work – I hope to work with him on a few pieces. Lucas created the very impressive awards for the recent Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards.
Thanks, Bendigo Bank!
Several community groups and associations have benefited from grants from the Nambour branch of Bendigo Bank. I would like to congratulate Branch Manager, Hayley Saunders for being so proactive in our community – it’s wonderful to see a corporate business and their staff giving back and supporting our great community.
Sign on for sports
You may have noticed the various ‘sign on’ signs cropping up around the Coast. It’s that time of year when many of our local sporting clubs gather their teams for the season. In Nambour we’ve got Blue Demons for hockey, Crushers for rugby league, Wildcats for soccer and Nambas Tennis (at the showgrounds) and Nambour Tennis Association (Washington St) for, you guessed it, tennis. I love seeing kids involved in sport and encourage you to head along to one of the sign on days.
First published in Sunshine Valley Gazette on February 26