- Thursday 29 June 2017
Tramway right on track!
The Nambour Heritage Tramway remains on track after council voted to contribute additional resources and progress several key elements. Council will help in the purchase of the tram with funds from its existing project allocation and consider additional funding in the future if required.
Council also agreed to lease 28 Mill Street to The Nambour Tramway Company (TNTCo), a not-for-profit company, under a community lease for the purposes of constructing the western terminus building and visitor information centre. TNTCo will seek in-kind construction support, leveraging volunteered services and materials to help achieve the building of the terminus within the allocated budget.
TNTCo has successfully raised over $650,000 through its fundraising efforts, which include the popular Tramfest street parties and a Federal Government grant of $500,000, awarded through the National Stronger Regions Fund. The group has done a terrific job through its grant application, fundraising efforts and organisation of the fantastic Tramfest community event.
This important project remains on track, with Nambour Alliance and TNTCo also progressing with Rail Safety accreditation and Rail Operators accreditation and finalising the design of the western terminus.
Save the dates!
Speaking of Tramfest, please cross your fingers, toes and any other suitable part of your anatomy for fine weather on Saturday July 15 for our next street party event from 5pm to 9pm! Howard Street will come alive with three outstanding bands and a host of fine food stalls.
We have the best park in Queensland!
Nambour can now lay claim to the best park in Queensland after the Quota Park Youth Activity Precinct & Heroes Walk won the state’s top prize at the recent Parks & Leisure Australia Awards of Excellence!
The precinct now goes into the running for the Australian ‘Park of the Year’ award which is announced later this year!
Rounding off for now, Rogo.