Cr Rogerson a slice of San Francisco in Nambour
  • Thursday 07 December 2017

Another terrific piece of the Nambour Activation Plan was put in place this week. The Nambour Parklet project has converted part of Bury St, near the intersection with Currie St, into a vibrant community space!

This parklet was inspired by similar initiatives in San Francisco. It was commissioned by Council and the Nambour Alliance with the help of TAFE Queensland East Coast Region whose Certificate I Construction students put the parklet together.

All in all, this is one of many quirky, contemporary projects we’ve undertaken or are looking to undertake around Nambour as part of the Nambour Activation Plan. Since the endorsement of the plan in 2015, council has invested in, or committed to, new infrastructure at the Petrie Creek Parklands, Nambour Showgrounds, the Old Ambulance Station and the Nambour Heritage Tramway Project.

Council had also provided support for a range of exciting activation activities within Nambour, including the Drawn Together street artworks program, the Nambour Soundtrail, Nambour’s Vintage & Retro Trail and the NamJam busking and street performance competition.

Showgrounds ringroad

The Nambour Showgrounds Ring Road Upgrade project is now well underway. Once complete, it’ll increase car parking capacity and improve stormwater drainage to the north eastern end of the showgrounds. Landscaping and road widening will also brighten up the showgrounds and make it’s roadways safer. This great project is expected to be complete in early December.

MeantimeThe support provided during the State Election Campaign towards the $6 million multi purpose facility at the showgrounds has been promising. . This proposed facility would greatly enhance existing events at the showgrounds as well as enabling it to host high level equestrian events and allow greater vehicle access into the main arena.

Wishes granted to local community groups

Council has committed to supporting a range of important community initiatives with 77 community groups receiving more than $530,000 Community Grants Program funding for the 2017/18 Major Grants round one.

Community groups in Division 10 who are  set to benefit include the Nambour Community Centre for their “My Place, My Community”: Collaborative Art Project mural and Healthy Choice Support to fund a display fridge and fruit display unit to assist disadvantaged individuals and families.

Applications for the next round of major grants in council’s Community Grants Program will open on January 29, 2018 and close March 12, 2018.

For more information on the range of grants available through council visit council’s website or to discuss your project, contact a grants officer on 5420 8616.