- Thursday 15 November 2012
The community has a unique opportunity to have their say about future changes and improvements to Nambour’s open space network and recreation infrastructure as part of the Sunshine Coast Council’s Draft Nambour Central Park Open Space Master Plan.
The draft master plan is available for community feedback at various community meetings and online until 10 December 2012.
Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said the master plan provides a framework and strategic direction for the revitalisation of the Petrie Creek corridor as a major recreational open space.
"Nambour Central Park refers to the entire open space network along the Petrie Creek corridor," he said.
"The Draft Nambour Central Park Open Space Master Plan aims to link the seven parkland areas along the Petrie Creek corridor through providing a safe and legible pedestrian and cycle pathway network with links to Nambour’s town centre.
"The plan is all about expanding the recreation functions, promoting community health and wellbeing and enhancing the natural environment.
"I encourage all locals to have their say about significant improvements to our Nambour township,"
Some of the key features captured within the overall draft master plan for the Central Park include:
Quota Park cenotaph and entry plaza upgrades
- Quota Park extension
- Nambour skate park upgrades and Youth Activity Precinct
- Pedestrian and cycle network improvements
- Howard Street pedestrian linkage and
- Doolan Street pedestrian linkage
- Quota Park playground upgrades.
Cr Rogerson said council’s community meetings are an opportunity for residents to say what they think is important for the town.
"Let’s talk together in the spirit of respect and understanding so that Nambour develops as a safe, attractive and prosperous town for people to work and live in," he said.
"Your comments and feedback will inform decision making about prioritisation of future projects and ensure that the final outcome is reflective of the community’s needs and aspirations.
"Once council has met with the community the feedback will be evaluated and incorporated into the final master plan to guide future development within the open space network."
During the 12/13 financial year, detailed design will be progressed in the lead up to construction of the Howard Street pedestrian link into Quota Park and the Youth Activity Precinct .
‘Meet us on the street and in the park’ opportunities include:
- Town Square – Thursday 22 November 2012 from 11am to 2pm
- Nambour Alive – Friday 30 November 2012 from 5pm to 9pm
- Quota Park – Saturday 1 December 2012 from 8am to 12noon
The draft master plan is also available on council’s website and from the Nambour Library. Submissions close Monday 10 December 2012.