Major Nambour revitalisation project takes a significant step
  • Wednesday 22 May 2013

Improving connectivity between busy Howard Street and popular Quota Park, with easy access into the new open space parkland behind Crazy Clark’s, is the latest cab off the rank from Sunshine Coast Council’s Nambour Central Park Open Space Master Plan.

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,” Cr Rogerson said.

“The Nambour Central Park Open Space Master Plan aims to link the seven parkland areas along the Petrie Creek corridor by providing a safe and easily defined 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.”

Council undertook comprehensive community engagement for a central parks network along the Petrie Creek corridor in late 2012 to understand and draw from the community’s ideas and visions for the area's future development, detailed design and future staging.

Cr Rogerson said Stage 2 of the master plan features the new pedestrian link between Howard Street and Quota Park to improve safety and ease of access for locals and visitors to the area.

“The Howard Street pedestrian link construction works commenced in early May and are scheduled for completion by the end of June (weather permitting),” he said.

“In addition to the Howard Street pedestrian link, Stage 2 works include the following improvements to Quota Park:

  • Access to council’s new open space parkland
  • Minor gateway node with seating
  • Featured artworks – painted murals (scheduled for August).

“Stage 1 works were undertaken in late 2012 and included playground refurbishment; various new park shelters, BBQs and pedestrian pavements, amongst other elements.”