Nambour Civic Centre
At the 17 September 2015 Ordinary Meeting, Sunshine Coast Council relinquished its lease at C-Square so a proposal by the complex owners could proceed.
The Nambour Civic Centre at C-Square in Currie St will be transformed into a multi-screen cinema complex, eventually offering more than 200 screenings each week.
C-Square’s owners Centenary Square Pty Ltd will partner with Majestic Cinemas, an independent, regional cinema operator which operates a number of complexes in similar regional areas.
From November, Majestic Cinemas will operate a two-screen cinema to offer greater selection, and more movie sessions, seven days a week at C-Square.
The owners will undertake a multi-million dollar internal refurbishment in 2016 to establish five cinemas. The current theatre will be modified to operate as both a cinema and performance space.
Benefits to Nambour
How this outcome will benefit Nambour and surrounding areas:
- Council is committed to revitalising Nambour so the area becomes a thriving place to live, work and play. This refurbishment will help achieve that goal and grow the local economy.
- The draft Nambour Activation Plan has also been recently adopted by council and this proposal complements Council’s long-term plans for the town.
- There is already a rising confidence in the town’s future due in part to an increasing population, a younger demographic moving in and a new vibe around town. The cinema complex will bring more people to Nambour, provide a greater sense of community, and provide more activities for young people and families, particularly during Christmas and holiday periods.
- About 20 people will be employed and there’ll be the indirect employment growth for other businesses in Nambour.
- Flow-on benefits to the town will start quickly with an immediate increase in the movie offering as soon as Majestic take up residence.
- Once the development is completed in late 2016, the complex will screen about 200 sessions per week.
- Complementary businesses such as cafes and restaurants are expected to follow the cinema with more people coming into the town centre on weekends, in the evenings and during school holidays.
Nambour Civic Centre has numerous dark nights every week which is considered a waste of such a valuable resource. The refurbishment will make best use of this space.
The Civic Centre’s capacity for community meetings, concerts and theatre will be retained outside peak periods and the possibilities will grow as a range of auditorium sizes will be available once the redevelopment is complete.
The cinemas can continue to be hired by community groups and Majestic Cinemas will promote this use for various events including community fundraisers during non-peak periods. There will also be savings to ratepayers in the form of no operating costs and council won’t have to undertake future facility upgrades.
Surrendering the lease and having the private sector enter this space will save ratepayers about $700,000 per annum.
Frequently asked questions [DOC 316KB]
For more information, please contact council’s Coordinator Major Venues on 5420 8818.
To find out what's on, or for information about hiring this venue, visit the Nambour Civic Centre website .