Artists and makers invited to contribute to Palmwoods town square
  • Thursday 22 December 2016
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Planning is now underway for next year’s streetscape upgrade in Palmwoods and creative artists, designers and craftspeople are invited to design elements of the new town square.

All creatives – from timber workers, glass makers and garden designers to stone masons, blacksmiths and weavers, and everyone in between – can submit an expression of interest for this opportunity by January 20, 2017.

These elements can be any size or shape and can be standalone pieces or a suite.

Division 5 Councillor Jenny McKay said the streetscape design would reflect the unique hinterland identity of Palmwoods.

“To help bring out Palmwoods’ unique character, the new town square is being opened up as an exciting opportunity for talented and creative artists, designers and craftspeople to design and construct specific furniture and infrastructure elements within the open space,” Cr McKay said.

“Designers and makers may also have the opportunity to create these elements in the square itself as a public exhibition of the creative process and how these elements are created.”

Proposed elements must respond to the design themes outlined in the Palmwoods Place Making Master Plan, which are based on the unique character of the town.

If you are interested in this opportunity, read more about the project and submit your EOI.

Email palmwoodsstreetscape@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au if you have any questions regarding your application.

About the Palmwoods streetscape upgrade

Council’s vision for the new town square is to create a vibrant civic heart of Palmwoods.

It will be located directly south of the Palmwoods Memorial Hall and will:

  • connect the retail precincts of Margaret Street, Main Street and Little Main Street;
  • be a green, community gathering and event space with seating points, shade and outdoor dining opportunities;
  • enhance existing business and attract new business and visitors to Palmwoods.

The streetscape project is first stage of the Palmwoods Public Domain Master Plan.

Construction on the streetscape is expected to start in May 2017.