- Wednesday 09 June 2021
Nambour forecourt upgrade
Have you visited the Nambour Library lately? You may have noticed a hive of activity happening in the forecourt out the front of it, and it looks fantastic.
Council wanted to create a space that provided opportunities for people to relax, have fun and socialise. A beautiful new mural has also come to life and was created by the very talented Sunshine Coast artist Alison Mooney.
Shaded dining areas will be installed and a central open lawn area will soften and help cool the area, while a long-term solution will be investigated to keep the slide cool and useable all year. Integrated seating, a games area and festoon lighting over green nooks will help deliver council’s vision of a hub with a sub-tropical experience for the local community to enjoy and will be a valuable investment to the economy in the area.
Council’s most recent Major Grants have awarded more than $930,000 among 112 volunteer groups to support projects which will provide community benefit well into the future.
Congratulations to Street Art Nambour who received $7500 towards a one day multi-disciplinary arts festival at Nambour Showgrounds in September, aimed at supporting local musicians, artists, micro-breweries and wineries; Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show Society Inc. who got $7391 to facilitate agricultural education and bring together surrounding communities; and The Yandina Chamber of Commerce Inc. who received $7500 towards the annual Street Fair, a free local family friendly celebration in August including market stalls and live music.
Reimagine Nambour Inc also received $7500 towards the annual Retro Rocks Festival a ‘custom culture’ community event set for August incorporating rockabilly music and dancing, custom and classic cars, and retro fashion; Yandina School of Arts got $30,000 towards maintenance and renovations; Sunshine Coast Railway Modellers Society Inc received $10,000 for the replacement of a flood-damaged railway track; Mapleton Hall and Sportsground Trust were given $8250 to resurfacing their driveway and Nambour Amateur Swimming Club Inc received $19010 to upgrade their facilities. To see the full list of recipients visit council’s website.
The next round of Major Grants will open on 19 July. Start preparing your application now.