Have your say on Nambour Youth Activity Precinct
  • Friday 10 May 2013

Sunshine Coast Council invites future users of the Nambour Youth Activity Precinct (YAP) and District Skate Park to get creative and help shape the facility’s design.

Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said council’s aim was for the Nambour YAP and District Skate Park to showcase Nambour’s rich industrial history and provide multiple active recreation functions and community benefits.

“Council has engaged Skate Park Design Specialists Enlocus to assist in the detailed design of the skate elements and they will be hosting Design Workshops and ‘Drop-In Sessions’ through May 2013,” Cr Rogerson said.

“Come along and have your say on the type of skate park components and features you would like to see installed.

“Your comments and feedback will feed directly into the design of the skate park and ensure that the final outcome is reflective of the community’s needs and aspirations.

“Once a concept and staging plan are developed and approved, the project will be equipped and ready for the first stage of construction, as and when funding becomes available.”

“Design Workshops and Drop-In Sessions”

Cr Rogerson said the Nambour YAP and District Skate Park is the next stage of works to be implemented from the Nambour Central Park Open Space (NCPOS) Masterplan.

“The NCPOS Masterplan provides a framework for improving the recreation function and amenity of the open spaces throughout Nambour by increasing their connectedness and capacity to provide tangible benefits to the community and visitors alike,” Cr Rogerson said.

“The draft NCPOS Masterplan prescribes a number of areas which provide a variety of experiences and recreational functions. These recommendations assist in the planning, prioritisation and implementation of individual projects within the draft masterplan.

“The Nambour YAP and District Skate Park project form a vital function in the success of NCPOS Masterplan.

“This stage of works expands the open space within Nambour and relocates the existing skate park to the corner of Ann and Mathew Streets, adjacent to Quota Park. This follows widespread community consultation council undertook in 2012.”

Some of the key features of this project include:

  • urban style skate plaza and multi-use Active recreation functions
  • historically themed skate elements and terrain
  • rehabilitation and installation of historic industrial relics from the Moreton Sugar Mill
  • nose-in car parking along Mathew Street
    • artworks depicting heritage and RSL remembrance including: feature walls with painted murals, photo montages and poems from the community
    • interpretive sculptures and audio visual interactive display boards.

For further information visit council’s website.