New urban skate and youth hub comes to life in Nambour
  • Thursday 12 December 2013

Watch out Nambour – a new exciting development is coming soon to Quota Park that will create a whole new fresh, vibrant and active look, feel and use for the area.

Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson said the creation of the new skate and recreation hub was an important part of the town’s revitalisation.

“The new Quota Park development will be a multi-function hub with a range of active recreation facilities that will not only appeal to youth but also to families, groups as well as individuals,” he said.

“The key features of the new precinct are really impressive. In addition to the district level skate park catering for beginners through to advanced, there’s a sunken 3-on-3 basketball court and open space grassed play and recreation areas.

“Importantly, council is also working closely with the Nambour RSL regarding the installation of a special World War I Memorial within the precinct.

“This exciting initiative will foster a sense of ownership, pride and understanding that defies age and culture while upholding contemporary landscape design principles.

“Be sure to check out all the colourful design plans on council’s website to get a better understanding of what will start taking shape at Quota Park early next year.”

Construction on the new skate and recreation hub within Quota Park is scheduled to commence in February and is planned to be open to the public during July 2014.

The project was identified as the highest short term priority in the Sunshine Coast Skate and BMX Plan 2011-2020 adopted by council in 2010.

Cr Rogerson said council had engaged extensively with key stakeholders every step of the way in designing the new youth and recreation hub.

“We undertook extensive consultation with the local community, businesses, retail groups, youth, schools and Queensland Police to ensure we got this right straight from the get-go,” Cr Rogerson said.

“This new precinct is to be a place for people to come, play, have fun and socialise or simply relax in a safe environment.

“The 1800m2 site also has good natural surveillance, is centrally located in Nambour, close to local schools and is within easy access to transport.

“I look forward to watching Quota Park be completely transformed with the new suite of active recreation functions which when combined with the amenity of the park, will form a district attractor for the town and contribute to the urban renewal and revitalisation of inner Nambour.”

Key features of the new skate park include:

  • Unique obstacles not found at any other skate park on the Sunshine Coast amongst the skate rails, bridges, high volcano / roll-over, high long stair set, kickers, half pipes, quarter pipes, pyramids and banked ramps.
  • Industrial relics from the old Nambour Sugar Mill, kindly donated by local residents, have been integrated throughout creating an historical artefact theme in tribute to Nambour’s history.
  • This will be the only street-style urban skate plaza north of Brisbane within South East Queensland.

The detailed design concept plans, along with further details on the project, can be found on council’s website.