Nambour Activation Plan
  • Last updated:
  • 13 Jun 2020

Council adopted the Nambour Activation Plan at its Ordinary Meeting on 15 October 2015.


The Nambour Activation Plan provides the framework to activate the streets and places of Nambour and enable local businesses and community to continue to energise their township, celebrate their place and promote the town as a thriving and extraordinary place to live, work and play.


The Nambour Activation Plan[5243KB] is a collaborative approach to placemaking and activation in Nambour to support local business and community development to affect positive change. The Plan takes a contemporary approach to urban renewal/placemaking and builds on the increasing confidence in Nambour being displayed by increased business investment and by the community in general.

The Plan is based on a lighter, quicker and cheaper approach to urban renewal/placemaking. To this end, the Plan supports effecting change and influencing perception of a place by testing new ideas and activating the streets with events and creative responses. There is a good understanding that these ideas/creative responses may be the catalyst for longer term infrastructure projects.

An aspirational story of Nambour is the basis of the Plan which is underpinned by a range of actions/ideas. The Plan sets the framework to allow activities to happen and investment to occur and focuses on four key strategic projects and five placemaking locations.

Strategic Projects   Placemaking Locations
 Nambour splash water park
 Howard Street – The Tracks
 Connecting town centre to Nambour Showgrounds
 Town Square and High Streets
 Petrie Creek pedestrian and green spine
 Forecourt/Currie St – the little Brunswick St
 Nambour Heritage Tramway
 C-Square – arts and entertainment mecca
 Petrie Creek Parklands – town touching nature

The Plan is supported by a detailed Nambour Activation Plan Ideas Sheet[278KB] which outlines the projects that support the aspirations, the tasks to be achieved and who is responsible. 

The Plan belongs to the Nambour community. Council’s role in the Nambour Activation Plan is that of an ‘enabler’ and as an ‘advocate’ for Nambour.  The success of the Nambour Activation Plan rests with the Nambour Alliance, local businesses, land owners, community organisations and the broader community.

Community engagement

The plan has been developed as a collaborative project by the Nambour Project Working Group, comprising of members of the Nambour Alliance, business sector, community and council representatives.

A Nambour working group was formed in mid-2014 to guide and inform the plans for the activation of Nambour. This working group met regularly and was attended by key council staff and targeted community and business members within the Nambour area.

In February 2015, a two day ‘Nambour Place Creation Workshop’ was held to discuss the future direction for Nambour. Facilitated by Place Focus, the workshop was attended by community members and council officers, and involved a placemaking and urban design skills training program, and a visioning and scoping exercise to formulate a place activation plan for Nambour.

The Draft Nambour Activation Plan was completed in July 2015, and consultation with the community was undertaken during August 2015. The consultation program was conducted by members of the Nambour Alliance, council officers and key community stakeholders, reinforcing the collaborative approach undertaken in the Plan’s development.

Responses demonstrated strong support for the Draft Nambour Activation Plan. All submissions were used when developing the final Nambour Activation Plan.

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For more information, please contact council - refer to the Project Officer Nambour.