ON TRACK: The Nambour Activation Plan has been fully adopted by the Sunshine Coast Council.
ON TRACK: The Nambour Activation Plan has been fully adopted by the Sunshine Coast Council. Contributed

Once the heart of the region, Nambour finds its beat again

THE resurrection of Nambour has been formally set in motion with the Nambour Activation Plan adopted by the Sunshine Coast Council.

Capital works spending, a project officer and funding for other place-making projects are set to be rolled out, as the hinterland hub received a massive endorsement from the council in its bid to reinvent itself.

Once the heart of the region, there has been plenty of work under way of late to revitalise Nambour, including a push for a noise restriction trial within the Nambour Hospitality Area, which would see relax noise limits to enable more live music in the area.

Sunshine Coast Councillors yesterday voted unanimously to adopt the Nambour Activation Plan, which included plans to further explore the possibility of a water park at the Nambour Aquatic Centre.

A number of councillors were particularly impressed by the drive to reshape the town's identity.

"It's about creating a place that the residents feel proud of, that they love," said Divisional Councillor Greg Rogerson.

The plans to create a live music hub were also given a ringing endorsement from a man with plenty of experience in the entertainment industry.

Front Row Management director and former Fleetwood Mac manager Dennis Dunstan said if Nambour was successful with the trial program, the town could be a beacon of hope for the struggling live music industry.

"Nambour could show the country just how important music and art are," he said.