Lighting Up Nambour

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Nambour’s iconic town centre will be shining brightly thanks to new lighting and public art displays being unveiled today by Federal Member for Fairfax, Ted O’Brien.

The Nambour Lights Up Project will be officially launched on 8 June at Tram Co, 28 Mill Street as part of the Reimagine Nambour initiative to revitalise Nambour and kick start urban renewal of the CBD.

Federal Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien will join with the Reimagine Nambour Committee, the Nambour Tramway Company and members of the community to celebrate the completion of the five new lighting installations and three public art pieces now on display around the town.

Mr O’Brien worked with local community leaders and former Sunshine Coast Councillor Greg Rogerson to help secure $500,000 from the Federal Government in 2020 to drive the renewal of the historic town.

“Nambour is one of the unique places in Australia where the values of the past and the opportunities of the future coexist,” said Mr O’Brien.

“The new lighting will highlight some of the town’s murals as well as historic areas like the Old Ambulance Centre.

“The new public art displays will complement the existing artwork depicting the history, character and personality of Nambour.”

Former Councillor Greg Rogerson has seen Nambour through some years of challenge following the closure of the Moreton sugar mill in 2003. He has been one of the driving forces behind Reimagine Nambour to help attract more investment into the local economy.

“The Nambour community is proud of their distinct identity and we are looking forward to a bright future,” said Mr Rogerson.

“This project is part of a 20-year plan to stimulate growth and investment, whilst also preserving Nambour’s unique cultural and historical identity.

Nambour Lights Up Project locations:

Mural lighting at Clarks Centre, Howard St

Mural lighting at C Square in Civic Way

Lighting installation at the Old Ambo Centre, Howard St

Tree lighting at Lions Park, Lamington Terrace

Lighting installation on Petrie Creek Bridge, Currie St

“Bunya Nut “public art by Finn Cossar and Miles Allen on Queen St

“Field of Vision” public art by Petalia Humphreys on Currie St

“Fire in the Heart” public art by Simone Eisler on Currie St

Learn more about each installation by clicking on the video below

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