BNE Local and Liveable - Nundah Village
To kick-start BNE Local and Liveable projects, our focus is to test activation ideas in Nundah Village in the first half of 2021. After an initial eight-week installation period, community feedback and a site evaluation will help to determine what happens to the projects' activation elements.
To identify potential activation ideas and help shape the development of an initial site plan, Council undertook a site assessment to understand opportunities and constraints and consulted with local residents, community groups and businesses. Council also considered previous local planning outcomes including the reviewed Nundah Destination Plan, and the Toombul Nundah Neighbourhood Plan.
In this first season of BNE Local and Liveable, Council is testing a variety of pre-designed streetscape elements. For the Nundah Village project, an additional dimension is being added with digital and interactive experiences.
About the project area
The project area is focused on Station and Aspinall streets. This location will help to connect the Nundah Village - a busy pedestrian route between Sandgate Road and the Nundah train station.
The project focus area also brings attention to several new tenancies in the area and the new Suburban Business Hub - an important economic development initiative.
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Site evaluation and research. Completed early 2021.
Prepare project elements for testing
Sourcing and design of activation ideas. Completed April to May 2021.
Nundah Village project installation
Staged installation of initial activation ideas. Completed June 2021.
Community feedback - Current stage
Community use and feedback from early June to August 2021.
Project evaluation and next steps
Evaluate community feedback with site evaluation info to inform next steps in September 2021.
Temporary activation ideas for Nundah Village BNE project
The activation ideas to be tested in the project area are:
- Giant flower pot planters:
- mixed sizes to provide additional greening and a subtropical feel
- colours to match the pop-up plaza
- augmented with motion sensitive LED lighting.
- Pop-up plaza and street nodes:
- alfresco seating
- games and activities
- large colourful stickers on the ground to define the pop-up plaza and pedestrian nodes to create a sense of connection between the pop-up plaza, Sandgate Road, and towards the train station.
- Augmented reality experience:
- moments of unexpected delight.