BNE Local and Liveable - Nundah Village
To kick-start BNE Local and Liveable projects, activation ideas were tested in Nundah Village in the first half of 2021. To identify potential activation ideas and help shape the development of an initial site plan, Council undertook a site assessment and consulted with local residents, community groups and businesses to better understand the opportunities and constraints. Council also considered previous local planning outcomes including the reviewed Nundah Destination Plan, and the Toombul Nundah Neighbourhood Plan.
Council tested a variety of pre-designed streetscape elements at the Nundah Village project. An additional dimension was added with digital and interactive experiences.
After an installation period, community feedback and a site evaluation the project was decommissioned. Single use elements were removed and reusable elements were relocated for future use.
About the project area
The project area was focused on Station and Aspinall streets. This location connects the Nundah Village - a busy pedestrian route between Sandgate Road and the Nundah train station.
The project focus area also brought 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 use and feedback. Completed in August 2021.
Project evaluation and next steps
Evaluate community feedback with site evaluation information to inform next steps. Completed in September 2021.
Site Transition – current stage
Site was decommissioned and reusable elements were relocated for future use.
Temporary activation ideas for Nundah Village BNE project
The activation ideas tested in the project area were:
- Giant flower pot planters:
- mixed sizes to provide additional greening and a subtropical feel
- motion sensitive LED lighting.
- Pop-up plaza and street nodes:
- large colourful stickers on the ground to define the pop-up plaza
- pedestrian nodes to create a sense of connection between the pop-up plaza, Sandgate Road, and towards the train station.
- Augmented reality experience.