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Old Ambulance Station
Cnr Howard St & William St Nambour

The Sunshine Coast Arts Industry Precinct is the only community-run cultural facility on the Sunshine Coast. Over the last 2 years, the old Ambulance Station in Howard St has been transformed into a thriving business & cultural hub.

To get an idea of the scope of the project, imagine the gritty, urban feel & atmosphere of the Brisbane Powerhouse, but with a distinctive Sunny Coast flavour.

The Black Box Theatre performance space offers a soundproofed theatre that seats 170 people, or maybe you prefer the beanbag cinema which will be showing B-Grade, old school movies, plus check out Ground Zero Gallery art space with 3 galleries & workshop space & a multimedia recording studio just to top things off.

3 of the Coast’s coolest businesses have set up shop in the SCAIP space, catering for the alternative-minded amongst us, with Freaks Like Us offering offbeat fashion & homewares, Backbeat Records, the legendary vinyl record collectable store (which has moved to Nambour from its well known hideout at the Big Top in Maroochydore) & Emergency Room specialising in street art & skateboards.

We recommend you make the time, call in to SCAIP Cnr Howard St & William St & check out these brilliant local businesses - you’ll be glad you did! Spread the word...

Council owns the building and leases it to SCAIP. The entire space is managed by SCAIP and run by a voluntary board, with rents from the tenant businesses allowing for up-and-coming artists, social entrepreneurs & all kinds of creatives to be supported through workshops and mentoring without the need for a single cent of government funding. (How cool is that?)

As an independent not-for-profit voluntary-based community-run arts facility SCAIP has a relationship with council, but doesn't rely on it. Their business plan is really strong & sustainable for the long term.

SCAIP has a really gritty, urban feel & has instantly become the coolest spot in Nambour & possibly the entire Sunshine Coast. With the wicked shops housed within its walls plus a professional art gallery hanging system & space as big as the Caloundra Regional Gallery, this amazing facility is the cultural hub Nambour has been waiting for, making it the go-to place on the Coast for creatives & those with a mindset that may be a little left of centre or worlds away from the mainstream. Think edgy.

The SCAIP space offers programs like the Edgeware course for creative businesses, with a network of 40 ‘edgies’ meeting there regularly to talk business plans and growth tips. There is a belief the creative sector has a right to receive funding to do its art, but there is also another school that says if you truly believe in what you're doing, you should treat it like a business.

SCAIP invests in people with professional training and mentoring and provide a space which is subsidised through the commitment of a partnership, and that spreads responsibility through a collective group of people all singing from the same book. That is the mechanism for sustainability. SCAIP’s vision is to be the engine driving the growth of the creative industries on the Sunshine Coast.
For more info email:
or visit:

Mitchell St Nambour
(next to Nambour Museum)
Ph: (07) 5476 0623

Nambour’s Lind Lane Theatre celebrated 60 years of entertaining the Sunshine Coast in 2006. This is a major achievement for a group of volunteers. The group relocated to a brand new million dollar theatre in Mitchell Street during 2004, after their home of 23 years in Lind Lane was demolished to make way for the new Big W complex. The new theatre was opened in grand style by internationally acclaimed playwright David Williamson, who cut the ribbon with the comment, "This is one of the best amateur theatre facilities in Australia." Since moving into the new building in June 2005, the group has been kept busy with plenty of productions, including colourful musicals, youth productions, comedies, dramas & pantomimes. Audiences have been quick to fall in love with the new venue, with almost every performance of every production sold out. With the great wealth of talent on the Sunshine Coast, & the busy & varied schedule of Lind Lane Theatre, you can be sure you will find a great night's entertainment, regardless of your theatrical tastes!

Join as a member & you’ll receive regular updates via newsletters & other mailouts, as well as receiving significant discounts to Lind Lane productions. They also have the opportunity to become involved in productions, either on stage or behind the scenes. There’s always a wonderful cameraderie in theatre groups & it’s a great way to have fun, meet new people & socialise.
For membership & other enquiries phone 5476 0623. For bookings call 5441 1814.

To find out all about upcoming productions at Lind Lane Theatre,
visit the Live Theatre website >> or watch the local newspapers.
Lind Lane Theatre now have their own website where you can book online for their upcoming shows. Visit:

For upcoming productions, visit the Live Theatre website >>


A century of entertainment enjoyed  by the residents of Nambour was celebrated at a Mayoral Dinner to mark the 100th birthday of the Nambour & Maroochy District Band at the Nambour Civic Centre on Saturday November 18, 2006.
The Band was originally formed after a public meeting in January 1906, where it was decided that it would be desirable to have a Brass Band in Nambour.
The idea was enthusiastically taken up less than two months later by a Mr A.H.(Daddy)Brookes, a well known singer & musician  who was appointed conductor of the band. In his desire to secure instruments to assist the members to get the project moving, Mr Brookes travelled by horse & then punt on Petrie Creek where he was offered a choice of eight instruments which he tested out on his return journey.

From their first public appearance in July 1906 under the banner of The Nambour Town Band performing to an appreciative crowd of 400 in Currie Street, to the present day, the band  have had a few changes to their structure. In 1913, land was donated & a hall was built where they played at concerts & dances also at other venues in the area.
The band was in its prime when World War 1 broke out with twelve members enlisting as Bandsmen in the services. Only eight returned. Tragically four members were killed in action. In the mid-1930’s the band amalgamated with the Maroochy District Band, continuing to thrive until 1939  when its instruments were loaned to the Army, reforming after the war. In the 1950’s & 60’s the band was more active than ever. Each Saturday night there would be a street march followed by a concert.

Recognising the heritage of both original bands the name was changed to Nambour & Maroochy District Band  in the 1960’s  & is still continuing to give much enjoyment & pleasure to the community wherever they perform.

Bli Bli Hall
Willis Road at Bli Bli.
The Maroochy River Country Music Club has a concert on the 2nd Sunday of each month excluding April 2009 Easter Sunday (and there’s no concert held in January)
Our concerts are held at the Bli Bli Hall which is on Willis Road at Bli Bli.
All Welcome. Start time: 12 noon
For more info contact us: via email >>
or PO Box 156 Bli Bli 4560 QLD