MOTIVATED: Loic Valmy is encouraging Nambour residents to get together a few times a month and work on projects needed to revitalise the town.
MOTIVATED: Loic Valmy is encouraging Nambour residents to get together a few times a month and work on projects needed to revitalise the town. Warren Lynam

'Abandoned' Coast man wants to save 'sick and dying' town

A COAST man wants to rescue the town he says is "sick and dying".

Loic Valmy has lived in Nambour for seven years and said it hasn't changed since.

Mr Valmy said he was tired of waiting for grants and projects to be approved and has called on the community to pick up the slack.

This week he posted an idea to Facebook for Nambour residents to get together a few times a month and work on projects needed to revitalise the town.

"Nambour has a bad reputation even though it is a beautiful town but it has been abandoned," he said.

"There has been grants given to community groups and organisations to look into ideas but we need physical manpower now."

He said the idea was to hold fundraising events that would help buy materials, paint and brushes, cleaning materials, gardening and landscaping tools.

At least twice a month, residents would meet and then go off in groups to work on projects.

"What baffles me is the clock in Nambour," Mr Valmy said. "It hasn't worked in years, you would think the council could organise a handyman to come out and fix it.

"Just driving down main street you can see all of the shop fronts - even the ones that are still open - worn down, dirty and really in need of fixing.

"It is just so frustrating that you can physically see all that is wrong here in Nambour but no one is doing anything."

Mr Valmy is organising a community meeting, likely to be held within two weeks. He said he would be using social media to spread the word.


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