Peter Cumming’s local area update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Bayside Music Hall

The buzz of Wynnum is the newly titled Bayside Music Hall (aka Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre) at 241 Tingal Road Wynnum.

I would like to note that there are no plans to change the current day activities in the WBLC as this provides a wonderful variety of activities for our seniors.

I do congratulate local musical entrepreneur and performer Tom Oliver who has launched the Bayside Music Hall in the main auditorium at the Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre.

Local and visiting artists will perform in the 450 patron venue.

The first concert will be held on Sunday 19th June with entertainment by Tom Oliver as opening act and followed by Thirsty Merc. Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased via

New Development Application for Wynnum CBD

This month a DA has been lodged with the Brisbane City Council for a new building complex at 74 Charlotte Street, Wynnum.

The Application proposes a 27 storey complex with 275 apartments with food and drink outlet; function facility; health care service; office and retail shops.

The site is more than three times the height allowed under the current Wynnum Manly Neighbourhood Plan, which is part of the City Plan.

The site is the locally known ‘old IGA’ site and a section of land that was part of the old Wynnum Central School and sold off by the Brisbane City Council.

I welcome new developments to the area, but I question if a building of this size meets community needs.

I encourage public comment on the development and would be happy to see your submissions made to me at [email protected] or to Council directly to email – [email protected] and please in the subject line quote the DA No. A006009368 and address – 74 Charlotte St Wynnum.

You can see the current proposal in full on the Brisbane City Council website

Another Childcare Centre Proposed

238 – 242 Bay Terrace, Wynnum is the location of the newest proposed childcare centre.

The Centre will hold 116 spaces and 29 car spaces.

This will be the fourth childcare centre to be built in recent times.

I will be asking Council to ensure that the proposed 29 car spaces will be adequate considering the local businesses nearby and primary school 200m away.

You can have your say by making a submission to Council at email [email protected] and Subject the DA no. A005994714


I have received the latest set of statistics on the E-Scooters. Beam operates the purple coloured scooters and Neuron the orange coloured scooter. They have been active in Wynnum Manly Ward over the last five months until the end of April.

Usage in the first month December – 10 504 users.

It then dropped to 8 303 in January then 3 953 in February before picking up again to 4 278 in March and 5 810 in April.

The total number of trips made was 32 848. This was generated by 9 872 unique user rides which meant the average number of trips per rider was 3.3 trips.

I am still seeking feedback from local residents as to whether the trial of the e-scooters in Wynnum Manly should be continued. The trial is due to finish on 31st May 2022.

St Paul’s Parish Manly

I went to one of the last fundraising events at St Paul’s Church in Ernest Street recently.

This site is soon to see a change. St Paul’s Parish are moving to the E.M. Tooth Home (Lota House) as their church has been sold to the Education Department to facilitate the expansion of Manly State School.

It will certainly change the school and the face of Ernest Street with the church being moved. Good luck to St Paul’s Parish with your move and Manly School with your expansion.

Community AGMs

It has come to my attention that there are many clubs and organisations who are seeking more members and people to help on their executive.

I ask you to consider joining a club and taking an active role. You can get great satisfaction in joining one of the many clubs in the form or friendship, fun and to know you are helping a good cause as they carry out community services and/or fundraising for worthy causes.

These are some of the groups who have a very active committee and membership and welcome all new members.

To find out more about these groups contact:

Meals on Wheels – [email protected] or
phone 3396 9479

Wynnum Historical Society – [email protected] or
phone 3393 3208

Quota Club of Wynnum – [email protected] or phone
3396 0801

Send me your club’s details if you would like to have them promoted here and in my weekly e-newsletter.

Wynnum Manly Ward Office
3a/212 Bay Terrace (Cnr of Pine Street) Wynnum Qld 4178
Office hours: 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: 07 3403 2180
Email: [email protected]

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