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


Brisbane City Council is committed to rebuilding and recovering following the February 2022 severe weather and flooding event. Council has been working with community groups to ensure they can rebuild and recover quicker by providing services and funding opportunities.

The following services are available for groups affected by weather and flooding events.

Community Facility Disaster Relief Payment

Immediately following the weather event in late February, Council introduced the $5000 Community Facility Disaster Relief Payment. These payments were provided to support community organisations to make their facilities safe, clean-up, conduct minor repairs and return to operations.

The following Wynnum Manly community organisations were approved for this payment:

  • Bayside BMX Club Inc.
  • Bayside Radio Control Car Club Inc
  • Wynnum Manly and Districts Men’s Shed
  • Wynnum Tennis Association Inc.
  • Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre Inc.
  • Wynnum Manly Junior Rugby League Football Club Ltd
  • Bayside United Sports and Recreation Club Inc.
  • Manly Community Kindergarten Association Inc.
  • Wynnum Manly Community Garden Inc.
  • Wynnum & District Rugby Union Club Inc.
Rebuild & Recover – Flood Resilient Communities Program

The Rebuild & Recover – Flood Resilient Communities Program, launched in partnership with the Brisbane Sustainability Agency (BSA), applies the principles of the existing Flood Resilient Homes Program. The program will assist tenants to better understand their estimated flood risk, as well as provide practical building advice to both build back better and increase their resilience to future flooding impacts.

At this stage over 100 community organisations have been chosen to be part of this program, including the Bayside Radio Controlled Car Club Inc. and the Wynnum Manly Junior Rugby League Football Club Ltd. Reports are yet to be finalised on individual sites.

Community Organisation Grant Support Program

Council has engaged consultants to assist organisations with grant writing support and identifying which grants best suit their needs. This assistance is being provided to community organisations as well as sport and recreation organisations that have indicated to Council that they had been impacted and are seeking targeted support.

The road to recovery may take time, however we are committed to helping these groups back on their feet and to be in a better position than before the floods.

Upcoming Events

Steampunk Art in Florence
The Wynnum Manly Arts Council will host a steampunk arts festival on 8 – 9 October.

‘Steampunk’ is a literary genre set in an alternate universe where steam, rather than electricity, drove technological advancement. It has become an artistic and cultural movement that encompasses art, fashion, media and much more.

In October, expect to find Florence Street filled with roving entertainment, puppet shows, vintage automobiles and, of course, different types of art.

Wynnum Fringe
Have you checked out the Wynnum Fringe line-up yet? Alongside star-studded appearances by Marcia Hines and Dave Hughes, you’ll find a prehistoric circus, Greek comedy, and a free family fun day, to mention just a few.

You can buy tickets on Become a Bayside Arts Member to receive discounts and early notifications.

Celebrate for a Cause
General admission tickets to Celebrate for a Cause are now on sale for $150.

Every year, this major event raises money for local charitable organisations. This year, CFC organisers hope to raise $100 000 to be split between Forgotten Women, a housing NFP that helps women over the age of 55, and Bayside Community Fund, a new organisation that will offer grants and funding opportunities to local groups.

The theme for the event is Santorini Summer and it will take place 22 October at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. Find out more at

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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