Peter Cumming’s Local Area Update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

Councillor for Wynnum Manly Ward

I have been made aware of a development application for Council to approve a four storey storage complex at 300 Tingal Road, Wynnum, on the corner of Glenora St.

Many submissions have been made in opposition to the development so close to homes and at such a prominent location.

If you would like to oppose the development of a 24/7 storage complex on Tingal Road, you can sign the petition via the link or drop into my office. until Monday 16 August 2021

Brisbane Festival Comes Back to Wynnum
Great to have the Brisbane Festival back on the streets of Wynnum.

The Queensland Ballet will be hosting 8 workshops for seniors at the Wynnum RSL on Mondays (2 per day) 16, 23 and 30 August and 7 September.

In addition, Queensland Ballet will be performing at the Wynnum Esplanade, Saturday 11 September from 3.30pm to 6pm.

From 2 – 25 September there will be more Street Serenade concerts and I will promote once the performances once they are published. Wynnum hosted a number of events last year, so let’s hope to see more acts in 2021 in our suburbs.

Bayside Brass celebrated 50 years of music at the Bandstand in George Clayton Park on the weekend, 17 July 2021.

A brief on the history from the Wynnum Manly & District History Society:-

A bandstand standing on Manly foreshore, near the entrance to the Baths was built about 1933. The building became unsafe and was demolished on 28 August 1963, with the promise of a replacement.

The replacement bandstand was constructed in George Clayton Park in 1970, 7 years later. $5000 was contributed towards the building by the Wynnum Manly Citizen’s Band.

Great to see the band still playing today and the bandstand used on a regular basis.

Congratulations to Chocolate Elements who hosted their opening on 20th July. This new hand crafted chocolate shop has opened in Edith Street to the delight of chocolate lovers across the district.

Chocolate Elements is working in collaboration with 3 Elements Coffee (a veteran owned and run social enterprise that supports veteran and community initiatives through the love of coffee) and Lee Child, (award-winning #1 bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series), brings you an espresso coffee: ‘Worth Dying For’ which is sold through the shop.

This collaboration supports PTSD Resurrected, a registered charity bringing hope, healing and purpose to our veteran and first responder community, as a % of all coffee sales goes into veteran initiative programs.

It is a Care Trade Coffee™ which uses up to 50% less gas-energy compared to conventional roasting systems.

I also liked their 100% 60 days’ fully biodegradable and compostable cups.

And when in Edith Street, new kids on the block for men’s wear is Sonny Jim. This new men’s shop brings a great range of clothes and I especially liked their hat range. Their accessories are of high quality. Well done!

Good to see retail is opening up its doors and expanding in Wynnum CBD.

Council Grants
The 2021/22 Community Fund Grants are now open. Funding available is only $35,000 which already half has been allocated.

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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