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


Business spotlight: La Casa Noastra

Should Edith Street be renamed Bakery Street? We’ve got Magic Oven, Vietnamese bakery Golden Baguette, and now Romanian bakery La Casa Noastra. La Casa Noastra opened last year and was even featured in the Wynnum Fringe act High Tea with Dolly.

Owner Cornelia handmakes a range of delicious albinitas and dobos – soft, layered cakes – as well as savoury breakfast and lunch meals like bacon and eggs and avo toast.

Don’t forget to try the famous devilled eggs!

Funding Finder

I get many enquiries from our wonderful local charities, sporting clubs, and community organisations regarding grant funding. 

That’s why I’m excited to announce that Brisbane City Council has launched Funding Finder. The Funding Finder database gathers all forms of funding programs opening and closing across Australia and filters them for those that are relevant to Brisbane residents.

There’s a simple search bar function as well as more information about grant writing, applications, and guidelines.


Clean Up Australia Day

I invite the Wynnum Manly community to ‘Step Up to Clean Up’ for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 5 March. 

I will host a clean up at the Mangrove Boardwalk from 1pm to 3pm. Please join me or host your own event to ensure our waterways and green spaces remain clean and free from debris.

If you’re not available on date, I remind you that every day can be Clean Up Australia Day. Do your part any time by disposing of your rubbish thoughtfully and picking up litter when you see it.



New playgrounds galore

There are four new playgrounds planned for the Wynnum Manly Ward in the next 12 months.

George Clayton Park on the Esplanade at Manly
is to have new equipment installed. The old equipment is over 20 years old. George Clayton
was one of my predecessors; he was the Alderman from 1952 – 1967. 

Kitchener Park is having an improved playground at the triangular piece of Council land adjoining the Wynnum Juniors fields. I have found that installing playground equipment at sports fields is great for families as it allows youngsters to play on the swings while their older brothers and sisters are training.

Both these projects should be finished this financial year.

Replacement swings are proposed for the Clifton Street Park at Manly West and a brand new set of swings is proposed for Sorrento Street, across the road from Wynnum West State School.

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