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


ANZAC Day 2023

At the going down of the sun and in the morning.
We will remember them.

Wynnum Manly will remember the men, women, and animals of war this ANZAC Day.

The Wynnum Manly Seagulls will commemorate ANZAC Day and members of the defence forces at the Mitch Cronin Cup on 24 April. The ANZAC commemoration will take place at 2.40pm.

On 25 April, the Manly-Lota RSL will host their dawn service from 4.45am, followed by a gunfire breakfast in the hall on Melville Terrace. At 8.00am, an ANZAC March will start near Manly State School and finish with a wreath laying ceremony at Richard Russell Park. Morning tea will follow in the hall.

The Wynnum RSL will also host a dawn service, starting at 5am. Their ANZAC March, from Bay Terrace to the RSL carpark, will start at approximately 9am and finish with a wreath laying ceremony at the RSL.

George Clayton Park

I’m excited to share more details about the George Clayton Park upgrade, which will make this well-loved Wynnum park more inclusive and accessible.

Clayton’s Cove will receive a fleet of new ships, as well as some exciting new structures and features.

The premier vessel, a huge man-of-war, will provide daring play for older children. The pride of the fleet will be flanked by a smaller ship for younger children.

Brisbane City Council consulted with Darling Point Special School to include some sensory and accessibility elements.

While the timber boardwalk will be replaced with concrete to make it easier for users with mobility aids, the new pathway will use interesting tactile components like bumps, hills, and tactile ground textures.

A Perspex light wall and bronze sculptures of sea animals at wheelchair height will complete the sensory pathway.

New to the park will be a fossil dig pit, a treasure chest and crocodile skull under the lighthouse, and a treasure map theme stencilled into the pathway.

I’m pleased to report that many parts of the existing playground will be recycled, either for use in the new playground or at other spaces around Brisbane.

George Clayton Park will be closed from mid-April, with the new playground to be completed by the end of June.

Business Spotlight: Mandala VGF

Wynnum has a new delivery vegan service, located at 124 Florence Street.

Mandala VGF is probably best known for their cookies and sweet treats, but they also do a range of yummy savoury meals like calzones and tomato tarts.

They are open during lunch hours (11.30am – 2.00pm) Tuesday to Saturday, and during the week they offer free delivery service within the Wynnum Central Shopping Precinct.

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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