Councillor for Wynnum Manly Ward
LIGHT UP MANLY
The Light Up Manly event at Little Bayside Park, Manly was a great success last month on Friday, 10 December 2021.
There were hundreds of young children and their parents in the Park which was great to see!
Some primary schools had been involved in making small lanterns which had been placed in the park. Children were allowed to take their lanterns home after the event The lantern maker had constructed and lit up larger lanterns around the perimeter of the Park. My photo above is with the dolphin lantern.
The main event for the night was the Official Opening of the creative lighting projections on the new foreshore plaza. There are four series of projection artworks, each made of four projected designs telling the stories of Manly. The idea is to switch the series on a regular basis.
If you haven’t been down to see the foreshore plaza, it really is worth a look. I regard it as another tourist attraction for Wynnum Manly!
AUSTRALIA DAY CELEBRATIONS
I am pleased to advise that the Wynnum Manly Australia Day Breakfast will be held again this month at Bandstand Park, Manly. It will start at 7am until 12Noon on Wednesday, 26 January 2022.
As usual, entertainment will include a kid’s show, a bush band, and a covers band – all on the Bandstand at Bandstand Park. There is also a Children’s Colouring-In Competition (entry forms are available from my office) and the Scope Club Australia Day Awards.
The event is funded mainly through the SIF (Suburban Improvement Fund) which comes through Council’s Budget but is controlled by me. Supplementary funding is allocated by the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club and the Wynnum RSL. Local Service Clubs volunteer on the day as well: Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly, Rotary Club of Port of Brisbane, Scope Club, Bay Belles CWA, Red Cross, Quota Club, Wynnum Scouts and Wynnum Vikings AFL Club.
A 6 month trial of the E-Scooters in Wynnum Manly and Deagon Wards started on 1 December 2021. The scooters have operated from 2018 in various wards across the city. More than 1.1Million trips have been achieved in 2021- 22 (up to 23 November).
The orange scooters are supplied by Neuron and the purple scooters are supplied by Beam.
Each company can supply a maximum of 100 scooters in Wynnum Manly.
Both Neuron & Beam have limited the maximum speed of their scooters to 15KMPH along the Esplanade. The maximum speed is 25KMPH in other locations.
The scooters are high tech. An App needs to be downloaded onto your mobile phone to use the scooter. The App includes areas where the scooter can be used and where it should be parked.
The scooters have been heavily used by the general public. I urge everyone to send in emails both for and against the scooters right through until the six month trial concludes on 1st June 2022.
I urge all users to leave their scooters in an approved parking area at the end of their ride and to park them neatly. Also be thoughtful of pedestrians and make plenty of use of the bell on the scooter to warn pedestrians of your approach.
If you have any concerns with the orange scooters, please contact Neuron Customer Support Team. They have a 24/7 customer support that any member of the public can contact (e.g. to report any misparked e-scooters or any other questions or concerns).
Phone: 07 3067 8617
Email: [email protected]
Beams Customer Support Team can be contacted on 3186 1011 or via www.ridebeam.com/help
On 3 December 2021, three Clubs held their AGM’s in Wynnum Manly.
Wynnum Manly Leagues Club made a net income of $4,278,182. This is up four fold from $1,067,447 last year. However, CEO Craig Thomas said that this was a figure inflated by the valuation of houses owned by the Club. He preferred the normal Club earnings net profit of $2.6Million. This was still an all-time record and up 244%.
Bayside Football Club reported a Net Operating Profit of $45,112.00
Wynnum Golf Club reported a net profit of $45,720.00
Well done to all three Clubs who have strong management!
SCHOOL PRESENTATION CEREMONIES
I would like to extend my best wishes to all students who reached important milestones in finishing Years 12 and 6. I hope the older students get a place in the course that they desire or that they pick up a good job.
I attended End of Year events for Wynnum High, Brisbane Bayside, Moreton Bay, Moreton Bay Boys, Moreton Bay Primary, St John Vianney’s, Manly State School, Wondall Heights, Manly West, Lota and Wynnum State.
We are so lucky to have so many good schools in the District!
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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]