Sara Whitmee Local Area Update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Australia Day Community Breakfast 2024

The Wynnum Manly Australia Day Community Breakfast will return to George Clayton Park in 2024.

Head down on Friday, 26 January, from 7am for a fair dinkum bonza morning, with a free breakfast, sausage sizzle, entertainment, and children’s activities available to the community.

The Community Breakfast will also host the Scope Colouring In Competition, supported by Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, and the Scope Australia Day Award.

The colouring in competition is open to children up to 12 years old. Wynnum Manly residents should have already received the colouring in sheet in their letterbox, but you can also pick up a copy from my office.

The Australia Day Award recognises community members over the age of 18 who perform important volunteer work in the area. You can send your nominations via email to [email protected] or via mail to The Scope Club of Wynnum Inc, P.O. Box 184, Wynnum Qld 4178. Please include a brief history of the nominee and details of their community activities. Nominations close on 17 January.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club, Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly, Scope Club of Wynnum, Quota Club of Wynnum, Wynnum Scouts, Wynnum Vikings AFL Club, Bayside United Football Club, and Army Cadets.

Berrima Street Petition

I frequently receive requests regarding the need for a pedestrian crossing along Berrima Street. The current lack of a designated pedestrian crossing on Berrima Street is a safety hazard for pedestrians and a huge barrier for people with mobility concern. 

The latter issue became especially clear to me when I took part in the Rotary Club of Wynnum’s wheelchair challenge.

With Wynnum’s current and expected population growth, the need for strategic pathways is more important now than ever.

I have started a petition calling for a pedestrian crossing in Berrima Street that I will present to Brisbane City Council in the new year. Please support this petition by visiting

Mud Flat Toys

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Mud Flat Toys, a 100% volunteer-run organisation that makes wooden toys. The toys are either donated to charity or sold and the profits donated to local groups like BABI Youth and Family Services and Silky Oaks Children’s Have.

What sets this group apart is not just their commitment to altruism but also their dedication to inclusivity. Housed in a fully wheelchair-accessible warehouse, Mud Flat Toys welcomes participants from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to join their volunteer ranks.

For those inspired to contribute, whether through time, financial support, or donations of materials like wood, tools, and nails, Mud Flat Toys extends a warm invitation. For more details on how to get involved, please contact them at 0428 404 541.

Men’s Shed Survey

The good news for the Wynnum Manly District Men’s Shed is that membership is on the rise. But this means that they need more space. 

The Men’s Shed have a proposal for a new shed on the northern green of the former Wynnum Bowls Club site along the Esplanade, behind their existing shed. The all-purpose shelter will champion inclusivity, with custom-designed workbenches and spaces to accommodate people with mobility issues.

The specifications outline a 30M x 12M shed with a 3M-wide awning, designed to cover 180sqm. Aesthetically, the ‘Colonial Type’ façade will blend in with the existing environment.

Please take five minutes to visit my website and answer a one-question survey –  

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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