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


Off the Beaten Track

When it comes to natural landmarks in Wynnum Manly, the foreshore gets most of the attention. I’d like to shine a spotlight on some of the lesser-known nature reserves in the area.

Sandy Camp Road Reserve
If you’re a birdwatcher, you already know about this one! Located across the road from Iona College, Sandy Camp Road Reserve is one of those places that makes you feel like you’re no longer in suburban Brisbane. The reserve features bushland and ponds, and has sealed and unsealed tracks for visitors to explore.

Herbert Street Park/Melaleuca Environmental Park
This 22 hectare park in the Lota Creek catchment area has something for the whole family. The bushland has tracks that take hikers through bushland featuring cane fields and a large open field in the centre, while the playground on Clifton Street offers a children’s playground and sheltered picnic tables. Dogs are allowed, although they must remain on a leash, and some trails even allow horses.

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Port Centre Park
Also known as Manly’s secret beach! Walk to the end of Davenport Drive, past the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, and turn left. Facilities include a bird roosting site, seating, and a water bubbler. The area is currently undergoing a trial as a dog off-leash area; dogs are free to roam the beach area at the end of Davenport Drive, between the southern rock wall and the northern rock wall.

Clean Up Australia Day 2024

Wynnum Manly boasts stunning waterways, and I’m dedicated to keeping them that way. Clean Up Australia Day takes place Sunday, 3 March and this year, I’ll be at Elanora Park. 

Clean Up Australia Day has become an annual event since its inception at Sydney Harbour in 1989. That’s almost four decades of community-driven action to keep our environment pristine.

Whether you join my event or organise your own, let’s come together to roll up our sleeves and ensure our parks and waterways remain clean and green. 


Sailability Bayside isn’t just about sailing; it’s about empowerment, camaraderie, and a shared passion for adventure.

Operating in the scenic waters of Darling Point, Sailability is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who welcomes sailors of all abilities to experience the thrill of navigating the waters of Manly.

Sailability Bayside sets sail during state school terms, welcoming eager participants on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am onwards. Their 2024 schedule operates by appointment only, with a nominal $10 fee to ensure the organisation’s sustainability.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call  0432 152 310.

EACH Wynnum

Are you over 65? Have a My Aged Care assessment? Looking to make friends and enjoy fun activities? Then read on!

EACH Wynnum is a social group that helps older people stay connected and active within their communities. From card games and yoga sessions, to dressing up for a high tea fundraiser, or even forming a ukelele band, no one knows how to have fun like the men and women of EACH Wynnum.

Call 3348 1600 to find out more.

Community Hero of the Month

When I first met Father Twigg, I could tell he didn’t see his role as Rector at Iona College as just a job. His dedication to the school has amazed me ever since. 

Father Twigg’s work goes beyond academics. From encouraging students to volunteer to helping the school community through some recent tough times, he’s been a solid backbone for the school community, and the greater Wynnum Manly community as well. 

He will be greatly missed now that his role at Iona has wrapped up, but his legacy will remain.

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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