Sara Whitmee’s local area update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Growing Precincts Together

Brisbane City Council’s Growing Precincts Together program recognises that our local business and retail hubs are the heart of our community. Over the next year, BCC will work with business owners in Wynnum Central to understand the needs of the area and develop initiatives to grow the region into a more vibrant neighbourhood.

The Economic Growth and Activation team is getting down to business with a thorough survey involving business owners, employees, and customers in the area. For those in Wynnum, keep an eye on your mailbox for a flyer asking for further insights about the Wynnum Town Centre precinct.

If you need a little incentive, how about a $150 voucher to spend in Wynnum Central? Simply scan the QR code and complete the short survey to go into the draw.

Music in the Park

Is there anything better than the Bayside in Spring? With the crispness of winter giving way to sunny, blue-sky days, I’m sure a lot of you will be heading outdoors this month. Make the most of it with one of Wynnum Manly’s free music events in September.

The seasons kicks off with the Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival on Sunday, 3 September. This is a free family fun day that will take place at Bandstand Park, with children’s entertainment, a selection of food, and, of course, live jazz. 

The Wynnum Choral Society turns 100 in 2026 but they’re looking spritely for their age! They will perform a selection of pop music, folk songs, and show tunes at the Wynnum Municipal Hall on Sunday, 3 September from 3pm. 

And Gigs on Greene continues to draw a crowd of hundreds each month. The free al fresco music event comes from the team behind Wynnum Fringe and Rock the Bay. In September, it will take place Sunday, 10 September, at Greene Park, Wynnum, from 1pm.

Brisbane Floral Emblem

Which flower says ‘Brisbane’ to you? Is it the buttery Brisbane wattle? Or maybe the dramatically named Firewheel tree flower?

Brisbane City Council wants your help in picking a new flower to represent our lively city. The shortlist was created earlier this year and community members are asked to vote for their favourite:

  • Brisbane Wattle Flower (Acacia fimbriata)
  • Brisbane Lily Flower (Proiphys cunninghamii)
  • Firewheel Tree Flower (Stenocarpus sinuatus)
  • Dwarf Silky Oak Flower (Grevillea banksii)

To vote, visit

Free Native Plants Program

Do you know that some community members and groups can score free native plants thanks to the BCC Native Plants program?

Schools, community groups, clubs on Council-leased land, and some Brisbane residents are eligible for the program. Individuals can claim up to two plants, while groups can claim 20 – 50 (see the Brisbane City Council website ‘Free Native Plants program’ page for more information).

You can apply online, or you are welcome to come to my office if you need some help claiming your plants.

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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