As world leaders converge in New York City for the United Nations Emergency Climate Change Summit on September 21, the world will be watching. Now's our chance to decide: how will history remember this moment?
Our Prime Minister will be a no show at the global emergency Climate Summit, which is hardly a surprise given his active efforts to dismantle a scheme that was working to make polluters pay and decrease carbon emissions, destroy our renewable energy funding and infrastruture and eliminating independent scientific advice from feeding into good climate policy decisions. But what that means is that it's now up to us to give world leaders the mandate to act on Australia's behalf. Let's make climate change history!
What: People's Climate Mobilisation Brisbane - Stand up for the Reef!
Organised by: Australian Youth Climate Coalition
When: 11am, Sunday September 21 2014
Where Queen's Park, Brisbane CBD
Posted by webmaster on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 @ 17:41:51
Grant to relocate the Manly Tourism Information Centre
Treasurer of the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce Sandy MacDonald and President David Farley celebrate the Chamber receiving $150 000 from the Brisbane City Council to relocate the Manly Tourism Information Centre to the William Gunn Jetty off Wyvernleigh Close at Manly. $75 000 is by way of a grant and $75 000 is a loan to be repaid in three years.
The Manly Tourist Information Centre will be relocated from Cambridge Parade to the Bullfrog Café before Christmas. Eventually there will be an Environmental Education Centre on the Jetty as well.
Meanwhile, the Bullfrog Café is up and running from 7am to 4pm daily with evening meals starting from 12 September on Thursday to Saturday. The Bullfrog is licensed.
Thanks to Economic Development Chairperson, Julian Simmonds, who we met with on 1st November last year to discuss the funding. Thanks Julian.
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 30 August 2014 @ 13:47:57
Proposed Wynnum Library and Supermarket
The Brisbane City Councill has announced their proposals for the commercial section of the old Wynnum Central State School site which is bounded by Florence and Charlotte Streets.
The proposal is for the following:-
On the ground floor:-
a new full line supermarket which will occupy an area of 3000 square metres
two specialty retail tenancies of 120 and 80 square metres
On the first floor:-
a Brisbane City Council library of 2061 square metres
an outdoor terrace associated with the library of 300 square metres
There will be 213 car parking spaces.
Posted by webmaster on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 @ 16:59:27
Gem Show 30 August 2014
The Waterloo Bay Lapidary Club Inc. will be holding their 47th Annual Gem Show on Saturday 30th August 2014 at the Hemmant Community Hall 31 Hemmant-Tingalpa Road Hemmant from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm all welcome.
Admission $3.00 Pensioners $2.00 & Under 12 years free.
Members Display; come and see what our members have been working on throughout the year.
There will be items for sale from Tailgaters & Traders as they have many and varied minerals, rocks, fossils, & gemstones, some in the rough and others all polished and ready for setting or simply just to take home and admire their beauty. Lapidary Supplies are available from our traders plus Jewellery & Handicrafts. Our Club table will have many varieties of Jams, pickles, cakes for you to choose from. Refreshments available all day
Tickets for the Raffle will be available, so get in early as the Raffle will be drawn 2:00 pm on the Day.
No car – come by train to Hemmant Station then simply cross the road and you are there.
It is a family friendly place and a great day out.
Contact 0407266281 – website:www.lapidary.net.au - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by webmaster on Thursday, 21 August 2014 @ 17:53:45
Wynnum Creative Spaces
This is a new jointly supported and established project by WynnumCentral and the Wynnum & Districts Chamber of Commerce. It aims to take a leaf out of the example of Newcastle, which was able to revitalise its city centre using an approach based on allowing artists and artisans to occupy empty shop space. There's more to this of course, and I will keep you informed as the project progresses.
Currently we are interested to hear from any artist or artisan who would be interested in learning more about the scheme and perhaps in applying to use empty shop space in Wynnum. If that's you, contact the Wynnum & Districts Chamber of Commerce with your details www.wynnumchamber.org/website
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 16 August 2014 @ 11:13:58
Cuts to local services
The Bayside has been hit hard by cuts to jobs and local services.
In the last two years, our community has lost the:
◾24 hour emergency department at Wynnum Hospital
◾Moreton Bay Nursing Care Unit, which has been demolished
◾$15 million Wynnum GP Super Clinic
◾Wynnum Department of Housing Office
◾Wynnum Department of Child Safety Office
◾School nurses program
◾Bayside Tenancy Advice and Advocacy Service, which helped renters who were ripped off
◾Caravan and Manufactured Home Residents Association in the Wynnum CBD
◾Funding for BABI Youth and Family Services on Bay Terrace
And it’s not over yet. Now Campbell Newman wants to close Casuarina Lodge at Wynnum West, which provides care to people with severe brain injuries. These cuts have affected hundreds of local families and frontline workers who have lost their jobs. www.facebook.com/DanielCheverton
Posted by webmaster on Thursday, 14 August 2014 @ 17:44:35
Live Music at SN@P
SN@P is Wynnum’s new hub for creative people!
Are you a Band, Soloist, dancer or dance crew or a short film producer?
Based at 77 Charlotte Street Wynnum SN@P is a new performance space in Wynnum and they are looking for Band, dancers and creative types to fill up once monthly open mic nights. If you are young and creative and want a space to share your talents with others, please contact Chris Richards via email, email@example.com for more information.
SN@P open Mic nights are held on the 1 Saturday of every month from 5pm-8pm. SN@P will supply a full sound system, back line and projectors for use by artists. Like us www.facebook.com/snapcollective
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 02 August 2014 @ 14:15:57
Wondall Heights State School Fete is on this Saturday 26 July starting at 10am. Fun for all ages with lots of rides, animal farm, stalls, sample bags, face painting, games and food from different nations. There is also a giant cent auction, an art show and performances by Wondall students, Bayside youth band, FAD and the Marching girls. Also attending the fete the fire brigade will be bringing a truck, the police will be setting up a stall and the kids can get their finger prints done.
See you at Wondall Heights State School 260 Wondall Road, Manly West.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 25 July 2014 @ 15:59:54
Brisbane City Plan
As part of its Brisbane City Plan 2014, Brisbane City Council will be holding a series of 'Talk to a Planner' events in the coming months. The sessions will help members of the community understand what the new planning scheme means for development in Brisbane.
The next scheduled 'Talk to a Planner' events will be held on:
Wednesday, 6 August 2014 - Sherwood Room, Brisbane City Hall, 64 Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD - 12-2pm and 5-7pm.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - Community Centre, Kedron Wavell RSL, 375 Hamilton Road, Chermside - 2-4pm and 5-7pm.
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 12 July 2014 @ 11:39:01
INDIGENOUS RECOGNITION GAME - Wynnum Manly Seagulls VS Central Queensland Capr
Deadly Choices & Redlands City Council are proud to present the Wynnum Manly Seagull’s first INDIGENOUS RECOGNITION GAME - SUNDAY 13 JULY recognising and acknowledging the Quandamooka People and the Club’s Past Indigenous greats
Wynnum Manly Seagulls VS Central Queensland Capras
Round 19 Intrust Super Game, Ron Stark Oval, Dunwich, Sunday 13 July
11:45 am: Straddie Sharks v Eagleby Giants
2:00 pm: Indigenous presentation and traditional dance
2:15 pm: Intrust Super Cup kick-off
Ground activities for the family include a rock climbing wall, jumping castle, healthy eating food demonstrations, as well as Dental and Health Vans for checkups. Proudly Supported by Deadly Choices, Redlands City Council and Straddie Ferries
*This is an Alcohol and Drug Free Event
Pre-purchase Straddie Ferries Fast Flyer tickets from the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club or Wynnum Manlys Seagulls RLFC at a discounted rate:
Adults: $14.00 return
Children: $7.00 return
Valid for travel Friday to Sunday of the game weekend, phone 07 3393 3482 for more information.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 04 July 2014 @ 18:25:30
Zumbathon Charity Event Wynnum Manly Leagues Club
Zumbathon Charity Event will be held at Wynnum Manly Leagues Club on Sunday 6 July (registration at 5pm and class starts at 5:30pm). Zumba fitness instructors will be performing together at this special event. There will be prizes to be won, Zumbawear for sale and more...
All the money raised will be donated to Novak Djokovic Foundation - Serbia Flood Relief Appeal and will help with reconstruction of kindergartens and schools destroyed in the recent floods.
Three years ago I organised a Zumbathon Charity Event for the victims of Queensland floods and we raised nearly $2000 for the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal. I am hoping that we can do the same this time,if not better.
Tickets will be $20 pre-purchased and $25 at the door. I will be selling them in my classes but people can also contact me via mobile (0403 113 828) or email.
Come and help us make this event a success, be ready to shake and shimmy, let loose, have loads of fun and all for a great cause!
Posted by webmaster on Monday, 23 June 2014 @ 17:12:17
Posted by webmaster on Thursday, 19 June 2014 @ 21:15:30
Fort Lytton National Park - Living History Weekend
On Saturday 7 June and Sunday 8 June the grounds of Fort Lytton National Park will come alive with 2000 years of history. The Fort is one of Queensland's most important heritage sites (and one of the least known). Its stories, embodying the themes of defence, health and immigration, are reflected in the unique buildings and hidden structures inside its boundaries. Fort Lytton is not just a rare 19th century Fort designed to protect Brisbane from attack. It was also known in the early 20th century, as the Lytton Quarantine Station and was used to protect Brisbane from disease. (One of the buildings is now the Wynnum Rugby Union Club house).
Fort Lytton National Park is a fascinating site to explore. In use throughout both World Wars, it provides a stimulating background to History Alive: a Journey through Time.
Book your tickets now for the two days or just one - a family pass for the weekend is $45 so go online and find out more at www.historyalive.com.au. You can purchase tickets at the gate.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 06 June 2014 @ 15:47:26
RE/MAX Advantage Illuminations Festival
Wynnum’s foreshore will come alight with the inaugural Remax Illuminations Festival on Saturday 21st June from noon to 9pm. Entertainment will feature a Lantern parade light displays; tree illuminations; twilight markets and a Fire Sculpture.
A spectacular Fire Sculpture will be lit on Pandanus Beach
Lantern Parade - Featuring seaside themed giant lantern creations and hundreds of children’s lanterns forming a colourful parade from Wynnum Central
Colour change floating lanterns on Wynnum Wading pool
Light displays will project children’s artwork on poolside buildings
Tree illuminations will light up around the Wynnum ‘whale’ playground
WINAM local aboriginal group to perform special displays
A twilight market will have displays of foods and crafts
Manly Dragon boat club will provide a twilight tug-of-war competition in Wynnum Wading pool
Posted by webmaster on Sunday, 01 June 2014 @ 18:39:29
Bay Wave Youth and Community Festival
This Saturday 31 May the eighth Bay Wave Youth and Community Festival will be held at Lota Skate Park, Cnr Alexander and MacDonald Sts, Lota from 11am - 4:30pm. The festival celebrates and recognises the importance and achievements of all young people in the local community and the aim is to create opportunities for showcasing the talents, skills and ideas of local young people. The Festival offers a range of activities, workshops and performances throughout the day for the whole community to enjoy and participate in.