Tickets are now available for their latest play, "Money - Who Needs It"? written and directed by life member Kris Kooper. Performances are April 4, 5, 11 and 12 with shows starting at 7.30pm and the Matinee on Saturday April 12 at 2.00pm. Venue is the Manly RSL Hall, Melville Tce, Manly.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 07 March 2014 @ 15:49:14
Movies in the Park - Parental Guidance
The Bayside PCYC and the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce Partnership presents Movies in the Park.
Movies in the park is a free community event, this months movie on Saturday the 1st of March 7pm is "Parental Guidance".
Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
Bring the family, a picnic rug or folding chairs and enjoy the Pre Movie Entertainment by the Windsor Brass Band at 6.00 pm courtesy of Brisbane City Council.
Dine at the variety of restaurants, cafes and eateries in Manly Harbour Village. Food can also be purchased at the Movies from 5.00 pm!
For further details go to www.manlyharbourvillage.com
Posted by webmaster on Monday, 24 February 2014 @ 19:16:58
New Mind, Body, Heart and Soul Clinic in Manly
Former "Female Entrepreneur" Kris Freeman has opened a Mind, Body, Heart and Soul Clinic in Manly. She is now a Registered Smart Bowen Therapist, Dip.RBT.BTFA and is also studying Dorn Spinal Therapy and Applied Myoskeletal Therapy and Qi-Gong.
Kris studied Smart Bowen Therapy with Smart Bowen International College and passed with High Distinctions. Smart Bowen is a dynamic bodywork technique that can be applied remedially or holistically. It is relatively gentle and can be very relaxing. It empowers the body's own healing resources achieving balance and harmony, resulting in fast and lasting relief from pain and discomfort. Bowen is an all embracing vibrational medicine therapy, safe to use on any person or animal, from newborns to the elderly, with positive responses to sports injuries, acute or chronic, and organic complaints.
Sunday 23 February the Bayside Creek Catchment Group tree planting day starts at 8.30am to 11am at 108 Green Camp Rd, Wakerley. Wear sun protective clothing and bring water for a good morning in the community.
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 22 February 2014 @ 13:15:46
Special Council Sitting City Plan for Brisbane
This week Council has had a special 4 day sitting to debate and discuss the draft City Plan for Brisbane.
The LNP administration has decided to allow 9.5metre houses to be built "as of right." Despite around 200 submissions from Wynnum Manly residents, this week's City Plan debate will bring the new rule into law. The community can have input into houses over 9.5metres, but you need to know it is happening and I will publicise any of these applications as widely as possible.
You may also know that Council has small lot design guidelines which govern the type and size of houses which can be built on blocks with frontages of less than 15 metres or areas of less than 450 square metres. The boundary clearance for side boundaries used to be one metre but some years ago was changed to 1.5 metres. Well, City Plan 2014 in its final draft has been amended to take it back to one metre! No more breezes in between houses.
Also the 300 square metre subdivisions within 200 metres of shops have been approved despite strong opposition. Built to the boundary walls are allowed on these blocks.
In low medium density areas, which is mainly the hill at Manly there has also been changes. Units can be built to 3 storeys in height which means 11.5 metres to the eaves within 400 metres walking distance of any of the entrances to Manly railway station provided the land is zoned low medium density.
I will have a fact sheet available soon for residents to learn more about the changes to the City Plan.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 07 February 2014 @ 20:23:22
Movies in the Park - Despicable Me
The Bayside PCYC and the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce Presents Movies in the Park, A Free Community Event
Saturday 1 February 2014, 7.00 pm Little Bayside Park, Manly
(at the intersection of Cambridge Parade & the Esplanade)
Bring the family, a picnic rug or folding chairs and enjoy the Pre Movie Entertainment by the Yellow Cabs Brass Band at 6.00 pm courtesy of Brisbane City Council.
Dine at the variety of restaurants, cafes and eateries in Manly Harbour Village. Food can also be purchased at the Movies from 5.00 pm!
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 31 January 2014 @ 21:52:01
Savoyards takes a shot at Broadway
Savoyards Musical Comedy Society Inc., Brisbane’s longest
continuously running community based musical theatre company, proudly presents New York’s longest-running musical comedy revue, spoofing Broadway’s biggest hits, including Les Miserables, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Spamalot and Legally Blonde.
Limited season only
Saturday 15 February – Sunday 23 February, 2014
The NEW Star Theatre, Wynnum High School, Manly [Brisbane’s beautiful Bayside]
Forbidden Broadway runs from February 15 – 23 in the NEW Star Theatre at Wynnum High School, in
the beautiful Brisbane Bayside suburb of Manly. Tickets [with complimentary programme] are $45
Adults, $40 Concession; $25 Junior [Prep – Yr 12] and $38 Group [10+ at any one performance].
Tickets open to the public on Monday, January 13 and can be purchased online at www.savoyards.com.au or by phoning the ticket office on 3893 4321.
Posted by webmaster on Monday, 27 January 2014 @ 11:59:03
Australia Day 2014
The Wynnum Manly Australia Day Breakfast is on again this year on Sunday 26th January. It will be held at Bandstand Park on the Esplanade. There will be free food - sausage sizzle, pancakes and damper. There will be entertainment on the bandstand with a children's show, a bush band and some old time rock and roll. There will be five show rides free of charge as well. The colouring in competition is on again and closes at 8.30am and you must be there at 9.30am to claim a prize if you win. Extra entry forms are available from Wynnum Manly Leagues Club or my office.
See you there with thousands of others!
In the event the rain intervenes we will be having a morning tea at the Leagues Club starting at 9am. The Scope Award and the colouring in competition winners will still be awarded.
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 25 January 2014 @ 19:05:21
More Trains for Wynnum Manly - New Time Table
Local passengers will be the big winners when more than 200 additional train services a day are added to south-east Queensland’s train network from Monday, January 20.
The Cleveland Line would have more frequent services following the major timetable overhaul across south-east Queensland. This is a great result for local commuters with 5 additional peak services at Manly alone.
Some of the other changes across the network include:
More peak Gold Coast services – nine to 12 for AM and 10 to 14 for PM
More peak Shorncliffe line services – eight to 11 for AM and eight to 12 for PM
50 per cent more peak services at some of the Cleveland line’s busiest stations
More peak services for Beenleigh station – 19 to 24 for AM and 18 to 25 for PM
70 per cent peak service increase at some of the Ferny Grove line’s busiest stations
15 minute day-time off-peak CBD to Cannon Hill on the Cleveland line
15 minute day-time off-peak CBD to Coopers Plains on the Beenleigh line
15 minute day-time off-peak CBD to Northgate on the Caboolture line
An additional peak AM and PM Sunshine Coast service.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the new timetable gets the maximum use out of the network’s existing rollingstock and infrastructure in both the peak and weekday off-peak. “This timetable gets the most out of our network and will allow for future growth as new trains start being delivered as part of our New Generation Rollingstock project,” Mr Emerson said. “This is also important in our efforts to increase the capacity on the network beyond the current 2016 deadline.” Queensland Rail and TransLink staff will be out on the network in the coming weeks to assist passengers with the changes. For the latest information go to www.translink.com.au
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 17 January 2014 @ 17:12:06
Fort Lytton School Holiday Programs
These unique programs provide hands-on activities in dramatic scenarios that engage children in real learning and great fun and are designed for children 6 to 12 years.
“Raiders of the Lost Fort” is an adventure in archaeology. Children assist a Professor and Doctor of Archaeology from the University of Moreton Bay in unearthing the mystery surrounding recently discovered ruins. This program runs from 14-16 January.
“Holding the Fort” is a bit of a carry on, with Sergeant Wilson and Corporal Jones battling against the odds to pass inspection. Can the new recruits impress the General and save the day? That’s the challenge! This program runs from 21-23 January 10am-12.30pm.
The programs are provided by Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service Heritage Unit at Fort Lytton National Park, with the support of Caltex Lytton Refinery. They are conducted by professional actors who also provide educational programs throughout the year in collaboration with the Moreton Bay Environmental Centre, based in Wynnum. These programs reflect what is unique about our Bayside community and cost only $8.
To book phone 3393 4647. (No charge for adults supervising children or younger siblings.)
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 10 January 2014 @ 10:39:29
Meals on Wheels New Home
Meals on Wheels and Wynnum Manly Netball to get a new home. Brisbane City Council has announced that Wynnum Meals on Wheels and Wynnum Manly Netball are to relocate to the block of land at 880 Manly Road, Wakerley.
Meals on Wheels will build a state of the art kitchen. They have in excess of $2 000 000 in the bank which will hopefully more than cover the costs. They were gifted land on Wondall Road some years ago which they sold to developers.
The Netball Association are currently located on a council license at Cox Park Lota. They have no funds for redevelopment. They may be able to share toilet, canteen and meeting facilities with Meals on Wheels.However they will also need lights and both hard and grass courts.
The land at 880 Manly Road slopes so considerable earthworks will be required to provide flat land for netball courts. Contouring may be necessary.
To date no commencement and completion date has been announced for the project but I believe it should be completed before the next council election to be held in March 2016.
I look forward to the official Council timeline being announced in the near future.
Posted by webmaster on Monday, 09 December 2013 @ 16:18:30
Movies in the Park - Santa Paws 2
Movies in the Park is a free community event the next movie is ‘Santa Paws 2’ on Saturday 7 December 7.00 pm at Little Bayside Park in Manly (at the intersection of Cambridge Parade & the Esplanade). Bring the family, a picnic rug or folding chairs and enjoy the Movie on the shore of Moreton Bay! Dine at the variety of restaurants, cafes and eateries in Manly Harbour Village.
Food can also be purchased at the Movies from 5.00 pm!
Posted by webmaster on Monday, 02 December 2013 @ 17:49:27
Wynnum Central Development Further Delays
Finally the LNP Administration at City Hall has made some decisions on the old Wynnum Central School site which they purchased from the State Government over 18 months ago.
However THE major decision is to conceal Council’s plans for redevelopment of the commercial part of the site. The plans will be released on 31st January 2016, just two months before the next Council election.
Wynnum Central is crying out for redevelopment. It needs the plans to be released NOW and debated in the local community before they are finalised. Then the plans need to be promoted to the development community. What we do NOT need is to have the plans concealed for two years and released only when it is politically convenient for the LNP administration.
I have said previously I support council advertising for a cinema operator on the site and council being prepared to offer a minimal rent for a period, perhaps five years, to allow the operator to get established.
For those many thousands of Wynnum Manly residents who would like to see a cinema operating in the area this is one of the last chances so I urge you to get behind my proposal.
Apart from a cinema the school land is in the middle of the eight storey area under the 2009 Wynnum Manly Neighbourhood Plan. Therefore I would be happy to see an eight storey apartment building or motel on the site.
Perhaps there would be space for two eight storey buildings. The more people we have living near Wynnum Central the more chance we have of it being revitalised. Doing nothing is not an option.
Prior to the 2012 council election the current Lord Mayor promised a new library for Wynnum Manly. I support him honouring his promise. The area of the school site on the Charlotte Street side where the dreadful old wooden buildings are is the obvious place for the new library.
The only plans that have been revealed by the LNP administration are that Council is to subdivide the school site into five blocks. There will be two 6000 square metre blocks, one for commercial use and one for community use. This second block will include the beautiful old brick building and the useless old wooden buildings. There will be two blocks of parkland which will which will stretch from Florence Street to Charlotte Street and there will be one volumetric underground subdivision which is necessary to facilitate an underground car park.
I call upon the LNP administration to release their ideas for the commercial use of the site immediately. They need to conduct public consultation on the plans before they are finalised. They need to promote the plans to the development community. Over to you Lord Mayor Quirk.
The community section is open for public consultation on December 12 in two sessions. The first is at 2pm to 5pm and the second 6pm to 8pm on the site.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 29 November 2013 @ 16:48:54
Savoyards are seeking performers to play Millie & her Moderns for their next hit musical ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ in May 2014. Male and Female singers, actors and dancers required. If you are interested auditions are on 9 December at 7.30pm to Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre, 241 Tingal Rd, Wynnum.
Posted by webmaster on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 @ 22:08:46
Climate Action Rally
The last month was the hottest on record.
The last 12 months were the hottest on record.
The last summer was the hottest on record, breaking 120 records. Will this summer continue the trend?
The new Coalition government is already moving backwards. Right now, it's more important than ever that we make it clear that the majority of Australians want real climate action. That's why on November 17, GetUp is organising Australia's biggest ever climate events, right across the country. Watch this video, theheat.org.au to sign up and join the rally for action this Sunday 17 at 10am Queens Park, Brisbane.
WEAR HOT SUMMER COLOURS. Think red, orange, yellow - shirts, clothes, signs, banners, facepaint, hats, umbrellas and any other creative ideas. Together we will turn up the heat on climate action! Also bring water, hat and sunscreen.
Posted by webmaster on Monday, 11 November 2013 @ 16:27:00