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
Swan Lake Saved
The stormwater retention pond, otherwise known as Swan Lake, at Fisherman's Island in the Port of Brisbane is saved.
The Newman Government has decided to protect Swan Lake and not allow the Port of Brisbane to convert it into a car park. The pending change to the Port of Brisbane Land Use Plan (LUP) would have seen a portion of port land rezoned from Open Space to Port Industry Precinct and the lake filled in.
Premier Campbell Newman, the Deputy Premier, the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, the Honourable Scott Emerson, and the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection, the Honourable Andrew Powell were not satisfied that other options had been sufficiently explored. The government values the ecological biodiversity of the site and the important role it plays as a storm water retention pond.
This is a great outcome for our local community and for our precious local bird habitats. The Newman Government has taken the concerns of the community seriously with respect to this important local asset and look forward to it continuing to be enjoyed for generations.
It was very important to me as your local Member of Parliament that I represent the views of so many who cared so deeply about protecting the lake. I am very pleased with the result and I want to thank all of those who took part in the campaign to save Swan Lake.
Pictured below Hon Andrew Powell MP- Environment Minister, Hon. Scott Emerson- Minister for Public Transport and Main Roads, Neil Symes MP- Member for Lytton.
Posted by webmaster on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 @ 16:55:24
Brisbane Performers Line Up
Wynnum, Brisbane – 30 October, 2013 - Savoyards Musical Comedy Society Inc. proudly presents
the Broadway hit – Forbidden Broadway, Saturday, 15 February – Sunday, 23 February, 2014 at the
new Star Theatre, Manly, Queensland. Forbidden Broadway is an hilarious, loving, and endlessly
entertaining cabaret revue which sharply spoofs shows like Mamma Mia, Wicked, Les Misèrables,
Chicago, Spamalot, Annie, Hairspray, A Chorus Line and Rent to name a few!
Originally opening in New York in 1982, Forbidden Broadway won Tony Honours for Excellence in
Theatre, was nominated five times for a Drama Desk Award, winning three times for Best Revue,
Drama Desk Special Awards including Best Revival and a Drama Desk Award for Best Musical.
Savoyards, one of Brisbane’s largest community based musical theatre companies, has enjoyed a sell
out year of theatre, presenting the Queensland amateur premiere production of The Phantom of the
Opera [May/June 2013] and The Pirates of Penzance [Sept/Oct 2013]. When the public audition
announcement was made for their production of Forbidden Broadway [auditioning November 8 –
11], so many Brisbane performers scrambled for an audition that Savoyards had to take the
unprecedented step of creating a waiting list.
Performances take place at the new Star Theatre in Manly, Brisbane, from Saturday, 15 February to
Sunday, 23 February, 2014. Tickets can be purchased on the Savoyards website,
www.savoyards.com.au, from January 6.
Forbidden Broadway is presented through special arrangement with Origin Theatrical, on behalf
of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, New York.
Posted by webmaster on Monday, 04 November 2013 @ 18:27:41
Halloween Street Party 2013
The Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party has become the biggest event in our area with a huge turn out again this year. Organizers must be wondering how to enlarge the Manly main street to accommodate the masses of people. This year was well-planned with the addition of a big ferris wheel and extra rides. Many old and young dressed up for the event and took part in the parade with some pretty scary costumes on display (I think they were costumes).
Lots of local school bands got an opportunity to show their playing skills on the Stratton Terrace stage, the highlight being the Wynnum State High School band with the entire band making a huge effort to dress up. The band played a range of tunes including some spooky numbers played after being given the music only two weeks ago.
Posted by webmaster on Wednesday, 30 October 2013 @ 18:00:43
Movies in the Park
The Bayside PCYC and the Manly Harbour Village Chamber of Commerce presents "Movies in the Park", a free community event. The next movie on Saturday 2 November is "Night at the Museum" starting at 7pm at Little Bayside Park, Manly. 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.
A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. Movie stars Ben Stiller, is rated PG and is a comedy.
Posted by webmaster on Monday, 28 October 2013 @ 18:20:05
Halloween Street Parade - Manly Brisbane
Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party is on Saturday 26 October with the fun starting early at 11am. The Halloween street party has been a great success with visitors coming from far and wide to experience this spooky spectacle. Come in costume and join the spooky street parade at dusk, visit the Manly Creative Market, enjoy the kid’s rides and IGA Manly Pumpkin Carving Competition. The event is a fun, free and family friendly community event.
11.00 am Rides & Amusements
1.00 pm Manly Creative Markets & Food Vans
2.30 pm School Band Stage featuring: Moreton Bay Boys College, Brisbane Bayside College,
Manly State Schools, Manly West SS, Tingalpa SS, Wynnum SS, Wynnum West SS, Wondall SS, Wynnum State High School, Cleveland SHS, Wynnum Manly State Education
Alliance, Cannon Hill Anglican College
3.30pm Main Stage Entertainment & Roving Street Performers including:
Phoenix Fire Tribe, Qld Pipes and Drums, Qld Irish Association Pipe Band, Qld Police Juvenile Pipe Band, Mathew Turner- Dauncey (Quest for
the Best Winner), Momentum, Heather Robinson, Patrick Robinson, Cleveland State High School, Fusion, Cadence, Rosie Bye, Campbell Hall, Sari Bollysize, Zoie, Danceworks and Belly dancers
6 pm Street Parade
7 pm Movie in the Park
9 pm Fireworks
Posted by webmaster on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 @ 17:13:15
Successful Markets in Wynnum Central
The 1st of the new monthly Wynnum Central Markets was held last weekend 5 October. Edith Street was closed to cars and the road was taken over by stalls and shoppers. Wynnum Central hasn’t seen so much activity on a weekend for many years. Well done to the organisers at the Wynnum Chamber for breathing life into weekend Wynnum once again. Maybe it’s time to consider closing Edith St to traffic permanently a discussion that has been going on since the Thursday late night shopping closings many, many years ago. Pictured below Edelweiss Jewellery, Jonathan Dass Freelance Photography and Jensen Opals, just some of the stalls at the Wynnum Central Markets.
Posted by webmaster on Sunday, 13 October 2013 @ 13:58:38
Wynnum Relay For Life
Our Wynnum Relay For Life event is happening at the Wynnum Vikings AFL Club at 300 Kianawah Road over the 12th and 13th of October. It is the first time that the event is happening in Wynnum.
The Relay for Life involves teams camping overnight in tents , taking turns to keep a baton moving around a track between 3pm Saturday through to 9am Sunday with food, entertainment and ceremonies running throughout the day and night. It is a coming together of the community to celebrate local cancer survivors and carers, to honor and remember loved ones who have lost their lives to cancer and an opportunity to fight back against a disease that takes too much. The event raises money for Cancer Council Queensland’s Lifesaving research and support programs.
It is an empowering event and no fitness level required it is fun for everyone. Organisers are hoping to invite any survivors and carers from the area who might be interested in joining us for the opening lap and special afternoon that we are putting on from 3-4pm Saturday the 12th. People can find out more information and register by calling 1300 65 65 85 or visit the website at www.relayforlife.org.au
The event kicks off at 3pm on Saturday the 12th and finished up at 9am on Sunday the 13th. Why not register a team or just go down and support this worthwhile event.
Posted by webmaster on Sunday, 06 October 2013 @ 10:55:25
Twilight Bay Run Wynnum Foreshore
The Wynnum foreshore Twilight Bay Run on Saturday the 21st September was a great success and raised thousands of dollars for the Horizon Foundation. The Horizon Foundation will be putting the money towards their Link Personnel service which assists locals with disability, injury and illness attain career goals.
The 10km marathon was won by Hintsa Mebrahtu and Clare Geraghty with Jackson Elliott and Melanie Panayiotou winning the half marathon. Congratulations to Wynnum and Districts Chamber of Commerce, chamber manager Peter Baines and all the volunteers for organizing and assisting with the success of the event.
Photos supplied curtsey of the Pelican's Nest by the Bay.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 04 October 2013 @ 11:59:44
BABI’s 30th Anniversary Gala Fundraising Dinner
This year’s Gala Fundraiser will be at Shangri La Gardens 1969 Wynnum Rd, Wynnum West on Friday October 18 at 7pm. The Speaker for the evening will be Danni ‘Rockstar’ Suriano the Ambassador for Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia. The cost for the dinner is $85 per person or $800 for a table of 10 for a 2 course dinner with champagne on arrival, live entertainment, Auctions, DJ, Lucky Door Prize and Raffles.
For more information and/or bookings please call 3393 4176 (Ext 11) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by webmaster on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 @ 19:54:06
Wynnum Central Markets
A new market is about to gain a regular spot in Edith Street, Wynnum from Saturday October 5. Wynnum Central will become a hive of activity with Edith St being closed from 8.30am to 4.30pm and markets open from 9am to 4pm each month.
This new initiative is designed to bring a regular trade into our community. Markets stalls will vary between art/craft/vintage and retro and stalls can be arranged through David Bateson 0402 332 287 or email@example.com. Book it now into your diary!
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 27 September 2013 @ 20:31:09
4000 Runners to Wynnum’s Twilight Run
Councillor Peter Cumming will fire the starter’s gun on Saturday the 21st September to start this year’s Twilight Run on The Esplanade at Wynnum. Organisers are expecting 4000 people to run this year in one of the three main runs starting with the 21.1km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km runs/walk as well as providing activities for the kids from 4pm to 8pm.
The Wynnum Manly Ward Suburban Initiative Grant Fund has provided just over $6000 towards this event it’s a great way to showcase the Wynnum Manly area. All entries in before the end of this month qualify for the last early bird rate.