The Wynnum Wading Pool is closed at the moment while the Council are doing general cleaning and also applying a non-slip coat on the pool steps. At the same time the sand on the bottom is being cleaned with the pumps and filtering equipment being fixed and serviced for summer. No chemicals are added to the seawater in the pool which is constantly filtered during filling and during normal operations of the pool.
The Council is aiming to have the pool refilled and open before the September school holidays.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 09 August 2013 @ 21:19:50
BCC Grants Now Open
There are a number of grants now open for sporting and community not-for-profit groups. I encourage all groups in the Wynnum Manly Ward community to consider these grants and where applicable apply for funding to support your group and help it grow. My staff can assist if you have any problems. Healthy and Physical Activity Grants Program
For projects to increase participation in community sport, recreation and physical activity in Brisbane. Grants are between $5,000 and $20,000 Community Development and Capacity Building Grants Program
To improve and develop services that respond to local and city-wide issues in Brisbane, including – increasing community identity and connections; increasing social inclusion and reducing isolation. Grants are between $2,000 and $10,000. Community Support Funding Program
Provides financial assistance to: Community groups facing financial hardships and providers of affordable housing in Brisbane
Eligible applicant groups must have paid General Rates on properties they owned or administered during the 2012/13 financial year. Successful groups and service providers are credited a percentage of the annual general rates paid. Suburban Crime Prevention Grants
For suburban businesses and not-for-profit community groups and sporting clubs for projects or services that will help deter crime and improve community safety in their local suburb and community. Applicants can apply for an amount between $1,000 and $10,000.
Posted by webmaster on Thursday, 25 July 2013 @ 20:11:13
Residents Advised to Conserve Water Usage
Customers are advised to conserve water usage effective immediately due to
reduced levels of potable water supplies.
Seqwater has advised that due to record turbidity levels in the Brisbane River as a
result of the extreme weather from ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald, the Mt Crosby Water
Treatment Plant is currently offline.
Due to the shutdown of Mt Crosby, Queensland Urban Utilities and Seqwater are
urging all residents in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Lockyer,
Somerset and Scenic Rim to conserve water over the next 24–48 hours while the bulk
water supplies are replenished.
Mt Crosby is the region’s largest water treatment plant and supplies the majority of
Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan city council’s drinking water.
The turbidity levels in the Brisbane River are four times the level experienced during the
January 2011 flood event and are expected to take up to 48 hours to dissipate.
Residents are strongly advised to restrict their water usage to essential requirements
only, including drinking and brief showers. and refrain from any unnecessary water use
until further notice. This includes: topping up their swimming pools, outdoor hosing and
Posted by webmaster on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 @ 22:13:11
BCC Photographic Awards
The 2012/13 Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards are open to all Australian residents with a passion for photography.
The Awards are an opportunity for photographers of any age and experience level (including professional photographers), to showcase their talents by making an original and creative statement about life in Brisbane.
Applications are now open and close Monday 28 January 2013. There are some great prizes in three categories –
Open - winner will receive $10,000 prize money
Youth - winner will receive $2,500 prize money
People's Choice - winner will receive $500 prize money
Entry is via the council online website – www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/arts-and-culture/lord-mayors-photographic-awards/index.htm.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 07 December 2012 @ 21:32:59
Brisbane 2012 Time Capsule
A time capsule will be placed inside Brisbane City Hall when the building re-opens in early 2013 and now is your chance to get involved. Share your story by creating your own postcard. Your postcard should include an image and a short story of no more than 300 words. At the end of 2012, your stories will be compiled into a book and placed inside the City Hall time capsule for safekeeping until 2059.
Primary school students have the chance to enter a competition to design the book cover the Brisbane 2012 Time Capsule book. Find out more about the student design competition open for entries until Friday, 12 October 2012.
For all the details click here.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 28 September 2012 @ 18:51:42
Don't Forget to Vote
Congratulations to Peter Cumming with the council election being declared on Wednesday. Peter Cumming with 9656 votes to closest rival 9201 a close contest.
Polling Booth locations
Lindum Uniting Church Hall, 174 Sibley Road, Wynnum West Lota Police Citizens Youth Club, Macdonald Street, Lota Manly State School, 63 Ernest Street, Manly Manly East RSL Hall, 184 Melville Terrace, Manly Manly West Silky Oaks Child Care Centre, 218 Manly Road, Manly West Preston Road Alliance Church Hall, 60 Preston Road, Manly West Wondall Heights State School, Wondall Road, Manly West Wynnum State School, 81 Boxgrove Avenue, Wynnum Wynnum Central St Peters Anglican Church Hall, Bride Street, Wynnum Wynnum South Guardian Angels Parish Hall, 198 Bay Terrace, Wynnum Wynnum West State School, 2036 Wynnum Road, Wynnum West
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 28 April 2012 @ 11:03:50
Manly Harbour Village Halloween Street Party
The Manly Halloween Street Parade is the biggest event of the year in Wynnum Manly. The day starts at 11am Saturday. There are rides, a movie in the park and fireworks, among other activities. The parade itself starts at 6pm. Anyone who has made the effort to dress up in Halloween costume who wants to go in the parade needs to gather near the corner of Cambridge Parade and Melville Terrace. The parade goes down Cambridge Parade to the Esplanade then turns left and breaks up at Cardigan Parade.
There will be thousands at the parade so I suggest getting there hours before the parade or catching the train to Manly station and walking down the road. The Parade puts Manly on the map and hopefully leads to follow up business not just a one night boom.
Brisbane City Council provided $ 15 000 towards the overheads for the festival.
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 29 October 2011 @ 10:58:57
Calling all high school students. Introducing ibrary a youth initiative development by Brisbane City Council libraries exclusively for high school students in Brisbane. ibrary gives high school students quick and easy access to resources & databases, events, discussion forum.
Students don't have to be library members. To sign up visit www.ibrary.com.au and select the link to Register Now. If students have any problems joining email firstname.lastname@example.org Brochures are available at Peter Cumming's ward office if you would like further information.
Posted by webmaster on Saturday, 09 April 2011 @ 08:13:38
Brisbane City Council is supporting Earth Hour and encourages Brisbane residents, schools and businesses to switch off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday, 26 March as a show of support in reducing energy.The theme this year is Earth Hour: Beyond the Hour, encouraging us to pause and consider how we can change our behaviour to make a real difference 'beyond the hour' and to take long-term action on climate change. Join with neighbours and schools in Brisbane to hold an Earth Hour backyard or school barbeque. Invite family and friends to switch off their lights at home and come to your barbeque as a fun way of taking Earth Hour 'beyond the hour'. Register your backyard barbeque and get a flag on the map in your suburb.
Posted by webmaster on Thursday, 24 March 2011 @ 16:12:52
Flood Clean Up - Help
BCC desperately need anyone who owns a bobcat, dump truck, front-end loader, water tanker or other heavy equipment to give us a hand with the clean-up. Please don’t bother to offer if you are seeking payment. We are after genuine volunteers who want to help and we will promptly respond to advise you where you should take your equipment.
For those that can offer their services please email email@example.com or contact Council on 07 3403 8888.
Other volunteers should email their services or phone Volunteering Queensland on 07 3002 7600. You can also register online at www.volunteeringqld.org.au
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 14 January 2011 @ 11:26:02
RAW (Real Adventure Women) is a Brisbane City Council Active and Healthy Lifestyle program that offers fantastic value for money activities across Brisbane. The program delivers activities that encourage women from 16 years to stay active and healthy, develop new skills and form new friendships. For further information visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/activeandhealthy or phone Council's 24/7 number 3403 8888. A brochure of the full calendar of events in Brisbane is available from Cr Peter Cumming's office in Wynnum.
Following is an outline of activities in the Wynnum Manly district:
Saturday, 24 July - Boat & jet ski licensing is a relaxed fun time course with emphasis on safety and skills attainment. During the day you will learn boating skills through theory and practical sessions in the boat/jet ski. 8am-5pm at Brisbane Coast Guard, Trafalgar Street, Manly ($150). Contact Allstate Boat Licensing Darryl 3822 4432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, 29 August - Dragon boating paddling in Manly Harbour. Club members will take you through the warm up exercises, safety demonstration and then onto the water for a good dose of adventure and fun. 9am-11.30am ($30). Relax and compare notes over morning tea. 542 Royal Esplanade, Manly. Contact email@example.com or 0418 716 177 or firstname.lastname@example.org or 0417 726 512.
Sunday, 29 August - Half day sailing course - 8am-12noon or 1-5pm ($70). Learn to steer a yacht, work the sails and winches while sailing around Moreton Bay. Contact Southern Cross School of Yachting Jenny 3396 4100 email@example.com
Every Thursday - Ladies dinghy sailing on Moreton Bay in 18 foot dinghies from 11am-2.30pm. No prerequisites and aimed at all skill levels. Contact Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Sailing School Tom 3396 8666 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 September - Weekend sailing course from 9am Sat to 4pm Sun ($360). Learn the basics of yacht sailing including night sailing and sleeping on board. Meals and on-board accommodation provided. Contact Southern Cross School of Yachting Jenny 3396 4100 email@example.com
Museum of Brisbane - Entries are now open for the 2010 Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards which provide a chance for photographers of any age and experience to showcase their talents and make an original and creative statement about life in Brisbane.
The finalists have a chance to share in more than $13,000 worth of prizes and will also be displayed in an innovative new format in King George Square. Entries close 5pm Friday, 27 August.
Download entry form click here or call Council's 24 hour Contact Centre 3403 8888.
Posted by webmaster on Friday, 02 July 2010 @ 10:39:16
Council Connecting with Homeless
Councillor for Doboy Ward, Cr John Campbell and Councillor for Wynnum Manly Ward, Cr Peter Cumming are calling on local residents to dig deep and donate for Brisbane City Council’s Homeless Connect event on Tuesday, 11 May 2010 at RNA Showgrounds.
Councillors Campbell and Cumming said residents could make donations at either the Doboy or Wynnum Manly Ward Offices or at St Vincent de Paul’s outlets until 30 April.
“We are calling on all local residents and businesses to show their generosity and donate some needed items to the Homeless Connect event,” Councillor Campbell said.
“The most essential items are men’s clothing and toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste. We are also asking for donations of towels, canned goods, blankets, and shoes.
Brisbane City Council Meeting a Big Day for Wynnum-Manly
Cr Peter Cumming said the Brisbane City Council meeting held yesterday, Tuesday 9 June, included a number of important decisions for the Wynnum-Manly Ward. The tender for the lease of the Manly swimming pool was approved. Six tenders had been received for the Manly pool lease. The successful tenderer was Whitsunday Aquatics Pty Ltd which currently runs the pool in Proserpine in North Queensland.
Cr Cumming said the lease was for a period of 19 years and 9 months. The rental payable was $13,000 per annum plus CPI adjustments annually.
As part of staged improvements over the first 6 years the lessee had agreed to heat the 25m pool, add a program pool, refurbish the entry and kiosk area, renovate or re-use the residence for another purpose, and add seating areas around the pool. The total cost of the additional improvements was $530,000.
Following the wettest 24 hour period in over 20 years, a number of areas are experiencing road closures and flooding. Between 187 to 257mm of rain has fallen in the western suburbs, 160 to 240mm in the Northern suburbs and 120 to 140mm in the South and Eastern suburbs.
For a full list of affected roads and areas, click here. Traffic cams of major roads can also be viewed here.
A number of public transport services have also been affected.
Due to the rain and road conditions, bus services to the Gap, Bellbowrie and Moggil will change - the 380, 381 and 385 services will now terminate at West Ashgrove and the 444 service will terminate at Kenmore Village.
CityCats services will also experience delays. In particular, they will be travelling slowly around the Bulimba area to avoid floating debris coming out of Breakfast Creek.
Translink has a full list of affected services here or for further information, contact them on 13 12 30.
Info from Lord Major Campbell Newman Click Here to visit web site.
Posted by webmaster on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 @ 17:35:37