About Peter Cumming

Councillor Peter Cumming was born in 1960.  He grew up in Rockhampton before attending the University of Queensland where he obtained degrees in Law and Economics.  He has lived in Wynnum since 1985.

Cr Cumming was a solicitor in private practice for 8 years from late 1995 to late 2003.

Cr Cumming has been married twice and has children born 1992, 2004 and 2007.  He lives with his wife Helen at Kingsley Terrace, Wynnum.

Peter Cumming was elected at the 1994 Brisbane City Council election and was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2008.  At the 2008 election he received 59.06% of the vote after preferences.

Cr Cumming is proud of the upgrades of Esplanade parks all the way from Wynnum North to Lota which have been achieved during his time in Council.  He is very happy with the excellent district parkland at Ropley Road, Wynnum West.

Parks west of the Esplanade, such as Bill Lamond Park, Lota (off-leash area) amd Stannard Road, Manly West (rebound wall and off-leash area), have also been upgraded.

Cr Cumming has secured funding for upgraded fields and lighting at various sporting clubs – Bayside Soccer Club at Lota, Wynnum Bugs Rugby Union and Wynnum Junior Rugby League.

As a keen sportsman himself he played 37 years of soccer, 25 years and continuing of table tennis and 16 years of cricket.  Cr Cumming believes getting young people involved in sport is important for the individual and the community.  He is keen to see good facilities available for sportspersons in the Wynnum Manly district.

Cr Cumming continues to support local environmental groups, the Bayside Creeks Catchment Group and the Harman’s Reserve Bushcare Group.  He also supported the formation of the Wynnum Manly Community Gardens Group and the location of Wynnum Manly’s first community garden in Bridge Street, Wynnum.

Cr Cumming has also taken a keen interest in sewerage and drainage issues and has achieved improvements which have lessened problems in the district.  In addition water from the Wynnum wastewater treatment plant is treated and supplied to the Caltex Oil Refinery for industrial usage.

Cr Cumming is keen to see Wynnum Manly go ahead economically.  He supported the neighbourhood plan which allows 5 and 8 storey buildings in Wynnum Central on the basis that the area needs an economic boost.


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