Cr Peter Cumming
I have represented the Ward of Wynnum Manly in the Brisbane City Council since 1994.
The Wynnum Manly Ward consists of the suburbs of Wynnum, Wynnum West, Manly, Lota and about 75% of Manly West.
About 40 000 people live in the Wynnum Manly Ward, which is growing steadily, mainly due to the increasing number of medium density units being built in the Wynnum Central area.
The Wynnum Manly Neighbourhood Plan, which came into effect on 1st July 2009, allows medium density 8-storey and 5-storey developments in designated areas in Wynnum Central, close to the Wynnum Central Railway Station.
As at November 2016, two 5-storey buildings have been completed and a further two 5-storey and two 3-storey buildings are under construction. In addition, one 8-storey and fifteen 5-storey buildings have been approved by Council. In Wynnum Central there has been strong growth in businesses such as coffee shops.
I believe the increased population will lead to more and better shops and restaurants in Wynnum Central in contrast to the current OP shop dominated tenancy mix. Likewise, I believe the commercial vacancy rate will fall as well.
Residents are enjoying the new Wynnum Library which opened in June 2016 and is a great asset to our community. I am sure it will meet the needs of local residents for many years to come. The nearest big library to Wynnum is located at Carindale. I believe that residents living in areas like Wakerley, half way between the two, may choose to visit Wynnum Library now.
Every week over 5000 people receive my e-newsletter direct to their inbox. This contains details on “What’s Happening” in the area. If you would like to receive my newsletter, please email me at [email protected]
My office is located at the corner of Pine Street and Bay Terrace, Wynnum. The opening hours are Monday – Friday from 8.30 to 4.30pm. Please drop in and see me or call ahead for an appointment. I am happy to meet and discuss any council issues you may have.
The Wynnum Manly Ward has a number of Senior’s Groups who meet regularly for social morning tea and chat, for activities, or planning events that interest members. Below is a list of some of the groups in our community with a link to all their details for contacting them.
With so much work being put into developing the Wynnum CBD and the need to keep all our local businesses operating and supported, I have sourced the information of many local businesses for you to support.
I hope you, like me feel the need to support our local businesses where possible. If you are a new business, or I haven’t met up with you as yet, please contact my office to add your details to our list.