Dear Residents of Wynnum Manly
The LNP Administration has announced their proposals for the commercial section of the old Wynnum Central State School site which is bounded by Florence and Charlotte Streets.
The proposal is for the following:
On the ground floor:
- a new full line supermarket which will occupy an area of 3000 square metres
- two specialty retail tenancies of 120 and 80 square metres
On the first floor:
- a Brisbane City Council library of 2061 square metres
- an outdoor terrace associated with the library of 300 square metres
There will be 213 car parking spaces.
I welcome the proposal in so far as the library is to be much larger than the existing Wynnum library.
Also another supermarket in Wynnum Central will make the market for groceries more competitive which will benefit consumers. I believe the supermarket is likely to be a Woolworth’s supermarket which will encourage Woollies shoppers to stay in Wynnum Central rather than travelling to Wynnum Plaza or Mayfair on Manly.
However, I am disappointed that the administration has made no attempt to get a cinema on the site. Past surveys have shown this is what local residents want. This would have given a far bigger boost to the area.
Further, the commercial part of the school site is in the eight storey area under the Wynnum Manly Neighbourhood Plan and a two storey building is a massive underdevelopment of the site.
Finally, I am concerned that there has been no consultation with local residents on what has been proposed.
The proposal has been treated as a fait accompli with a Development Application having been lodged yesterday 18th August.
What do you think of this proposal? I would be happy to hear from you.
Councillor for Wynnum Manly Ward
0409 260 955