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Sat Jun 03 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Parkrun
Sat Jun 10 @10:00AM - 12:00AM
History Alive: A Journey Through Time
Sun Jun 11 @10:00AM - 12:00AM
History Alive: A Journey Through Time

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Corby's lavish day raises eyebrows - Courier Mail
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Body in a wheelie bin: Korean boy-band T-shirt key clue after grisly Preston find - The Age
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Pirate ship Notorious is heading for Manly

Attracting attention wherever she goes, the “Pirate” ship Notorious is heading for the William Gunn Jetty in Manly Harbour. Notorious is the only re-creation of a 1480s Portuguese Caraval in the Southern Hemisphere. Built out of 300 tonnes of recycled timber, these ships were popular with pirates due to their speed and agility.

Home to Graeme and Felicity Wylie of Victoria, the pair are making their way to Brisbane as we speak. Earlier this year they completed a 10,000 mile journey from Warrnambool on Victoria’s south-western coasts to Port Douglas, stopping over in Sydney and now have Brisbane in their sights.

Notorious is expected to be moored alongside the William Gunn Jetty in Manly for one week, arriving Tuesday 7th July until Sunday 12th July. Visitors will be able to tour the “Pirate Ship” for the duration of their visit.

For detailed information regarding tours aboard Notorious while she is in port, contact the Wynnum Manly Tourism and Visitor Information Centre.

Event Information Link - http://manlyharbourvillage.com/event/the-notorious-in-manly/


Notorious

Council's 2015 Budget

The Brisbane City Council 2015 Budget was brought down on Wednesday, 17 June 2015. The Budget decides how ratepayers money will be spent in the 2015-16 financial year. The Wynnum Manly Ward has received the following funded projects.

Road Resurfacing and new Kerb and Channel.

It is cheaper for Council to provide new road resurfacing and new kerb and channel at the same time. If the kerb and channel is in poor condition funding is provided for both jobs. So in alphabetical order funds have been provided to the following projects.

Street/Road Resurfacing and Kerb and Channel:-

Allen Street, Manly Resurfacing - $72 000 

Banoon Drive, Wynnum Resurfacing - $156 000;  Kerb & Channel $169 000

Esplanade, Lota Kerb and Channelling - $102 000

Gordon Parade, Manly Kerb and Channel - $238 000

Hillcrest Avenue, Wynnum Resurfacing - $104 000; Kerb & Channel- $82 000

Irene Street, Wynnum Resurfacing - $72 000: Kerb & Channel - $94 000

Ingleston Street, Wynnum West Resurfacing - $117 000

Malabar Street, Wynnum West Resurfacing - $107 000;   Kerb & Channel - $112 000 

Mountjoy Terrace Wynnum Resurfacing - $929 000;  Kerb & Channel - $112 000 

Nirimba Street, Manly West Resurfacing - $28 000 

School Lane, Manly Kerb and Channel - $76 000 

Tingal Road, Wynnum Resurfacing - $426 000 

Upper Esplanade, Manly Resurfacing- $168 000; Kerb & Channel - $81 000. 

Wynnum North Road, Wynnum Resurfacing - $434 000 

Wynnum Road, Wynnum Resurfacing - $1 250 000

George Clayton Park, Manly $157 000

Wynnum Wading Pool          $12 000

Wynnum Esplanade              $54 000

Fishing Platform Davenport Drive, Manly         $174 000

This is for a fishing platform first promised by Campbell Newman about a decade ago. Better late than never!

 

Under the Waterways Vegetation Management Program $11 000 has been allocated to Wynnum Creek near Tingal Road.

 

Gully Reconstruction has been allocated $48 000

Bikeway Links have been allocated $178 000

 

40kmh School Zones for 4 lane roads have been allocated to two local schools -

Moreton Bay College              $30 000

Wynnum West State School $32 000

History Alive: A Journey Through Time!

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On Saturday 6 June and Sunday 7 June Fort Lytton at 91 Sandy Camp Road, Lytton is hosting 2015 History Alive: A Journey Through Time!

Gates open at 9.30am daily and finishes at 4.00pm. This is a great way to learn something about the past in a practical way. Over 400 re-enactors and historians from all over Queensland participate over the weekend with main arena combat presentations, workshops and displays. See scenes at Queensland's most unique re-enactment and living history event! You'll get the chance to spend time with Napoleon's Troops, World War 1 and 2 Soldiers, and Medieval Knights. 

Food and beverage is available onsite from a range of vendors.

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Illumination Festival

Illumination FestivalThis year's event is on Saturday 13 June from 2pm on the Esplanade. There are many lessons learnt from last year and organisers have some additional surprises for those attending. To be part of the festival this year there are a number of ways to help.


Volunteers
are being sort to help out for just 2hrs at a time. Please contact Annette at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help.


Pre-sale of the Floating Lanterns are now available. People can pre-purchase a choice of small (20cm diameter), medium (40cm diameter) or large (60cm diameter) floating lanterns. These lanterns would look fantastic in a pool or backyard at home. They come with a charger and remote (the remote enables them to be turned off and on, and also change colours and patterns). People who pre-purchase lanterns can collect them immediately after the RE/MAX Advantage Illuminations Festival. Details, including a video and photos, can be found on their web site at http://www.illuminationsfestival.com.au/purchase-floating-lanterns.html


Boat owners
Want to join in? Boaties who are prepared to join the Flotilla and Sail-Past on the day and evening of the RE/MAX Advantage Illuminations Festival. Participation is free. All you need is a boat (motor or yacht) and a bit of creativity to decorate it. Those participating will have a ringside view of the Festival and front row viewing of the Fireworks Finale. Boaties who are interested can find out more information and register at http://www.illuminationsfestival.com.au/sail-past-2015.html.

 

Illumination Festival Photography and Video Comp

Local Real Estate Agent Reno Muscat from Remax has generously offer $250 for the best photograph and $250 for the best 1-2 minute video made of the Illumination Festival on 13th June. The winning entry may be used for promoting the festival in future years.
Please send you photos and videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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