Brisbane City Council recently announced plans to roll out free wifi coverage in Wynnum CBD (Brisbane in Business Jul/Sep 2016). Council confirmed to WynnumCentral that there is no fixed date for the rollout but said it would happen before the end of the financial year, ie by June 2017 (this is contrary to a report in the Wynnum Herald 3rd August p4)which indicated this would happen within the next three years).
As the Wynnum Herald points out, there is already free Council wifi provided at the new Wynnum Library in Florence Street.
WynnumCentral can now reveal that in March 2015 the Wynnum Chamber (CCIQ Brisbane Bayside) and WynnumCentral proposed a joint venture to Brisbane City Council to roll out free wifi in Wynnum CBD, along with a proposal to extend the Wynnum Creative Spaces program in Wynnum Central to address the large number of vacant shops. Unfortunately Brisbane City Council did not take up either of these proposals.
The proposed free wifi network would not only have provided free wifi across Wynnum Central, but would also have provided valuable feedback to traders and event organisers on the number of people in the street for special events and general trading.
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