As you may be aware if you read last week’s Wynnum Herald, the owners of the Waterloo Bay Hotel have just submitted a development proposal to develop a mixed residential and commercial development in Berrima Street and Bride Street. Polls that have been conducted on WynnumCentral and by the Wynnum Herald show huge support for a cinema in Wynnum, and the developers are now seeking the support of local residents and businesses for the proposal.
If you support the move you are invited to register a submission supporting the proposal, or you can go into the Waterloo Bay Hotel where they hold a petition of support. See how you can make a cinema for Wynnum a reality below.
Here is their letter to the local community…
We are writing to request your support in bringing a cinema to Wynnum. A cinema has been a hot topic among bayside residents for a few years, with Quest News polls indicating a cinema being in high demand in Wynnum.
We are excited to announce that we are proposing a mixed residential and commercial development at 86-90 Berrima Street and 73-77 Bride Street, Wynnum which includes 8 cinemas with a total of about 500 seats. The proposed cinema will be located within a 2 storey podium addressing Berrima Street with a supporting retail/café space at ground level. Above the podium, there will be two residential towers, 8 storeys in height, and containing 65 residential units. We have attached extracts of the proposal plans for your perusal.
We would like your help in showing Council there is a need for a cinema in Wynnum so they view the proposal favourably and give Wynnum and the bayside suburbs the cinema they have been asking for. Your support will assist in breathing new life into the social atmosphere of Wynnum. A cinema within the central business district of Wynnum will increase foot traffic supporting existing businesses in the area.
You can help by visiting Council’s Planning and Development Online (https://pdonline.brisbane.qld.gov.au/masterviewUI/modules/ApplicationMaster/default.aspx?page=wrapper&key=A004679687) and registering a submission in support of the proposal. Full copies of the plans are available through this link. We have provided a support template that you can sign and attach to the submission if you wish. Additionally you can email your support to [email protected] quoting the application number A004679687 or post it to:
Brisbane City Council
GPO Box 1434
BRISBANE Q 4001
PS You can also find out more about the proposed development at two events soon…
1) Wynnum Business meeting this Thursday 6th July 6pm-8pm
This is a regular business networking meeting held by Wynnum Business. The meeting this week will be at The Waterloo Bay Hotel and the development team will give a short presentation on the plan for the cinema complex at the meeting. Tickets are $20 (earlybird runs out Mon 3rd July 6pm) /$25. There is a limit of 40 people – to book…
2) At the movie night itself the developers will briefly talk about the proposal ahead of the screenings
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Waterloo Bay Hotel is a member of Wynnum Business.