Throughout the year, the Traders of Manly Harbour Village have sought to contribute something back to the Manly community in addition to the friendly service that you rightly expect.
The traders, through the Chamber of Commerce, have auspiced the Manly Creative Markets each Sunday as well as Mother’s Day in the Park, Bands in the Park, the Jan Powers Farmers Market, and the Free Movies in the Park each month. It has also, maintained and added to the Bud Lighting in the street trees. It is the Manly Chamber of Commerce that underwrites the Wynnum Manly Visitor Information Centre and the Halloween Street Party. There have been numerous community activities by individual traders such as the fund-raising sausage sizzles outside the Manly IGA and the regular community raffles at The Manly Hotel.
To conclude the 2018 year, the Village Traders are preparing for a special night. Come on down to Little Bayside Park for a great FREE family night out with the screening of the musical classic “Mamma Mia”. All the ABBA fans are invited to come and sing along.
At 9 pm there will be the family fireworks and again at midnight to welcome in the new year.
After a number of years presenting the New Year’s Fireworks at the front of the Harbour, it appeared that red tape has overtaken us. The required permit for this location had not been forthcoming. The only alternative was for the fireworks to be off the beach at the northern end of Big Bayside Park.
State Member Joan Pease MP to the rescue. A word to the minister about this great community event that has been happening for a number of years, and we now have the permit.
Then Brisbane City Council Parks wanted a Park Use Fee for the Movies in the Park because New Year Eve was not included in the existing Park Agreement.
Local Councillor Peter Cumming found some money in the Lord Mayors Suburban Festival Fund to pay the Park Use Fee.
After all this red tape cutting, you must come and enjoy the night in Manly!
Manly Harbour Village: “A World Away from the Everyday”.