Opportunity: Wynnum

Wynnum, on Brisbane’s southern bayside, has a friendly, village lifestyle and a collaborative business community. 

Council has recently worked with local businesses in Wynnum to develop a Local Business and Destination Plan.  This collaborative work, known as a Local Business Partnership Initiative, identifies opportunities for improving local investment to support the local economy.

Council has delivered free Wi-Fi, foreign language wayfinding signage and sponsored Wynnum Central Beach Volleyball to further enhance Wynnum as a destination and thriving local business precinct.

Connected and accessible

  • 14 kilometres from Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Well served by rail with stations at Wynnum North, Wynnum Central and Wynnum
  • Regular bus services to the CBD, Carindale and Capalaba as well as the Wynnum-Manly local loop
  • Easy connection to M1 providing access to north and south
  • Convenient access to entertainment precincts in Bulimba and Carindale 

Local trends

  • Relaxed coastal lifestyle
  • Bay breezes
  • Freestanding family homes
  • Apartment developments
  • Evolving town centre
  • Enterprising retail
  • Bespoke cafes and boutiques


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  1. Old Wynnum State School site – newly developed Woolworths, librarycommunity centre and specialty shops
  2. Wynnum Central Station – providing access to the CBD on the Cleveland line
  3. Coles supermarket and specialty retail
  4. Wynnum Shopping Centre – three-level neighbourhood retail facility on Bay Terrace
  5. Waterloo Bay Hotel – heritage-listed hotel at Berrima Street which includes accommodation, dining and bar
  6. Foreshore – Pandanus Beach, Wynnum Jetty and the Wynnum Wading Pool which is also home to the annual Wynnum Central Beach Volleyball

Driving opportunity

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Development activity

Bringing more people to live and work in the area


  • 82 residential dwellings approved in 2017
  • $5.5 million of non-residential development approvals in 2017
  • Seven-cinema complex approved as part of residential towers and retail development at Berrima Street
  • Indigo providing 16 apartments in Clara Street
  • Enclave providing 51 apartments and nine townhouses on the site of the old Wynnum Library
  • Highpoint provided 26 apartments in Chestnut Street
  • Point View Residences offering 47 apartments over four floors in Glenora Street
  • The Palais five level multi-purpose luxury apartment complex with commercial offices, retail outlets and apartments in Bay Terrace
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Infrastructure projects

New roads, transit, school, hospitals and other major infrastructure projects create opportunities for business


  • Wynnum Road corridor upgrade to improve efficiency and safety of this major arterial to Wynnum as part of Council's commitment to invest more than $2 billion to tackle traffic congestion
  • $13.6 million Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre, Gundu Pa opened in nearby Wynnum West in October 2017
  • Wynnum Aqua Park upgrade project completed in November 2017
  • New Wynnum Library opened in May 2016 in the Woolworths redevelopment on the site of the old Wynnum Central State School
  • Community centre opened in the  red brick former school building on the site of the old Wynnum Central School (2015)

Strong employment

Increasing consumer spending and stimulating economic growth


  • Recent employment growth of more than 2% per year
  • 498 employing businesses

Who has taken the opportunity?

  • Matilda the Art of Gelato opened at Edith Street (2018)
  • Bendigo Bank opened the Wynnum Manly Community Bank in Bay Terrace (2017)
  • Homewares store, Billy Baxter’s Home Depot, chose Florence Street for its second Brisbane outlet (2017)
  • Boutique, Lewis and Philp, opened at Florence Street (2017)
  • Woolworths opened in the redeveloped Wynnum Central State School site in Florence Street (2016)
  • Think Tank Architects relocated to the mixed-use tower, The Palais, which they designed in Bay Terrace (2016)
  • Dedicated baby boutique, Their Little Footprint, opened in Florence Street (2016)
  • Bailey Retail Design opened in the former newsagent shop on the corner of Florence Street and Tingal Road (2016)

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Last updated:23 April 2019