The Bonner update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Rebuilding Carmichael Park

It’s exciting to see works have started to rebuild, expand and future proof Carmichael Park after the devastating impacts of the 2022 floods. As part of my local flood recovery plan and working alongside Wynnum Wolves FC President Rabieh Krayem I was able to secure $4 million of federal government funding for the Carmichael Park masterplan. I’m glad to see the current Australian Government has honoured this investment into our local sporting community. Funding will be used to create state of the art sporting facilities, as well as a cultural and community hub for all local families to enjoy. This rebuild will allow both the Wynnum Wolves and Wynnum Manly District Cricket Club the chance to host high-quality state and national championships. It will also deliver the opportunity to connect our local community to international counterparts for the upcoming 2032 Olympics. I will keep you updated as works progress!

1st Annual Fun-Fu Festival 

WOW! What a day! The First Annual Fun-Fu Festival was a massive success, celebrating the year of the Rabbit and highlighting our local Chinese community and businesses. From Lion Dancing, Kung Fu demonstrations, dumpling making and calligraphy, it was fantastic to see so many Bayside families enjoying this event. Plans are already in work to make next year’s Fun-Fu Festival bigger and better. Thank you to special guests, the Honourable Peter Dutton MP, Lady Mayoress Nina Schrinner, Cameron Costello, Cr Lisa Atwood, as well as Joan Pease MP and Cr Peter Cumming for attending. Thank you also to, Bartons Motor Group and the Community Leader for supporting this event. Last but certainly not least, thank you the Bayside Language School for hosting the Fun-Fu Festival. I look forward to supporting it again next year and to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. 

Happy 1st Birthday to Richie’s Rainbow!   

It’s time to get your walking shoes on, Richie’s Rainbow 1st celebration fun walk will be held on the 26th of March 2023. This incredible charity raises funds and awareness for childhood cancer research in honour of local legend, Richie Walsh who tragically passed away from childhood cancer at age 9. So why not get some friends together, register a team and help make their first birthday celebration a success?! 

Event: 5km and 10km Fun Walk
Time: 9am registration, with walks starting at 10:30am
Date: 26th of March 2023
Location: Lota Park, with walks along the Wynnum-Manly Foreshore. 

My team and I will be there to support Richie’s Rainbow on the day, I look forward to seeing you there. For more information, please head over to the Richie’s Rainbow Facebook page, or visit

EOI Stronger Communities Grant NOW OPEN

Expression of Interests (EOI) are now open for ‘Stronger Communities Grant Programme’ Round 8! 

This initiative has delivered incredible benefits for local community groups on the Bayside. Through Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Programme, Autism Queensland (AQ) Wynnum House (pictured) was able to purchase a portable defibrillator for carers to easily transport throughout the community. Grants between $2,500 – $20,000 are available for small scale upgrades and new equipment. I want to encourage all local community groups, schools, or eligible organisations to apply for this grant. EOIs must be completed by 5pm Friday the 24th of March. For more information, please call my office on 3893 3488 or email me at [email protected] 

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