ROSS VASTA MP FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BONNER
Happy 20th Birthday, Sailability Bayside!
Operating from Darling Point Sailing Squadron, Sailability offers sailing for people with disabilities during the school term. As we all know, being outdoors, in the sun and on the water is not only part of the Australian way of life, but it also has incredible benefits for our health and wellbeing. That is why Sailability Bayside is so important, as it empowers people with disabilities through opportunities, freedom, fun, laughter and friendship.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved with Sailability Bayside over the last 20 years. From the presidents, executive committee members, sponsors, volunteers, carers and of course the incredible participants.
A massive happy 20th Birthday, and thank you for inviting me to celebrate with you for this very special occasion.
Here’s to the next 20 years!
If you would like to get involved, whether to help volunteer, donate, or know of someone who would benefit from the support and opportunities Sailability offer, please email [email protected]
Supporting Youth Mental Health
The second annual ‘You Are Not Alone Fun Run’ was a massive success, with over 2000 people attending to support this fantastic event – including myself and Team Vasta!
Founded in 2021 by Bonner local, Tom Price and his best mate, Wilson Griffin, You Are Not Alone is a youth-led mental health organisation that is empowering youths and helping to break down the stigma surrounding mental health.
Since You Are Note Alone first started, this organisation has reached over 50,000 students!
Later this year, they will also be introducing high school positive mental health programs to Queensland Schools.
Congratulations, Tom and Wilson! I can’t wait to see the next chapter of You Are Not alone.
For more information about the incredible work of You Are Not Alone, check out their website:
Fighting Against the early turn option
Airservices Australia have proposed a new early turn flightpath option over Wynnum- Manly and the Bayside. I am fighting to make sure this does not happen.
I have been in regular contact with Airservices Australia, BAC (Brisbane Airport Corporation), Minister King, as well as talking on Bay FM, letterbox dropping, and gave a speech against the proposal in parliament.
I want to say a massive thank you to the over 1700 Bayside locals who have signed my petition opposing the proposal by Airservcies Australia, and to those who have emailed me with their concerns. The petition has now been sent to Minister King and Airservices Australia.
I will keep you updated on the progress and will continue to fight for my community. Your voices have been heard loud and clear – Bayside locals do not want the early turn flightpath option!
For more information on the proposed flightpath changes by Airservices Australia, please visit: engage.airservicesaustralika.com