The Bonner update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
Delivering for Hemmant Community Church

Anne-Maree, Olivia and the team from Hemmant Community Church Restoration Committee are dedicated to preserving this incredible piece of local history. Originally opened in 1866, the Hemmant Community Church quickly become a central gathering place for the community and in 1992, was listed as a Queensland heritage site. Until recently, the committee volunteers at the Church would pay for, and provide their own cleaning supplies and equipment.

Whilst a testament to their dedication and care for the church, this left the hard-working volunteers out of pocket and unable to regularly buy in-date cleaning supplies and equipment. That is why I am happy to say I have delivered federal funding to support the volunteers in maintaining this historic location, and to keep their own money in their pockets. Thank you to the volunteers who continue to do a wonderful job, caretaking and maintaining such an important site for our local community to enjoy.

Morning Tea and Good Times at Aveo Manly Gardens

Visiting the lovely residents at Aveo Manly Gardens is always a highlight, and my last morning tea was no different. It was great to catch up with residents and hear about their social calendar plans for 2024. It also allowed me to give updates on federal matters and provided the perfect opportunity to deliver a new Australian Flag! Unfortunately, their old flag was damaged over the Christmas/New Year storm period, so I am glad they have a new flag they can proudly fly again.

Update from Canberra

Parliament is back for 2024, and I have hit the ground running! Listening to the concerns of students, families and small businesses, it’s clear times are only getting tougher for Bonner locals. That’s why I am continuing to fight for cost-of-living relief, for better support for small and family businesses, and getting the price of electricity lower for hard-working Bonner families. It’s been disappointing to see the lack of support from the Federal Government for people who simply cannot front the soaring costs of groceries, electricity, and fuel.

This cost-of-living crisis is having a flow-on effect that is impacting our local businesses too. As a past small business owner myself, I understand the need for certainty and strength from the government. Unfortunately, due to tough times, we have seen many small and family businesses close. That’s why, more than ever, I want to encourage Bonner locals to support and buy local.

Whilst I was in Canberra for Valentine’s Day, I was able to buy a beautiful bunch of roses for my wife beforehand from Flowers By The Bay in Gumdale. Every purchase from a local business helps keep local people employed and food on the table!

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