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


Delivering for mental health on the Bayside

We’re keeping up the momentum with my plan to deliver more mental health services on the Bayside! In November, I reconvened the Bayside Mental Health Working Group and invited Brisbane South PHN, in partnership with Feros Care to present social prescribing, an internationally recognised approach to youth mental health. With loneliness and isolation being known risk factors in multiple youth issues, the team presented a prototype for 14-25 years old’s.

I am pleased to confirm consultation with local youth has since commenced on the Bayside. This is evidence of our local community groups coming together for the common goal of filling mental health service gaps on the Bayside.

Men’s Walk and Talk comes to the Bayside!

Men’s Walk and Talk supports men by encouraging them to walk, talk and connect with other men in their area. In December, the initiative expanded from its regular Sunday morning walk in Carina’s Minnippi Parklands to a Thursday evening walk at Bayside Park. Now, there are over 50 men attending both walks each week!

I’ve had the privilege of walking the new Bayside route and catching up with these men. All local men are invited to meet every Thursday at 5:30pm. 

Last month, Men’s Walk and Talk celebrated their first birthday and 50th walk. With the support of the community behind this initiative and the immense need, their group of regulars is anticipated to expand greatly this year.

Join the Bonner Youth Advisory Council for 2022!

The Bonner Youth Advisory Council (BYAC) is looking forward to another big year and I invite all our local schools to be apart of it. This program provides students with the chance to meet with myself and other community leaders.

There are opportunities for students in years 5 and 6 in the junior council and years 11 and 12 in the senior council. As part of these meetings, students are encouraged to share their views and learn more about how our government operates. If you are interested in taking part, please email me at
[email protected] 

Securing local manufacturing and supply of AdBlue

The Morrison Government is committed to keeping the trucking industry moving and Aussie diesel motorists on the road. I recently welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Angus Taylor MP and Scott Buchholz MP to Bonner to announce our agreement with local fertiliser manufacturer Incitec Pivot Fertilisers to increase the local production of urea, used in the diesel exhaust fluid AdBlue. 

As part of the visit, we were led on a tour of the organisations fertiliser plant at Gibson Island. We met with workers to learn about how this agreement would support the scaling up of the domestic manufacturing and supply of AdBlue. This agreement is another important part of our Government’s strategy to build supply chain resilience.

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