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


New defibrillator for Autism Queensland 

Autism Queensland provides invaluable support to some of the most vulnerable people within our community. That is why it was great to meet up with the team from Autism Queensland (AQ), including CEO Pam Macrossan, to see how the former Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme has benefited this wonderful group. The funding from this grant went directly into the purchase of a new portable defibrillator for AQ Wynnum House. Whilst we all hope this defibrillator will never be used, it is reassuring to know that it is available in emergency situations. As the defibrillator is portable, they will also be able to transport this life saving piece of equipment when travelling throughout the community. The team at AQ do incredible work within our community; they strive to provide a life of participation, opportunity, and choice for those who are living with autism. If you would like more information, or to get in contact with AQ, you can visit their website at

Fighting for Kianawah Road Park

I am fighting to upgrade the Kianawah Road Park Council facilities! I would like to thank local resident, Craig, who brought to my attention the desperate situation this park is in after the recent February Floods. Craig, like myself, is passionate about his family and the quality recreational opportunities they have within our community. After meeting with Craig to assess the park, it is clear this council facility is in urgent need of upgrades for the safety and wellbeing of local families. The basketball court is especially in dire need of attention, with cracks in the surface making it unsound for children to play on. I am committed to working with all levels of government to help secure funding needed to upgrade this park. It is not only a matter of safety for local children, but it is also vital to ensure all families have the opportunity to live healthy, active lifestyles with quality local facilities. 

You Are Not Alone Fun Run

Congratulations to local Bonner resident Tom Price, and the team from You Are Not Alone (YRNA), on their Fun Run success! I first met Tom last year when he came to talk to me about the impact mental health was having on his fellow classmates, especially after the challenges faced from COVID-19.  Tom, being the proactive and determined young man he is, created YRNA to raise awareness and break down stigma surrounding youth mental health. This lead Tom and his team to organise their first Fun Run earlier this year, where they raised over $37,000 for Lifeline QLD. I am proud to support this wonderful initiative. I also want to encourage any students or schools in the Bayside area who would like to get involved to reach out to YRNA through their website: 

69 Clara Street, Wynnum QLD 4178
Telephone: 07 3893 3488
Email: [email protected]
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