Joan Pease’s community update - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views


Hydrogen Superhighway

A Bayside public service station will be the site of Australia’s first hydrogen refuelling facility.

Last month I attended the sod turning at the Port of Brisbane’s BP Truckstop, which is set to become a state-of-the-art refuelling stop for all hydrogen power vehicles (including marine vessels). When complete, the facility will be powered by solar energy and will be able to refill a hydrogen car in three to five minutes.

Establishing a hydrogen supply chain creates opportunities right through from research and development, production, storage and distribution as well as hydrogen vehicle manufacturing, meaning skilled jobs for the future for Queenslanders.

This station will be a critical link on the east coast hydrogen superhighway, and I’m thrilled that Lytton will play a key role in Queensland’s move towards an emissions-free future.

New Website Features

I’ve added a few new features to my website to help connect the community.

The site now features an Events page for community event listings. If you have an event you would like to add, please email my office ([email protected]) with the times and location of your event, as well as a good quality photo and a short blurb.

I have also added a Media Release section where Queensland Government media releases will be posted. This will keep Baysiders updated on all the important government initiatives and information.

These new features will give community organisations more opportunities to promote their events, and will keep Baysiders informed and connected.


The Bayside is set to benefit from education and infrastructure funding in the 2022 – 23 Queensland Budget.

Lindum Station Precinct will receive a further $7 million to deliver upgrades to signalisation at Kianawah Road level crossing. This builds on the $40 million already committed to the accessibility upgrade and additional 70 spaces to the park ‘n’ ride facilities. These important safety upgrades will benefit local drivers, commuters, people walking and riding bikes.

$15 million has been allocated to upgrade fuel storage facilities at Port of Brisbane. The construction of a new section of wharf deck and pipelines to connect the Lytton Fuel Import Terminal to the Port of Brisbane wharf deck will support more than 260 construction jobs.

Our local schools will benefit from a record education investment, with Wondall Heights State School, Darling Point Special School, Manly State School and Moreton Bay Education Centre to receive new buildings and facilities and all schools to share in over $1 million for important maintenance works.

And Y-Care’s Wynnum Neighbourhood and Community Centre will also receive increased funding to ensure that those in our community who need a hand, a friendly face or a cuppa will have a place to go.

Grants Forum

All Baysiders are invited to the annual Bayside Grant Forum, co-hosted by myself and Councilor Peter Cumming, Wynnum Manly Ward. 

Representatives from local, State, and private grants funds including Gambling Community Benefit Fund, Port of Brisbane, and Brisbane City Council will provide more information on the funding opportunities available to local charities and not-for-profits throughout the year.

The event will take place 11 August, 2022, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm at the Wynnum RSL (174 Tingal Road, Wynnum) and is free to attend. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] or through the Eventbrite page – 

Cost of Living Savings Website

Queensland households will receive a $175 Cost of Living rebate on their electricity bill. This rebate is available to residents who are charged separately for electricity (e.g. not as part of a rent agreement) and will appear as a credit on the next full-cycle bill.

The Queensland Government has also launched the Smart Savings Concessions and Rebates website to help residents find savings that they are eligible for. The easy-to-use website lists all available concessions and rebates, from public transport and housing to cultural and recreational experiences.

Find out what you’re entitled to here: 

Sailability Bayside

Sailability Bayside is an all-volunteer organisation that provides sailing opportunities to members of the community that might not ordinarily be able to experience sailing such as people with disabilities, the elderly, and low-income earners. 

Sailing days are Monday and Thursday of the state school term, excluding public holidays, from approximately 9am until approximately 2pm. Bookings are essential and are required at the start of each school term. You can contact organisers by emailing [email protected] to make bookings.

Sailability are seeking volunteers to help Mondays and Thursdays at Manly Harbour. No experience in sailing is necessary – coordinators wil guide you into a suitable role even if you have no previous experience with either disabilities or sailing. Volunteers must have or be eligible to obtain a Blue Card, which is free for volunteers to obtain. 

Call 0432 152 310 or email [email protected] for more information.

PO Box 719, Wynnum QLD 4178
(07) 3915 1100
[email protected]

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