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


Free Kindy for Queenslanders – Have Your Say!

Exciting news from the Premier and Education Minister – the Queensland Government is exploring the possibility of offering free kindergarten education for all children in Queensland. This initiative aims to alleviate living costs and ensure that every child receives an excellent educational foundation.

Queensland has 58,000 children attending kindy. Through the existing $1 billion Kindy for All program, 14,000 children already benefit from free education, saving their families an estimated $4,500 per year. An additional 26,000 children receive reduced fees. However, the Queensland Government aims to enrol an additional 8,000 children and extend these benefits to every child in the State.

I truly love our Bayside kindergartens and appreciate the incredibly important role they play in educating our youngest locals. I encourage Baysiders to participate in this important survey. To have your say, visit:

In other exciting news, both Wynnum General Gordon and Wynnum Manly Community Kindy are holding open days shortly – please check my Facebook page for all the details!

Small Business Networking Night 

Recently, I hosted my Bayside Small Business Social event, which saw an overwhelming response from Baysiders as our small business owners from across Lytton gathered for a night of social networking. The sight of numerous Bayside small business owners engaging with one another was truly heartening and showcased the spirit of collaboration and entrepreneurship in our Bayside.

We were extremely fortunate to have the Hon Di Farmer MP, Minister for Employment and Small Business, and Minister for Training and Skills Development, along with Dominique Lamb, Queensland Small Business Commissioner, attend the evening and meet our Bayside business owners. Their participation added immense value to the occasion, as they shared their invaluable advice and experiences.

The event also featured Owen Johnston from the Bayside Community Fund (BCF) as the master of ceremonies. Owen took the opportunity to shed light on the enduring legacy being built by the BCF for the Lytton community. His insightful remarks resonated with attendees and emphasised the significance of community-driven initiatives in supporting local businesses.

For those who were unable to attend the event or seek further information for their small businesses, please contact my office. I have a collection of informative materials, including fact sheets covering the topics discussed during the event, to provide valuable business guidance and support.

Have Your Say on New Flight Path Proposals

AirServices Australia has recently unveiled its proposed noise action plans for Brisbane, and community input is being sought regarding these changes. 

After carefully studying the proposed flight paths and attending the recent community consultation session, I have made it clear to AirServices Australia that I am opposed to the changes. Under the proposed changes, an Early Turn Opportunity will bring large, noisy planes directly over our beautiful Bayside, impacting the quality of life of our locals.

I have made a written submission and I have also spoken to AirServices Australia to voice my and the community’s concerns on this matter. I will continue to stand up for the Bayside and advocate on the community’s behalf to protect Lytton from excessive aircraft noise.

If you were unable to attend the consultation session, I would encourage Baysiders to contribute their feedback and thoughts by providing input through Air Services Australia’s online survey.

Your input matters, and it is crucial to share your concerns regarding these proposed changes.

For more detailed information on the proposed plans and to share your thoughts, Baysiders can visit

By sharing your concerns with AirServices Australia, you can help shape the future of flight path changes and ensure that the voices of Baysiders are heard and considered.

St Pete’s Pantry Winter Food Drive    

St Pete’s Pantry, a local not-for-profit dedicated to supporting vulnerable Baysiders facing food insecurity, has kicked off its Winter Food Drive to provide crucial assistance during the cold winter months.

To ensure the success of this initiative, I am collecting donations for the pantry, specifically focusing on cereal. Cereal is in high demand at the pantry, making it an essential item for those in need. I would ask Baysiders to consider contributing by dropping off boxes of cereal at my office, located at 100 Edith Street, Wynnum, Monday-Friday between 8am and 4pm.

St Pete’s Pantry has long been recognised in our Bayside for its tireless efforts in assisting vulnerable individuals and families, ensuring they have access to nutritious food throughout the year.

By supporting the Winter Food Drive, community members can make a tangible difference in the lives of those experiencing food insecurity within Lytton.

Pups in the Park Delights Dog Lovers     

Elanora Park was buzzing with excitement and wagging tails as Baysiders came together for the highly anticipated Pups in the Park event this Sunday, 21 May, 2023. Dog lovers and families were treated to a day of incredible performances, entertainment, and community spirit.

Caroline Strainig from Clear Dog showcased the extraordinary skills of her talented dogs, leaving the audience in awe. Showcasing impressive tricks like crossing paws, playing soccer, giving high fives, and even singing, these furry performers demonstrated their exceptional abilities.

Sharon Clark and Holly the Border Collie mesmerised the crowd with their fast feet dancing, executing captivating heelwork to music routines. Their synchronised performance was a highlight of the event, captivating the hearts of all in attendance.

Not only was Pups in the Park a day filled with remarkable canine talents, but it also aimed to make a positive impact. The event supported two important causes: Guide Dogs Queensland and the Bayside Community Fund – an organisation establishing a lasting legacy for our Bayside. While entrance was free, attendees were kindly encouraged to make a gold coin donation to contribute to these worthy initiatives.

Pups in the Park was a resounding success, bringing together the local community in a celebration of dogs, family, and giving back. The event showcased the talents of remarkable dogs, created lasting memories, and raised awareness and funds for important causes.

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