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


Wynnum Bowls Club Receive Funding to Take Climate Action

Wynnum Bowls Club received an amazing $31,304 to purchase and install a solar system and inverter for their club, which will significantly reduce their carbon emissions and energy costst

Our Bayside community groups do such incredible work on the ground and it’s great to see funding go towards projects that can help them reduce their costs as well as their emissions.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund Opens Applications for Round 118 

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF), Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program, is now accepting applications for Round 118. 

This is an excellent chance for Bayside community groups to showcase their vision and contribute to the growth and well-being of their local communities. 

I encourage eligible community group to take advantage of this opportunity and submit your application for Round 118.

For more information on eligibility criteria, funding objectives, and the application process, please visit my website.

New Website Officially Launched 

I am delighted to announce that I have launched a brand-new website! It’s full of everything Baysiders love, and it’s here to keep you informed, inspired and connected as you work, live and play here in our beautiful Bayside.

Just some of the exciting new features include:

Community News and Events
Keep up to date with the latest news stories and upcoming events. It’s fast, convenient, and you can find the information you need with helpful features like categories and the search bar. Both pages are updated daily and you can event submit your own events for promotion, right on my website.

Contact my Office Online
Have an enquiry and can’t get to the phone or my office? You can now contact my office directly through my website. Simply note your request, provide some contact details and attach any supporting documentation, and my office team and I will be alerted immediately to your enquiry. You will receive the same expert care and attention that only my office team and I can offer Baysiders.

Improved Accessibility
Access everything you need on my website, anytime, anywhere, with new accessibility features and improvements. My website now includes large fonts, high contrast text and backgrounds, and can be read on any device. In particular, my website is now optimised for browsing on your smartphone or tablet.

Lifestyle Accessories
My new website seamlessly integrates with your Bayside lifestyle. You can view the weather forecast for our local area, see what I’ve been up to lately by checking out my social media feed, and browse my recent achievements and ways I’m Standing up for the Bayside.

My new website is your one-stop hub for everything Lytton and Bayside, and it’s available online now! Simply visit to check it out for yourself.

Bayside Events 

I recently held two events that were very well-attended by Baysiders – the Bayside Grants Forum and the E-Scam Community Forum. The Bayside Grants Forum was an excellent opportunity for our local community groups and charities to gain an insight into the grants available to them, while the E-Scam Community Forum provided a timely reminder for us all to safeguard our personal information.

I would like to thank Baysiders who attended these recent events. If you were unable to attend or would like more information on grants or E-Scams, please visit my website.

Free Flu Vaccines for Queenslanders 

From 22 July to 31 August 2023, influenza (flu) vaccinations will be provided free of charge to help combat the significant increase in influenza cases across the state.

This initiative aims to safeguard our community’s health and reduce the risk of flu infections. Influenza is a highly contagious infection that can make many people sick and, in severe cases, lead to fatalities.

Hospitalisations due to influenza are especially concerning for children aged 6 months to 5 years and adults over 65 years, as well as those at higher risk.

As we approach the peak of the flu season (June – September), it’s essential to act promptly. Baysiders can get vaccinated at their local General Practitioner (GP), community health clinic, or pharmacy.

I urge Baysiders to share this vital announcement with family, friends, and colleagues. The more people who get vaccinated, the stronger our community’s defence against the flu is.

PO Box 719, Wynnum QLD 4178
(07) 3915 1100
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