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


Visy Opens State-of-the-art Packaging Facility in our Bayside

Visy has officially unveiled its brand-new $150 million corrugated packaging factory located in Hemmant.

I was delighted to recently attend the inauguration of this fantastic advanced manufacturing hub.

This state-of-the-art facility promises to produce a staggering 1 million boxes every day, setting a benchmark for advanced manufacturing in our Bayside.

Each of these boxes will be crafted from 100% recycled paper, sourced directly from Visy’s Gibson Island recycling facility and paper mill.

During its construction phase, the project provided jobs to 300 individuals. Now, as the facility swings into full operation, it is set to generate over 100 ‘green collar’ employment opportunities, fostering sustainable and responsible growth.

Not only is this a significant boost to Queensland’s circular economy, but it has been a fantastic injection to the local economy and workforce. I am so proud to be part of a government that’s investing in a vast range of industries.

Vale Lionel Morgan

Rugby League and hard working community legend Lionel Morgan passed away recently.  

Lionel is well remembered for his prowess on the field and as being the first Aboriginal man selected to play Rugby League for Australia.  

He will also be remembered for his commitment to community through his work with Murri Court and Winnam Housing as well as Kianawah Swim Club and Wynnum North Pool.  

New Support Program for Small Businesses 

I am proud to announce a big program of support to help Bayside small businesses save money – the Queensland Business Energy Saving and Transformation (QBEST) program.

The Queensland Government has already been delivering cash back on energy-efficient appliances for households through the Climate Smart Energy Savers program, and now this program has been expanded to include small and medium businesses.

 Eligible Bayside businesses will be able to claim up to $12,500 cash back on a range of energy efficient appliances, lighting, refrigeration and chillers, industrial equipment, and more.

Applications opened on Thursday 5 October and rebates will only be available for purchases made after that date.

Celebrate for Cause Success

Another wonderful Celebrate for a Cause event saw the Manly Harbour Boat Club transformed into mid-century Palm Springs.  Hundreds of Baysiders attended this event, which gets bigger and bigger each year.  Thanks to organisers for your commitment to support local not for profits.  This year Rosies – friends on the Street and Bayside Community Fund will be the recipients of funds raised.  

Both are excellent causes, supporting Baysiders, just like CFC supports Baysiders every single day.  

Wynnum Fringe Festival 2023 

It’s that time of year again when our Bayside is brimming with the sights and sounds of the incredible Wynnum Fringe Festival.

I recently hosted a special pop-up event at Parliament House, featuring the legendary Rhonda Burchmore as a little taster of what is in store at Wynnum Fringe Festival 2023.

This year’s Wynnum Fringe is set to be the biggest and best one yet, with the likes of Rhonda Burchmore,  Daryl Braithewaite, Marcia Hines, Godz and many, many more exciting acts gracing the stages of the Festival. 

From Cabaret to Comedy, Children’s shows and everything in between, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Let your friends and family know to come on down to Wynnum Fringe and enjoy this incredible annual event that is now synonymous with out Bayside.

The festival runs from 15 November through 3 December 2023.

To book your tickets, visit:

Bayside Community Gala Award Night 9th of November 

The Bayside Community Gala Awards night looks like being a huge success with over 7,500 votes recorded – it’s evident that our community loves and supports our local small businesses.

Thanks to the Bayside Community Fund for hosting the awards. What a great way to celebrate and support our local small businesses!

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