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


Share the Love for Small Business Month

May is Small Business Month, a wonderful opportunity for Baysiders to celebrate the contribution small businesses make to our local area.

Small businesses have always kept our communities and our economies thriving. Our local small businesses provide jobs, they support our schools and community groups. That’s why I’m asking Baysiders to Share the Love for Small Business Month.

If you have a great experience with a Bayside small business, Share the Love! Post about it on Facebook, write an online review, or tell your friends and family about the incredible coffee you had or the great tradesman you hired.

I will be partnering with Jodi from Bayside Bars n Eats, a Facebook page promoting hospitality venues in the area, to make sure Baysiders are getting out and supporting our locals. There will be venue vouchers up for grabs so keep an eye on the Bayside Bars n Eats Facebook page for your chance to win.

During May, you can use the hashtag #sharetheloveBayside to highlight your favourite locals. And don’t forget to tag the business into any posts you make.

Bayside Business of the Month – Nominations Open 

What do a local newspaper, a shoe repairman, and a pie shop have in common? They’ve all been recipients of my Bayside Business of the Month (BBoM).

The BBoM is a way to celebrate the wealth of locally owned businesses we have here in the Bayside. If you know a great Bayside business that deserves a shout-out, please get in touch! You can nominate a bricks-and-mortar store or an online business, offering goods or services. The only criteria is that they must be a local business.

Submit your pick by sending an email to [email protected] or calling 3915 1100. Please provide the businesses name, contact details and a sentence or two describing what they do.

DV Vigil 

I invite all Baysiders to take a stand against domestic and family violence.

On Thursday, 5 May, the Bayside Community Collaboration will co-host the 2022 DV Candelight Vigil at Pandanus Beach, commencing at 5.30pm.

It’s been wonderful watching this important community event grow, from a group of about 20 in its first year to hundreds of residents, community group members and school students.

If you are able to volunteer on the night, please contact my office by calling (07) 3915 1100 or emailing [email protected]. 

Thank you to the members of the Bayside Community Collaboration for your support and assistance in organising this event: Babi Youth and Family Service, Napcan, Wynnum Police, Scope, Rotary Club of Wynnum and Manly, Zonta Club of Bayside East and Winnam.

Petition to Reduce Speed Limit Along Esplanade

I have started a petition to reduce the speed limit along the foreshore to 40 km/h along the foreshore from Wynnum Creek to Lota Creek, in line with the current limit at Manly.

I am regularly contacted regarding speeding along the Esplanade by concern residents. The Esplanades are a residential they are always busy. Reducing the speed limit will make it safer for residents and visitors to this beautiful area.

You can find the petition on the Brisbane City Council website –

“Bayside Community Fund”? 

I regularly engage with local groups regarding funding. I’ve discussed this issue with a few fellow community members and I’m excited to announce that we will soon be launching a program that will have huge benefits for the community groups and not-for-profits in the area.

We are in the process of finalising and we look forward to making the big announcement soon. Stay tuned!

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