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


Following an incredible year for Queensland film, television and games production, the Palaszczuk Government will inject a further $71 million as part of the State’s Economic Recovery Plan to continue growing Queensland’s booming screen industry. The new funding announced in our State Budget will cement Queensland’s reputation as a production powerhouse, create jobs, and support the state’s economic recovery. Queensland’s screen success is largely due to how well Queenslanders have managed the COVID pandemic, which makes filming here so attractive.

Screen Queensland Studios at Hemmant is Australia’s newest and third largest studio complex. Since opening in January 2019, the studio has housed many different productions, injecting money into our local economy and creating local job opportunities. The Paramount film Love & Monsters was the first feature film to be produced in the studios and has since been nominated for an Academy Award and is enjoying a global Netflix release. Universal’s Young Rock, a comedy based on the life of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, was filmed at the studios late 2020/21 and is now broadcasting on NBC and Foxtel in Australia. The next exciting project on the books is Joe Exotic, a dramatized series of the “Tiger King” story, due to commence production 12 July.

I’m passionate about making sure that every child has access to high quality education and the facilities that they need for success. That’s why I am thrilled with the Palaszczuk Government’s $18.3b Budget commitment to Education in our State. Our local schools are set to benefit from $10.2m dedicated to the Bayside.

This funding includes a $6m investment in Darling Point Special School, $2.2m to Manly State School for additional classrooms and a further $500,000 for playground upgrades at Manly State School.

Manly West State School, Wondall Heights State School and Wynnum West State School are all receiving funding for a range of projects including OHSC, playgrounds or amenity upgrades, and a further $850,000 has been committed for maintenance across 11 Bayside schools.

“I was thrilled to catch up with Ian from Ocean Crusaders to hand over $35,000 from the GCBF. Ian will use these funds to continue his amazing work in our waterways and oceans.”

The Bayside hit the jackpot with the latest distribution of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants. Various community organisations across Lytton shared in a whopping total of $250,600 in allocated GCBF funds. Many of our local organisations received funding for important projects that enrich our Bayside community. The next round is now open and grants of up to $35,000 are available to eligible clubs, groups and schools. Visit to apply for a grant for your club.

Congratulations to the successful applicants from the previous round of funding: Queensland Military Historical Society, Rosies Youth Mission, Royal QLD Yacht Squadron, Wynnum Manly Bridge Club, Wynnum State School P&C, Wynnum Wolves, Brisbane Bayside State College P&C, Carousel Caravan Club of QLD, Eastern District Orchid Society, Fort Lytton Motocross Club, Manly Dragon Boat Club, and Ocean Crusaders Foundation.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has been introduced into Queensland Parliament. Baysiders, I encourage you to comment on this important Bill by 2 July 2021.

Submissions can be made at:-

The purpose of this Bill is to give people who are suffering and dying, and who meet eligibility criteria, the option of requesting medical assistance to end their lives.

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