Deagon Ward News - March 2016
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Brisbane City Council Election
March 19, 2016

Dear Residents,

The Brisbane City Council election will be held on Saturday, 19 March 2016.  

The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has released the list of polling booths for the election (see below). Pre-Poll will continue at 137 Rainbow Street from 9.00AM - 5.00PM until Thursday and 9.00AM - 6.00PM on Friday 
Assisted Wheelchair Access Boondall (Boondall State School) Sandgate Road (entry from Roscommon Road), BOONDALL
Assisted Wheelchair Access Brighton (Brighton State School Sports Hall), 2 North Road, BRIGHTON
Full Wheelchair Access Brighton South (Nashville State School Hall) Douglas Street, NASHVILLE
Full Wheelchair Access Brisbane City Hall (Brisbane City Hall, Sandgate Room), 64 Adelaide Street, BRISBANE
Assisted Wheelchair Access Deagon (Sandgate State High School Performance Hall) Depot Road, DEAGON
Full Wheelchair Access Eventide (Nursing Home Auditorium) Beaconsfield Terrace, BRIGHTON
Assisted Wheelchair Access Sandgate (Sandgate State School Hall) Keogh Street, SANDGATE
Full Wheelchair Access Shorncliffe (Shorncliffe State School After School Care Centre), cnr Signal Row & Yundah Street, SHORNCLIFFE
Full Wheelchair Access Taigum (Taigum State School Hall), 266 Handford Road, TAIGUM
Assisted Wheelchair Access Zillmere (Zillmere State School), 70 Murphy Road, ZILLMERE
Assisted Wheelchair Access Zillmere North (Church of Christ Hall), 367 Zillmere Road, ZILLMERE

Voting is compulsory and failure to vote risks a fine.

It has been an honour to serve as the Councillor for Deagon Ward for the past 7 months. This is a community my family has called home for generations. With your support on March 19 we can make this an even better place to live. 

I hope this information is of assistance to you.  As always, if there is any Council issue on which I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Warm Regards

Jared Cassidy
Councillor for Deagon Ward


Out and About in the community

Playground Shade Deagon Oval

There is now shade over the playground at the Deagon Oval. There is also shade at the playground at Lambert McBride Park in Zillmere now. I will continue to work with the community to identify playground that require shade. Please get in touch to let me know your suggestions. 

Sandgate Swimming Club

I presented a Pier Clock to the Sandgate Swimming Club for their trophy night raffle. I used to swim at Sandgate growing up. My grandfather Stan Cheesman was a life member and coach for many years there also. It's great to see this club still going strong and the future is in very good hands!

Fun 4 All

I have joined forces with the Fun 4 All campaign locally to bring all abilities play equipment to our local area. Local residents Mark and Tamara Wecker approached me with this concept last year and we are full steam ahead now. It's so important to have all abilities play equipment so all children can enjoy our fantastic local parks. 

Taigum State School Sport Captains  

I had the pleasure of joining with Stirling Hinchliffe and Wayne Swan to present the Taigum State School sports captains badges last week. There were a lot of proud parents in the audience. I know these sports captains and their fellow school leaders will be great leaders in the Taigum community over the coming year. Well done! 

Skilling Queenslanders for Work Graduation 

Well done to the graduates of the very successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work program being run through SANDBAG. These graduates have obtained a Certificate 1 in construction and have gained a lot of experience for re-entering the workforce.

The program is being rolled out by the State Government people who are unemployed and are seeking employment. These graduates have worked with local community groups and businesses throughout the program and can be proud of the projects they have helped deliver!

Squirrel Gliders to be protected 

Rod Harding and I have announced our Kick-Starting Conservation Policy. If elected we will reinstate a dedicated council catchment officer to work with the Northern Catchments Network to ensure this group can continue to do the important work of conservation here on the Northside.

We will also work with The Glider Alliance in implementing our Glider strategy. We will deliver on glider crossings, habitat protection and establish a steering group to oversee this.

We will also partner with other levels of government and agencies to implement a nutrient reduction strategy for our catchments.

This $620,000 strategy will help protect the unique lifestyle and environment we enjoy here on the Northside for generations to come.

Brighton Foreshore Upgrade


Rod Harding and I have announced that the Brighton foreshore would undergo a major facelift, if elected on March 19. 

The $10 million upgrade will include a free water park, wider paths and sheltered picnic tables and extended beach areas. Brisbane is the doorway to Moreton Bay, one of Queensland’s most spectacular natural attractions. 

Our plan is to help people re-connect with the bay, by providing the right facilities to play, exercise and just relax on the foreshore.

Copyright © 2016 Cr Jared Cassidy, All rights reserved.

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