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September 2018

Welcome to a bumper edition of your local community e-news. 

The last month has been very busy out in the community and the month ahead will see even more community events!

The Sandgate Pool has re-opened once again for the summer season. The last closure will be the last time the pool will close over the winter season with the heated indoor pool progressing towards a 2019 completion. The 50m pool and aqua play area is now open with brand new shade, seating and toilet facilities now open too. 

I have a number of petitions on local issues with Council at the moment. Please take a minute to sign these petitions and make sure you confirm your signature via the email link you are sent once you sign. 

Sues Korner Village Precinct Upgrade - Click here
Restore Funding to Zillmere - Click here
New Zebra Pedestrian Crossing on Flinders Parade - Click here

Keep an eye out on my Facebook page to keep up to date with local news and events.

If you are part of a local community group and want me to feature an upcoming event in my e-news please contact my office to arrange this. 


Jared Cassidy

Out and About in the Community 

Official Opening of the Decker Park Basketball Court  

The Decker Park basketball court was officially opened on Saturday.  Thanks to everyone who came along to celebrate and a special thanks to Northside Wizards Basketball for running their Aussie Hoops session.

Well done to Aponga for winning the shooting contest and Jackson for winning the free raffle, both going home with a new basketball!

It was great to have Stirling Hinchliffe MP and Anika Wells for Lilley there to help celebrate the new court.

Mad Mob Fundraiser

The 'Mad Mob' gathered for the 7th year at Brighton Bowls on Saturday to raise money for cancer research and support. This annual event has raised thousands of dollars every year.

This year's event was the biggest yet - well done ladies (and gents)!

Yarrageh Drama Festival

I was proud to sponsor the Yarrageh Drama Festival once again this year.

Now in its 43rd year, this festival hosted by Sandgate Theatre Inc. is a great opportunity for people to perform in a competitive, yet supportive environment.

This year there were 27 different acts over the weekend hailing from all over Brisbane - making this the biggest festival in years!

Well done to festival coordinator Glenda and the whole team.

Shorncliffe State School Grandparents Garden

Shorncliffe State School couldn't have asked for better weather for their annual Spring Fling yesterday! It's always great to head back to my old school.

I presented the P&C with a $500 donation for their brand new grandparents garden. This new garden is showing students where food comes from and also giving them a new way to connect with grandparents. The garden will allow students to connect with both their own grandparents and also other older people in the community who may not have their own grandchildren close by. 




Zillmere Festival

The Zillmere Festival was another huge success! Thanks to the Jabiru team and the amazing bunch of volunteers who made the day possible.

This festival is a great celebration of the diverse community we call home - and it gets bigger and better every year! I held a joint stall with Leanne Linard MP, Stirling Hinchliffe MP and Wayne Swan MP. 

I'm always very proud to support this wonderful event each year.

Indigenous Careers Expo 

PCYC Zillmere hosted their first Indigenous Careers Expo on September 3. This event was supported by the Queensland Police Service and driven by Sgt Richard Monaei, surrounded by a big team of volunteers from many different organisations.

This event brought together dozens of agencies, education providers and employers to give our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community the opportunity for study or work after school.

This is such a great initiative and I'm really proud to support it. 


Shorncliffe State School Father's Day Active School Travel Day

There were bumper crowds at the Shorncliffe State School Father's Day Active School Travel Day on Friday September 2.

Shorncliffe has really embraced Council's active travel program and we are seeing great results!

Shorncliffe have taken out the Deagon Ward BBLAST Active Travel Trophy each terms this year so far for the most active travel of our local schools. 

Sandcliffe Writers Festival

The Sandcliffe Writers Festival held another fantastic festival in our local area. It all kicked off with the literary dinner with the very talented and funny Nick Earls

The festival held events with local writers and finished up at EclecTea on Sunday 26 August, with a full day of events culminating in an open mic afternoon.

This is another local event putting our local community on the map!


Healthy Ageing Expo - Brighton Health Campus

Friday August 24 saw the Healthy Ageing Expo take place at the Brighton Health Campus (Eventide). Over 50 stalls were there on the day with a range of information and services provided.

As part of the expo, I joined Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Executive Director Tami Photinos and residents, staff and visitors to officially open the Brighton Health Campus wellbeing garden.

Uncle George, a Meriam Elder from the Torres Strait and resident at Brighton Health Campus, worked with Sandgate District State High School students to paint the shelter with local stories.

If you're taking a stroll along the Brighton Foreshore, be sure to walk up the new path and check out the garden.


Gardening @ the Gate 

It was another beautiful day out in the community for our second annual Gardening @ the Gate with Jerry Coleby-Williams.

When you get a couple of hundred gardening enthusiasts together with some great experts - you know it's going to be a great day!

Thanks to the Sandgate Men's Shed, Nashville State School, Basil Lea, Greg's Native Stingless BeesOctane Coffee Co. and the Jabiru Playbus.

Our presenters including Jerry, Sarah from Basil Lea and Council's waste reduction team were very informative and lots of people took away some great tips.

What's Coming Up...

Free Movie "Hugo" at Sandgate Town Hall (October 1)

Join myself and the Sandgate Cinema Club at a special family screening of Martin Scorsese's HUGO.

In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Seats are limited book here

Doors open at 2.00pm


Sandgate Cinema Club’s members only screening of Back to the Future at Sandgate Town Hall (October 1)

GREAT SCOTT !! You're bringing cinema back to Sandgate? You want to save the clock tower? Marty, are you out of your mind?

If you know what we're talking about, then you're ready to go "Back to the Future"

Cinema Club arrives in Sandgate with a MEMBERS ONLY event this October, screening this classic time-travel film. We're adding in some movie memorabilia, a trivia challenge and loads of unexpected fun. You’ll want a real time-machine to relive opening night over and over.

Remember, this is a MEMBERS ONLY evening. (A full year membership is only $55 - and yes, they are selling fast.) Don’t miss out, there are only 200 memberships in existence, and when they're gone… (not even time-travel is going to help)


Sandgate Hawks 75 Year reunion (October 6)

Get down to Sandgate Hawks AFL for this massive day of celebration for their 75 Year Reunion.

The day will include:
- AFL X game
- Gold coin BBQ
- Life Members and Legends catch-up
- Live band
- Auctions and Raffles
- Much more!

See the flyer below for more details and click HERE to buy tickets for the main event. 


Greek Affair and Multicultural Festival (October 7)

On Sunday, 7 October 2018, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Parish of St. Paraskevi is holding its annual Greek Affair and Multicultural Festival on Parish grounds located at 241 Church Road Taigum.

The Festival will have people from the local community and regional areas attending, with a variety of Greek food, music, dancing, multicultural cooking demonstrations, entertainment and children’s activities. The Festival will bring together our great community and showcase our community spirit with over 100 volunteers assisting on the day.

Make sure to come check it out!



Face of Ageing Exhibition (October 10)
Come along to the launch of the Face of Ageing Exhibition at the SANDBAG Community Centre. The aim of this project is to explore and communicate positive experiences of ageing in the community. The Face of Ageing project is about how we value and take pride in who we are as we age, what we have achieved, and our aspirations for the future.

COTA Queensland Community Ambassadors are volunteers who are passionate about the rights, needs and interests of older people in the community. For this project, the Ambassadors are using iPads to take photographs and create short audio clips and videos that convey the everyday “Face of Ageing” in their local communities.

The launch will take place at the SANDBAG Community Centre on Wednesday, October 10 from 10am - 1pm.


Sandgate Sunset Run (October 13)
The Sandgate Sunset Run is back for its 5th annual event! I have sponsored this local event each year through the Deagon Ward Suburban Initiative Fund. 

Sunset Run have 5 fantastic events back this year, so the whole family can take part.

All events take place around the 250-metre Sandgate Roundabout. The team events can be made up of 2-4 participants. Every participant in every event receives a medal.

There’ll be:
  • Kids’ Dash: ages 9 and under run laps around the roundabout for 5 minutes. This year, we’ll stagger the start into age groups to make it safer and more fun for all the kids!

  • Junior Relay: ages 10-15 run relay laps of the roundabout for 20 minutes. Start getting your teams together – there’s always some friendly rivalry between school groups, sporting clubs and friends!

  • Social Relay: ages 12 & over run relay laps of the roundabout for 40 minutes. This is a fun, social, less-competitive event that families and friends can take part in together. All the fun of the main relay, but much less intense & with a big focus on dressing up & having a great time!

  • Open Relay: our showcase event sees ages 16 & over run relay laps of the roundabout for 2 hours. It’s make or break as teams work out their strategies, and test their endurance as the clock counts down.

  • NEW HOT LAP: Participants will run one single hot lap of the Sandgate Roundabout in the reverse direction. It’s all the atmosphere, thrill and excitement of the event, condensed into one exciting lap!

Male and female heats will be run, with the winners of each going through to the finals, where they’ll sprint for a cash prize. Numbers will be strictly capped on this event, so be sure to secure your spot!

"Expressions" Art Exhibition (October 18-21)
Expressions 2018, an exhibition by local artisans of pottery, paintings, sculptures, photography and more is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best this year. 

This joint collaboration between Sandgate Art Society and Shorncliffe Potters is the biggest showcase of local art we have in our local area. Please come and support our very talented local artists. 

This event will be held at the Sandgate Town Hall.



RAMSAR Anniversary - Habitat Planting (October 20)
Join Keep Sandgate Beautiful Association us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the RAMSAR convention by planting habitat grasses at Dowse Lagoon (near Keogh Street). I have provided a grant to KSBA to purchase the plants for this special event. 

Our aim is to re-establish Dowse Lagoon as a Wetland Of International Significance.First we plant the plants, they will be home for the insects and then the birds will come!

Geckoes Wildlife will be there from 10am to 1pm.

Please bring hat, sturdy footwear, drink and gloves.



North Brisbane Twilight Community Markets - Salvation Army (October 27)
The 2018 Salvation Army Twilight Markets are fast approaching!

These markets have offered different elements over the years, from people dressed in their national costumes serving food from their native countries, to barbecues, donuts from the corps’ machine and live music.

Local families really enjoy the atmosphere of this event. Families from the corps, youth and young adults also come along to meet local families, connect with them and invite them to our programs and activities.


Multitude Choir - Music Fusion (October 27)

Multitude Inc is a not-for-profit contemporary, community show choir performing a mix of rock, pop, jazz, Broadway and gospel music. It is an all-inclusive, incorporated association with members ranging in age from 20s through to 70s.

The choir is non-auditioned, providing opportunities for amateur and aspiring musicians and singers to advance and upskill their musical training via weekly lessons/rehearsals under the tutelage of two professional, Queensland conservatorium trained, graduate musicians.

Purchase Tickets HERE

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