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Deagon Ward E-News

July 2020 


The past few months has seen a vibrant return to public life within the Deagon Ward. It's brilliant to see local business thriving and our community showing some real support for those doing it tough. It's this promising outlook that the Premier will protect with the upcoming border closures on the 8th of August. Whilst a tough decision to make, it puts Queenslander's health first and ensures we are in the best position possible to tackle the ongoing pandemic.

Further information can be found here.

Locally we have seen the community burst back into life in the past weeks with a variety of events kicking off midway through July. The welcome return of weekend markets is a great way to enjoy getting out and about while also sourcing some of the best organic produce available. Keep an eye out for the Sandgate Village Market on Saturday and the Farmers Market on Sunday!

Also worth noting is the expansion of Care Kits for Kids (QLD). This not-for-profit charity collects and distributes free care care kits for disadvantaged youth across Brisbane, focusing its efforts in providing children pieces of clothing, toiletry items and educational resources that they would otherwise not have access to. I am proud to say my Ward Office will become a new donor drop-off point for CCFK. Drop through at anytime and lend a hand.

Information regarding appropriate donations and the charity can be found here.

Moving forward I will also be holding a community consultation on the 8th of August, subject to social distancing, with local members Bart Mellish and Leanne Linard. Come down and say hello to your local representatives at either Sue's corner at Boondall or at the Zillmere shops. We are out to represent our communities and there's no better way than a good conversation.
                                                                                                                        See you there!

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

COVID-19 News and Updates

Border Restrictions

The Queensland Government has implemented enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening.

Any person that has been in a declared COVID-19 hotspot during the past 14 days must not enter Queensland.

All of Victoria and Greater Sydney are currently declared COVID-19 hotspots.

From 1am Saturday 8 August, all local government areas in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will also be declared COVID-19 hotspots.

See the list of declared COVID-19 hotspots.

Any person travelling from Australian States or Territories that are not declared COVID-19 hotspots, may enter Queensland subject to completing and signing a border declaration and undertaking to present for a COVID-19 test if they develop symptoms.

The only exceptions (and subject to strict conditions), are:

  • a Queensland resident returning home who will be subject to government directed quarantine
  • a person entering to perform an essential activity listed in the Chief Health Officer’s Border restrictions Direction (No. 10)
  • a person listed in other limited categories as listed in the Chief Health Officer’s Border restrictions Direction (No. 10).

It is strongly recommended Queenslanders do not travel to any known COVID-19 hotspot.

Any person entering Queensland (including Queensland residents) must complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entering, including freight transport drivers who were previously exempt. Border passes are valid for 7 days only.

A separate border declaration pass is required for each individual, including children, and all travellers in your party must be eligible to enter Queensland.




Strengthened enforcement will be present at Queensland borders, including screening of Queensland Border Declaration Passes and identification. All flights will be checked, road vehicle borders will be enforced, and police will enforce quarantine.

All persons entering Queensland must complete and sign a border declaration stating whether they have been overseas, been in a COVID-19 hotspot, had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or had symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

There are also increased penalties for providing false or misleading information. If you breach any of the requirements under the Borders Direction, you may be subject to enforcement, including an on the spot fine of $1334 or a or a court-imposed penalty of up to $13,345.

If you provide false, misleading or incorrect information on a Queensland Border Declaration it is an offence punishable by a fine of $4004 or a court-imposed penalty of up to $13,345.

A person who refuses testing in quarantine will be subject to a further 10-day period at their own cost.





Care Kits for Kids Qld is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit registered charity who distribute free care kits to the disadvantaged youth in our community.

Focusing on Police Child Protection Units and Domestic Violence and Foster / Kinship Care agencies, the charity aims to bring a smile to well over 10,200 displaced Queensland children.

Age-appropriate donations of new clothing, toiletry and educational items are all greatly appreciated.

We here at the Ward Office are very excited to be working alongside such a great cause and community - drop through at any time!



The topic of Shorncliffe's Pom Pom Tree and its impending removal has been a hot topic for some time. After being identified for removal, a resident led campaign to keep the spontaneous little art project I raised the issue with Council.

Subsequent to this I can confirm we have managed to take the tree OFF Council's removal list for the time being. In the future there are also options to relocate the Pom Pom's to a designated tree within upper Moora Park, preserving the pop up project for all to enjoy!



Local Markets

1. Sandgate Village Markets

Our very own Local Community Eco-Market!

The Sandgate Village Market is a community-based Market supporting local artists, authors, makers, musicians, eco-producers, and natural therapists, all with the aim of providing a safe and nurturing environment to trade, and a venue to promote sustainable living options for local and the broader community.

These markets are a great opportunity to get out and support our local producers and stallholders.

It will run every 2nd and 4th Saturday each month.


2. Community Garden Markets

With a wide array of community grown, health based products, the Combined Community Garden Markets is a great local institution in the Deagon Ward.

If you are looking for organic, local produce this is the place to be!

The markets run on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month and are housed in the ALDI Walkway in Sandgate.



3. Sandgate Farmers Market 
Sandgate farmer's market brings fresh, spray free produce to our community every Wednesday & Sunday in Seymour St Sandgate.

On Sunday you'll also find the Baker's stand, banana truck, Little Organic Co & pop up stalls.

A great market with a strong stall and customer base this market is a standout option for your Sunday, Check them out!



4. Franco Markets x Capulet 
Kindly housed by the great team at Capulet & Co. the Franco markets will be going ahead on Saturday the 15th of August with a COVID SAFE plan in place to keep everyone happy and healthy!

The Market focuses on a sustainable platform, offering a wide variety of second hand and reusable items for purchase. The young team is going on five editions of the Franco market and each and everyone to date has been an outstanding success. This year promises to be no different with a sold out stall tickets!

Get down to Capulet - Saturday the 15th at 95 Brighton Rd, Sandgate.



Sandgate & District Historical Society & Museum


Thursday 13th August 2020 - 10am “Ramble on Bramble” A free walk on Bramble Bay that is sponsored by the Keep Sandgate Beautiful Association – exploring the web of life on the bay and the historical presence on the foreshore.

Approx 2 hours. Bookings essential – please call 0410327095


Saturday 12th September 2020 - 9.30am “Step into the Past on the Shorncliffe Pier” Discover the restored Pier and rediscover the historical Sandgate Pier as it was called in 1862 as well as historic Moora Park, its former kiosk and the historic homes of Park Parade. Enjoy a lemonade where the Sandgate Town Band once played to holiday makers.

Approx 2 hour. Bookings essential – please call 0410327095


Saturday 19th September 2020 – 10am “Secrets of Our Pioneers – a guided walk through the heritage listed Bald Hills Cemetery” Many significant Sandgate and Brisbane pioneers and early settlers are buried in the Bald Hills cemetery. This guided walk will visit 22 grave sites where you will discover the stories and lives of the pioneers and re-discover our heritage and history. The walk is celebrated with “smoko” – damper and billy tea with the settlers!

Approx 2 hours. Bookings essential – please call 0410327095


Friday 25th September 2020 - 10am “Ramble on Bramble” A free walk on Bramble Bay that is sponsored by the Keep Sandgate Beautiful Association – exploring the web of life on the bay and the historical presence on the foreshore.

Approx 2 hours. Bookings essential – please call 0410327095

Community Consultation - 8th August

I will be hosting a Mobile Offices with local members Bart Mellish and Leanne Linard at both Sue's Korner, Boondall and at the Zillmere shops on the 8th of August.

This is an opportunity to raise any issues of concern, to share your ideas for our community, or to simply say hi!

It is always a pleasure to catch up with and hear from local residents - we hope you can drop by on the day!!

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