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March 2018

2018 is off to a flying start! I have already had the opportunity to attend most schools in the Deagon Ward for their leadership inductions, the launch of the 2018 Active school travel programs at local schools and lots of other community groups too. 

This year we will have four local school participating in Council's Active School Travel Program and competition is already increasing between St Flannan's Zillmere, Nashville, Shorncliffe and Sandgate State Schools. I have relaunched the Deagon Ward 'Bramble Bay Legends' Active School Travel cup with the winning school receiving the perpetual term cup and a voucher to reward the students. 

Clean Up Australia Day was held last weekend with hundreds of volunteers across 10 different sites in the Deagon Ward cleaning up our parks and open spaces. This yearly event is gaining popularity with more families involved this year. A local 'War on Waste' group has been set up with a view to reduce single use items and encourage people to participate in regular beach clean ups. The first clean up will be on 8 April. Click here to find out more. 

If you are part of a community organisation or school P&C, you may be eligible for a Brisbane Airport Giving Fund grant. Applications will be accepted until 31 March 2018.

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

Launch of Zillmere Parkrun

Zillmere Parkrun was officially launched in January with almost 500 runners! This course starts at Northstar Football Club in Jennings Street and makes its way through O'Callaghan Park. This run starts at 7.00AM every Saturday. The Northstar FC canteen is open with coffee and food after you finish too!

Parkrun is completely volunteer run, if you would like to help Zillmere out or want to find out more check out their
Facebook page here.

Australia Day by the Bay

We had another fantastic Australia Day by the Bay this year! 

We welcomed 37 new citizens to our community, cooked 250 steak burgers and 400 sausages and joined over 1000 people to watch the iconic Cotton Street Billycart races.

Thanks to Wayne Swan for joining me once again this year and all of our generous sponsors and supporters again this year including Stirling Hinchliffe MPKuhn Corp Print & PackagingNorthside Family Law Centre,Remax Property ShopZonta Club of Sandgate, CWA Sandgate, Bayside DivasBlake Hadley MusicThe Demon Drink, Bracken Ridge McDonalds and all of the volunteers who made today possible!

Zillmere Seniors Birthday

Zillmere Seniors celebrated their 45th Birthday recently. This group has an active group of members with regular entertainment, activities and trips for local seniors. I have recently provided funding for some new sewing machines for the group to expand its activities. If you or someone you know would like to get involved contact XXXX or drop by the Zillmere Hall at 52 Murphy Road Zillmere on Thursdays. 

Launch of Active School Travel

We have four local schools participating in Council's Active School Travel program this year; St Flannan's Zillmere, Shorncliffe State School, Sandgate State School and Nashville State School. 

The Active School Travel (AST) program offers Brisbane primary schools a suite of free resources, tools and incentives to enable students, parents and teachers to leave the car at home and actively travel to school. It’s all about creating healthier, more active students and parents, greater road safety awareness among students and families, and safer streets and reduced traffic congestion at the school gate.

I have donated a scooter to each school for an end of year prize for a lucky student and have re-launched the Deagon Ward AST Cup with the winning school receiving the cup and a hart sports voucher. The competition is on!

Sorry Day at Koobara Kindy

Last month marked the 10th anniversary of the apology to the Stolen Generations. I joined the community at Koobara Kindy in Zillmere to mark this occasion. It was great to share some time and stories with a wide range of locals and visitors from across the city. 

Koobara Kindy, have been leaders and ground-breakers on providing a great start to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children on the north side of Brisbane in both their schooling, but also in early health intervention and other support for the community. I made a speech in Council following this event and you can read it here.

Latest Bramble Place Art Show - Ray O'Brien's 'Smell the Two Stroke'

I had the pleasure of officially opening Ray O'Brien's latest show at Bramble Place Tea & Coffee in Sandgate. Ray's latest show is called 'Smell the Two Stroke' and is a celebration of Australia scenes and people. All pieces are for sale to head down and support a great local artist!

School Leaders Inductions

l have had the opportunity to attend a number of local schools over the past few weeks to assist with their school leaders inductions. It's great to see student leaders taking on more responsibility across a wide range of area in the school, including school council, eco council, cultural, arts, music and sports captains and school leaders at our different schools. 

Best of luck for the year ahead to all of our Year Six students!


MS Squash Tournament

l was proud to support the annual MS Tournament once again this year. This tournament was run in conjunction with a Women's PSA tournament which saw competitors from arouns the world compete right here in Deagon! A number of Sandgate Squash players will be representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games and if you would like to watch some local squash players competing at the Commonwealth Games, tickets are still available here.
Well done to Nathan and the team at the centre and the Sandgate Squash Club. Looking forward to an even bigger and better comp next year.


What's Coming Up...

‘Surfaces’ Exhibition by Kim Mancini at Gallery 4017, 10 March

Come along to see renowned local artist, Kim Mancini’s latest works on display right here in Deagon. From 2pm – 4pm on the 10th of March, Gallery 4017 will be hosting an afternoon tea party with light refreshments to launch the ‘Surfaces’ exhibition. Please RSVP to


St Kieran’s Open Day, 23 March

St Kieran’s Primary School Open Day will take place from 9am – 10.30am on Friday, the 23rd of March at 15 Greenwood Street, Brighton. Come along to support one of our great local schools!


Sandgate Museum Exhibition of Old Movie Theatres, 24/25 March

Be transported back in time to take a look at Sandgate’s old movie theatres, film equipment and some iconic movie posters. This exhibition takes place from 10am – 3 pm.

Sandgate Film Gala, 24 March

The Sandgate Film Gala will mostly feature short films from the 2017 Heart of Gold Film Festival. Screening in the Historic Town Hall, you’ll be transported back in time to the heyday when going to the cinema was a special event. Dress as a 20's–50's lady or gent and immerse yourself in the event even more. Times are 1pm, 4pm, 7,30pm. More information can be found here.

Neighbour Day, 25 March

Our community will be celebrating neighbour day on March 25 to encourage everyone to get to know their neighbours. From 8am – 3pm at Donna Philp Park and various other sites around the ward, residents will have the opportunity to get to know each other over activities, tea and biscuits. It's important to make sure to keep an eye on our elderly neighbours and this is a great way to get to know them!  More information can be found here


Sandgate Easter Art Show, 29/30/31 March

The annual Easter Art show with quality art from locals and beyond! Family friendly, Gold Coin Donation. The exhibition can be found at St Patrick’s College, 60 Park Parade. More information and times can be found here.

Bluewater Festival, 29 March

Good Friday each year signifies the start of Australia’s second largest yacht race, the Qantaslink Brisbane to Gladstone. The Bluewater Festival celebrates 21 years in 2018 and they are proud to also have the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay and mascot Borobi, as part of the festival this year.

The festival area encompasses the iconic Shorncliffe Pier and Lower Moora Park and the beach. At the Bluewater Festival you and your family can take advantage of some of the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the start of the race, as well indulge in beach yoga early in the day, enjoy all the colourful market stalls, various carnival rides, a wide selection of food vendors, not to mention enjoy a beach party with the great lineup of entertainment. The vintage Dragon Boats from the Redcliffe Dragon Boat Club will also be offering “come n try” dragonboating from the beach at Lower Moora Park throughout the day.

Don’t forget to cap off your Bluewater experience with fireworks in the evening!



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