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November 2020 

The Deagon Ward has been a hive of activity over the past month with the community really kicking it into high gear as we approach the Christmas holidays. This has been a welcome return to community events for me and a great chance to get back out and about. The opportunity to attend the Brighton State School centenary celebration was undoubtedly a highlight especially when considering the local and state-wide attention it attracted.

The Governor Paul de Jersey AC and his wife attended the centenary in addition to our local member Stirling Hinchliffe, describing the appreciation our community has for the hard work this local school does on a daily basis. The leadership provided by Principal Mr Scott Padget and the P&C is nothing short of admirable and I am sure the young pupils have a great foundation to build upon moving forward.

We also had the opportunity to celebrate the eighth anniversary of the momentous Eventide Rally. An event that remains scored into local history as a truly grassroots effort to save a precious healthcare asset here on the Northside. Taking a moment to remember the united effort put in by so many among our community is absolutely worthwhile.

On that note, here within the Deagon Ward we can all appreciate the presence of so many outstanding local characters that fly under the radar. Now is the chance for them to be recognised publicly in the annual Deagon Legends Award. We all have a mate that we are particularly proud of and I encourage you to take five minutes to nominate them for this award.

More information regarding this can be found here.

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 Restrictions 

From 1:00am Tuesday 3 November 2020:

  • Visitors and returned travellers from New South Wales (excluding people who have been in the 32 Sydney Local Government Areas identified as hotspots in the last 14 days) can enter Queensland with a valid Queensland Border Declaration Pass without having to complete mandatory quarantine.

Other changes to border restrictions take effect from 3pm 30 October 2020 including; how long border passes are valid for, rules around unaccompanied minors, disaster management, requirements around some quarantine conditions, and more.

Find out more about border restrictions changes from 30 October 2020.

Border closures to Victoria remain until community transmission is under control (including whether there have been any unlinked cases in the previous 28 days).

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Sandgate Youth Festival - Fifth Dynasty take the win!

Once again the Sandgate Youth Festival was a stunning display of the abundance of talent we have here on the Northside.

The night showcased artists from a diverse range of backgrounds - dancers, vocalists, guitarists and solo acts all provided unique performances giving the three judges a difficult task on the night.

At the conclusion of the night Fifth Dynasty emerged victorious, closely beating out rising local guitarist and singer Joe Beveridge to take the crown.

A special mention must be made to the sponsors who made this event possible. Given the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the event and the wider community in general it was important to give these artists a stage on which to perform.

In the absence of other opportunities, the Festival continues to be a platform for our young talent looking to showcase their skills. 

Thankyou to Beat Connection, Anika Wells MP, Stirling Hinchliffe MP and Kuhn Corp Print & Packaging for making a grass roots event like the SYF possible.


Keep Sandgate Beautiful Association Inc

Birds in Our Backyards:

A free talk by Judith Hoyle of Birdlife Southern Queensland
Want to learn how to encourage and enjoy the wonderful variety of birdlife that shares our backyards and green spaces?

Have all your questions answered and check out the display of nesting boxes suitable for 4017 backyards.

Find out the winner of the KSBA Photo Competition and which lucky local family will be enjoying a trip to Australia Zoo.

WHERE: Sandbag, 153 Rainbow Street, Sandgate.
WHEN: Sunday 15th November at 2.30pm
RSVP: or email to book a place. 


BEE BARRAGE - Boondall Wetlands 

The Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre had to be temporarily closed in early November due to an "aggressive" swarm of bees affecting the centre and surrounding walking tracks.

An attempt was made to remove these bees by the centre staff but the team was repelled by dangerous swarming and the volatile behaviour of the bees. Consequently further action will be undertaken to resolve the situation with BCC not expecting the centre to be closed any longer than three days.

While this is not expected to be an ongoing issue with the use and enjoyment of the Boondall Wetlands, it is a reminder to be aware of our surroundings. Appreciating that our local flora and flora is not always without risk is an important lesson to learn when enjoying the great natural resources the Northside has to offer.


World Teachers Day - FREE COFFEE

On October 30 we celebrated World Teachers day! 

Our educators are an absolutely essential part of our community and taking a day to appreciate their tireless efforts is very important.

Stirling Hinchliffe MP took the opportunity to put this appreciation into action and shouted free coffee for the teachers at Sandgate State School! 


8th Anniversary of the Eventide Rally

This October the 27th we remember the power of our local community. The Eventide Rally remains of of the greatest community events in recent memory and is a testament to our ability to stand up for the things we believe in. 

Cuts to essential healthcare services has never been and will never be the answer.

Through a joint effort of local members Stirling Hinchliffe, Wayne Swan MP and Cr Victoria Newton Eventide remains a valued local service provider to this day.

The facility also participated in invaluable COVID-19 testing throughout the most recent crisis, showing the facilities adaptability and capacity to care for our community moving forward.



Every November, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world.

The aim of this facial furniture growth is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and male mental health.

A great cause with a proven track record, Councillor Jared Cassidy has thrown his hat into the ring shaving off a once thick beard in support.





Deagon LEGENDS Award

The Deagon Legends award kicks off this week!!

Nominations will run from the 5th of November through to the 18th, to nominate a mate, family member or someone you think is deserving - email their name and achievements through to

This award is about recognising some of the very best among our community. Often working or volunteering in the background it is only right that these locals are appreciated for the contributions they make to our great Deagon Ward family. 



Brighton State School - Centenary 

In mid October the Brighton State School celebrated their Centenary with the Governor Paul de Jersey AC, Stirling Hinchliffe MP and Cr Jared Cassidy in attendance.

The event described just how important our schools are to both our local and wider communities. It also showcased the leadership and hard work of the outstanding staff, in particular the work of Principal Mr Scott Padget and the Brighton State School P&C.


What an achievement and we look forward to another 100!!


 Zillmere Stadium - Official Opening 

On the 24th of October the Northside Wizards were joined by the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Bart Mellish MP, Leanne Linard MP and Stirling Hinchliffe MP to officially open the Zillmere Stadium!

A great facility brought to fruition by dedicated local members the new stadium will provide for the substantial Northside Wizards community. Now numbering over 2,500 members, the five court stadium will provide the Wizards family with both state of the art facilities and room to grow.

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