Restrictions have eased once again! On the back of consistent and widespread quarantine measures the Premier was able to provide Queenslander's with more freedom in regard to socialising, travelling and enjoying this great place we call home. The fact these restrictions were eased well in advance is a general testament to our communities ability to pull together and get the job done.
Further updates on the restrictions can be found here
While quarantine is still in the fore of our minds it is vital we don't forget to consider matters unrelated.
In the month of June we saw the Brisbane City Council hand down the annual Plan and Budget for 2020-21. While there was some big losses in regard to City wide projects like the Kerbside Collection, Deagon Ward was still able to secure much needed funding. Projects on the Brighton Foreshore, Einbunpin Lagoon and along many of our roads have been locked in for the upcoming year and I look forward to seeing some of our hard work pay off!
Also finishing up recently was the Salvation Army's Digital door knock. The Red Shield Appeal adapted to the trying times and with the help of the Northside community put in a huge effort to raise $4,086,517 million dollars. I'd like to thank those that got onboard with my Northside Digital Doorknock and send out a huge congratulations to the Salvo's, what an outstanding effort in very difficult situation.
If you can spare a dollar or two further donations can be made here.
Also vitally important to note was National Reconciliation week (27 May to 3 June). This was a week that provided a real opportunity for us to consider and appreciate all that the Aboriginal community brings to the Ward. I've been particularly impressed by programs like Kurbingui Youth Development and Deadly Runners Sandgate, both of which are unbelievable assets to our youth and wider community.
Moving forward, I encourage everyone to enjoy the eased restrictions and get back out and about within Deagon Ward!
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