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Deagon Ward E-News

August 2020 


Throughout August we have seen Deagon Ward hang tough in the face of continuing quarantine measures. With strong protections in force to safeguard our state and local communities we look forward to low case numbers and a return to business as usual. With daily updates from both the Premier and our Chief Health officer I'm confident Queensland is in the best hands going forward.

In light of the tough times however we have still seen a great interaction with adapted local events. The Artrageous Art opening show, 'the places I remember' was a great example of how our community can still gather in a controlled and safe environment.

Further information on upcoming gallery events can be found here.

It is also important to note that a scam has been reported within the Deagon Ward. A fake letter was distributed purporting to offer 'electricity bill grants,' in early August.

While there has been no further reports to date, I ask we keep an eye out on those around us. Especially those we know to be vulnerable to this kind of scam. Call 3403 8888 if you suspect a letter to be false.

Looking forward we have a great September lined up with the "Greek Affair Festival," BrisFest's "Street Serenades," and many other local events. It's a great opportunity to get out and about and enjoy everything the Deagon Ward has to offer while still being conscious of our social distancing and safe hygiene practices.

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

Changes to restrictions in Local Government Area's (LGAs)

With recent cases recorded in Queensland restrictions have been adapted in the City of Brisbane LGA area.

Restrictions include:

  • limiting gatherings to a maximum of 10 people in homes and public spaces
  • restricting visitors to, and residents leaving from, residential aged care and disability accommodation facilities
  • restricting visitors in public and private hospitals
  • use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including face masks and gloves, to treat all patients and residents in hospital emergency departments, aged care facilities and disability accommodation facilities.

Not sure of your LGA? Search by your address to find your LGA.

In the rest of the state, gatherings in homes and public spaces have been reduced to a maximum of 30 people.

Aged Care Facilities - Updated restrictions

Due to recently announced cases in Queensland extra restrictions have now been put in place for residential aged care facilities in listed Local Government Areas.

These restrictions include:

  • Visitors
    • No personal visitors, including care and support visitors are allowed to enter
    • Only persons providing an essential purpose will be allowed to enter
    • End of life visits will still be allowed
    • Anyone entering a facility must wear a single use surgical face mask
  • Residents
    • Cannot leave the residential aged care facility unless they are receiving health care, attending a funeral or for an emergency or for compassionate reasons
    • The residential aged care facility or the Chief Health Officer can provide an exemption for leave on compassionate reasons
  • Staff
    • Residential aged care facility operators must make sure staff do not work across multiple facilities as much as possible

Anyone providing medical care (including staff, volunteers or family members) must wear appropriate PPE as outlined in the Australian Guidelines.



Brisbane Festival - Serenading on the Streets


Inspired by socially distanced performances around the world the Brisbane Festival will continue in a different way this year.

Every suburb will enjoy a free live mini-concert courtesy of some of the best musicians and artists Brisbane has to offer. These shows will be 45 minutes in length and held between the 4th and 26th of September.

Unfortunately due to gathering restrictions being in place the locations, times and the identities of the artists cannot be shared.
Regardless it will be a brilliant chance for local neighbourhoods and families to enjoy some great live music from the comfort of their homes. 

Keep an eye out!!


JERSEY Day - The Organ and Tissue Authority and the DONATE LIFE network


Friday September 4, 2020

Inspired by the story of NATHAN GREMMO who was tragically lost in an accident in May 2015, jersey day focuses on encouraging people to give the gift of life themselves. 

This campaign is all about raising awareness – there is no requirement to raise funds. Simply wear your favourite sporting jersey to school or work on the 4th of September and begin the conversation with your friends and family about organ donation.




Braking the Cycle - PCYC Driving Mentorship

'BTC' focuses on providing help to young people who would otherwise not have access to vehicles or driving mentors. Helping the participants gain a level of independence and confidence - as well as instilling an important appreciation of the responsibilities that come with driving.

Being able to complete the mandatory '100 hours' has huge impact on young people’s ability to find work, removing a barrier to employment and ensuring that our youth get on the best foot going forward. 

If you are interested in the program or are looking to volunteer please get in touch with either Sandgate or Zillmere PCYC.

They can be contacted at 3269 5358 or 3633 0244



Opening Show at Artrageous - 'There are places I remember'


On August the 7th Stirling Hinchliffe and Jared were lucky enough to be invited to the first art show at the community gallery at Artrageous art. The exhibition showcased the work of talented local landscape artist and mate of ours Jim Hansen.

The opening night was a great success and we look forward to more in the future. The Gallery 4017 program is a credit to the local community providing a welcoming space for all who want to get involved.

They can be contacted here.

Drop through and visit the gallery Tues-Saturday (10:00am - 3:00pm)  


Cafe' Bohemia

Opening up in Sandgate is a brand new coffee spot 'Cafe Bohemia." Located at 6 Brighton Rd the new shop offers coffee and treats first but also has a wide array of artwork and gifts for sale.

Drop by to see a new space and meet Sandra and the friendly staff!


A Greek Affair Festival 

Returning in September is the "Greek Affair" Festival held at St Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Church.

Running on the 26th and 27th the festival is picnic style event that showcases Greek cuisine, culture and heritage. 

Cut out a portion of the day to visit the wide variety of cultural stalls and maybe even take a guided tour of the Church itself. Tasty fan favourites such as the famous Greek honey puffs and lamb on the spit will also be there for all to enjoy.

 A wonderful local event backed by a strong community within the Deagon Ward the festival is sure to be a weekend winner!



SCAM ALERT - Fake BCC letter

In early August we were made aware local residents have been the target of a fake Council letter. This letter purported to offer "electricity bill" grants to residents in the 4017 and 4034 areas. 

After being made aware of the facetious document and its spread throughout our community measures were taken to inform our locals especially those vulnerable to this kind of conduct. 

Please if you do see documents you suspect to be faked - alert Council on 3403 8888.


R U OK? Day - 10th of September 2020

Just around the corner, R U OK? day is an annual reminder to check up on those around us. It's never weak to speak and a quick conversation has the potential to change a life forever. 

With 2020 being such a challenging year it's even more important for us all to stay connected and, for those who are able, be willing to support those around us. 

Check on a mate, a family member or a colleague, for someone doing it tough it means the world.

For more information and techniques for starting and continuing these vital conversations visit here.


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