Deagon Ward E-News
With the winter months upon us, it's important to think of those in our community who are doing it tough and may be sleeping rough through this cold time. Council's Homeless Connect program is currently collecting items through Libraries and Ward Offices. You can donate non-perishable food items at my office and toiletries at Libraries until June 2. Click here to find out more about the Homeless Connect program.
SANDBAG are launching an exciting joint venture with footprints & onevoice to provide a shower and laundry bus in our local community which will also offer free medical checks and wi-fi for those accessing the services. This bus will launch in Sandgate in the coming months. Click here to find out more.
I have launched a new survey to gather important information on how mosquitoes are affecting local residents. Council keeps data on the number of complains received from each suburb relating to mosquitoes, but not on specific area within suburbs. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey here so I can collect this important information and continue to fight for more action on mossies.
You will see construction of the new water play area at the Sandgate Pool occurring over the winter months. This $500,000 investment will see the children's water play area expanded with new equipment including a tipper bucket and new slide. There will be some changes to the existing wading pool area but most of the existing equipment will be retained. The funding for a full upgrade for the aquatic centre remains in the budget and the lessee is currently working with Council to lodge a new DA soon. This will include a new heated 25m pool, new facilities and a small gym.
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