The Deagon Ward comprises the suburbs of Boondall, Brighton, Deagon, Sandgate, Shorncliffe, Taigum, most of Geebung and Zillmere and the industrial side of Virginia. It also includes Moreton Island (including the townships of Bulwer, Cowan Cowan and Kooringal).
The Deagon Ward contains some of Brisbane’s most significant RAMSAR sites including the Brighton Wetlands, Deagon Wetlands, Boondall Wetlands and the lagoon system out to Bramble Bay.
Much of the Deagon Ward used to be part of the former Sandgate Town Council which became part of the City of Brisbane in 1925. With the completion of the train line to Sandgate in 1882 which connected Brisbane to Moreton Bay, the local area developed quickly and became known as a tourist destination. Many of the historic buildings around Sandgate reflect this history with the Sandgate Town Hall completed in 1911 and the Shorncliffe Pier built in 1884 and the Sandgate Post Office building in 1886.
Councillor Jared Cassidy
Jared Cassidy has represented the Deagon Ward since August 2015. He grew up in the local area and attended Shorncliffe State School and Nudgee College. His family has called the Deagon Ward community home for five generations and have run businesses and been involved in community and sports groups for decades.
Before becoming the Councillor he worked in both the public and private sectors. Jared previously worked for the Federal Member for Lilley, Wayne Swan, and the former Councillor for Deagon Ward, Victoria Newton. He has also been an academic tutor at Griffith University and Nudgee College and has run his own small business.
Jared completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and Government in 2008 and a Master of International Relations in 2013.
As the Councillor for Deagon Ward, Jared spends most of his time with local residents and community groups. He is a strong supporter of the many community and sporting organisations in the Deagon Ward and is a member and patron of many local organisations. He supports a wide range of community events like the Einbunpin Festival as Chairperson, Zillmere Festival, South Pacific Islander Christmas in the Park and established the Sandgate Youth Festival supporting young and emerging artists.
Jared is the patron of the following organisations:
- Sandgate Theatre Company
- Sandgate Canoe Club
- Sandgate Swimming Club
- Sandgate Brighton Childcare & Kindergarten Association Inc
- Boondall Barracudas Swimming Club
- North Star Orchid Society
- Sandgate Senior Citizens Association
- Volunteer Marine Rescue
- Sandgate Meals on Wheels
- Sandgate Golf Club
- Einbunpin Festival (Chairperson).
Jared is the Leader of the Opposition in Council and Opposition Spokesperson on Council’s Economic Development and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee and the Transport Committee and a member of the Environment, Parks and Sustainability Committee.
Contact Ward Office
Deagon Ward Office
Office hours: 9am-4.30pm
|Phone: 07 3667 6011
Fax: 07 3667 6016