Jared Cassidy

16
Oct

Brighton Foreshore & Einbunpin Petition

Two petitions calling on Council to fix the Einbunpin Lagoon and Brighton Foreshore were debated in Council on Ocotber 16. My contribution to the debate is below: To say that the response to the petitioners contained in these petition responses here is deeply disappointing would be an understatement, Mr Deputy Chair. I don’t know whether the LORD MAYOR doesn’t understand

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14
Oct

Foreshore Dog Offleash Update

Back in 2014 a Sharing Shorelines group was set up by Councillor Victoria Newton. This group comprised and consulted with a wide range of foreshore users including dog owners and the Queensland Wader Study Group, along with other local residents. This group was established following a petition calling for a dog off leash beach. The results of this work and

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14
Aug

Nev Warburton Condolence Motion

Thank you, Madam Chair. I rise to contribute to this motion of condolence for Neville George Warburton, and rising to talk, not just about the former Alderman for the Bramble Bay Ward or the former State Member for Sandgate or the former Labor Leader in Queensland or Minister in the reforming Goss Government, but to talk about a thoroughly decent

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7
Aug

Unique Local Events – Penny Farthings and Einbunpin

Thank you, Mister Deputy Chair. I rise to speak on two local events in my community and put on record my congratulations to all those involved. First is the Pennies by the Sea festival. The fifth annual event was held a few weeks ago in the heart of Sandgate at the Einbunpin Lagoon Parklands and in the morning at the

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2
Aug

Brian Mellifont Condolence Motion

This Council extends its sincerest and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Brian George Mellifont, OAM, and pays tribute to him for his dedicated service to the city and the people of Brisbane. Thank you very much, Madam Chair; I rise to contribute to this item on the agenda today in memoriam of Brian Mellifont. Brian

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23
Jun

Deagon Ward Budget Outcome 2018

The Lord Mayor’s 2018-19 Council Budget has continued to focus on projects that will have little benefit for residents of Deagon Ward like the upgrade of Kingsford Smith Drive and the Metro project at the expense of local projects like the Brighton Foreshore upgrade and fixing the Einbunpin Lagoon. The much needed upgrade of the Brighton Foreshore, previously funded and

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20
Mar

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

I just rise to speak on the Committee presentation and just to confirm that this project does have my absolute support, and it’s wonderful to see that the new centre will be in the Boondall Wetlands and not up at Nudgee Beach. Sorry Councillor ALLAN, through you, Madam Chair. I know that was a site that Council did consider so

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19
Mar

Deagon Ward Budget Submission 2018

Each year Local Councillors are asked by the Lord Mayor to put in a budget submission. Each year my submission is based on requests I receive from local residents who contact my office or me directly, visit me at my mobile offices or at local events. My Budget submission also includes items that have been identified by Council Officers. Accompanying

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27
Feb

Speech to Council on Transparency, 27 February

Thanks, Madam Chair. I rise to speak on clause A, the membership of the Oversight of Consultancy Committee. The Leader of the Opposition is dead right; this is a ghost committee. This is even more secret than CBIC, Madam Chair. At least its annual report is tabled in this place. Ratepayers don’t get to see it, but at least it

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20
Feb

Speech to Council, Dowse Lagoon Management

Thanks, Madam Chair. I just rise to speak on the Committee presentation today, and just pick up on what Councillor MATIC said about the work that was done down at Dowse Lagoon a number of years ago, between 2008 and 2012, and also note that a lot of that work was jointly funded by the Federal Government as well at

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