19
Feb

Sorry Day Anniversary Speech, 13 February.

Councillor CASSIDY: Thanks, Madam Deputy Chair. I just rise to speak on the 10th anniversary of the national apology to the Stolen Generations. I would like to acknowledge that today marks that 10th anniversary of the Federal Parliament’s apology. This marked an important turning point for how government works with Indigenous Australians. I commend at this, the 10th anniversary, Kevin

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5
Dec

Music by the Sea Anniversary

Comments in Council December 5 2017 Thanks, Madam Chair. I just rise to briefly put my congratulations on record for a community organisation that has had a significant milestone over the weekend, the Music by the Sea Festival in Sandgate has celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday night, which is a festival that has had support of Council and local

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31
Oct

Sandgate Foreshore Park Outdoor Gym

Park users will be able to add a gym circuit to their routine while using the Sandgate Foreshore from next year. Councillor for Deagon Ward Jared Cassidy said the new outdoor gym would be installed near Arthur Davis Park on the Sandgate Foreshore. “We were able to secure funding in this year’s budget for this outdoor gym and after assessing

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31
Oct

Cycling Infrastructure in Brisbane

Thanks, Madam Chair; I just rise to talk on clause A of the presentation about Queen’s Wharf Brisbane. We also in Committee did express our concerns about the reduction of dedicated cycling facilities along the Bicentennial Bikeway there, and certainly share some of those concerns. In terms of the drawbacks of shared zones, where cyclists are frequenting an area, we

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17
Oct

Carbon Neutral Council Emissions Management Plan

Oh thanks, Madam Chair. I just want to speak briefly on item B, the Carbon Neutral Council Emissions Management Plan. We do support Council being a carbon neutral organisation of course and we do need a management plan to get there, but there are some serious shortfalls in this document. On page 4 here we know that in black in

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8
Sep

Sandgate Pool DA Lodged

Councillor for Deagon Ward Jared Cassidy is thrilled that a new Development Application for the upgrade of the Sandgate Pool has now been lodged with Council. He said the long awaited upgrade to the Sandgate Pool is now one big step closer with plans with Council now. The previous DA, which had been subject to court action was withdrawn. “This

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22
Aug

Speech to Council welcoming ISU Junior Grand Prix Figure Skaters to Boondall

Thanks, Madam Chairman. I just want to speak briefly about the upcoming Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating that will be held this weekend at Ice World Boondall being run by the International Skating Union. I went along there and did a video message welcoming participants from 21 countries around the world to Boondall to participate in this. A couple

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22
Aug

Speech to Council August 15

Thanks very much, Madam Deputy Chair. I rise to speak on three items tonight. First, the very significant birthday that’s occurred of a resident in my ward; secondly, the successful tenderer for the Shorncliffe Pier kiosk, Sandbag, and also the same sex marriage postal survey. I’ll start with the significant birthday in Deagon Ward, Lily May Bowley, who turned 105

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4
Jul

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15
Jun

Budget Outcome for Deagon Ward

Councillor for Deagon Ward Jared Cassidy has said the 2017 Brisbane City Council Budget has focussed on the upgrade of Kingsford Smith Drive and the metro project at the expense of local projects like the Brighton Foreshore upgrade. The upgrade of the Brighton Foreshore has now been put on hold for six years after funding was originally promised by the

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