Deagon

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“A relaxed community surrounded by wetlands and green spaces”

Deagon is a relaxed community suburb, located 16 km north of the Brisbane CBD. Cabbage Tree Creek and the Boondall Wetlands hug one of its boundaries, providing a natural playground of tidal flats, mangroves, salt-marshes, grasslands, and lush green forests. The beachside suburb of Sandgate is right next door, making a ‘seaside weekend escape’ a thing to do every day (if you wanted). Deagon boasts its own racecourse, and although horse racing ceased in 1941, the racecourse remains a first-class training establishment. The flat, tree-lined streets house beautiful Queenslanders and 1950’s post-war cottages – many still in original condition and on big blocks of land. Some new builds are popping up on recently sub-divided blocks. The local market square is small but has all the essentials – IGA, Coffee Shop, Bakery, Doctors and Pharmacy. Deagon is easily accessed from Sandgate Road and the Gateway Motorway. Public transport is plentiful, with three stations easily accessed by residents – Deagon, Boondal, and Sandgate. Brisbane CBD is only a 30-minute trip. A variety of bus services also access the suburb and Brisbane Airport is a quick 17-minute drive. The only school located in Deagon is Sandgate District State High School; however, a number of good state and private schools are located in the surrounding suburbs.

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Area Profile

  • Average Age: 40 – 49 years
  • Household Structure: 46.4% Couples with Children | 36.1% Childless Couples | 15.8% Single Parents | Other 1.8%
  • Occupation: Professionals
  • Ownership: 64% Owner Occupiers | 36% Renters
  • Population: 9.5k
  • 5-year population change: 5.2%
  • Land size: 6.2 square kilometres
  • Green spaces: 9, covering nearly 21.7% of the total area

Local School Catchments

  • Sandgate District High School [Co-ed] [Government]

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History

  • The Deagon area has a rich indigenous history. Evidence of Aboriginal occupation can be found in a bora ring at Nudgee Waterhole, and at special sites of importance at Dinah Island near Nundah and by Aboriginal camps on the banks of the Cabbage Tree Creek.
  • Deagon was named after William Deagon, who was the Mayor of Sandgate from 1882 – 1884.
  • The Deagon Post Office opened in 1947 at Mr. Torpie’s store, next to the railway station.
  • Horse racing at the Deagon Racecourse ceased in 1941, but the racecourse remains a first-
    rate training establishment. In July 2018, the first panic races since 2015 were held and announced it will become an annual event.
  • The Ching Chung Taoist Temple was built and opened in 1991, in accordance to Taoist beliefs.

Local Life – See, Do, Experience

Where you will find the locals…

  • Picking up their morning coffee and enjoying a chat with the friendly staff and locals at Sheno’s Tailor Made Coffee
  • Soaking up the sun, fun and family-friendly atmosphere at the annual Deagon Picnic Race Day
  • Taking pleasure in a lazy Sunday afternoon stroll along the spectacular foreshore of neighbouring suburbs – Sandgate and Shorncliffe
  • Escaping the busy world, to explore drawing, painting and create art at Mancini Art Studio
  • Fishing for Dusky Flathead and Yellowfin Bream in the late afternoon sun along Cabbage Tree Creek
  • Exploring the walking tracks that weave through the forests, kayaking through the majestic mangrove-lined creeks of Boondall Wetlands or learning about the importance of preserving the natural areas at the Environment Centre