Councillor Community Report – October 2019
Category : General News
Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Report – October 2019
- 0428 408 227
- 674 Kilcoy-Murgon Road, Kilcoy Qld 4515
(Reporting period – ending 23 October)
- Joint Standing Committee on Migration – SRC & KPC Joint Submission-Federal Gov inquiry into migration in regional Australia. A very in-depth submission identifying support for infrastructure and community programs in Kilcoy.
- Library Survey reveals 66.4% of responding residents seek weekend opening hours of our libraries
- Free Medical Assistance Wheelie Bin Service to be included in Revenue Statement (Clause 7.2)
- State of Brisbane Valley Highway highlighted at meeting with Federal Minister who was promoting the SEQ City Deal, a wide-ranging partnership between all three levels of government.
- Andrew Johnson (Director Operations) promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer for Somerset region.
- The Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Plan acknowledged at Get Ready Qld Resilient Australia Awards. A collaboration between four councils (SRC, BCC, ICC & LVRC), Qld Government and SEQWater.
- Council’s three visitor information centres have joined the Driver Reviver campaign.
- Australia Day Award nominations are now open.
- KPC granted approval to increase its production to 2000 head per day and 2000 employees.
- A report to be submitted to Council relating to review of Council Policy – Chemical Subsidy Program, following concern of the increased incidence of lantana. Council levied a $5-00 fee on this financial year’s rates to provide funding to fight the quantity of lantana.
- Council to refund its portion (50%) of the Stock Grazing Permits fee to the applicant. I have provided a link on my Councillor Facebook Page that will direct you to the Stock Route Overlay map, which will offer the location of stock routes within our region. (The other 50% of permit fees are paid to State Government.)
- Council to endorse a further trial agreement with Anuha for container refund services for a further 3 years.
- Active Neighbourhood for Older Australians Grant to fund senior dance classes from October 2019 to August 2020 at Somerset Civic Centre. A final presentation will be provided at Senior’s Day 2020.
- Sports and Recreation Needs Analysis to be carried out for Kilcoy.
- Toogoolawah Community Gym Relocation Business Case progressing well, SG funding application to lodged.
- Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program – Potential Project – Colinton Livestock Effluent Disposal Facility. Funding application submission to be prepared.
- Council has written to State and Federal Government about the need to provide funding to keep Headspace services available in Kilcoy.
- Council to follow up with Telstra (upon the advice of our Federal Minister) with strategies on improving mobile black spots on a regional basis, after the potentially dangerous situation of the Linville fires which occurred on September 8.
- Support continues to grow for the 2032 SEQ Olympic Bid.
- Council to undertake a youth wellbeing survey and asking for feedback from people living in Lowood district aged under 21 years to help partners better understand how they feel about their community.
- Council to support a new family and child friendly Lowood event to be held in April 2020.
- Toogoolawah Library attendance figures have not increased, even with the addition of the extra opening hours.
- Speed limit to reduce to 50km/hr on Hedley Drive, Kilcoy.