Councillor Report 14 August 2019
Category : General News
Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 August 2019
Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest
1/31 August The Condensery – New Exhibition
17/18 August Reel Wivenhoe Classic
18 August Jammin in Esk
18 August KASI Quarterly Exhibition Opening
22 August Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce AGM
24 August Kilcoy Races
24 August Truck Show – Lowood
Energy Efficient Communities Program— Community organisations stream – Community groups can apply for funding up to $12,500 (with no co contribution) to improve energy use efficiency. Eligible activities include installation of solar, battery storage, equipment upgrades and energy use assessments.
Community organisations that are
incorporated not-for-profits will be eligible, including Men’s Sheds, community
owned kindergartens, welfare centres, community centres, women’s associations,
community owned childcare centres, community football and netball clubs, Scout
and Guide groups
Country Fire Authorities and Rural Fire Services will also be eligible. A similar funding opportunity will open at a later date for businesses.
Agenda Item #43 Councillors’ Report
(Since the last Ordinary Council meeting, I have attended)
26 July Somerset Bendigo Bank Art Awards Gala Opening Night – Somerset Civic Centre
26 July A very spectacular event, well done Somerset Art Society Inc.
27 July Esk Cultural Festival
Congratulations to the organisers for a very well administered festival with very interesting entertainment
29 July Toogoolawah Shed of Knowledge – AgForce
30 July Kilcoy Interagency Meeting
A very robust meeting with a very positive outcome around public transportation and a funding initiative made available by Department of Transport and Main Roads
31 July Kilcoy Showground – Building Site Inspection
31 July Kilcoy & District Progress Alliance Assn monthly meeting
The group was advised of the successful funding application made to refurbish the Hopetoun Playing Fields training cricket nets
01 August Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail committee meeting
02 August Economic Development Committee – Council of Mayors – Brisbane
03 August Dedication Ceremony – Commemoration of Armistice Centenary – Jimna Hall
06 August Meeting with Kilcoy resident
07 August Somerset Dam District Progress Assn monthly meeting
08 August Kilcoy State School P & C Assn monthly meeting
09 August Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare special meeting
11 August Friends of BVRT get together – Coominya – Late apologies offered
13 August Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting – Esk
13 August Economic Development Committee Meeting – Esk
13 Augusts Kilcoy PA & I Society Annual General Meeting
The Executive comprising of Chris Anderson (President), Alastair MacDonald (Secretary) and David Dunn (Treasurer) was elected, and the President advised that the society has secured a change of show date to the second weekend in May for the next several years.
My oh my, what a fantastic time for events in our region. Well done to Somerset Art Society Inc and the Esk Festival, both events were well organised and well attended. The Somerset Bendigo Bank Art Awards Gala Opening Night was absolutely spectacular, and very well attended. The Esk Festival provided entertainment that was superb, food from other parts of the world and I look forward to attending next year’s event.
AgForce held a very well attended information sharing session at Toogoolawah. The agricultural section of our region has many statutory requirements ahead of them, and all relevant information and assistance is most welcome.
The Interagency meeting held at Kilcoy was well attended and was a very robust meeting with a very positive outcome based around public transport needs.
Councillors and staff met with the architect and the contractor on-site to view the progress of the Kilcoy Showground major improvements. Works hopefully will be completed prior to Christmas. These major works and the purchase of six hectares to the north of the 1200 metre shute will improve the use and future demand of this facility.
The upgrade of the practice cricket net was a major item discussed at the Kilcoy & District Progress Alliance meeting. The Alliance has been successful with achieving a grant and with other funds donated, there is approximately $27,000 to start the project. The Alliance also plans to apply for any shortfall of funds through council’s Community Assistance Grants.
At its quarterly meeting of Council of Mayors – Economic Development Committee various points were discussed, and amongst the discussion a project update was provided around Trade and Investment Events, SEQ Regional Food & Agriculture Tourism Trail, and Regional Collaborative Opportunities.
The Jimna community proudly held its Dedication Ceremony to Commemorate the Armistice Centenary by the erection of a flag pole and the gift of three flags.
The Executive leadership team comprising of Chris Anderson (President), Alastair MacDonald (Secretary) and David Dunn (Treasurer) was elected, and the President advised that the society has secured a change of show date to the second weekend in May for the next several years.