Councillor Report – 22 November 2017

Councillor Report – 22 November 2017

Category : General News


Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 November 2017


Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

24 November    Minden State School Christmas Carnival

25 November    Glamorgan Vale Christmas Carnival

30 November    Linville Hub

01 December     Launch of Kilcoy Mental Health Outreach – Kilcoy Hospital

02 December     Lifeflight Charity Fundraiser – Maidenwell

02 December     Handcraft Market Day – Glamorgan Vale

02 December     Apex Community Christmas Tree – Esk

03 December     Esk Community Choir’s Christmas Varity Concert

05 December     International Volunteers’ Day – Region wide

06 December     Mt Kilcoy State School Awards Night

08 December     Beach Boyz – Somerset Civic Centre

09 December     Lowood Show Society Christmas Carnival

09 December     Toogoolawah Christmas Tree

09 December     Kilcoy Lion’s Christmas Festival

11 December     Winners announced – Somerset Christmas Lights Competition


Australia Post changes to 4306 Postcode

Communities that will receive the new postcode 4314, from existing postcode 4306.

Avoca Vale, Benarkin, Benarkin North, Blackbutt, Blackbutt North, Blackbutt South, Cherry Creek, Colinton, Gilla, Googa Creek, Harlin, Linville, Moore, Mount Binga, Mount Stanley, Nukku, Taromeo, Teelah.

For other locations within the postcode 4306 there is no immediate change. However, given the predicted growth expected to continue to occur in the southern zone of the postcode 4306, future postcode redistribution will be done to optimise delivery services.

What does this mean for residents and businesses in the northern zone of the postcode 4306?

The change of the postcode for residents and businesses in the locations listed above, will be effective from 1 February 2018 however to give residents and businesses time to make changes, we will continue to distribute mail to the current and new postcodes until 30 June, 2019.


Agenda Item # 27 Councillors’ Report

08 November    Kilcoy State High School P & C Association monthly meeting

09 November    Kilcoy State School P & C Association monthly meeting

09 November    Kilcoy & District Historical Society monthly meeting

10 November    Kilcoy Art Society new monthly art exhibition

11 November     Remembrance Day Commemoration

14 November    Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting – Esk

15 November    Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting – Esk

15 November    Meeting with local resident

15 November    Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Meeting – AGM

17 November    Kilcoy State High School Valedictory

17 November    Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre – Xbox Draw & Final Youth Night

18 November    Cormorant Bay Park Fun Run – Discussion Group

18 November    Glen Rock Stitchers Annual Christmas Craft & Gift Sale – Esk

18 November    Esk Markets

18 November    Kilcoy Pony Club Campdraft

18 November    Asphalt Demons – Mt Archer

22 November    Lowood Customer Service Centre & Library building official opening


Kilcoy State High School & Kilcoy State School P & C Association monthly meetings

I enjoy taking part in the meetings, which provide me with a great insight into the education of our students.  Our students who are our future.


Kilcoy Art Society – New Monthly Exhibition

A lovely night was shared by a good crowd who attended the Rock & Roll themed opening night of local Artist Mrs Lyn Badman.  Congratulations to Henk Vullers and Di Taylor who won the bested dressed male and female costumes.


Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group – AGM

Unfortunately, due to the lack of a quorum, the AGM was postponed to Wednesday 6th December 2017.


Kilcoy State High School Valedictory

Sixty-Four Year 12 students graduated in front of a packed auditorium.  The morning’s ceremony was a fitting way to farewell the students who will now enter the next chapter of their lives.  I noticed that there were lots of mixed feelings and emotions from both parents/caregivers and students.


Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre – Xbox Draw & Final Youth Night

Once again Council’s Yowie Park sporting precinct was abuzz with local youth enjoying the Aquatic Centre and Indoor Sports Centre activities.  I grabbed a couple of yoga mats and settled down to watch the move Spiderman with our youth, parents and caregivers.  The movie was viewed from a large movie screen set up in the centre’s court.  Popcorn, lollies, savoury dips and drinks were served to the movie goers at interval along with the Xbox Draw.  Congratulations to Kaleb Oldfield who won the Xbox.   River, Jack, Uriah, Kyle and Kaleb won a free membership for good behaviour.  Many thanks to the Kilcoy Lions who donated food to feed the hungry gathering.   Ms McKenzie thanked the volunteers by offering a gift pack of usable items.   Overall the final attendance outnumbered 800 youth, so the need for this type of activity is well noted.


Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre Manager recognised at Queensland Community Achievement Awards

The Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines presented Jayne McKenzie with the semi-finalist Customer Service Award and Community Group Award at the Gala Dinner held in Brisbane on Saturday evening, 18th November, 2017.  The Minister said “it is a pleasure and so inspiring just how many fantastic high achievers and community contributors there are throughout Queensland”.  Ms McKenzie can take pride in the knowledge that over 800 community groups were nominated state wide, and her nomination was the only one that was included in two separate award categories.


Saturday 18th November 2017 Events

The rain was very welcome, but caused some interruption to some of the events held over the region.  A robust discussion took place at Cormorant Bay to identify the possibility of setting up Park Fun Runs in the area.  The Glen Rock Stitchers were experiencing great sale numbers at their annual Christmas Craft and Gift fair.  The Esk Markets were feeling the effects of the damp weather, with a small number of stalls set up in Pipeliner Park.  The Kilcoy Pony Club received just under 100 nominations for their campdraft.  The club was appreciative of the light showers Saturday morning which settled the dust, but were hoping that further rain was not experienced.   Unfortunately, Sunday events were cancelled due to the increase in showers.  Asphalts Demons were coping with the damp conditions, however stated that due to the weather, the airplanes could no fly and provide their guests with any aerobatic displays this year.


Healthy Land & Water – South East Queensland Report Card 2017

Environmental Condition Grade for Upper Brisbane = D – Poor – Conditions meet few of the guidelines in most of the reporting area.  Many key processes are not functional and most critical habitats are impacted; Stanley = B – Good – Conditions meet guidelines for most of the reporting area.  Most key processes are slightly impacted and most critical habitats are intact.


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