Councillor Report 23 October 2019
Category : General News
Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 October 2019
Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest
26 October Fernvale Lions – Relay for Life
29 October Toogoolawah State High School Annual Awards
30 October Lowood State High School Presentation Night
01 November 57th Annual Awards Ceremony – Kilcoy State High School
09 November Woongooroo Birthday Celebrations
12 November Brisbane Valley Garden Club AGM – Somerset Civic Centre
12 November Lowood & Fernvale Community Bank Branch AGM
The Elements Festival was held at Diaper over the 18th to 20th October, providing three days of music, arts, markets and workshops to the festival goers. Local businesses reported an increase in trade during this period. The QPS was also very visual and busy over the weekend.
I am concerned regarding the recent email from the Rural Fire Brigades Association Qld Inc. (RFBAQ) that portrays 86% of 22,000 Rural Fire Brigade members could be sacked in the New Year in the Blue Card round 1, and over 35% of Fire and Rescue Officers will also have to go in Round 1 as they haven’t applied for a Blue Card, and over 65% of SES volunteers will also be sacked in 2020. (percentages supplied by QFES Friday 18th October 2019). I notice that the RFBAQ raised the matter and that the following motion was passed:
This response was tabled at the RFBAQ General meeting where this resolution was passed unanimously.
Agenda Item #30 Councillors’ Report
(Since the last Ordinary Council meeting, I have attended)
10 October Evacuation Centre Training – Esk
A very informative and well administered training course offered by Australian Red Cross.
12 October Butler Clock Centenary – Kilcoy
Due to unforeseen weather, the event was transferred indoors to the Kilcoy RSL where stories from the Kilcoy Historical Society were enjoyed by the guests.
13-17 October LGAQ Conference – Cairns
An amazing conference, and one where it was time to say goodbye to retiring Councillors.
18 October Council of Mayors – Economic Development Committee Meeting – Brisbane
Lots of discussion around the 2032 Olympics, Waste Strategies, CitySmart, Tourism etc.
19 October Centenary of Kilcoy RSL Sub Branch
A lovely lunch provided by the Kilcoy RSL Sub Branch to many jovial and distinguished guests.
20 October Garage Sale Trail
As one of the Somerset Garage Sale Trail enthusiasts – I opened my garage to the trail.