Councillor Report – 28 February 2018

Councillor Report – 28 February 2018

Category : General News

 

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 28 February 2018

 

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

Congratulations to Graham Retschlag of Kilcoy for successfully claiming two Australian Titles and representing Queensland in the chainsaw racing competition held at Tenterfield.

I would also like to report that the free Diabetic Health Program being held every Sunday evening in Kilcoy is to date, being very well supported with over 250 community members learning of lifestyle eating changes that will improve general health and wellbeing.

02 March             St Mary’s Anglican Church Kilcoy World Pray Day

10 March             St Mary’s Anglican Church Kilcoy Cent Auction

10 March             Esk Races

10 March             Colours of Somerset Art & Culture Festival – Fernvale

10 March             Kilcoy Show Ball

13 March             Crime Prevention Public Meeting – Fernvale

 

 

Agenda Item #30 Councillors’ Report

14 February        Kilcoy State High School P & C Meeting

15 February        Councillors’ Role & Responsibilities – Newstead

17 February        Lowood Lions Youth of the Year Quest

18 February        Diabetic Health Program – Kilcoy

19 February        Student Leaders Investiture – Toogoolawah State High School

19 February        RADF Committee Meeting – Esk

20 February        Kilcoy State High School Council Meeting

20 February        Lowood District Residents Network Inc. Meeting

21 February        Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

22 February        Kilcoy Showground Reserve Overall Management Committee Meeting – Apology given

22 February        Meet & Greet Kilcoy Businesses

23 February        Rv. Jilleen Chambers Commissioning as Priest-in-Charge St Mary’s Anglican Church Kilcoy – Apology given

24 February        Glenwood Aged Care Facility Family Day Lowood –  Apology given

24 February        Go Nuts with Salubrious – Mt Archer – Apology given

26 February        Student Leaders Investiture – Kilcoy State High School  –  Apology given

26 February        Somerset Condensery Gallery Advisory Committee Meeting – Toogoolawah –  Apology given

27 February        Kilcoy Interagency Meeting

28 February        Kilcoy District Progress Alliance Inc. Meeting

Due to a very sore back I was forced to take time out, hence the apologies as given.  My husband also ended up at Caboolture ED Sunday night and then at RBH Monday 25/26 February.  (If it doesn’t rain, it definitely pours at time.)

 


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Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and PlanningThe Honourable Dr Steven MilesGreater council integrity for QueenslandersThe Office of the Independent Assessor will receive more funding and Queensland communities will see improved clarity for councillors around their decision-making, announced the Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government today.The Deputy Premier announced $1.302 million over two years to support eight full-time equivalent positions in the Office of the Independent Assessor OIA.“It’s vital Queensland communities have confidence in the decision-making of their elected representatives, and we are looking to ensure that decision-making isn’t hindered by any confusion around potential conflicts of interest,” Mr Miles said.“The Government recently undertook a project which analysed the operations of the new councillor complaints framework to make sure it is working smoothly and effectively.“The analysis resulted in a number of recommendations, including streamlining the interactions between the department, the Office of the Independent Assessor (OIA) and the Councillor Conduct Tribunal (CCT).“We will streamline the process of declaring conflicts of interest, clarifying when a councillor can and cannot participate in decision-making, and how the conflict of interest framework, including the definition of ‘related party’, applies in small council settings.“We’re also providing greater resourcing support for OIA to help carry out its investigations into councillor complaints and keep up with high demand.“To support the OIA to carry out its investigations into councillor complaints we’re committing an additional $1.302 million over two years to support eight temporary full-time equivalent positions.It follows an announcement in December 2020, of an extra $250,000 for the OIA to fund an additional three staff.Mr Miles said the Government will continue working with key stakeholders such as the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), to look at ways of improving the system.Local Government Association of Queensland CEO Greg Hallam thanked the Deputy Premier and his department for working proactively with the LGAQ and its member councils to review the current conflict of interest laws to make sure they are achieving what they were designed to.“Ensuring Queensland’s conflict of interest rules are both workable and effective is of critical importance to local councils and the communities they serve,” Mr Hallam said.“We have provided the Deputy Premier and his department with an extensive submission outlining some of the unintended consequences our member councils are experiencing and recommending potential reforms to the Local Government Act and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the Government to progress those changes.”Mr Miles thanked the LGAQ and all stakeholders involved for their input to improve the sector.“It’s crucial we keep listening to stakeholders and support councillors to be the best representatives they can be for their communities,” Mr Miles said.“This is about making a good system even better by increasing transparency and integrity and providing Queenslanders the finest Local Government system in the country.”ENDSMedia contact: Katharine Wright – 0428 957 903 / Amy Hunter – 0423 651 484 ... See MoreSee Less
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