Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 February 2018

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 February 2018

Category : General News

 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

Congratulations to Donna Davidson, Christine Staats, Michelle Gorey, Christine Swinton and Kilcoy’s own Taylah Smith for representing Australia at the first ever International Women’s Tent Pegging Championship held at Khasab in Oman (Middle East) coming away with two silver medals and a gold medal in the World competition.  Overall Australia narrowly finished second in the competition to South Africa.

Congratulations to Taylah and Britney Arthurson of Fernvale for being selected to represent their club, Queensland Cheer Elite, at the NCA Nationals competition to held in the USA which attracts 25,000 cheerleaders from around the world.

14 February        Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Meeting  –  The purpose of the meeting on Wednesday 14th February 2018 is for members to consider the future of BVK Landcare and decide on what action to take.    It is hoped that a successful review of the group’s direction is forthcoming.

14 February        Mt Kilcoy State School Badge Presentation

17 February        Lions Youth of the Year – Lowood & Toogoolawah

19 February        Student Leaders Investiture – Toogoolawah High School

20 February        Lowood District Residents Network Inc. Meeting

22 February        “Kilcoy Meet & Greet”   (Council – Local Business Meet & Greet)

24 February        Lowood Glenwood Aged Care Facility – Family Day

24 February        Endeavour Foundation – Mt Archer Falls


Agenda Item #35 Councillors’ Report

25 January          Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. Meeting

26 January          Australia Day Celebrations – Somerset Civic Centre

26 January          Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn. – Sausage Sizzle & inspection of recent hall improvements

28 January          Bodo Muche Memorial Service – Toogoolawah The Condensery

31 January          Kilcoy District Progress Alliance Meeting

01 February        LG Sherlock Briefing – Esk

01 February        Meeting with Business Owner – Esk

01 February        Kilcoy & District Historical Society Meeting

03 February        Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users – Greeting riders at The Condensery

04 February        Kilcoy Lions Club Meeting

04 February        4D Living Healthy Lifestyle Program

08 February        Meeting at Kilcoy Skate Park

08 February        Kilcoy State School P&C Meeting

09 February        Maleny Community Centre – Roadcase Tour (Arts Qld)

09 February        White Knight – Kilcoy Art Society

11 February        4D Living Healthy Lifestyle Program

12 February        Kilcoy Show Society  –  Show Ball practice

13 February        Mt Kilcoy Sandy Creek Rural Fire Brigade AGM

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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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