Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 August 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 August 2017

Category : General News

 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

26-27 August     Apex Auction – Esk

26 August            Lowood Truck Show

29 August            Kilcoy Show Society AGM

31 August            Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. AGM

01 September   St Mary’s Kilcoy – Wine & Cheese Evening

02 September   Anglican Fete – St Mary’s Church Kilcoy

02 September   Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre Fun Run

05 September   Kilcoy RSL Women’s Auxiliary Fundraising Event – Fashion Parade

09 September   Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Toogoolawah

09 September   Mayoral Gala Charity Ball – Somerset Civic Centre

09 September   Glamorgan Vale QCWA Fashion Parade

11 September   Art Therapy Group – Toogoolawah


Agenda Item # 33 Councillors’ Reports

10 August            Kilcoy Historical Society monthly meeting

11 August            Council of Mayors – Economic Development Committee Meeting – Cancelled

13 August            Kilcoy Art Society Inc. – Opening of new Exhibition & 5th Birthday Celebrations

15 August            Toogoolawah State High School – Open Day & Careers Expo

18 August            Somerset Youth Leadership Forum – Somerset Civic Centre – Apologies given

19 August            Kilcoy State Primary School – 125th Anniversary Book Launch

21 August            Lowood Seniors’ Week Celebrations


Kilcoy Historical Society Monthly Meeting

The group is considering completing the Heritage Trail of local Kilcoy buildings by including the Council Offices, Kilcoy Cultural Centre & Memorial Hall and Kay Avery Place by placing the famous green life story on the exterior of each building.  The committee will write to Somerset Regional Council seeking permission.  The committee is also seeking feedback from Council regarding the status of the proposal master plan of Yowie Park, Kilcoy.


Kilcoy Art Society Inc. – Opening of new Exhibition & 5th Birthday Celebrations

A very happy group of art lovers gathered to celebrate the Official Opening of the Artist of the Month – Kris Wheeler and five years in the Courthouse Gallery.  Some guests travelled from as far as Kingaroy, and were delighted with the standard of art on display and the overall appearance of the Courthouse Gallery.


Toogoolawah State High School – Open Day & Careers Expo

Attending this informative evening with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Cr Brieschke, there was much to see and learn at the Open Day and Careers Expo.  Well done Toogoolawah State High School for providing an informative and friendly evening, encompassing so many different sections of the school’s curriculum.


Kilcoy State Primary School – 125th Anniversary Book Launch

A lovely afternoon spent in the school’s multi-purpose hall, meeting with past students, parents and teachers.    A time capsule was opened in the lead up to the celebrations and the contents were on display along with items that will be included in the next time capsule.   It is amazing to visualise the change in our town over the past 25 years.  Congratulations to Mrs Angela Burgess who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to produce the Kilcoy State School – 125 Years “A Photo Memoir”.


Lowood Seniors’ Week Celebration

The Lowood Showground Hall was overflowing with seniors enjoying various entertainment, raffle draws, trade stall products and a hearty lunch.  Once again, congratulations to the organising committee, I am sure we are all looking forward to attending this event again next year.


Congratulations to the Linville community – LifeFlight Foundation Fundraiser

With a population of around 156 residents, Linville has exceeded their own record of fundraising for this very worthy service.  This year the community helped give back to LifeFlight in their own unique way, raising nearly $34,000 by organising “Off the top of your head” fundraiser by shaving the heads and waxing the chests of brave supporters.   Linville residents were joined in by surrounding towns, digging deep over an evening of raffles, auctions and hair removal during the weekend of 15/16 July.   Now in its second year, this fundraiser has raised more than $54,000 for the LifeFlight Foundation.


Kilcoy Caravan Park, William Street, Kilcoy – Fire and resulting destruction of five caravans

At around 1:00pm on Saturday 19th August, a caravan caught alight and an explosion was reported.  Emergency Services were called and unfortunately a total of five caravans were destroyed.  On a brighter side, there were no casualties.  Three caravans were unoccupied, one occupant lost very minimal possessions and another occupant lost work tools only.  Thank goodness given the circumstances, no-one was injured and the fire was contained to the caravan park, and only five caravans.


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