Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 October 2018

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 October 2018

Category : General News


Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

23 – 28 October Ken & Annie’s Music Campout – Toogoolawah

25 October         QWCA 95th Birthday Esk

27 October         Bush Breakfast under the Trees – Toogoolawah

27 October         Toogoolawah Clay Target Club Dinner

27 October         Toogoolawah Tennis Courts 110 years anniversary

27 October         Toogoolawah Clay Target Club Dinner

29-31 October   122nd LGAQ Annual Conference – Brisbane

01 November    Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail Committee Meeting

08 November    Kilcoy State School P & C Assn Meeting

09 November    Kilcoy High School 56th Annual Awards Ceremony

09 November    Exhibition Opening – Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery

10 November    BVRT Afternoon & Night Ride – Esk to Moore

11 November    Fernvale Memorial Park Unveiling Ceremony

11 November    Remembrance Day

13 November    Citizenship Ceremony – Esk

14 November    Kilcoy High School P & C Assn Meeting


There was a steady stream of vehicles that travelled Kilcoy-Murgon Road to Diaper over the weekend.   The Element Festival was held at Landcruiser Mountain Park on 19th, 20th & 21st October 2018.  When searching about the festival, I was surprised and pleased to read that the organiser was supporting the local region by advising come for the weekend, stay for the week.  The rhetoric recorded “We strongly urge all festival attendees to support the local region which hosts the festival by visiting shops and tourist attraction in the surrounding towns.  “If possible, do your food, fuel or camping shopping locally before you head into the festival.  Elements Festival is to be a positive event for the local area and by supporting local businesses you can help us achieve this”.


It is pleasing to see the number of people attending the Equinox event at the Toogoolawah Rambler Skydiving site.  The event seems to be attracting many lovers of skydiving.   The event runs from 20 – 28 October 2018.


Agenda Item #28 Councillors’ Report      (I attended)

10 October         Farmers Workshop – Kilcoy

10 October         Kilcoy High School P & C Assn Monthly Meeting

10 October         Toogoolawah Show Society AGM

11 October         Brisbane Valley Interagency Meeting – Fernvale

11 October         Solar Farm Meeting with Deb Frecklington MP – Kilcoy

13 October         Coominya Public Hall BBQ

17 October         BVRT – Community Consultation on the Strategic Plan

18 October         Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce Meeting

20 October         Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre – Breast Cancer Fund Raising Event

20 October         Chappy Fundraising Dinner – Kilcoy


There were many service providers represented at the Brisbane Valley Interagency Meeting held at Fernvale with differing topics being discussed.  A meeting full of interesting conversation.


It is rewarding to witness community groups who make a difference to their local community, and the Coominya Public Hall Committee should be congratulated on the improvements that have been carried out to this important community asset.


Saturday 20th October was a day for fundraising at Kilcoy.  The Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre hosted various activities and a free breakfast to raise funds for Breast Cancer, and Willie Wagtails Nest hosted the delightful Chappy Fundraising Dinner.


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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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