Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 June 2018

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 June 2018

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 June 2018

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

28 June                Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc Monthly Meeting

30 June                BVRT 100 Bike Ride

01 July                  Social Sequence Dance – Glamorgan Vale Hall

01 July                  Sunday at the “Old Church” – Moore

03 July                  Citizenship Ceremony – Esk

04 July                  Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn Monthly Meeting

05 July                  Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Monthly Meeting

07 July                  Mt Stanley Ranch Sorting

07 July                  Nanny McPhee – Somerset Civic Centre

08 July                  Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run 2018

11 July                  Kilcoy High School P & C Assn Monthly Meeting

It appears the wait is over and the Lowood Police now has four newly sworn appointments and one administration staff member who will work from the now fully staffed police station. 

The Brisbane Valley Protein is a farming business that is spreading its wings with the opening of a $2 million quail-processing plant that will service a growing Asia-Pacific market while serving up local jobs and community benefits.  The quail abattoir is the first stage of the protein precinct master plan which will be completed in four stages. The business is located at Coominya.

 

Agenda Item #43 Councillors’ Report

16 June                Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair

16 June                Lowood Show

16 June                Visit to Ms Pauline Watson – Vernor

17 June                Hole in the Wall Café –  official opening – Jimna

19 June                Lowood District Residents Network Inc. committee meeting

26 June                Kilcoy Interagency Meeting

26 June                Kilcoy State High School Council Meeting

26 June                Fernvale Business Meeting with Somerset Regional Council

27 June                Farewell Staff – Somerset Regional Council

27 June                Lowood State High School Careers’ Night

27 June                Kilcoy District Progress Alliance Inc. committee meeting

The Cormorant Bay Parkrun will officially be launched on 14 July 2018.  The course is a 2.5km looped twice, the track is a lovely trail run along Lake Wivenhoe.  Congratulations to all involved with getting this initiative off the ground in the last seven months.  Well Done!

 


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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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