Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report – 28 August 2019
Category : General News
Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest
31 August Apex Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch – Grand Hotel
2 September Women’s Health Expo – Kilcoy Hospital
7 September Bush Breakfast – Toogoolawah
7 September Mayoral Gala Charity Ball
7 September Kilcoy State School P & C Assn Show & Shine
7 September The Spirit of Somerset Community Auction
7 September Bush Breakfast – St Andrews Anglican Guild Members Toogoolawah
8 September Esk Community Choir Men’s Choir – Toogoolawah
A local group known as the ProgrESK Association Inc. has jumped on board with the Blue trees for mental health initiative. The group worked with a local landowner to paint a dead tree blue to bring awareness to suicide prevention. The blue trees are a symbol of strength and hope; even seemingly dead trees stand strong, with their branches reaching out to those around them, and can provide hope. The local response to this project has been very well received and has provided us with guided reflection and instigated the question R U OK?
An article appearing In the August edition of the Local Government Focus explains how another Western Australian Council is supporting this cause which began in Western Australia in 2014 by a local farmer Jayden Whyte.
Agenda Item #29 Councillors’ Report
(Since the last Ordinary Council meeting, I have attended)
15 August Trade & Investment Qld and West Moreton Trade & Investment Meeting – Esk
15 August Jinibara People Aboriginal Corporation (JPAC) Meeting – Hazeldean
An interesting meeting that lead to questions that will require a further meeting with Council’s Town Planning staff.
20 August Sheep Station Creek Progress Assn meeting – Kilcoy
Nick Fredriksen advised that the Sheep Station Creek Progress Assn has now been formed and registered. The group will work toward rebuilding the Sheep Station Creek school on the reserve where it was originally sited.
22 August Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce – AGM
A lively meeting where future goals of the group were highlighted. The future aim is to form one regional chamber. A guest speaker from CCIQ gave an in-depth address on the structure and services of the parent organization.
23 August Regional Seniors Event – Esk
Another great event and acknowledgement must go to staff for organising this enjoyable outing for our seniors.
24 August Wall Walk – Somerset Dam
A brilliant example of a local community group, Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn. working with SEQWater to provide a very well supported and informative weekend public event.
24 August Progresk & the Blue Tree project
Congratulations to this active community group having completed two successful projects. The Sandy Creek ecological restoration and Brough Bridge project has provided the community and BVRT users with a clean and safe area.
27 August Kilcoy Interagency Meeting
Lack of social/public housing was discussed as an important issue to our region and one to address with other levels of government.