Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report – 9 May 2018

Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report – 9 May 2018

Category : General News


Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 May 2018


Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

11 May                 Kilcoy Art Society Inc. – Exhibition Opening

12 May                 Mixed Dinner Dance – Glamorgan Vale Hall

14 May                 Music, Munchies and Meeting of Friends – Esk Anglican Hall

16 May                 Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Meeting

17 May                 Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea – LJ Hooker Esk/Toogoolawah

18 May                 Kilcoy Cares Book Launch & Purple Disco

19 May                 Esk Show Ball

20 May                 Green Leaves Garden Club 50th Anniversary – Kilcoy

21 May                 Fernvale Community Association Inc Meeting

22May                  Lowood Residents Assn Meeting

19 May                 Glamorgan Vale Fashion Parade


The Queensland Education Department has engaged an external company to undertake an evaluation of the Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative in Term 2. This evaluation is occurring in line with the IPS Policy Framework, which articulated that an evaluation was to occur in order to identify strengths and areas for improvement, and inform future planning in the state schooling system.



Agenda Item #28 Councillors’ Report

24 April                 Joe Cross Visit – Kilcoy DHC Health Program

25 April                 Anzac Day Commemorations

– Esk Dawn Service, Fernvale Morning Service,  & Kilcoy Morning Service

25 April                 Kilcoy Christmas Carnival – Kilcoy Lions Club Meeting

01 May                 Turning of the Sod – Lowood Sewage Treatment Plant – QUU

02 May                 Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn Meeting

02 May                 Meeting with Kilcoy Volunteer

03 May                 Meeting with Kilcoy Lions Club – Theatre Project

09 May                 Kilcoy High School P & C Assn Meeting




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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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