Category : General News
Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 28 July 2021
Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest
In the early 1970s, a young veterinarian was working on a property called Bethany, when he discovered a large sandstone rock with a beautiful star carved deep into its face. Jim Danalis loaded the stone into a ute and took it to Brisbane where it took pride and place in Jim’s backyard. In 2019 Jim was diagnosed with cancer which took his life within six months. To honour Jim’s last wish, Jim’s son Johnny returned the grooved stone to where it was found. The “Star of Taroom” was returned to Country 500 km away in a specially built hand cart. The walkers left Brisbane on 3rd July and for 22 days pulled or pushed the rock across rail trails and backroads to arrive a Taroom on 24th July. Many walkers joined in during the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail leg of the journey. It is now safe again on Iman Country. Follow the story Star of Taroom (star-of-taroom.com.au)
RSL Queensland Branch Council of Auxiliaries has been dissolved by Queensland State RSL. The Auxiliaries have provided advice, support and camaraderie to all current and former Australian Defence Force members and their families. Proposed constitutional changes may provide RSL Sub-Branches with alternative processes to continue auxiliary membership. This decision will be finalised at the end of the year.
Dexter Kruger, Australia’s oldest man passed away on Tuesday 20th July at the age of 111 years and 188 days. We pass on our condolences to his family and friends.
Agenda Item # Councillors’ Report
14 Ordinary Council Meeting – Esk
14 Council Workshop
14 Kilcoy State High School P & C Assn monthly meeting
14 Kilcoy Indoor Sports Committee Steering Committee Meeting (#2)
15 Kilcoy Art Society Inc. monthly meeting
20 Community Member Meeting – Toogoolawah
20 Kilcoy District Progress Assn Inc monthly meeting
21 Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Assn Inc Management Committee meeting
22 Jinibara Meeting – Kilcoy
22 Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc meeting
24 Stonehouse Open Day
27 Kilcoy Interagency Meeting
27 Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Assn Inc Management Committee meeting
About six businesses were represented at the Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. public meeting, following approximately 18 months of a meeting void. The participants, along with two CCIQ representatives brainstormed the likely future options of the association. Many points were raised during the two hours duration, and it was finally decided that interested business owners will work with CCIQ to reform the association to gain a path forward.
Stonehouse Open Weekend was well attended, unfortunately the very windy weather on Sunday kept some spectators away. This was the second “Open Day” Weekend, with the first event being held some 18 months ago and prior to the refurbishment work being carried out. The owners, John and Loretta Eastwood are slowly returning the site to its former glory. Once again, events like this do not happen without the assistance of many volunteers, ongoing community support and financial support. The Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails has proudly offered much support to this initiative.