Ordinary Meeting 10 October 2018 – Councillor Report

Ordinary Meeting 10 October 2018 – Councillor Report

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 October 2018

 

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

10 October         Farmers’ Workshop – Kilcoy Information Centre

10 October         Toogoolawah Show Society – AGM

13 October         Coominya Public Hall Celebrations

13 October         Kilcoy Rodeo & Kilcoy Konvoy

14 October         Esk Community Choir Gala Choral Concert Somerset Civic Centre

16 October         Mt Kilcoy & Sandy Creek Rural Fire Brigade AGM

18 October         Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting

20 October         Jacaranda Festival – Esk

20 October         Chappy Dinner – Kilcoy

21 October         Jammin in Esk

24 October         Kilcoy District Progress Alliance Inc. Monthly Meeting

 

Recognition and sincere congratulations to our local team who are now the PCQ Mounted Games State Champions 2018, and especially to Mikayla Symonds for being awarded the 1st – Australian Champion in Combined Training.

 

As part of The Courier-Mail’s Future SEQ campaign, tickets to the most compelling business and community event in southeast Queensland are now available.  Topics will include population growth, development, infrastructure, technology, education, sport and tourism.

 

Agenda Item #33 Councillors’ Report      (I attended)

26 September   Kilcoy Interagency Meeting

26 September   Kilcoy District Progress Alliance Inc. Monthly Meeting

03 October         Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn Monthly Meeting

03 October         Teddy Bears Picnic – Fernvale

06 October         Mayoral Gala Charity Ball – Esk

09 October         Masquerade Party – Unmask Mental Health – Kilcoy

 

The Teddy Bears Picnic held at the Fernvale Community Hall was very well supported by service providers, parents, grandparents, children and teddy bears.   Analysing and including where appropriate the positive feedback shared with us will only see a bigger and better 2019 picnic.  Well done to staff.

 

Congratulations to all involved with the organisation of the 2018 Mayoral Gala Charity Ball.  Along with eighteen other guests, John and I had a truly enjoyable night, which was full of wonderful entertainment, pleasant surprises, an absolutely mouth-watering dinner and lots of joviality.  We all look forward to the 2019 Mayoral Gala Charity Ball.


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Somerset Farmers book your seat now for the Farmer's Big Night Out on Wednesday, 8 September at the Somerset Civic Centre.Enjoy a great evening of live entertainment, dinner and socialising. This event is Free for Somerset farmers.Call Council on (07) 5424 4000 to book your ticket now as seats are limited. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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