Cheryl's Values

Vision

For Long Term Planning. Local Governments across our State are under increasing pressure to provide more with less. It’s about providing staff, providing more services, more resources and of course more infrastructure. I have extensive vision and believe in development of long term planning strategies, which meet these challenges with sustainable infrastructure and service outcomes. I understand community needs, not wants, which can be acknowledged and managed to ensure planning methodologies provide efficient and effective community solutions that meet community expectations. As fourth generation to the region, I possess the sense and attributes of our beautiful areas.

Experience

For Sound Decision Making. Local Government Councillors are elected for a four year term and there is a real expectation that elected officials should take the lead and ‘hit the ground running’ upon their first official day in office. Every day is important and the region is entitled to have Councillors who can work effectively as a team immediately. Time required attending countless training sessions to develop basic workable local government knowledge results in an ineffective Council with unavoidable delays. I have over thirty years experience in Local Government administration, governance and customer service. I also have a deep understanding and enjoy collaborating with community at the grass root level.

Passion

For Committed Action. Change is one unending characteristic of today’s lifestyle and requires constant embracing to ensure that our region is regarded as an intellectual area to live, work and a place to establish successful businesses. Healthy communities are built by listening to communities’ needs and desires and then building things that really serve that passion well. I regard passion as the primary feature as a mover and shaker to get things done, to see things out to the end. It is a highly desired value of community minded persons, and it is a well established fact that communities can be built on passion. People dedicate their time, resources and knowledge to community because it is important. I flourish when there are identified challenges and my passion to obtain the best outcome is simply my personal reward.

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Print and Social Media news release – Cheryl Gaedtke – Outgoing Councillor

Print and Social Media news release – Cheryl Gaedtke – Outgoing Councillor I read with great interest the number of Mayors and Councillors who are farewelling their public role and catching up with long held dreams, unreached goals or just to have more time to spend with family and friends, or even to undertake more…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 21 February 2024

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 21 February 2024 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Brand new bush food garden at Kilcoy State High School Despite the wet weather, an enthusiastic crowd from the Kilcoy community group showed up with smiles on their faces to see the new site for the Kilcoy State High…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 24 January 2024

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 24 January 2024 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to the Linville Hotel who are thrilled to announce that they are finalists in the Best Pub Stay category of the 2023 National Grey Nomad Awards. Happy 5th birthday to Yowie parkrun, and who are inviting interested…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 21 December 2023 – Councillor Report

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 21 December 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Happy birthday to Mrs Ivy Heck who turned 102 on Friday 1 December. Mrs Heck was born in Marburg in 1921 and spent most of her life in Glamorgan Vale where she married into a dairy farm with…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 29 November 2023

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 29 November 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest 2023 Shine Award Dedication Winner – Kathy Duff – Congratulations! Kathy Duff’s passion, long-term commitment to her community and selfless contribution despite hardship and love for her South Burnett community is evident in everything she has contributed in…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 15 November 2023

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 15 November 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to the following regional not for profit groups who have been successful with the recent Gambling Community Benefit Funding – Round 117: ESK CAMPDRAFT ASSOCIATION Incorporated – Construct Carport 27,000.00 KILCOY LIONS INC. – Purchase Ride on…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 24 October 2023 – Councillor Report

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 24 October 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest I am delighted to share that the Kilcoy Yowies are going on tour!  Very early in the season, the Kilcoy Yowies were invited to participate in the Fijian Cup.  The competition runs from the 30th November to 3rd…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 11 October 2023

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 11 October 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest I believe that the time has arrived that I gracefully retire from the role as Somerset Regional Councillor, therefor I will not be seeking re-election in March next year.  I have been involved with Local Government since the…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 27 September 2023 – Councillor Report

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 27 September 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest It is interesting to read that many Aussies are cutting back on their social media habits in a bid to improve their mental health.  Market research has revealed that 39 per cent are embarking on the social media…

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Councillor Report – Cr Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 13 September 2023

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 13 September 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest SES Week (12 – 19 September) celebrates thousands of SES volunteers at SES events across Queensland. SES volunteers respond to a range of disasters and emergencies including floods, storms, searches, road crash rescues and more. SES volunteers spent…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 23 August 2023

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 23 August 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest The team’s Women’s World Cup semi-final against the Lionesses reached 11.15 million viewers nationally on Wednesday night 16th August 2023, drawing an average audience of 7.13 million on Seven and 7Plus.  The numbers mean it’s the most-watched TV…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 9 August 2023 – Councillor Report

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 9 August 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest During the Australian Futsal Associations National School Futsal Championship, Jade Godby (Lowood High School) was selected from Queensland City’s under 16’s team to play for Australia’s under 17’s team for the youth USA tour from 6th to 22nd…

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19 July 2023 Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda Item # 14 Sustainability Framework for Local Governments Page 121

19 July 2023 Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda Item # 14 Sustainability Framework for Local Governments Page 121 Financial Management (Sustainability) Guideline – Guideline 2023, Version 1 Sustanability Framework for Queensland Local Governments (as instructed by Queensland State Government) I was completely appalled by contents of this latest review carried out by State Government.  I read…

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Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting – 19 July 2023

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 19 July 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Lions District is inviting community to their Open Day to road test Lions Camp Duckadang on Saturday 29 July between the hours of 10am -3pm.  Everyone is welcome to road test the basketball, low ropes, ping pong, swimming…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 24 May 2023

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 24 May 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Good luck to all of the local competitors taking part in their chosen sport at the local agricultural shows.  Without their participation, the shows would not be as spectacular. Agenda Item #29 Councillors’ Report May 10     Ordinary Council…

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Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Report – Wednesday 10th May 2023

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 10 May 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest I would like to publicly recognise and congratulate those involved with the organization of the Kilcoy Multicultural Carnival.  Council staff must be acknowledged for the seamless event management, and many thanks also goes to Kilcoy Global Foods for…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 April 2023 – Councillor Report

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 April 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations must be offered to Jarvis Weaver of Kilcoy, who was placed fifth in Australia for Juvenile drafting at the Australian Campdrafting Association National finals 2023 held in Cloncurry. Congratulations to Kilcoy Global Foods for claiming its most…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 22 March 2023

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 22 March 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to Jack Jeffrey who won the Pony Club events and the Junior Draft at the Toogoolawah Draft.  Jack’s sporting efforts were recognised earlier in the year when he received the Australia Day Sports Award for the Somerset…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 8 March 2023

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 8 March 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to Major-General Jake Ellwood who has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority.  Major General Ellwood led the recovery from last year’s SEQ floods as State Recovery Coordinator.  The Queensland Reconstruction Authority…

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Cr Gaedtke – Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting – 8th February 2023

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 8 February 2023 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Our region was a buzz over Australia Day, and congratulations must go to the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail – Australia Day ride which attracted 450 attendees on the day, making it the largest event ever run on the…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 18 January 2023

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 18 January 2023  Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest  With a very heavy heart I wish to express my sincere condolences to the Boughen family with the recent passing of Elizabeth Boughen, two days prior to her 23rd birthday.  John and I had the pleasure of judging the…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 15 December 2022

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 15 December 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest The ABC Drive radio show visited Kilcoy and interviewed various residents.  Markian and Ulana Drevniak who escaped Ukraine along with their children were interviewed.  Other local identities interviewed included Denise Modistach, Sarah Eaton, John McAulay, Donald Walker and…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 23 November 2022 – Councillor Report

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 23 November 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest According to data from booking site Stayz, demand for rustic getaways has increased by up to 90% in the past year, with demand for locations close to mountains, lakes and rivers increasing by 50%.  Queensland is ticking all…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 9 November 2022

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 9 November 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest State Government will soon gauge the community’s views on growing the containers for change program by expanding the program to include glass wine and spirit bottles to ramp up recycling, put money back into the pockets of Queenslanders…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 October 2022

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 October 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Following on from discussions, presentations and forward vision shared at the 2022 LGAQ Annual Conference, the Queensland Housing Summit was held the following day (Thursday 20 October) in Brisbane. Local Government was represented at the summit.  During the…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 12 October 2022 – Councillor Report

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 12 October 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Anglicare SQ Kilcoy Community Services is holding a Free multicultural event on the 25th of October 2022 in celebration of Seniors month.  The event is a traditional Pilipino Festival called Mass Kara.  Mass Kara festival is celebrated to bring…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 28 September 2022

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 28 September 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest The Lowood Truck Show organisers presented $16,097.44 as a donation to their chosen charity to help families and research for Brain Cancer.  The organisers have  advised that next year’s donation will be made to the charity Motor Neurone…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2022 – Councillor Report

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 21 September 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest I would like to acknowledge the seamless distribution and collection of kerbside recycling bins in the region, and especially in the old Esk Shire area.  I recognise that this project outcome as been the culmination of almost 18…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting – 24 August 2022

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 24 August 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to our woodchoppers and high school students who competed at the (Brisbane) Royal National Agricultural Show.  The experience and friendships made will stand you all in good stead. Gerald William Youles was awarded the 2022 350mm Australian…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting – 10 August 2022

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 10 August 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest The community has welcomed the news with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advising the D’Aguilar Highway safety improvements project, between Sandy Creek and Kilcoy, will now include construction of a dedicated right-turn lane into Sandy…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 20 July 2022 – Councillor Report

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 20 July 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest I would like to acknowledge and congratulate Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding who was named Emerging Political Leader of the Year and has been awarded the 2021 McKinnon emerging Political Leader of the Year for her commitment to transparency…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 29 June 2022 Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest A new women’s Australian skydiving record has been verified by Australian Parachute Federation (APF).  Nineteen women built a star formation at Skydive Ramblers in Toogoolawah on Sunday 12th June 2022.  This broke the previous record of sixteen, set…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 8 June 2022

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 8 June 2022 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to the Mount Kilcoy Sandy Creek Rural Fire Brigade who were supported by the Viking Breed SMC North Brisbane who organised a fundraising event on 21st May 2022 with all proceeds generously donated to the brigade.…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 25 May 2022

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 25 May 2022 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Foot and mouth disease has been confirmed in Indonesia. It is a highly infectious viral infection of domestic and wild cloven-hooved animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, camelids, and buffalo. It does not infect horses. The disease…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 11 May 2022

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 11 May 2022 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest The Hayes and Co 2022 Kilcoy Beef Event was a very well organised event with a great number of entries. A heartfelt reflection of the young Kilcoy identity was given with regard to The Coen Fry Memorial…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 27 April 2022

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 27 April 2022 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest I hope everyone jumped on line and grabbed cheaper tickets to the Somerset Rail Trail Fund Run to be held on 10 July 2022.  The Flash Sale has been and gone with some terrific specials.  Remember this…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting – 13 April 2022

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 13 April 2022 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Vaccine mandates for hospitality and entertainment venues will be scraped in a major win for businesses.  As from 14th April, staff and customers will not have to be vaccinated when entering restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs,  casinos, theme…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 23 March 2022

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 March 2022 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest The Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Assn held a very successful Jimna Landcare Festival on Saturday 19th March.  Around 140 people made their way to Jimna and spent the day at the festival.  The festival was blessed with perfect…

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  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 March 2022 – Councillor Report

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 March 2022 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest I wish to express heartfelt thanks to all emergency workers that have assisted in any way over the recent flood event. I also wish to acknowledge our Council Staff, local businesses, volunteers, community members, and Councillors who came…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 February 2022 – Councillor Report

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 February 2022 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Bunya to the Bay is an award winning educational experience grounded in Aboriginal culture and heritage that follows the Brisbane River from source to the sea.  A group of 40 selected students relay in teams to walk, cycle…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 February 2022

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 February 2022 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Huge congratulations to the Yowie parkrun group of volunteers, in celebrating their third birthday.  There were tourists from Warner Lakes, Logan, Stanthorpe, Wondai, North Lakes and members from Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre who joined in the brightly coloured…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Meeting 16 December 2021

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 16 December 2021 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest I note that the State Government announcement that they will continue offsetting the cost of the waste levy on household wheelie bins. I am aware the officers will be looking at the Somerset Stats in line with this…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 December 2021 – Councillor Report

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 December 2021 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Christmas Spirit alive and well in Somerset Firstly, I acknowledge the hard work and immense effort provided by our community groups to successfully bring together any community event.  Unfortunately, this Christmas, one Christmas event had to be cancelled,…

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Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report 24 November 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 November 2021 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest It is great to see the Lowood Open Door Gallery is busy with events, and the latest High Tea and painting experience was a complete success.  Well done to all, especially to Karen. It is a pleasure to…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 November 2021 (Combined)

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 November 2021 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Linville and district residents have been left without the telecommunication infrastructure as promised, with only a small cell tower attached to a private residence being provided.  There are numerous areas within our region that suffer with telecommunication black…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 29 October 2021 – Councillor Report

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 29 October 2021 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Linville and district residents have been left without the telecommunication infrastructure as promised, with only a small cell tower attached to a private residence being provided.  There are numerous areas within our region that suffer with telecommunication black…

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Councillor Report Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 13 October 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 13 October 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  Congratulations to the Somerset region based community groups who have been successful with the June 2021 Gambling Community Benefit Funding round 110 – Toogoolawah Local Ambulance Committee ($26,229.35); Kilcoy District Historical Society Inc. ($6,435); Kilcoy District Progress Alliance…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 September 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 September 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest The Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 28 September.  Unfortunately, as the Councillor Representative on this committee I am unable to attend the AGM due to the conflict of…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 September 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 September 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  With the announcement that Anglicare will not support disabled clients in the coming months, the Kilcoy community has voiced its displeasure, and Anglicare has appeared to have listened.  I have been contacted by service providers who are in…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 August 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 August 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest. I am relieved to learn that the plight of young homeowners building their dream home in Kilcoy has resulted in a very sensible and fair outcome.  With the assistance of the Water Ombudsman, Deb Frecklington MP and Somerset…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 August 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 August 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  Australia’s Tokyo tally of 17 gold medals matches the previous high mark achieved in Athens 2004.  Congratulations to all Aussies who competed at the Olympic Games Tokyo, and well done to the athletes who contributed to Australia achieving…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 28July 2021

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…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 July 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 July 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Wivenhoe, Queensland’s largest hydro power station will undergo a $14 million overhaul from mid-July through to late October 2021, to ensure it continues to pump cleaner, cheaper energy for years to come.  When Callide C Power Station went…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 30 June 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 30 June 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  With a heavy heart, I share the grief that has eventuated with the recent house fires and loss of lives that took place at Kilcoy and Lowood over the second weekend in June. Ms Di Taylor has expressed…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 9 June 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 9 June 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  I attended the Somerset Art Beat Festival held at The Condensery, Toogoolawah, and what an absolutely fantastic event.  The lovely autumn weather provided approximately 500 guests with a brilliant venue to showcase local art, local entertainment, great…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 May 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 May 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Somerset residents are invited to the opening of a new Community Wellbeing Hub at Kilcoy. Council has been working with Metro North Health to establish the hub in the former GP Clinic in the hospital grounds at Kilcoy. …

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 May 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 May 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Absolutely fantastic achievement made by our very own amazing Mrs Renee Retschlag.  Renee from Kilcoy has taken the national title at the 2021 Stihl Timbersports Australian Women’s Championship held at St Kilda over the weekend of 8/9 May. …

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 28 April 2021

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 28 April 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Senator Paul Scarr joined Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud MP and Kilcoy Global Foods (KGF) Group CEO Dean Good and Australian President Jiah Falcke as they launched the company’s new $1.4m product labelling system to eliminate compliance issues…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 April 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 April 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  I received a request from a Kilcoy resident – “I frequent Yowie Park often as a rate payer of Kilcoy and very regularly enjoy the facilities.  While I was there, I noted that crowds of people use the…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 March 2021

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 March 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is combining with the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and RACQ to raise road safety awareness and remind community that road safety is everyone’s responsibility.  In recognition of this, a road…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 March 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 March 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Cr Gaedtke noted that the Clean Up Australia event last weekend was wonderful and it was a great effort from everyone. Savages Crossing, Jensen’s Swamp, Twin Bridges were all cleaned up by volunteers. Well done to everyone. Cr…

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Mary Street, Built Out Pedestrian Refuge – Kilcoy – The reason behind this decision.

Doctor Weller is seeking to relocate the pedestrian refuge as explained: As at 18th February 2021: Work has commenced and almost completed for a pedestrian refuge at 42 Mary Street Kilcoy. This is immediately outside a busy medical practice and removes ALL immediately accessible parking for unwell,elderly, disabled and people with wheelchairs,walking aids etc. The…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 February 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 February 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  There is a group of artists from Fernvale who are currently working from a container in Lowood and who would much prefer an art space more conducive to their hobby.  I am asking on their behalf if there…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 February 2021

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 February 2021 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to all Australia Day nominees and award winners, well done, and a very happy birthday to our very own centennial Mrs Butler. Also welcome to our country to the new Australians naturalised during the Australia Day Ceremony.…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 20 January 2021

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 20 January 2021  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest I would like to acknowledge the oldest man in Australia and the fact he has just celebrated his 111th birthday.  Congratulations to Mr Dexter Kruger and I hope he had a great birthday celebration.  Mr Kruger was born…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 17 December 2020

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 17 December 2020  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  The ongoing issue of hooning within our region is once again highlighted by the residue of rubber left on the bitumen.  Police target the behaviour by increased police presence, strong enforcement through infringement notices, prosecuting offenders where possible…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 December 2020

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 December 2020  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest The Red Bench campaign has been given some really great support by our Councillors who have met on the Red Bench in Lowood to discuss what this initiative represents.  I would like to express my sincere appreciation of…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 November 2020

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 November 2020  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  Community members are uniting in an effort to change the unwelcomed attitude of campers and other users of environmentally sensitive areas in the southern section of our region.  Community members are taking an active stance and will ensure…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 November 2020

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 November 2020  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news of a 20 year old Mt Kilcoy resident who lost his life in a car accident on Monday morning 9th November 2020.  The accident occurred on…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 28 October 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 28 October 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Along with my daughter and granddaughters, I attended the Curious Festival held at the Empire Theatre, Toowoomba on Saturday 17 October. This was a great family event with lots of entertainment, bubbles and fun. I appreciated the festival…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 October 2020

 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  I would like to remind community members of the forthcoming Arts Queensland funded arts initiative.  On Friday 23rd October “Funny Mummies” a comedy showcase will be performed at the Somerset Civic Centre.  Empire Youth Theatre will be based at the Somerset Civic Centre for a six-week residency. …

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 September 2020 – Councillor Report

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 September 2020  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  Congratulations to Hyperfly Martial Arts Athlete Angus Corby for winning the 2020 Queensland State Championship and to Taylah Smith and her horse Lunation winning the Reserve Queensland Champion in the 21-26 years age group in the Pony Club…

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 September 2020

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 September 2020  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  Australia Post was reported as having recorded its busiest delivery day on September 1.  It is reported that more than 2.5 million parcels and letters were dropped off nationwide.  The service is experiencing a struggle to keep up…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 August 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 August 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest The Electoral Commission of Queensland is making changes to prevent queues and allow for social distancing for the State Elections to be held in October. It is interesting to note that Queensland voters will be able to start…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 August 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 August 2020  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest  The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (the Bushfires Royal Commission) was due to conclude its hearings on 17 July. However, an extra block of hearings will be now be held, starting on 3 August.  The final…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 July 2020

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest A news article has provided information around the fact that fewer Queensland businesses are collapsing into liquidation or administration despite the economy facing its greatest shock in almost 100 years. Australian companies that have been impacted from April to June was significantly lower than the same time…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 July 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 July 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest I read with interest a report titled Public Libraries as generators of community value and economic activity. The report found that the benefits generated by public libraries are at least double their costs. The report included direct benefits…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 June 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 June 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to two Esk businesses who have been awarded for their efforts. The Esk Grand Hotel was acknowledged (4 June) as Best Pub 2020 by river 94.9FM Honour Roll. The Esk Caravan Park & Brisbane Valley Rail Trail…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 June 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 June 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest The inquiry into the bungled online publication of council election results has made no recommendations beyond calling on the Parliament to “note the contents” of its report. It is disappointing to learn this outcome following the critical submissions…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 27 May 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 May 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest It may be a wonderful and financially rewarding opportunity for our tourism operators and business owners to concentrate on attracting Brisbane residents who want to get out of town over the Ekka long weekend (14-16 August) to make…

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Manufacturing in our Region?

I received a phone call from a local business identity today and the conversation was all about how to become more economically independent and the need to initiate or grow existing local manufacturing.   One of the positive side effects of the pandemic has been the acknowledgment for most Australians that we still have a…

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Councillor Report – Council Ordinary Meeting – Wednesday 13 May 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 13 May 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest It is with sadness that I reflect on the following events since our last Ordinary Council Meeting: • The passing of a long-term Toogoolawah identity and true gentleman, Mr John Douglas Seymour. John joined his Father, Wilfred Seymour…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting – Wednesday 22 April 2020 – Cr Gaedtke

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Cr Gaedtke congratulated Cr Brieschke on her appointment as Deputy Mayor, and commented on the calibre of Cr Brieschke.  Cr Gaedtke mentioned that Cr Brieschke is approaching her third year as Councillor for this Council, and has displayed unwavering dedication, ongoing support and sheer effort during her…

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The Final Word from your Candidate

The Somerset Newspaper – Wednesday 25 March 2020 Edition “The Final Word from your Candidate” I enjoy representing our residents, those who live all the way from Jimna in the north to Minden in the south.  Over the past four years, I have attended various events, fetes, fairs, carnivals and meetings throughout our 5373 km2.…

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Councillor Cheryl Gaedtke – Listening to the People

Councillor Cheryl Gaedtke – Listening to the People  – Week 4 of the Campaign trail It has been a very clean and respectful election to date, and I do not expect that to change. I have enjoyed taking part in three “Meet the Candidates” nights, Glamorgan Vale – Monday 16 March; Lowood – Tuesday 17…

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Meet the Candidate Night – Somerset Civic Centre – 18 March 2020

Wednesday 18th March 6.30pm Given the current situation with Coronavirus, we could have an audience or not. All appropriate precautions will be taken on the evening. However, we will be filming the evening and publishing the results on the internet for voters to review. Questions for meet the candidates Section 1. Each candidate will get…

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Questions For All Prospective Somerset Regional Councillors 2020 Election ( As Provided By Paul Williams, Fernvale)

Questions For All Prospective Somerset Regional Councillors 2020 Election (As provided by Paul Williams, Fernvale.) Should all development within the Council area complement existing structures/streetscapes Development Applications are assessed under the Planning Scheme. The Town Planning instrument has been adopted after public consultation. Review of the plan is carried out from time to time and…

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Five Minute Speech – Meet the Candidate Nights – Glamorgan Vale & Lowood

Five-minute speech – Cheryl Gaedtke- Meet the Candidates Nights – Glamorgan Vale & Lowood District Residents Networking Inc.  (16 & 17 March 2020) 1. Who am I? I am fourth generation to Kilcoy. My ancestors on my Mum’s side, arrived from England and took up a selection in 1904 at Mt Kilcoy. My Great Grandfather…

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Diploma of Local Government – Elected Members – Somerset and Lockyer Valley Councillors smash it!

Diploma of Local Government – Elected Members – Somerset and Lockyer Valley Councillors smash it! – Week 3 of the Campaign Trail The Local Government Association of Queensland offers Councillors the opportunity to learn about their roles and responsibilities. Somerset Regional Council’s Cheryl Gaedtke and Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s Michael Hagan wanted to achieve a…

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The Changing Face of Local Government in Queensland – Challenges for Councillors

The Changing Face of Local Government in Queensland – Challenges for Councillors – Week 2 of the Campaign Trail I remember all too well when Councils’ key responsibilities were heavily entwined with roads, rates, and rubbish. Thankfully, we have moved on from this being considered the main core business of Local Government. Local Government today…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 March 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 March 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 12 March    Noosa Film Academy – Community Screening – Kilcoy State High School 12 March    Kilcoy District Historical Society – AGM 12 March    Sheep Station Creek Progress Assn – Monthly Meeting 16 March    Meet…

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Cheryl Gaedtke to stand as Councillor for Somerset Regional Council once again

I was elected to Somerset Regional Council as Councillor in 2016 and I have enjoyed the past four years immensely. I have enjoyed meeting new residents, assisting and supporting community groups, attending various functions, attending one on one meetings with local residents to share their problems or ideas, taking phone calls, addressing business needs and…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 February 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 February 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 28 February        Official Opening Kilcoy Showground – Kilcoy Racecourse Redevelopment 29 February        Jimna – Ceremony to remember lost wildlife 29 February        Nudes to fall from the skies – Toogoolawah 07 March             Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn…

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Councillor Gaedtke – Community Councillor Report – February 2020

Councillor Gaedtke – Community Councillor Report – February 2020 cgaedtke@somerset.qld.gov.au 0428 408 227 www.cherylgaedtke.com 674 Kilcoy-Murgon Road, Kilcoy Qld 4515 (Reporting period – ending 26 Feb 2020) 1. State Gov. has changed the clearing vegetation for firebreaks and fire management lines, with minimal impact against the Somerset Region Planning Scheme. (The scheme currently identifies that…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 February 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 February 2020  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 11 February        Esk Community Choir AGM 29 February      Commemoration Ceremony – Jimna Hall – Lost native animals of Jimna  Congratulations to Patrick Ross Kraut (Rusty) for being awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) as part…

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Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Community Report – January 2020

Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Community Report – January 2020 cgaedtke@somerset.qld.gov.au ⦁ 0428 408 227 www.cherylgaedtke.com ⦁ 674 Kilcoy-Murgon Road, Kilcoy Qld 4515 (Reporting period – ending 22 January) ⦁ On behalf of a proportion of our residents, I requested that Council Officers provide a report regarding the provision of Christmas decorations in the towns of…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 January 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 January 2020 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 24 January Kilcoy Kollections II – Somerset Regional Art Gallery, The Condensery 26 January Australia Day Celebrations – region wide 28 January Kilcoy Interagency Meeting 29 January Kilcoy District Progress Assn Meeting 01 February Yowie Park Run –…

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Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Community Report – November 2019

Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Community Report – November 2019 E: cgaedtke@somerset.qld.gov.au P: 0428 408 227 W: www.cherylgaedtke.com A: 674 Kilcoy-Murgon Road, Kilcoy Qld 4515 (Reporting period – ending 27 November) Proposed Cattle Feedlot 1192 Atkinsons Dam Road Atkinsons Dam – MCU to be provided. Changed and amended conditions of development application – Brown Contractors, Moore.…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke Councillor Report – Ordinary Meeting 27 November 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 November 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 29 November Toogoolawah Carols in McConnel Park 30 November Kilcoy Christmas Cup Race Day 30 November Christmas Carnival, Glamorgan Vale Community Hall 30 November Esk Christmas Tree, Esk Recreation Grounds 01 December Esk Community Choir Christmas Variety Concert…

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Diploma of Local Government – Elected Members – Somerset and Lockyer Valley Councillors smash it!

The Local Government Association of Queensland offers Councillors the opportunity to learn about their roles and responsibilities. Somerset Regional Council’s Cheryl Gaedtke and Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s Michael Hagan wanted to achieve a deeper understanding of their elected positions, with the option to gain a national recognised qualification. Crs Gaedtke and Hagan feel a sense…

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Fernvale Relay for Life – it’s a wrap!

Relay for Life, Fernvale Lions – Fernvale Sports Park – Saturday 26 October 2019 What a fantastic event, this was the sediment shared by many.  The Cancer Council’s (Qld) Relay for Life (RFL) was held in the southern part of the Somerset region for the very first time.  The Fernvale Lions Club accepted the challenge…

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Response – Are you running in next year’s LG Elections?

Will you be running again for council at the 2020 election? Yes, I intend to run for Councillor at the next LG Elections. How and why have you come to this decision? After due consideration with my husband John, we believe that I have the energy, passion, knowledge, experience and community support to run in…

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Kilcoy Roadworks – CBD

MEDIA RELEASE SOMERSET REGIONAL 15 November 2019 Kilcoy roadworks will improve traffic flow and safety ROADWORKS currently underway in Kilcoy will improve traffic flow and safety while reducing rat-running on residential streets, Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann confirmed this week. Works along William and Mary streets are being delivered by Somerset Regional Council in partnership with…

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Councillor Report 13 November 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 13 November 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 14 November    Toogoolawah State High School Graduation Ceremony 15 November    Kilcoy State High School Senior Valedictory 16 November    Coominya Public Hall Christmas Carnival 16 November    Historic Caboonbah Undenominational Church/Chapel Annual Service Open Day 23 November    Generations of Rock…

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Councillor Report 23 October 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 October 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 26 October          Fernvale Lions – Relay for Life 29 October         Toogoolawah State High School Annual Awards 30 October         Lowood State High School Presentation Night 01 November    57th Annual Awards Ceremony – Kilcoy State High School 09 November   …

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Councillor Community Report – October 2019

 Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Report – October 2019 cgaedtke@somerset.qld.gov.au 0428 408 227 www.cherylgaedtke.com 674 Kilcoy-Murgon Road, Kilcoy Qld 4515  (Reporting period – ending 23 October) Joint Standing Committee on Migration – SRC & KPC Joint Submission-Federal Gov inquiry into migration in regional Australia.  A very in-depth submission identifying support for infrastructure and community programs in…

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Councillor Report 9 October 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 October 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 12 October         Butler Clock Centenary – Kilcoy 12 October         St George’s Anglican Church Guild Linville “A”ffair (Fete) 12 October         Somerset Dam & District Rural Neighbourhood Watch meeting 19 October         Centenary of Kilcoy RSL Sub Branch 23 October         BVKLGroup…

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Linville in need to blackspot funding for mobile phone service

Given the serious fire situation experienced by Linville residents over the past few days, it is now imperative that this area of our region should be recognised as an area that must be serviced by mobile phone coverage. This is also an area that suffers badly from flood events, and the lack of mobile phone…

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There is an urgent need for Headspace to continue in Kilcoy

Headspace have been outreaching to Kilcoy for just over two years.  The outreach has been funded by the federal government through the Brisbane North PHN which covers the Kilcoy area.  Funding was for 12 months initially and last year it was extended for a further twelve months, due to strong support from the school community,…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 September 2019

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 29/30 September            Charlotte’s Web – Somerset Civic Centre 02 October                         Teddy Bears Picnic – Fernvale 05 October                         Back to Jimna & Spring Dance 05 October                         Lowood Utes & Chutes Rodeo 12 October                         St George’s Anglican Church Guild Linville “A”ffair (Fete) Busy at Work – BUSY is applying…

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Councillor Gaedtke – Community Councillor Report – September 2019

Email: cgaedtke@somerset.qld.gov.au Phone: 0428 408 227Website: www.cherylgaedtke.comAddress: 674 Kilcoy-Murgon Road, Kilcoy Qld 4515 (Prepared 17 Sept & tabled at community meetings.) ⦁ Walk the Wall – Somerset Dam was a complete success. Many thanks to SEQWater and Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn. Inc. for organising this popular event. ⦁ Great achievements made by ProgrESK…

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Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 11 September 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 September 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 12 September   Esk Hospital Auxiliary AGM 13 September   Kilcoy District Football Club 16th Annual Presentation Night 14 September   Salubrious – Mt Archer 14 September   Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Sausage Sizzle – Yowie Park 14 September   Jazz on…

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Community Councillor Report – August 2019

Funding applications (50% contribution) to be made under the Qld Gov. Building Our Regions to resurface the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail at Coominya and Lowood to Fernvale, at a total estimated cost of $2.2m. Funding application (50% contribution) to be made under the Qld Gov. Building Our Regions to provide a Lowood to Fernvale recycled…

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Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report – 28 August 2019

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…

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Councillor Report 14 August 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 August 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 1/31 August        The Condensery – New Exhibition 17/18 August     Reel Wivenhoe Classic 18 August            Jammin in Esk 18 August            KASI Quarterly Exhibition Opening 22 August            Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce AGM 24 August            Kilcoy Races 24…

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Councillor Report 24 July 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 July 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 26/27 July           Somerset Art Society Inc. Art Awards – Esk 27 July                  Esk Cultural Festival 29 July                  Toogoolawah Shed of Knowledge Info Session 31 July                  Kilcoy District Progress Alliance monthly meeting – AgForce 03 August            Dedication Ceremony Flagpole…

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Councillor Report 10 July 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 July 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 13 July                  Esk Races 13 July                  Regional Show Ball – Lowood Showground 13 July                  Cormorant Bay parkrun – 1st birthday celebration 14 July                  Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run 17 July                  Building My Future Expo – Lowood State High…

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Cr Report – Councillor Gaedtke – Council Ordinary Meeting 26 June 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 June 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 28 June                Lowood Lions Club Change Over Dinner 28 June                Two Galahs Gallery & Stepping Back in Time Grand Opening – Toogoolawah 30 June                Lions Club of Fernvale 2019 Change Over Breakfast 05 July                  St Agnes’ Grand Photo…

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Councillor Report 12 June

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 June 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 15 June                Lowood Show                                                                  15 June                Esk Garden & Lifestyle Fair 15 June                 Kilcoy Races 15 June                Mt Kilcoy P & C Trivia Night 16 June                Farewell Storries of Kilcoy 18 June                Grandparents Day State Schools 20…

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“Ride for Red” – Cancer Council Qld event a complete success – 7,021 reasons to celebrate.

“Ride for Red”  –  Cancer Council Qld event a complete success – 7,021 reasons to celebrate A very wet Saturday has not deterred the Gronks Social Riders club from running their Third Annual Ride for Red raising much needed funds to support Cancer Council Queensland in their quest to cure cancer. The gathering at Wamuran…

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Councillor Report 29 May 2019

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 30 May                 Prenzlau 125th Gala Dinner 01 June                Somerset Art Beat Festival – The Condensery 01 June                Toogoolawah Show Ball 7/8 June              Toogoolawah Show 08 June                Ramblers – 40th Anniversary 09 June                Prenzlau Pride’s Car & Music Show – Lowood Mrs Renee Retschlag proudly announced that she…

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Councillor Report 8 May 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 May 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 09 May                 SEQWater Community Consultation – Kilcoy Memorial Hall 10 May                 New Quarterly Exhibition Opening – Courthouse Art Gallery, Kilcoy 11 May                 Sheep Station Creek reserve – 100 years anniversary Sheep Station Creek School 11 May                 Night of…

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Councillor Reports 27 March, 10 & 24 April 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 March 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 29/31 March      Inaugural Reel Somerset Classic 30 March             BVRT 30 Charity Run – fund raiser Esk Hospital 30 March             Kilcoy Rodeo & Kilcoy Konvoy 31 March             Prenzlau Pride – Lowood Showgrounds  04 April                 Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails book…

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Councillor Report – 13 March 2019

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 13 March Kilcoy State High School P & C Assn AGM 13 March Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Forum – Esk 15 March Kids Disco – Somerset Civic Centre 16 March Cent Auction – Anglican Church Hall Kilcoy 16 March Colours of Somerset – Fernvale 16/17 March Camp…

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Assistance to our Farmers

Media Release – Week ending 22 February 2019 Assistance to our Farmers – Cr Gaedtke welcomes funding opportunities Cr Gaedtke understands the importance of providing ongoing support to our farmers. Cr Gaedtke advised “That Council has been successful with various Drought funding applications, and that staff have been very proactive with this identified need”. The…

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Editorial Thursday 31 January 2019

Cr Gaedtke – Editorial – Thursday 31 January 2019 Cr Gaedtke enjoys Country Racing at its finest Seven gallop races, three mini trots, $1,000 cash prize Pick the card Kilcoy, Fashions of the Field, Australiana Fashions, sprint foot races and family fun provided the large crowd with a very sociable afternoon at the Kilcoy Races…

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Councillor Report 23 January 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 January 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 24 January          Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting 26 January          Australia Day Celebrations – Regional venues 27 January          Australia Day Races – Kilcoy Race Club 04 February        Kilcoy State High School 2019 Investiture 08 February        Experience Somerset Official…

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Councillor Report 13 February 2019

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 13 February 2019 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 15 February        Kilcoy Cares Book Launch “Inclusion” 25 February        Toogoolawah State High School Student Leaders Investiture Absolutely brilliant news that Linville will receive a $2 million water treatment plant.  The construction of the plant is due to commence…

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Lady Farmers Day Out

Thank you Lyn for the introduction and thank you for the opportunity to speak here today. I feel slightly unqualified as I am a rookie at public speaking. I come from a 2nd generation dairy farm near Gympie. I was the 10th of 11 children. Living off the land, making your own meals, clothing and…

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Press Release – Thursday 20 December 2018

Press Release – Thursday 20 December 2018 Cr Gaedtke hopes for solutions to effluent spillage on roads The Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) and the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) recognise that management of livestock effluent on public roadways is important for protecting road safety, animal welfare, amenity, biosecurity, environment…

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Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report 20 December 2018 Council Meeting

8 Agenda Item # 25 Councillors’ Report      (I attended) 12 December     Mt Kilcoy State School Awards Night 14 December     Picturing Innovation Exhibition Official Opening – The Condensery 15 December     Community Carols – Kilcoy Combined Churches 18 December     Official Opening Kilcoy Police Station 20 December     Somerset Regional Council – Christmas Gathering 20 December     Kilcoy Chamber of…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Meeting 12 December 2018

Councillor Gaedtke Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 12 December     Mt Kilcoy State School Awards Night 14 December     Lowood Lions Christmas in the Park 14 December     Picturing Innovation Exhibition Official Opening – The Condensery 15 December     Christmas Carols – Fernvale and Kilcoy 15 December     Toogoolawah Christmas Tree Carnival 15 December     Esk Christmas Races…

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Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report – 28 November 2018

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 28 November 2018   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 30 November    Somerset Region Community Support Assn AGM – Esk 01 December     Fernvale Junction Feast & Trade Village 01 December     Kilcoy Christmas Race Day 01 December     Somerset Dam Wedding Forum 05 December     Somerset Toursim Volunteers Day 06…

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Editorial – Cr Gaedtke – Wednesday/Thursday 14/15 November 2018

Editorial – Cr Gaedtke   Community Spirit alive and well – Cr Gaedtke overwhelmed by community activities Over the past month Cr Gaedtke has attended various events and functions that have been managed and organised by local community groups.  Cr Gaedtke said “I am totally overwhelmed by the professionalism, time, effort and costs borne by…

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Cr Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 November – Councillor Report

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 November 2018   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 17 November    John Fogerty Revival – Somerset Civic Centre 18 November    Jammin in Esk 23 November    Minden Christmas Carnival 24 November    Glamorgan Vale Christmas Carnival 24 November    Kilcoy Historical Society “20th Birthday Bash”   Congratulations to…

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Cr Gaedtke offers her support to Somerset Relay for Life – 2019 News Item

Cr Gaedtke offers her support to Somerset Relay for Life –  2019 –  A Cancer Council Qld Fund Raising Initiative   Cr Gaedtke has been a strong advocator for Relay for Life events over the last four years, and especially since Kilcoy hosted two successful events in 2015 and 2016.  The Somerset Relay for Life…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 October 2018

  Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 23 – 28 October Ken & Annie’s Music Campout – Toogoolawah 25 October         QWCA 95th Birthday Esk 27 October         Bush Breakfast under the Trees – Toogoolawah 27 October         Toogoolawah Clay Target Club Dinner 27 October         Toogoolawah Tennis Courts 110 years anniversary 27 October         Toogoolawah Clay Target…

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Ordinary Meeting 10 October 2018 – Councillor Report

 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…

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Cr Gaedtke encourages local non-profit community groups to consider the Container Exchange program

After attending a container exchange program workshop, Cr Gaedtke would like to encourage non-profit community groups to give some thought to joining the container exchange program.  It was stated at the workshop how non-profit community groups in South Australia have received valuable funds from this initiative.  Financial benefit can be extremely large, as examples given. …

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 September 2018

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 28 September   Somerset Senior Students Exhibition Visual Art –  The Condensery 29 September   Cent Auction – Moore Soldier Hall 03 October         Teddy Bear’s Picnic – Fernvale 06 October         Bush Breakfast under the Trees – Anglican Church Toogoolawah 06 October         Mayoral Gala Charity Ball – Esk 09 October        …

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Press Release 12 September 2018

Cr Gaedtke believes Travelling Opens the Mind and Heart After travelling around Western America for five weeks, Councillor Gaedtke has arrived home with greater awareness of major differences and major similarities between Australia and America.  A major difference is the population figures which records America with 325.7 million (2017 United States Census Bureau) and Australia…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 September 2018

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 15 September   Pop Up Shop – Free Formal Wear for Lowood 15 September   Jazz on the Hill – Profits to Kilcoy Hospital Auxiliary 15 September   Art & Music in the Park – Lakeside Deck Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery 16 September   Jammin in Esk 18 September   Kilcoy Hospital…

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Cr Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 July 2018

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 July 2018   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 26 July                  Glamorgan Vale QWCA Birthday Luncheon 05 August            Esk Community Choir Theatre Restaurant – Toogoolawah 05 August            Social Sequence Dance – Glamorgan Vale Hall 18-19 August     Inaugural Reel Wivenhoe Classic – Captain Logan Campgrounds 19 August           …

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Regional CBD Town Beautification – Collaboration with Community

Regional CBD Town Beautification – Collaboration with Community Cr Gaedtke is looking forward to working toward the first steps in promoting the Regional CBD Town Beautification Project.  As part of the regional project, the broader community in towns in Somerset would be consulted to obtain feedback that community believes is important to their town.  The…

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Councillor Report – Council Ordinary Meeting 11 July 2018

    Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 July 2018   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 14 July                  Esk Races 15 July                  Jammin in Esk 21 July                  Country Fair Apostolic Church of Qld – Toogoolawah 22 July                  Christmas in July – Lowood 26 July                  Glamorgan Vale QCWA Birthday Luncheon   Congratulations…

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“Queensland Fills You Up!” Max (12) tells Cr Cheryl Gaedtke

After attending the Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail committee meeting held at the Yarraman Heritage Centre, on Thursday 5th July, Cr Cheryl Gaedtke called in to have lunch at the Bunya Nut Café at Blackbutt.  It was here that a hungry family was enjoying their lunch and it was obvious that the family were enjoying some…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 June 2018

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                 …

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke Press Release – 21 June 2018

Councillor Cheryl Gaedtke attends regional events with a smile and long chats As I am typing this article, I look outside to watch the trees bending and the cold westerlies unrelenting. I can only count our blessings that the weather was much kinder over the weekend of 15th, 16th and 17th June. Our region held…

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Councillor Report – 13 June 2018

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 13 June 2018 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 14 June                Kilcoy State School P & C Assn Monthly Meeting 15 June                Kilcoy Lions Flicks (Movie) Night – Kilcoy Information Centre 16 June                Kilcoy Races 15/16 June         Lowood Show 15/16 June         Wonder in Aliceland – Toogoolawah 16…

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SEQ Olympic Investigation

COUNCIL OF MAYORS (SEQ) – MEDIA RELEASE     Mayors welcome Premier’s support for SEQ Olympic investigation 31 May 2018   The Council of Mayors (SEQ) has welcomed Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s interest in a feasibility study being conducted by the group which will investigate a potential 2032 Olympic Games bid for South East Queensland.…

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Somerset Art Society Newsletter – May 2018

May Edition 2018 Somerset Art Society www.sasiart.com.au Hello everybody, NEWS AROUND TOWN • FERNVALE ARTIST’S EXHIBITION: The Fernvale Artists exhibition celebrating Banjo Paterson was a huge success. Each artist did a painting themed on a line or title of a Banjo poem. The official opening was on Saturday 6th may at 2pm in the Old…

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Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report 23 May 2018

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 May 2018 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 25/26 May          Esk Show 26 May                 Kilcoy Hospital Auxiliary Annual Fete & Auction 26/27 May          Red Thunder Air Show – Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield 26 May                 Come and Try Day Toogoolawah Clay Target Club 26 May                 Lowood Show…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Press Release – 17 May 2018

Cr Gaedtke is here to help It is a Councillor’s role to assist their constituents with various issues, and to offer sound advice relative to their Local Government role.  However, often I receive complaints from our residents that I cannot immediately deal with, because the resident is not aware that there is a process in…

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Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report – 9 May 2018

  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…

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Kilcoy District Historical Society Inc. Newsletter March 2018

KILCOY DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC. Newsletter—March 2018 (Entering our 20th Year !!!!) PO Box 21, Kilcoy, 4515 Website: kilcoydistricthistoricalsociety.com Hall of History, 39 Hope Street, Kilcoy Members of the Kilcoy District Historical Society are happy to open the Hall at any time by appointment. Please contact one of the members listed to arrange a mutually…

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Councillor Report Ordinary Council Meeting 24 April 2018

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 April 2018   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 25 April                 Anzac Day Commemorations – Regional wide 28 April                 Lowood Utes & Chutes Rodeo 29 April                 Social Sequence Dance – Coominya Public Hall 02 May                 Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Meeting 03 May                 Brisbane Valley Heritage…

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Press Release 18 April 2018

Regional Shows and Show Balls get underway in Somerset Our region has a mix of local shows and show balls, with Kilcoy’s already done and dusted.  The weather was perfect at the Kilcoy Show held on 6th and 7th April, and with recent rains the weather lead up to our shows has been kind indeed. …

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Councillor Report 11 April 2018

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 April 2018 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 12 April                 Skateboarding Championship – Esk Skate Park – Youth Week 13 April                 Movie Night Toogoolawah – Youth Week 14 April                 Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn Annual General Meeting 16 April                 Fernvale Community Assn. Monthly Meeting 17…

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Councillor Report – 28 March 2018

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 29 March             RSL Pharmacist Advisor – Kilcoy 31 March             Blessing of the bikes – Toogoolawah 03 April                 Scooter Comp – Fernvale 04 April                 Somerset & District Progress Assn Management Meeting 04 April                 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast Opening Ceremony 05 April                 Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Committee Meeting &…

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Affordable Rates – State Government Report

MEDIA RELEASE 29 MARCH 2018 Somerset’s Affordable Rates – Effective Services Confirmed Again A STATE Government report in March 2018 has confirmed that Somerset Regional Council’s average residential rates and charges for 2017/2018 are the cheapest in south east Queensland. Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann hailed the report. “This confirms what we already knew – average…

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Councillor Report 14 March 2018

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 March 2018   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 17 March             Easter Carnival Glamorgan Vale Hall 18 March             Jammin in Esk – Somerset Civic Centre 24 March             Cent Auction Lowood Show Hall 24 March             Lioness afternoon tea & fashions – Toogoolawah 27 March             Community Celebrations…

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Somerset Regional Council Meets with Local Businesses with Great Success – Media Release 15 March 2018

Somerset Regional Council Meets with Local Businesses with Great Success Every Councillor, the CEO, Directors and other senior staff attended the “Greet and Meet” forum held at the Kilcoy Information Centre on Thursday 22nd February 2018.  The two-hour forum informed approximately forty business proprietors about council structure and administration, local achievements, future plans and goals.…

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Councillor Report – 28 February 2018

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 28 February 2018   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to Graham Retschlag of Kilcoy for successfully claiming two Australian Titles and representing Queensland in the chainsaw racing competition held at Tenterfield. I would also like to report that the free Diabetic Health Program being…

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Thumbs up Thumbs down for the ongoing debate of kerbside recycling in our region

Cr Gaedtke shares her concern and asks “Is the end of kerbside recycling in sight”? Recycling is a very talked about matter, and one that has many standpoints.  I am definitely one who loves to recycle, and I have actively supported the initiative for over a decade.  For many of us it has always rated…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 February 2018

 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Congratulations to Donna Davidson, Christine Staats, Michelle Gorey, Christine Swinton and Kilcoy’s own Taylah Smith for representing Australia at the first ever International Women’s Tent Pegging Championship held at Khasab in Oman (Middle East) coming away with two silver medals and a gold medal in the World…

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Cr Gaedtke supports local free health and well-being program

Cr Gaedtke supports local free health and well-being program After attending a meeting about the program, and learning that the program is for anyone struggling with a range of lifestyle-related diseases, Cr Gaedtke advises that she is all for helping the general well-being of community members of Kilcoy and surrounding areas.  4D Living, a registered…

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Councillor Report – 21 December 2017

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 21 December 2017   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 22 December     Lowood Christmas Carols 23 December     Somerset Village Jazz and Light Show  Congratulations to Mr Rusty Kraut who has celebrated 50 years of being a member of the Rural Fire Service.   Queensland Fire and Emergency…

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Reflection on 2017 – Cr Gaedtke

As Christmas is fast approaching, it is time to reflect on the year and to take stock of accomplishments made during 2017.  Council has achieved many goals through its numerous service areas.  Well done and congratulations to everyone involved with implementing Council’s decisions.  I have also witnessed many wonderful community achievements.  Most establishments develop their…

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Valedictory Dux Speech—Stuart Houstoun Kilcoy State High School

Valedictory Dux Speech—Stuart Houstoun Good morning, Class of 2017, teachers, staff, parents, special guests, and the rest of the student body who are stuck here listening to me. Hopefully I shall finish this address without hyperventilating, having an emotional breakdown or just boring you all out. Before I shine the spotlight on my own cohort…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Meeting held 6th December 2017

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 6 December 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 6 December       Support Services Expo – Kilcoy State High School 6 December       Mt Kilcoy State School Awards 8 December       Somerset Region Community Support Association Annual General Meeting – Esk 8 December       Beach Boys – Somerset Civic Centre 8…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Councillor Report – Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. Meeting

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Councillor Report – Wednesday 29 November 2017  –  Kilcoy Chamber   Domestic Violence Project – “Kilcoy Cares”  Successful Funding Application announced Tuesday 28 Nov 1. Lyn Buchanan (Council’s CDO) spoke about the latest funding application for a DV/child protection related project: The project adopts a whole of community approach with specific…

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Councillor Report – 22 November 2017

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 November 2017   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 24 November    Minden State School Christmas Carnival 25 November    Glamorgan Vale Christmas Carnival 30 November    Linville Hub 01 December     Launch of Kilcoy Mental Health Outreach – Kilcoy Hospital 02 December     Lifeflight Charity Fundraiser – Maidenwell 02…

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Kilcoy Sentinel Media Release 16 November 2017

Councillor Gaedtke encourages Pre-lodgement Development Application Meetings This not a new service to our Council and the benefits are unlimited, therefore I wish to encourage all who wish to undertake any type of development to seek a meeting with Council’s Town Planning staff.  The process which is voluntary, but strongly recommended, provides a number of…

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Councillor Report – 25th October 2017

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 October 2017   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 26 October         KCCCI Monthly Meeting – Kilcoy 27 October         Halloween Disco – CWA Hall Main Street Lowood (For all State School Children) 28 October         Kilcoy RSL Community Fair – Anzac Park Kilcoy 28 October         Kilcoy Rodeo…

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Councillor Report – 8th November 2017

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 November 2017   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 10 November    New Art Exhibition Kilcoy Courthouse Gallery 11 November    Lowood Show Society Dinner Dance 11 November    Remembrance Day 19 November    Jammin in Esk 25 November    Glamorgan Vale Christmas Carnival   Agenda Item # 31…

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Councillor Report – Council Meeting 11 October 2017

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 October 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 12-16 October   Nuts & Bolts presents “Minds on Canvas” 15 October         Jammin – Esk 15 October         Coominya Community Hall – General Meeting 24– 29 October Ken & Annies Music Campout, Toogoolawah Showground 25 October         Kilcoy Bowls Club…

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Councillor Report – Council Meeting 27 September 2017

  Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 September 2017   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 30 September                   Official unveiling ceremony of the red deer sculpture 01 October                         Esk Community Choir “Gilbert & Sullivan Spectacular” Gatton Shire Hall 01 October                         Glen Rock Gallery – new exhibition 01 October                         Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery…

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Gatton Star Intro – September 2017

Q & A Questions   Name:   Cheryl Gaedtke  Occupation:   Councillor  Age: 50 something  Marital Status: Married to (childhood sweetheart) John    ·         What have you enjoyed most about your time with the Somerset Regional Council? I have enjoyed meeting new residents of this large region and learning of their passion and vision with respect to…

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Kilcoy Sentinel Post 21 September 2017

Life in the country Cr Cheryl Gaedtke thought about the content of this month’s media release and what message she would like to deliver to her region’s residents. It became very clear to Cr Gaedtke after attending the funeral of a man bigger than life. Cr Gaedtke said she would like to take this opportunity…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 13 September 2017

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 16 September Linville Spring Fair 16 September Kilcoy Beer & BBQ Festival 17 September “Say I Do in Somerset” Wedding Fair 23 September Bush Breakfast, Anglican Church grounds, Toogoolawah 24 September Esk Community Choir’s – Gilbert and Sullivan Spectacular, Somerset Civic Centre How would you rate the…

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 August 2017

 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 26-27 August     Apex Auction – Esk 26 August            Lowood Truck Show 29 August            Kilcoy Show Society AGM 31 August            Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. AGM 01 September   St Mary’s Kilcoy – Wine & Cheese Evening 02 September   Anglican Fete – St Mary’s Church Kilcoy…

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Councillor Report – Wednesday 9 August 2017

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 09 August            Somerset Community Men’s Shed Inc. AGM – Lowood 09 August            Somerset Art Society Inc. AGM – Esk 13 August            Kilcoy Art Society Inc. Exhibition Opening & 5th Birthday Party 15 August            Toogoolawah State High School Open Day & Careers Expo 16 August            Kilcoy District Cultural…

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Councillor Report – Wednesday 26 July 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 July 2017   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 27 July                  Glamorgan Vale QCWA Birthday 27 July                  Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. Meeting 27 July                  Kilcoy QCWA Annual General Meeting 28-30 July            Glen Haven Park Sunshine Tour 2017 – Kilcoy 29…

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Councillor Report – Ordinary Meeting 12 July 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 July 2017   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 21 July                  Christmas in July – Lowood 22 July                  Rural Fire Challenges – Kilcoy Showground 25 July                  Lowood QCWA 90th Birthday 27 July                  Glamorgan Vale QCWA Birthday 29 July                  KASI Christmas In July   The Brisbane Valley…

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Councillor Report – 28 June 2017

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 30 June                Lowood Lions Change Over Dinner 01 July                  Esk Races 02 July                  Fernvale Lions Change Over Dinner 09 July                  Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run & Bicycle Event     Agenda Item # 34 Councillors’ Reports Meetings/Functions attended 15 June                Assistance offered to set up Civic Centre…

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Councillor Report – Wednesday 14 June 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 June 2017   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 10 June – 6 August           Kathy Ellem Exhibition – Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery Toogoolawah 16/17 June                         Lowood Show 16 June                                Somerset Art Society Inc. – Official Opening 17 June                                Esk Garden & Lifestyle…

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Councillor Report – Wednesday 24 May 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 May 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 25 May   Mobile Hub – Eagle Rise Estate Lowood 25 May   Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. Meeting 26/27 May Esk Show 27 May   Glamorgan Vale QWCA Fashion Parade 27 May   Kilcoy Hospital…

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Councillor Report – Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 10 May 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 10 May   Toogoolawah Community Forum – Somerset Region Community Enterprises Ltd 13 May   Toogoolawah Historical Society –  Historical Photographic Display 13 May   Kilcoy Art Society In. Mother’s Day Luncheon  –  CANCELLED 13 May   Fernvale…

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BVK LANDCARE NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2017

BVK Landcare NEWSLETTER April 2017 SUPPORTING   SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT WITH LOCAL ACTION BY LOCAL PEOPLE “The Hub” Kilcoy Information Centre, SEQC&W Offices                  Hope St Kilcoy Tel: 07 54971253   Fax: 07 54220515 PO Box 116 Kilcoy 4515 Email: bvklandcare@kilcoy.net.au Contacts: Chairperson:                         David Matthews Vice Chairperson: Secretary/Treasurer            Tony Robinson                 07/ 5496 3582   ** Next Meeting…

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Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2017

BVK Landcare NEWSLETTER  February 2017 SUPPORTING   SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT WITH LOCAL ACTION BY LOCAL PEOPLE “The Hub” Kilcoy Information Centre, SEQC&W Offices      –        Hope St Kilcoy Tel: 07 54971253   Fax: 07 54220515 PO Box 116 Kilcoy 4515 Email: bvklandcare@kilcoy.net.au Contacts: Chairperson:                         David Matthews Vice Chairperson: Secretary/Treasurer            Tony Robinson                 07/ 5496 3582   ** Next Meeting GM…

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Councillor Report – 26 April 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 April 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 28-29 April          Kilcoy Show 29 April                 Lowood Show Society’s Utes & Chutes Rodeo 30 April                 The R & R Trail Experience 1-24 May             Glen Rock Gallery – new exhibition 4 May                   Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery – new exhibition…

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Councillor Report – Meeting 12 April 2017

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 14/16 April          Fernvale Campdraft 16 April                 Jam’n in Esk 22 April                 Kilcoy Races 22 April                 CWA Cake Stall Esk   Agenda Item # 44 Councillor Report Meetings/Functions attended 24 March             Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast – Lowood 28 March             Kilcoy Interagency Meeting 28 March             Meeting with Stumer Park Users,…

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Councillor Report – Council Meeting 22 March 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 March 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 24 March             Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast – Lowood 25 March             The Ultimate Eagles Experience – Esk 25 March             Glenwood RCF Auxiliary Cent Auction 30 March             Esk Girl Guides AGM 01 April                 Easter Carnival – Glamorgan Vale Hall 01 April                …

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Councillor Cheryl Gaedtke – Councillor Report 8 March 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 March 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 08 March             Kilcoy State High School P & C AGM 08 March             Lowood Community Safety Forum 08 March             Brisbane Valley Bulls Community Meeting – Esk 9-12 March         Toogoolawah Campdraft 10 March             Inverness Toogoolawah – Celebration of 100 years…

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Councillor Report – Council Meeting 22 February 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 February 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 23 February        Linville Community Meeting 23 February        Kilcoy Art Society Inc. Annual General Meeting 23 February        Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. Meeting 26 February        Fireweed Workshop Marburg 27 February        Kilcoy State High School Investiture Ceremony 27…

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Linville Community Meeting – Thursday 23 February 5:30pm Linville Hall

Linville community meeting Councillor Cheryl Gaedtke is chairing a special community meeting at the Linville Public Hall on Thursday 23 February commencing at 5:30pm. Cr Gaedtke explained that the community meeting has been organised to develop ideas on how to move Linville and its community forward. Cr Gaedtke said “There is nothing like brainstorming of…

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Councillor Report – 8th February 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 February 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest It is pleasing to see that our region’s landowners have various opportunities to be informed about rural management matters. Various workshops are organised by council and our local land care groups, and I encourage our landowners to attend…

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Councillor Report – 25 January 2017

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 January 2017 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 26 January Australia Day Celebrations – Somerset Civic Centre 26 January Australia Day Celebrations – Esk, Lowood, Toogoolawah & Kilcoy Swimming Pools 26 January Australia Day Races – Kilcoy Agenda Item #31 Councillor Report Meetings/Functions attended 9 January…

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Councillor Report – 22 December 2016

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 22 December 2016 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest Nil Agenda Item #32 Councillor Report Meetings/Functions attended 26 November Glamorgan Vale Christmas Carnival 08 December On-site Inspection of Development Application & existing operations 09 December Somerset Regional Art Gallery “The Condensery” Business Networking Night & Launch of…

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JIMNA FIRE TOWER – SUBMISSION TO DAF BY LOCAL GROUP

JIMNA FIRE TOWER WOOD PROBLEM GETS A WOOD SOLUTION A crucial meeting was held on Wednesday 7 December 2016 to define the content of the Jimna Forest Action Group Incorporated’s (JFAGI’s) submission to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) regarding options for the future of the heritage listed Jimna Fire Tower (JFT). The meeting…

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Councillor Report – Meeting 7 December 2016

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 7 December 2016 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 09 December Condensery 1st Birthday Celebrations & Tourism Brochure Launch 10 December Kilcoy @ the Hall (Children’s Christmas Celebration) 13 December Somerset Tourism Volunteers Day – Kilcoy 14 December Launch Lowood Hub Service 17 December Esk Races 18…

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Councillor Report – Council Meeting 23rd November 2016

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 November 2016   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 24 November    Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc Monthly Meeting 26 November    Glamorgan Vale Hall Christmas Party 26 November    “Market on the Green” Old St Andrews Church Esk 27 November    Lowood Writers Circle Meeting 29 November   …

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Councillor Report – Council Meeting Monday 14 November 2016

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 14 November 2016   Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 16 November    Healthy Waterways – Report Card Kilcoy 19 November    Glamorgan Vale Hand Crafted Market Day 19 November    Linville Bush Dance 20 November    Linville Community Church Service   Agenda Item #40 Councillor Report Meetings/Functions attended 27 October        …

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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights – 7 November 2016

Nominate a Somerset Resident for an Australia Day Award Somerset residents are being encouraged to recognise the outstanding contributions of fellow residents by nominating them for a 2017 Australia Day Award. The annual awards are held to acknowledge residents and groups who have made a considerable contribution to the community. Somerset Regional Council invites nominations…

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Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights – 27 October 2016

Council Continues Pest Management in Somerset Somerset Regional Council is appealing to residents to help manage invasive pest plants in the region. Council has several invasive plant treatment programs occurring throughout the region to target weeds but is looking for support of residents to manage their private properties. Council officers have been managing an increase…

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Council Staff Member Recognised for Long Service Somerset Regional Council has recognised the efforts of employee, Mellenie Wheeler, for 10 years of service to Council. Mrs Wheeler started with Esk Shire Council as a trainee and completed a Certificate III in Business Administration. Two years later she became a records officer and has continued to…

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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights – 31 October 2016

Nominate a Somerset Resident for an Australia Day Award Somerset residents are being encouraged to recognise the outstanding contributions of fellow residents by nominating them for a 2017 Australia Day Award. The annual awards are held to acknowledge residents and groups who have made a considerable contribution to  the community. Somerset Regional Council invites nominations…

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Councillor Report 26 October 2016

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 October 2016 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 29 October         Billy Tea & Damper Big Breakfast & Bush Poetry – Toogoolawah Anglican Church 29 October         Day in the Vines – C & K Kilcoy Kindergarten 03 November    Craft Morning – Esk CWA 06 November    Car &…

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MEGA BRIDGE OPENING

MEGA BRIDGE OPENING – Congratulations to the previous Council and to the two levels of Government – Federal and State for this economic building and socially benefiting initiative! Hine Road, Dundas Click on the following link (photo-book highlighted in blue) to see before and after photographs of the bridges:  photo-book  Wednesday, 26 October 2016 Scrubby Creek Bridge, Villeneuve…

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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights

Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights Kilcoy Community Share Meal on This Thursday Somerset Regional Council is again supporting Kilcoy’s monthly community share meal. The community share meal is being held on Thursday, 27 October from 12.30pm until 2.30pm at the Kilcoy Information Centre. The meal provides a great opportunity for Somerset residents to meet new…

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Community at the heart of new vision for South East Queensland

Community at the heart of new vision for South East Queensland The draft South East Queensland Regional Plan released today, unveils a 50 year vision for the South East, with a focus on community, affordable living, future jobs and maximising existing infrastructure. Deputy Premier and Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning Jackie Trad said…

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Council Launches New Disaster Management Dashboard

Somerset Regional Council has just implemented a new disaster management page on their website to help keep their residents up to date with the latest information. Council’s new disaster management page will provide information on road closures, weather alerts, active evacuation centres and much more. This disaster management project was funded under the RACQ Get…

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Councillor Report – Council Meeting 12 October 2016

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 October 2016 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 13 October         Kilcoy Historical Society Monthly Meeting 14 October         Stage III Plantings at Yowie Park, Kilcoy 15 October         Kay Avery Bowls Day, Kilcoy 15 October          Bad Moms Night, Toogoolawah 16 October         140th Anniversary Trinity Lutheran Church Lowood…

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Council Meeting Highlights 12 October 2016

Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights Temporary Entertainment Approval for Car Rally Event Somerset Regional Council has approved a temporary entertainment event for the Asphalt Demons 6th Invitational. The car rally event is being held at Archer Falls Airfield on Neurum Road, Mount Archer on Saturday,15 October from 8am until late, with entertainment finishing at 11pm.…

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Councillor Report – Council Meeting 28 September 2016

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Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest 29 September   Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. Monthly Meeting 30 September   Queensland Ballet – Tutus on Tour – Esk 1/2 October       Somerset Relay for Life – Kilcoy 1 October            Glamorgan Vale QWCA Fashion Parade 8 October            Field Day – Esk & Fernvale 8 October            Mt…

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Where are all the Candidates

The photo was taken at the Meet the Candidates night held at Fernvale leading up to the elections in March this year. 3 Mayoral Candidates and 15 Councillor Candidates

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A Jubilee Ride by Deborah Gower

“When my Uncle passed away a few years ago, I found an old rusted bike hanging from a rafter out in the shed.  Intrigued by the word “jubilee” that I could just make out above the peeling red paint, and with a vague memory about the bike being “special” I went in search of old…

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Personal Thank You from Cheryl Gaedtke – Councillor – Somerset Regional Council

How do you individually thank each and every person who voted for you? I never expected to receive the number of votes that I did, so from the bottom of my heart I want to thank everyone who marked the ballot paper across from my name. Sincere thanks to my “How to Vote Card” Supporters…

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Councillor Candidate Interview on Valley FM 95.9

Check out my community radio Councillor Candidate interview conducted by Reg at 95.9 on Monday afternoon. There are four separate recordings below that cover the interview process. (click play button to start audio) Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4:

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My Suggestions and My How to Vote Card – Your Choice

This is my suggestion only, please choose the Candidates who you believe would make a great team to lead our region for the next four years:   I am looking for equal representation of gender with merit, equal representation of location within the region and Candidates that will work tirelessly, productively and positively as a…

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Meet the Candidates Nights held at Lowood & Fernvale

Delivering my three minute speech at Lowood – Tuesday 1 March             The eighteen Candidates at the Fernvale Meet the Candidates Night – Wednesday 2 March

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My three minute speech – Tenth Councillor Candidate of the Ballot Paper

I would like to share with you, as residents of our region, my three minute speech which is delivered at the Meet    the Candidates Nights: Mr Chairman, Fellow Candidates, Ladies & Gentlemen. My name is Cheryl Gaedtke, and I am the tenth Councillor Candidate on the ballot paper. The reason I am standing for Council…

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Councillor Campaigning Trail Cheryl Gaedtke – Moore, Toogoolawah, Lowood & Kilcoy

The Candidates’ Draw was conducted at Toogoolawah on Wednesday 17 February and my name appears as the tenth candidate – please look for my surname down the list of a total of fifteen candidates. Voters must mark their choice of Councillor Candidates from number one through to number six in the box beside the candidates’…

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Why is Cheryl Gaedtke nominating as Councillor for the Somerset Regional Council?

The old cliché that “life wasn’t meant to be easy” is one which has more relevance to the office of Councillor than it does to many other occupations or callings.  The office of Councillor is a political office. Council decision-making is a political process.  That means that it is about dealing with and assessing different…

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The Role of a Mayor and a Councillor and YOU

I have been approached by some residents unsure about the role and responsibilities of a Mayor and a Councillor. I also would like to discuss the power of You during the election process. You, as the elector have a very important role to play on Saturday 19th March. You have the opportunity to vote for…

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Understanding Local Government – some very relevant information

After working in Local Government for over thirty years, I would like to share a few facts with you as residents of our region to assist your understanding of our Council. Somerset Regional Council covers an area of 5,379 sq kilometers and includes main townships of Esk, Fernvale, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah. The region has…

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Women and Local Government

Is it important to have women involved in Local Government? From my first two weekly press releases, you are now aware that I am local born and bred; I am a woman; I am a wife; I am a Mother; I am a Grandmother; and I have thirty years plus Local Government experience and knowledge.…

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Cheryl’s stronger Kilcoy Vision Is Infectious

Article from the Gatton newspaper CHERYL Gaedtke has been involved in community groups in the Somerset for well over 20 years and on Monday was recognised as the regions Citizen of the Year. Since 1987, the fourth generation Kilcoy resident has been involved in various community groups including the Mt Kilcoy P&C Association, Kilcoy- Woodford…

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2015 Citizen of the Year – Cheryl Gaedtke

Cheryl’s hard work and dedication to the region was recognised at the 2015 Australia Day Awards ceremony where she was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award! Cheryl’s significant contribution  and passion for the Kilcoy and surrounding communities are very evident in her commitment and support of a wide range of activities.  One recent example…

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