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 Inc. ($32,200); Lowood & District Community Kindergarten Assn Inc. ($15,463.80) and Lowood & District Golf Club Inc. ($35,000).
Congratulations to CDTCPL TJ Anderson, from 101 ACU Kilcoy, for being awarded the Cadet Leadership Award at the SGT LAI Course just completed. This is a remarkable achievement when you consider the unit was only formed two years ago with all new staff and cadets (except for the OC CAPT (AAC) Andrew Cummings). This is the second SGTs’ LAI in a row where 14 Battalion has taken out this award. Congratulations to all, and well done TJ.
Congratulations to our local major employer Kilcoy Global Foods, who is a finalist and winner in the Agribusiness, Food & Beverages Award. A Total of 36 companies were vying for the prestigious award of Queensland’s Exporter of the Year. Winners in each of the State’s 13 award categories automatically qualify as finalists in the national Australian Export & Investment Awards that are to held on 25 November in Canberra, staged by Austrade.
Well, done to Mt Stanley Muster group who have held the first muster in ten years.
Agenda Item #35 Councillors’ Report
22 Ordinary Council Meeting – Esk
22 Council Workshop – Esk
25 Yowie Markets Kilcoy – KDPA Inc Stall
25 West Moreton Show Ambassador – Judging with husband John
26 Kilcoy Rodeo Committee Meeting
27 Human, Social & Economic Local Recovery Group Meeting & Workshop – Esk
27 Meeting with Mr Shane Stone – Coordinator General for National Recovery & Resilience Agency – Esk
28 Kilcoy Interagency Meeting
28 Growing the Arts – Esk
29 Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Fernvale
29 BVKL Assn Inc. – Festival meeting – Toogoolawah
05 Toogoolawah & District History Group AGM – Guest Speaker Dr Denver Beanland
06 The Condensery Toogoolawah – Visit by Senator Scarr
07 Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails monthly meeting – Kilcoy
07 Kilcoy Showgrounds – meeting with Kilcoy Rodeo Assn & Director Corporate & Community Services
07 Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre Redevelopment Steering Committee – Inception Meeting with Consultants
08 Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre Redevelopment Steering Committee – Facility Tour – Highfields & Gatton
09 Lowood Lions Open Door Gallery Reopening
10 Colours of Somerset Art & Culture Festival – Lowood
10 Lowood Tarampa DJFLFC – Stags Presentation Day
11 Mount Glen Rock Steering Committee Teams chat
12 Meeting with local community group
12 Kilcoy Show Society monthly meeting
John and I were honoured to be asked to act as Judges for the West Moreton Show Ambassador. The judging was very close with all three entrants representing their respective Show Society both professionally and enthusiastically. During the interviewing process there was many great ideas and information shared, and which should be shared and considered by all show societies.
The Kilcoy Interagency meeting was well supported with many new initiatives shared between visiting allied health services.
I must congratulate all staff for staging a very professional and informative evening, our inaugural arts and cultural evening, Growing the Arts, a Somerset Arts Network Event. The Guest Speakers, including our very own staff members were well received. The information, stories and achievements shared at the event was just inspiring and offers our region a pathway to arts and cultural excellence and future success. I have received a great deal of complementary feedback and my Councillor Facebook post received a great deal of attention by the wider community. Well, done to all. Go Team Somerset!
A very interesting Guest Speaker was invited to the Toogoolawah & District History Group’s AGM, Dr Denver Beanland was born on 26 January 1945 at St Margaret’s Private Hospital, Kilcoy. Dr Denver Beanland AM holds a Bachelor of Arts with first class Honours in History (2003) and a PhD in History (2008) from The University of Queensland. Denver is the author of three books, and he is also the author of many published articles. Denver served as a Member of the Queensland Parliament from 1986 to 2001. He was the Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, and Minister Responsible for Consumer Affairs from 1996-98 and was leader of the parliamentary Liberal Party 1990-91. Between 1976 and 1986 Denver was an Alderman of the Brisbane City Council and, in 1985-86, was Vice-Mayor. Denver is Chair of the National Archives of Australia Advisory Council. He is a past President of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, currently serves on the Society’s Council, and in 2019 was elected a Fellow of the Society. He is also Chair of the Brisbane City Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee. Denver gave a great historical talk about our great state at the AGM. It was a pleasure to meet him.
The Lowood Open Door Gallery was reopened on Saturday 9th October. With the assistance of many volunteers the gallery is now open for community use and visitation by the public. I sincerely wish the Open Door Gallery group all the success and joy they deserve, and the following members were acknowledged for initiating the reopening, Yvonne Hawkins, Karen Leahy and Sue White.