Councillor Community Report – October 2019

Councillor Community Report – October 2019

Category : General News

 Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Report – October 2019

  • 0428 408 227
  • 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 Kilcoy.
  • Library Survey reveals 66.4% of responding residents seek weekend opening hours of our libraries
  • Free Medical Assistance Wheelie Bin Service to be included in Revenue Statement (Clause 7.2)
  • State of Brisbane Valley Highway highlighted at meeting with Federal Minister who was promoting the SEQ City Deal, a wide-ranging partnership between all three levels of government.
  • Andrew Johnson (Director Operations) promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer for Somerset region.
  • The Brisbane River Strategic Floodplain Management Plan acknowledged at Get Ready Qld Resilient Australia Awards.  A collaboration between four councils (SRC, BCC, ICC & LVRC), Qld Government and SEQWater.
  • Council’s three visitor information centres have joined the Driver Reviver campaign.
  • Australia Day Award nominations are now open.
  • KPC granted approval to increase its production to 2000 head per day and 2000 employees.
  • A report to be submitted to Council relating to review of Council Policy – Chemical Subsidy Program, following concern of the increased incidence of lantana.  Council levied a $5-00 fee on this financial year’s rates to provide funding to fight the quantity of lantana.
  • Council to refund its portion (50%) of the Stock Grazing Permits fee to the applicant.  I have provided a link on my Councillor Facebook Page that will direct you to the Stock Route Overlay map, which will offer the location of stock routes within our region. (The other 50% of permit fees are paid to State Government.)
  • Council to endorse a further trial agreement with Anuha for container refund services for a further 3 years.
  • Active Neighbourhood for Older Australians Grant to fund senior dance classes from October 2019 to August 2020 at Somerset Civic Centre.  A final presentation will be provided at Senior’s Day 2020.
  • Sports and Recreation Needs Analysis to be carried out for Kilcoy.
  • Toogoolawah Community Gym Relocation Business Case progressing well, SG funding application to lodged.
  • Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program – Potential Project – Colinton Livestock Effluent Disposal Facility.  Funding application submission to be prepared.
  • Council has written to State and Federal Government about the need to provide funding to keep Headspace services available in Kilcoy.
  • Council to follow up with Telstra (upon the advice of our Federal Minister) with strategies on improving mobile black spots on a regional basis, after the potentially dangerous situation of the Linville fires which occurred on September 8.
  • Support continues to grow for the 2032 SEQ Olympic Bid.
  • Council to undertake a youth wellbeing survey and asking for feedback from people living in Lowood district aged under 21 years to help partners better understand how they feel about their community.
  • Council to support a new family and child friendly Lowood event to be held in April 2020.
  • Toogoolawah Library attendance figures have not increased, even with the addition of the extra opening hours.
  • Speed limit to reduce to 50km/hr on Hedley Drive, Kilcoy.

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Cheryl Gaedtke Retired Councillor SRC

I believe in open communication, active listening and a common sense approach, always.
After 39 years in Local Government, I have enjoyed my journey and understand the importance of Local Government as the grass root level of government.

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