Councillor Gaedtke – Community Councillor Report – February 2020

Councillor Gaedtke – Community Councillor Report – February 2020

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Councillor Gaedtke – Community Councillor Report – February 2020
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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 this work does not require approval.)
2. Approval given to park residential subdivision of 30 lots over two stages, and varying the effect of the Planning Scheme to allow horse keeping on a minimum 5000 m2 blocks. Mt Kilcoy Road, Winya
3. Council endorsed the completion of the 2019/2020 animal inspection program with a very successful outcome
4. Council adopts a Master Plan for the Esk Racecourse, Showgrounds and Golf Course
5. Sale of land at 24 Railway Terrace Moore
6. Disabled and Pram Access Kilcoy Racecourse approved for future funding
7. Esk State School – Swimming Pool upgrade – project design, structural engineering and hydraulic engineering approved to be included in 2020/21 financial year budget
8. Request to place knitted scarves on selected trees in Esk approved – Esk QCWA
9. Unsealed Roads Upgrade Plan adopted by Council
10. Brisbane Airshow sponsorship and Somerset region festival approved – a major biennial event and council has secured the naming rights to this event. 10,000 persons are expected to attend the event each day over the two day weekend. Council is working toward a week of festivities throughout the region. The event itself will be themed around the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Community groups will be invited to showcase their groups by joining in with the festivities. The Somerset Expo will showcase our businesses, industries and products to thousands of people at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield – 4th and 5th July.
11. Chief Executive Officer is empowered to waive relevant fees relating to the demolition, removal, repair or reconstruction of structures damaged I 2019 bushfires after giving due consideration to matters such as insurance coverage
12. Sheep Station Creek Progress Assn have been asked for information around the future use, plans of the Sheep Station Creek reserve
13. Toogoolawah, Moore and Esk Tennis Courts provided with strategic future works and associated budget provisions
14. Council to commence negotiations to purchase land adjacent to the Esk Showground to aid future use and development of the facility
15. RADF Committee approved grant application for project “Generations Ukulele Project”.
16. CAG Applications – The West Moreton Landcare Group Inc., Mt Beppo Public Hall Inc., and Shari Anderson

Planning and Environment Court Appeals
Roubaix Properties Pty Ltd v Somerset Regional Council and Anor Planning and Environment Court No. 2327 of 2019
This appeal against Council’s decision to refuse the Development Application was the subject of a hearing at the Planning and Environment Court on 24 January 2020. At this hearing it was determined that the flood experts were to meet to consider the Appellant’s Flood Emergency Management Plan by 4 February 2020 with a joint expert report to be completed by 17 February 2020. By 13 March 2020, additional experts nominated both parties are to meet and participate in a meeting of experts, with joint experts to be completed by 25 March 2020. The appeal is to be mentioned for further review on 3 April 2020.

Edith Pastoral Company Pty Ltd -V- Somerset Regional Council Planning and Environment Court No. 2773 of 2019. This appeal against Council’s decision to refuse the Development Application has been the subject of preliminary proceedings. Experts have been engaged and a mediation session of those experts (other than the planners) shall occur before the end of 2019. The planners have until early in 2020 to finalise their reports. The Appeal is next listed for a mention in Court in March 2020.

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