Councillor Gaedtke – Community Councillor Report – September 2019

Councillor Gaedtke – Community Councillor Report – September 2019

Category : General News

Email: cgaedtke@somerset.qld.gov.au

Phone: 0428 408 227
Website: www.cherylgaedtke.com
Address: 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 Assn. Inc. – Project 1 Sandy Creek/Brough Bridge clean up. Project 2 R U OK blue tree.
⦁ Kilcoy Race Club to work with other showground users to include a training track at the Kilcoy Showgrounds, in an effort to meet the first steps of the Kilcoy Equine Precinct goals.
⦁ Council to consider the engagement of World Trail to prepare a preliminary report on the suitability of a proposed site for the development of a mountain bike trail recreation area.
⦁ Council to develop a new Economic Development Plan, to be implemented mid 2020.
⦁ Fernvale Motel applied to intensify the existing short-term accommodation by an additional eight units.
⦁ Quotations sought for a Sport and Recreation Needs Analysis for Kilcoy and surrounding areas.
⦁ I was invited to attend a Jinibara People Aboriginal Corporation meeting. The outcome is to organise a meeting with Town Planning Department to discuss land use applicable to an area of their land located in our region.
⦁ The Sheep Station Creek Progress Assn has been formed and is working closely with Council to resite the Sheep Station Creek School on the original reserve.
⦁ Change of date – Relay For Life – Fernvale 26 October 2019. We desperately need teams!
⦁ International Test Series 3-0 win to the Australian Women’s Team. Outstanding three days of team races against New Zealand, with Team Australia bringing in debut Renee Retschlag (representing Kilcoy) to cut the Underhand in Race 3.
⦁ Congratulations to team Somerset, with the most exciting award delivered to Council of recent times. IPWEA Qld CEO said the awards recognised best practice, innovation and positive community impact. The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail named Public Works Project of the Year, and also took out the top award, Best Public Works Project ($2 – $5 million) for the 161 trail.
⦁ SRC will partner with University of Qld Business School to survey BVRT users. The research program will be overseen by a committee including members from DTMR, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Assn and from Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Ambassadors. Data will be collated to better understand this facility.
⦁ Garage Sale Trail is gaining support and will be held region wide over the weekend 19/20 October.
⦁ D’Aguilar Highway (Mary Street) pavement rehabilitation. Council officers have met with TMR officers to discuss public consultation for this project. TMR will be leading the consultation process and will provide further information shortly. Final design and cost sharing arrangement is currently being determined and final decision to be provided forthwith.
⦁ As a direct result of the regional dog registration program, the number of dog registrations has risen over the past month.
⦁ Captain Tony Squire is busy forming an Army Cadet Unit in Kilcoy, with over forty cadets enrolled to date.
⦁ Council will support the call for Linville to be acknowledged as a mobile black spot area and consideration be given from Federal Government to fund the necessary infrastructure to minimise this problem.


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