Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Report – Wednesday 10th May 2023

Councillor Gaedtke – Councillor Report – Wednesday 10th May 2023

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 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 their financial and in-kind support.  I have received only positive feedback, and in fact many have asked if this event will be held again next year.  This event has the opportunity to become a very powerful way to grow cultural well-being for Kilcoy and district.  It is important to understand that Kilcoy Global Foods has approximately 56 ethnic origins in their workplace, including indigenous and Australians.  I am extremely proud to be part of the team that initiated and supported this event.

I would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the small band of workers who have volunteered many hours in an effort to present Kilcoy’s 100th Anniversary Show on Friday and Saturday.  I wish the show society all the very best and I also wish them a well-supported event.

The state government has unveiled a plan to slash wait times at transport customer service centres by introducing new dedicated express lanes for driver’s licence renewals and registration.  Eight Transport and Main Roads (TMR) centres across South East Queensland will trial the new approach.  express lanes will be dedicated to high-volume, quick transactions such as driver’s licence photos and registration renewals as well as collecting heavy vehicle work diaries and disability parking permits.  Nearly 87 per cent of services have been moved online but face-to-face operations remained a more trusted and preferred option for many customers.

Agenda Item #28 Councillors’ Report

April

26    Ordinary Council Meeting – Kilcoy

26    Workshop Meeting – Kilcoy

May

04     LGAQ NRM Forum Kilcoy

05     Kilcoy Multicultural Carnival

06     Heritage Culture Meeting – Kilcoy

06     Kilcoy Tennis Club Meeting

06     “Things I want to Say” Exhibition – Opening – Toogoolawah

08     Friends of Stonehouse Meeting – Moore

08     The Condensery Advisory Committee Meeting – Toogoolawah

08     Kilcoy District Progress Alliance Meeting

An interesting and informative Natural Resource Management Forum was organised by Local Government Association of Queensland, and held adequately in the Kilcoy Theatrette.  Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Healthy Land and Water, Department of Environment & Science, Biosecurity Queensland, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, and LGAQ provided presentations throughout the forum.

The Kilcoy Multicultural Carnival was a resounding success, and it is definitely to be considered as a major event to provide the spirit of building that very important cultural bridge for Kilcoy and district.  I have welcomed the opportunity to initiate and support this event and I wish to acknowledge and thank Kilcoy Global Foods for being so receptive and supportive.

The Kilcoy District Tennis Club wish to thank Council and Premier Sports & Leisure for the finished resurfaced tennis courts project.  The club reported on the very high standard of the work and attention to detail carried out by the company.  The club is also very appreciative of the extra detailing carried out to the net posts, net and fence repairs and advice regarding care and attention of the new works.  The club is proudly holding the official opening on Sunday 11th June.

“Things I want to Say” Condensery Exhibition once again provided a unique and thought-provoking opportunity for those who enjoyed the exhibition opening.  Many thanks to Curators Imogen Dixon-Smith and Rachel Arndt, and also appreciation to artists Jordan Azcune, Tyza Hart and Luce Nguyen-Hunt for sharing their love of their particular art medium with the audience.  Once again, the food and refreshments were provided to a standard to be envied.


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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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