Councillor Report 13 February 2019

Councillor Report 13 February 2019

Category : General News

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 13 February 2019

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

15 February        Kilcoy Cares Book Launch “Inclusion”

25 February        Toogoolawah State High School Student Leaders Investiture

Absolutely brilliant news that Linville will receive a $2 million water treatment plant.  The construction of the plant is due to commence in July 2019 and be completed within a six-month period, subject to weather conditions.  The funds have been budgeted by SEQWater and the plant will be larger, to house an improved water quality monitoring station and will draw water locally.  Residents can keep up to date with the progress via the website www.seqwater.com.au/works    

On a much sadder note, the devastation that has occurred in the northern and inland Local Government areas has been unprecedented.  The catastrophic deluge event becomes absolutely unthinkable and unbelievable especially when listening to the Mayors of the affected areas speak on behalf of their communities.  The impact of the unprecedented 1 in 500-year flood will carry economic, emotional, social, environmental, biosecurity, health and numerous challenges and consequences.  In Australia, floods are the most expensive type of natural disaster.  

Agenda Item # 35 Councillors’ Report      (I attended)

24 January          Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. monthly meeting

26 January          Australia Day Celebration & Awards Presentation

27 January          Kilcoy Race Club – Australia Day Races

29 January          Farming Ladies Day Out – Cormorant Bay

30 January          Financial Assistance Grant Overview Meeting – Qld Local Gov. Grants Commission

30 January          Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Meeting – Kilcoy

31 January          Meeting with DTMR, Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce – Kilcoy Creek Bridge replacement

02 February        Yowie parkrun Launch – Kilcoy

04 February        2019 Investiture – Kilcoy State High School

06 February        Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn monthly meeting

07 February        Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail monthly meeting – Esk

08 February        Experience Somerset – Toogoolawah Condensery

08 February        Opening Night – Get Your Aprons On – Kilcoy Art Society Inc.

10 February        High Tea Fundraiser – Glamorgan Vale – Esk Show Society

11 February        Lowood State High School – Parade & Leader Induction Ceremony

12 Tuesday         Tourism Advisory Committee Meeting – Esk

The past three weeks have presented Somerset with very special occasions and celebrations.  Events have been well attended with some being talked about for some time afterwards and in a very positive manner.  Congratulations to all nominees of the various Australia Day Awards, to be nominated is a blessing and an honour, to being selected as the award bearer is a lifetime qualifying milestone.  I particularly would like to acknowledge and thank Ms Kym Harrison for sharing her wearisome challenges in developing the Mt Kilcoy dairy and other rural aspects of her life.  I would also like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment made by the Yowie parkrun committee.  The committee organised a truly magnificent launch with 228 keen runners, joggers and walkers – Congratulations.


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