Councillor Report 23 October 2019

Councillor Report 23 October 2019

Category : General News

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 October 2019

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

26 October          Fernvale Lions – Relay for Life

29 October         Toogoolawah State High School Annual Awards

30 October         Lowood State High School Presentation Night

01 November    57th Annual Awards Ceremony – Kilcoy State High School

09 November    Woongooroo Birthday Celebrations

12 November    Brisbane Valley Garden Club AGM – Somerset Civic Centre

12 November    Lowood & Fernvale Community Bank Branch AGM

The Elements Festival was held at Diaper over the 18th to 20th October, providing three days of music, arts, markets and workshops to the festival goers.   Local businesses reported an increase in trade during this period.  The QPS was also very visual and busy over the weekend.

I am concerned regarding the recent email from the Rural Fire Brigades Association Qld Inc. (RFBAQ) that portrays 86% of 22,000 Rural Fire Brigade members could be sacked in the New Year in the Blue Card round 1, and over 35% of Fire and Rescue Officers will also have to go in Round 1 as they haven’t applied for a Blue Card, and over 65% of SES volunteers will also be sacked in 2020. (percentages supplied by QFES Friday 18th October 2019).  I notice that the RFBAQ raised the matter and that the following motion was passed:

This response was tabled at the RFBAQ General meeting where this resolution was passed unanimously.

Agenda Item #30   Councillors’ Report   

(Since the last Ordinary Council meeting, I have attended)

10 October         Evacuation Centre Training – Esk

                                A very informative and well administered training course offered by Australian Red Cross.

12 October         Butler Clock Centenary – Kilcoy

Due to unforeseen weather, the event was transferred indoors to the Kilcoy RSL where stories from the Kilcoy Historical Society were enjoyed by the guests.

13-17 October   LGAQ Conference – Cairns

                                An amazing conference, and one where it was time to say goodbye to retiring Councillors. 

18 October         Council of Mayors – Economic Development Committee Meeting – Brisbane

                                Lots of discussion around the 2032 Olympics, Waste Strategies, CitySmart, Tourism etc.

19 October         Centenary of Kilcoy RSL Sub Branch

A lovely lunch provided by the Kilcoy RSL Sub Branch to many jovial and distinguished guests.

20 October         Garage Sale Trail

                                As one of the Somerset Garage Sale Trail enthusiasts – I opened my garage to the trail.


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