Councillor Report – 25 January 2017

Councillor Report – 25 January 2017

Category : General News

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 January 2017
Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest
26 January Australia Day Celebrations – Somerset Civic Centre
26 January Australia Day Celebrations – Esk, Lowood, Toogoolawah & Kilcoy Swimming Pools
26 January Australia Day Races – Kilcoy

Agenda Item #31 Councillor Report
Meetings/Functions attended
9 January Somerset Skate Series – Kilcoy Skate Park
16 January BVKLandcare Group Meeting – Kilcoy Information Centre
18 January Meeting with community members Linville
18 January Roy Emerson Unveiling of Statue – Blackbutt
19 January Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Meeting

Somerset Skate Series
The first of five events of the series were held at Kilcoy on a warm afternoon. The event was well organised, with a free barbecue and music.

Roy Emerson Unveiling of Statue
The committee of the Roy Emerson Museum – Blackbutt Tourism & Heritage Qld organised a touching, memorable and jovial event with highly distinguished guests in attendance. There were lots of stories and chuckles from memories that were shared on the day with this tennis legend, lovingly known as “MO”. Cr Hall & I, represent Somerset Regional Council on the Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Committee, whereby members of the Blackbutt & District Tourist & Heritage Assn. are also members. Due to this close working relationship, I would like to move that a letter of congratulations be forwarded to the voluntary association, recognising the effort and funding achieved to bring their vision to fruition. If you wish to view this historic event, there is a wonderful you tube video.

State Government News of Interest
Sixty-five councils will receive funding under the Palaszczuk Government’s $200 million Works for Queensland program, effectively ensuring local government plays a pivotal role in Queensland’s job creation strategy. The regional breakdown of the funding is : Far North Queensland – $54.16 million; North Queensland – $32.35 million; Central Queensland – $22.66 million; Wide Bay-Burnett – $37.91 million; Mackay-Whitsundays – $17.56 million; Western Queensland – $19.86 million; and North West – $15.5 million.


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