Councillor Report 8 May 2019

Councillor Report 8 May 2019

Category : General News

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 8 May 2019

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

09 May                 SEQWater Community Consultation – Kilcoy Memorial Hall

10 May                 New Quarterly Exhibition Opening – Courthouse Art Gallery, Kilcoy

11 May                 Sheep Station Creek reserve – 100 years anniversary Sheep Station Creek School

11 May                 Night of Nights – Esk Show Society

12 May                 Chaplaincy Mothers’ Day Luncheon – Toogoolawah

19 May                 Biggest Morning Tea  – Pauline Watson – Cancer Fundraising event

Sunshine Coast based food technology company Naturo Pty Ltd is behind the groundbreaking worldfirst set to revolutionise the dairy industry by developing milk that stays fresh for more than 60 days.   The stunning breakthrough which will create massive export opportunities in Asia, is being touted as the biggest dairy industry innovation since pasteurization.  Naturo founder and chief executive Jeff Hastings is the son-in-law of Kilcoy identities, Dick and Judy Hill.  I am told that Jeff never gives up, even through all the ups and downs he experiences in his chosen profession.

Agenda Item #27  Councillors’ Report      (I attended)

25 April                 Anzac Day Commemorations – Esk, Linville & Kilcoy

27 April                 Lowood Art – Cultural Festival

29 April                 Lowood Library – Mural

29 April                 Army Cadets – Public Meeting – Kilcoy

30 April                 Citizenship Ceremony – Esk

01 May                 Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn meeting

01 May                 Kilcoy District Progress Alliance Inc meeting

02 May                 SEQWater Somerset Dam Village meeting

03 May                 Council of Mayor – Economic Development Committee meeting – Brisbane

04 May                 “Ride for Red” – Toogoolawah – Cancer Council event

Anzac Day Commemorations were well supported again all over our region.  The day provided our communities with a time to come together to reflect, to connect and laugh.  The playing of two-up is always a fun activity with many taking part in the renowned Anzac Day activity.

Over 110 youth and parents took the time to attend the Kilcoy Army Cadet public meeting held at the Kilcoy Information Centre on 29th April.  Army representatives gave a talk about the plans to start an Army Cadet branch in Kilcoy, with over 50 youth (aged between 13 – 17 years) expressing interest for future contact.  I look forward to witnessing the positive outcomes that will be derived from this important initiative.

SEQWater provided a very informative evening, which provided the platform for many locals to share their stories, memories and where SEQWater should be challenging their efforts with the safety upgrades of Somerset Dam.  The meeting was to persuade residents to get involved, and I congratulate SEQWater on the open community communication approach and attitude to this enormous and costly long-term safety upgrade project.

“Ride for Red” was very well supported with around 43 motorbikes, 13 cars and 85 people attending the event, which commenced at Wamuran, travelled to Blackbutt for morning tea and then on to Maidenwell for lunch before returning to Toogoolawah for dinner and evening activities.  The ride organisers, Helen Weir and Gary Blake set a fund-raising goal of $6,000 and they are proud to announce that the event raised a total of $6,732-90.  The fourth annual “Ride for Red” will be held same time next year, but with a different route being planned.


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