Councillor Report – Council Meeting 23rd November 2016

Councillor Report – Council Meeting 23rd November 2016

Category : General News

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 November 2016


Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

24 November    Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc Monthly Meeting

26 November    Glamorgan Vale Hall Christmas Party

26 November    “Market on the Green” Old St Andrews Church Esk

27 November    Lowood Writers Circle Meeting

29 November    Community Share Meal – Kilcoy

30 November    Special Music Parade – Esk State School

01 December     Annual Presentation Night – Lowood State School

02 December     Carols in the Park – Toogoolawah

03 December     Kilcoy Community Carols

03 December     Kilcoy Races Christmas Cup

04 December     Esk Community Choir “Annual Christmas Variety Concert”

04 December     St John’s Lutheran Church Coolana 125th Anniversary of Congregation



Agenda Item #30 Councillor Report Meetings/Functions attended

16 November    Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

16 November    Local Disaster Management Group Meeting

17 November    Meeting with RADF Committee Member

18 November    Kilcoy State High School Year 12 Valedictory Ceremony

19 November    Bush Dance Linville

21 November    RADF Committee Meeting

23 November    Meeting with Town Planning staff – Development Application

23 November    Somerset Region Business Alliance – Business After Hours “Focus on Tourism”


Kilcoy State High School Year 12 Valedictory Ceremony

Congratulations to the seventy-one students who graduated successfully from Kilcoy State High School.  These ceremonies consist of mixed emotions, and a sense of excitement, as to what lies ahead.  I recall my Kilcoy State High School graduation ceremony and I acknowledge and appreciate the changes achieved through the education system/processes and the associated expectations currently shared by students, teaching staff, parents and families.

Linville Bush Dance & Community Church Service

John and I along with our two granddaughters, Marley and Ally attended the Linville Bush Dance and we all thoroughly enjoyed the family orientated event.  Ginn Gang, a Christian musically gifted family performed during the evening and had all dancers up and enjoying various styles of bush dancing.  The many children in attendance soon acquired the knowledge of the various steps that were taught during the night.  The performing family also lead a Community Church Service the following morning at Linville.

Billies Bay & Hays Landing -new recreation destination

Both areas have been transformed into a new recreation destination catering for BBQs, picnics, swimming, fishing, paddling and sailing.  Six hundred South East Queensland students enjoyed a sneak preview on Tuesday 22nd November, as part of Seqwater’s annual Play it safe day.  The new site is to be opened to the general public from Saturday 10 December.  I echo our Mayor’s statement that tourism has been identified as one of the key economic drivers for our region both now and into the future, and that the new facility has the potential to further enhance our growing reputation as one of Australia’s premier lakes’ districts.

Innovative Queenslander takes out agriculture award

Mr Dan Papacek was named the winner of the 2016 Peter Kenny Medal at the AgFutures Conference held in Brisbane on Tuesday night (22nd November).   Applicants for this award had to be involved in agriculture, fisheries or forestry in some capacity.  Mr Papacek is a leader in his field, committed to advancing Queensland agriculture through the use of integrated pest management.  His mission is to help Australian growers achieve best practice management with minimal pesticides.  Mr Papacek started his business “Bugs for Bugs” in Munduberra in 1981, at a time when integrated pest management and use of beneficial insects to control pest insects was not common practice.  His perseverance and belief in the science has meant that “Bug for Bugs” is now one of Australia’s leading suppliers of biological control agents.

Gold Coast to host $50 million Chinese business event

The Gold Coast will host one of Australia’s biggest ever business events when more than 8,000 employees from Chinese company, Infinitus, come to Queensland in 2018.  The Gold Coast has won the week-long business event that would generate more than $50 million for the state.  Gold Coast Business Events collaborated with Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Australia to beat national and international competition for the staff incentive program of Infinitus, one of China’s largest personal health care companies.  This will be one of the largest conference groups to visit Australia, and the biggest the Gold Coast has ever hosted.  This event will offer a great opportunity to showcase the Gold Coast and the state as a premier tourism and events destination.  The Infinitus China program will bring thousands of Chinese business delegates to Queensland and showcase its diverse tourism experiences to the growing China market.







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