Councillor Report – Council Meeting 27 September 2017

Councillor Report – Council Meeting 27 September 2017

Category : General News


Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 September 2017


Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

30 September                   Official unveiling ceremony of the red deer sculpture

01 October                         Esk Community Choir “Gilbert & Sullivan Spectacular” Gatton Shire Hall

01 October                         Glen Rock Gallery – new exhibition

01 October                         Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery – new exhibition

07 October                         Yarraman to Linville Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Springtime Ride and Hangi

12-16 September             Nuts & Bolts presents “Minds on Canvas” Old Courthouse Art Gallery Kilcoy

15 October                         Jamin in Esk

It is reassuring to learn that the current written learner test for young drivers could become a thing of the past, with an Australian-first trial to revolutionise the ‘old’ multiple choice question paper for the first time in four decades. Students from six schools across Queensland will be the first to trial the new high-tech, safety focussed ‘PrepL’ online test which will push learner drivers through an intensive interactive course, including driving simulation tasks and powerful real-life interviews.

Agenda Item #45 Councillors’ Report

14 September   Inspection of council road reserve

15 September   Somerset Region Community Support Assn. Committee Meeting

16 September   Linville Spring Fair

16 September   Beer & BBQ Festival – Kilcoy

17 September   Kilcoy Motocross Club Juniors’ Titles

19 September   Meeting with Sergeant Tanwan & CDO

19 September   Kilcoy Hospital Auxiliary AGM

22 September   Somerset Dam & Districts Progress Assn Committee Meeting

26 September   Interagency Meeting – Kilcoy


Linville Spring Fair

The Linville hall was packed full of items for sale and which attracted a good crowd.  Could not help myself and had to buy something for myself as well.  Well done to the organisers.

Beer & BBQ Festival – Kilcoy

Beautiful weather for the second Beer & BBQ Festival held at the Exchange Hotel, William Street service lane and into Aston Park.  The crowd was equal to the inaugural event held last year, with many more stalls attending this year’s festival.  Kilcoy Pastoral Company sponsored the BBQ Cook Off, and it was great to see some of the teams travelling interstate to take part in this Australian based competition.

Kilcoy Motocross Club

With over 300 junior competitors at the Kilcoy venue for the SEQMX (Round 2), the weekend was well organised and supported.  John and I were entertained by a fun competition, where the juniors had to do push-ups, race their bikes, skull a glass of water to see who the winner was.  Well done to the junior female who entered along with all the junior males.  It was also commendable to be able to buy local produce at the canteen – well done Kilcoy MotorX committee.

Meeting with Sgt Tanwan & Council’s CDO

I believe ongoing communication with the local Police will only assist Council to understand the makeup of the community and identify which services are lacking at a local level.  Discussion points will be referred to the Kilcoy Interagency group.

 Kilcoy Hospital Auxiliary AGM

Congratulations to outgoing and incoming Executives for a job well done.  A major fund raiser will be the Kay Avery Bowls Day to be held on 14th October.  A great deal of funds was raised by the committee’s Hospital Fete held in May.  The committee will also investigate the feasibility of organising a fashion show.

Somerset Dam & Districts Progress Assn Management and Committee Meeting

Cr Brieschke and I attended the meeting and I was overwhelmed by the tone of the meeting.  I do believe that with some rectification and ongoing trust and respect this committee can align itself to become a professionally administered group in the future.

Interagency Meeting – Kilcoy

Service providers advised the meeting of current and future services that will be available in Kilcoy, and an attempt will be made to assist the recent local DV incidents.  An in-depth discussion took place around a very new initiative that is designed to promote a holistic approach to wellbeing.  The eight-week program will be available next year and in the interim, there is a strong need to market the program in an effort to reach community members that will benefit from this free self-awareness course.

Back to Work program delivers for Somerset region jobseekers

On 25th September, Employment Minister Grace Grace visited an Esk business which is one several in Queensland’s Somerset region to hire a jobseeker through the Palaszczuk Government’s Back to Work jobs program.  Ms Grace said it was fantastic to visit local business AJ’s Barbers Shack and Hair Salon, which has successfully used the program to get a jobseeker back into employment.

“Somerset employers are right getting behind our Back to Work program to hire local jobseekers,” she said.   “It’s great to see employers in the Somerset region taking advantage of the incentives on offer to get more Queenslanders back to work.   “Businesses often need that extra bit of confidence to take someone on board and this program is delivering that confidence in spades.

Back to Work South East Queensland * From July 1, 2017 Support payments available for eligible employers of up to:

  • $15,000 for eligible employers who hire a long-term unemployed jobseeker (a person unemployed for 52 weeks or more)
  • $20,000 for a young jobseeker (aged between 15-24 years)
  • To be eligible, employees need to have started work on, or after Saturday 1 July 2017, and have been employed for at least four weeks.

Businesses can visit or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) for more information about Back to Work, or to apply for an employer support payment.

Positive Feedback with respect to newly installed Traffic Speed signage

Positive feedback has already been received from residents who are very appreciative of new traffic speed signage erected in specific streets in Kilcoy.  Feedback also related to concerns about the volume of traffic speeding through Graham and Seib Streets.

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After 39 years in Local Government, I have enjoyed my journey and understand the importance of Local Government as the grass root level of government.

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