Councillor Report – Council Ordinary Meeting 11 July 2018

Councillor Report – Council Ordinary Meeting 11 July 2018

Category : General News

 

 

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 July 2018

 

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

14 July                  Esk Races

15 July                  Jammin in Esk

21 July                  Country Fair Apostolic Church of Qld – Toogoolawah

22 July                  Christmas in July – Lowood

26 July                  Glamorgan Vale QCWA Birthday Luncheon

 

Congratulations to all involved with planning, attending, competing and supporting the Council event – Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run.  The event was well supported, well administered and it was overwhelming to witness the number of entries and the number of visitors and locals who enjoyed the winter morning’s activities.  Well done!

 

Agenda Item #26 Councillors’ Report

(attended)

28 June                Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. Monthly Meeting

30 June                Esk to Yarraman Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100 km Challenge

02 July                  Kilcoy Flicks Meeting

03 July                  Citizenship Ceremony

04 July                  Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn. Inc. Monthly Meeting

05 July                  Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Monthly Meeting

08 July                  Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run 2018

 

It is welcomed news that the State Government has created the Industry Reference Group in direct response to 2017 LGAQ Annual Conference resolutions calling for a State-wide policy position on short-term accommodation facilitated by online platforms to improve transparency and manage safety concerns.   The “code of conduct” the Government was proposing and the introduction of a system for data sharing would help councils manage the impact of short-term letting in their local communities.


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