Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 October 2022

Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 October 2022

Category : General News

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 October 2022

Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest

Following on from discussions, presentations and forward vision shared at the 2022 LGAQ Annual Conference, the Queensland Housing Summit was held the following day (Thursday 20 October) in Brisbane. Local Government was represented at the summit.  During the summit many points were raised by those who attended.  The Palaszczuk government will urgently audit land across Queensland to identify pockets prime for urban development and fast track a review of proposed satellite cities to ease the state’s housing crisis.  Queensland Council of Social Service chief executive Aimee McVeigh said it will be really important to see what’s in the federal budget.  Community housing projects will become eligible for fast-tracked development approval processes in a bid to help ease the state’s housing crisis.  It was declared that the planning rules will change to allow social or affordable housing projects by community housing providers, that meet the criteria, to also be eligible for an Infrastructure Designation, effective immediately.  Another comment was that planning red tape will be slashed to speed up delivery of emergency housing in the wake of natural disaster.  The Palaszczuk government will announce planning approvals will no longer be needed for temporary emergency housing following major weather events.  Many other strategies were raised also.

Agenda Item #30  Councillors’ Report


12     Ordinary Council Meeting – Kilcoy

12     Council Workshop – Kilcoy

12     Mental Health Week – Somerset Health & Wellbeing Expo – Kilcoy Yowie Park

13     Kilcoy Craft Group – Kilcoy Explore Centre

13     Australia Local Government Women’s Association – Qld Branch – Committee Meeting

15     Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Greening event – Harlin – Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Assoc Inc.

16-19     Local Government Association of Queensland – Annual Conference – Cairns

17     Leading Ladies Networking Evening – Cairns

20     Queensland Housing Summit – Livestream from Brisbane (Morning Session)

21     Kilcoy State High School Annual Awards

21     Regional Seniors Event – Somerset Civic Centre – Esk

22     Free Tree Day – Kilcoy

24     Kilcoy Progress Alliance Inc meeting

25     Mass Kara – Celebrations for Seniors Month – Kilcoy

25     Current Issues in Agriculture – Kilcoy Golf Club

25     Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre Redevelopment Master Plan Steering Committee Meeting – Post Survey

Crs Brieschke, Isidro and I attended the Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA) Media Relations and Speech Writing Workshop and the ALGWA – Qld Branch Annual General Meeting on 1st September 2022, which was held at Royal on the Park in Brisbane.  Cr Daphne McDonald (City of Gold Coast – Division 13) who has represented the southern Gold Coast for more than 30 years retired from her ALGWA – QB position of Zone 4 Representative, and I was delighted to be in a position to take over the role from Cr McDonald.  I look forward to the next two year as the ALGWA – QB Zone 4 Representative.

As a new ALGWA committee member, Vital Leaders extended an invitation to take part in a four woman panel during the 2022 LGAQ Annual Conference with the theme Leading Change/Doing it Differently The tagline is : what got us there yesterday, won’t get us there tomorrow.  The Leading Ladies Networking Evening, in addition to the LGAQ Annual Conference Program, provided a great opportunity to discuss individual Councillors/CEO’s perceptions, experiences and future visions.  Each panelist was asked to respond to three set questions. The panel consisted of a Mayor, a Councillor and two Chief Executive Officers (all females).  Vital Leaders provided a very vibrant and self-awareness based Women Leading in Local Government Program from February – September 2021.

It gives me great pleasure to offer my sincere congratulations to all involved with the successful events held over the last two weeks, Somerset Health & Wellbeing Expo; Brisbane Valley Rail Greening event; KSHS Awards Presentations; Regional Seniors Event; Free Tree Day Kilcoy; Mass Kara Festival; and Current Issues in Agriculture.

I was invited to attend a weekly meeting of the Kilcoy Craft Group, and personally saw the gratitude this group has with the recently adopted Council policy around the free of charge use of council buildings by non-profit organisations.  The ladies explained that the room is bigger than the old venue, it has more available power points, it is climate controlled, it has great lighting, and lastly it has a beautiful rural outlook.  These types of rewarding community based changes warm my heart.


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Cheryl Gaedtke Retired SRC

I believe in open communication, active listening and a commonsense approach, ALWAYS!
After 39 years, 31 as staff and 2 terms as Councillor, I have enjoyed my journey and understand the importance of Local Government as the grass root level of government.

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