Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 9 November 2022

Councillor Report – Ordinary Council Meeting 9 November 2022

Category : General News

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 9 November 2022

Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest

State Government will soon gauge the community’s views on growing the containers for change program by expanding the program to include glass wine and spirit bottles to ramp up recycling, put money back into the pockets of Queenslanders and charities, and protect the state’s environment and great lifestyle.  Consultation is expected to be launched in December and run through to February 2023.

Mark Saunders, Area Director QFES publicly acknowledged the students of Kilcoy State High School when he presented Certificate II in Public Safety program at the Awards Morning held on 21st October 2022.  Mr Saunders thanked the brigades, mentors and instructors involved in this program as without them, the program would not be possible.

Federal and State Governments have discussed the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games infrastructure budget allocations and associated responsibilities, it is reassuring to learn that the State Government has proposed a draft master plan for significant upgrade of South Bank to modernize the precinct ahead of the 2032 Olympics.   The draft master plan was produced after extensive community consultation which highlighted how residents and visitors want to evolve the parklands more than 30 years on after its creation after World Expo ’88.

Agenda Item #40 Councillors’ Report


29     Let’s Talk about Art – Afternoon Conversation within walking distance by Hayley & Brave Girl by Karike

31     Evacuation Centre Training – Esk


01     Citizenship Ceremony – Esk

02     Joint Urban Utilities Board/Councillor annual regional tour – Somerset & Lockyer Valley Regional Councils

07     The Condensery Advisory Committee Meeting – Toogoolawah

08     Valley of the Lakes Garden Club Annual General Meeting – Esk

08     Kilcoy Rodeo Committee Annual General Meeting – Kilcoy

The Condensery was the venue for an in-depth discussion around Art with Dr Alexandra Lawson, Dr Louise R Mayhew, Dr Karike Ashworth as guest speakers, which concluded with an energetic performance by Brave Girl Karike.  With the sun setting in the background, the abundance of fresh picnic style refreshments, the ambience was complementary to the overall experience.

Planning for a sustainable water future and preparing for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games was discussed at length at the joint tour of SRC and LVRC.  The discussion outlined the current status of the situation and also again, highlights the critical position the regions are facing.

President Kerri Melville shared with the 79 guests/members at the Valley of the Lakes Garden Club Annual General Meeting that around 7,000 people attended the 2022 Esk Lifestyle and Garden Show, that this was the 12th annual general meeting for the club, and there are 125 club members, amongst other interesting facts.  It was an honour to chair the election of committee members of one of the most successful clubs in our region.  Congratulations to all involved.

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