Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting – 10 August 2022
Category : General News
Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 10 August 2022
Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest
The community has welcomed the news with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) advising the D’Aguilar Highway safety improvements project, between Sandy Creek and Kilcoy, will now include construction of a dedicated right-turn lane into Sandy Creek Road. Congratulations to community who never lost sight of the importance of this traffic safety highway project. Also, many thanks to Deb Frecklington MP, Shayne Neumann MP, and Council staff who strongly supported the community request.
Dan McCoy caught a World Record Australian Bass from Lake Somerset. The fish weighed 4.45 kilograms and took out the Record for weight, outweighing the previous by almost 800 grams. Also, congratulations to the organisers of the very successful Australian Lure Fly and Outdoors Expo that celebrates Australian Lures, Lure Making Fly Tying, Boating and outdoors gear which was held at the Fernvale Showgrounds on Saturday 30 July.
Congratulations to the recipient of the Regional Young Volunteer of the Year Award for the Brisbane Region, volunteer Brock Purdie of the Villeneuve Rural Fire Brigade. These volunteers have demonstrated a special contribution and commitment to their brigade and the RFS. Carrying out services such as, active firefighting, providing hazard prevention and mitigation advice, issuing permits, providing community education and disaster management response and recovery activities across all hazards.
The Lowood Truck Show is on again, at the Lowood Showgrounds on Saturday 20th August at 11:00 am. It is great to see these community events back after the challenging times we have endured. Congratulations also to an outstanding rodeo – Kilcoy Rodeo Association – Saturday 6th August.
Agenda Item #36 Councillors’ Report
20 Ordinary Council Meeting – Kilcoy
20 Council Workshop – Kilcoy
20 Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Ass Inc meeting
21 Meeting with KCCCI; KDPA; KASI – Kilcoy Street Beautification discussion
22 Council of Mayors – 2022 Local Government Forum – Brisbane Convention Centre
23 Stonehouse Moore Open Weekend
23 Skipper Watson’s Memorial – Exchange Hotel, Kilcoy
26 Kilcoy Interagency Meeting – Kilcoy
27 Somerset Men’s Shed – 10th Anniversary – Lowood
27 Friends of Stonehouse Meeting – Moore
30 Esk Show- Esk
- The Condensery Committee Meeting – Esk
- Meeting with CEO
- Meeting with business representatives – Mount Glen Rock
- LGAQ Elected Members Update- Kilcoy
Along with the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Cr Isidro, I took part in a series of workshops and presentations focused on the regional opportunities our “Green and Gold” runway can deliver – Olympics 2023. The benefits include accelerating future jobs across SEQ; a faster, more connected SEQ; a more livable SEQ; creating thriving communities for SEQ. The big ticket item for LGA Somerset – Brisbane Valley Highway Safety Upgrades. It was a lovely surprise to see Kilcoy eye fillet on the lunch menu.
The Stonehouse Open Weekend at Moore was lucky to receive sunshine and very little wind over the two days. The art exhibition was popular and Out There Cycling buses transported guests back and forth from the Stonehouse. Planning has already commenced for next year’s event.
The Somerset Men’s Shed celebrated their 10th anniversary by sharing information, a hot roast meal and sincere comradery. Thank you for the lovely thank you gift of a Men’s Shed made pot stand. I will treasure it.