Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 20 July 2022 – Councillor Report

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 20 July 2022 – Councillor Report

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 20 July 2022

Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest

I would like to acknowledge and congratulate Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding who was named Emerging Political Leader of the Year and has been awarded the 2021 McKinnon emerging Political Leader of the Year for her commitment to transparency and public accountability.  The national non-partisan award recognises courageous, visionary, and collaborative political leadership each year and is determined by a panel of distinguished Australians.

Great news, with record new betterment funding of $170m for Queensland Councils announced.  The funds provided by the Federal and Queensland governments through the jointly funded Commonwealth State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), will assist councils to build back better disaster-damaged essential public infrastructure following the extraordinary flooding events of 2021-22.

Stonehouse Open Weekend is going ahead for this weekend, 23/24 July.  Out There Cycling buses will leave from Moore 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  There will be markets, music, history groups, food, art and photography competition and a Bush Poets Breakfast.

Congratulations to Fernvale Lions (to purchase mower $14k) and Kilcoy RSL Sub-Branch (to upgrade facilities $32k) for submitting successful funding applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) super round.

Agenda Item #36 Councillors’ Report

June

29          Council Ordinary Meeting – Teams

July

05          Kilcoy Tennis Club monthly meeting

05           Meeting with Kilcoy Global Foods Vice President People & Culture  and Manager Employee Relations

06           Traffic & Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

07           Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Monthly Meeting – Kilcoy Explore Centre

09           Cormorant Bay parkrun 4th Birthday Celebrations

09           Brisbane Air Show – Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield

10           Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride – Coominya to Fernvale 20km bike leg

13           Special Meeting – Somerset Regional Council – teams

14           Meeting BJ Murphy & Libby Harward – Maleny

19           Citizenship Ceremony – Somerset Civic Centre – Esk

It was lovely to catch up with the keen organisers and supporters of the Cormorant Bay parkrun who were celebrating their fourth birthday.  The course meanders near Lake Wivenhoe and is always a stand out course with some level of difficulty.

The Brisbane Air Show fulfilled its promise of being spectacular, breathtaking, astonishing, awe-inspiring with fearless pilots and skydivers displaying their skills.  Well done to everyone who was involved with this amazing event.  The weather was picture perfect and welcomed many spectators, stalls, cars, planes and so much more to our region.

Once again, the 19th Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride event was well supported with almost 900 nominations taken over the three legs of the event.  Thank goodness the weather was kind to us all, even though the 20km bike leg was a little brisk when marshalling at 7:00 am at Coominya.

It was a lovely to welcome 36 new Australian Citizens on Tuesday at the Somerset Civic Centre.  We welcomed the new citizens from the Philippines, United Kingdom, France, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam.

 

 


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