Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 April 2023 – Councillor Report

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 April 2023 – Councillor Report

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 26 April 2023

Agenda Item #5 Matters of Public Interest

Congratulations must be offered to Jarvis Weaver of Kilcoy, who was placed fifth in Australia for Juvenile drafting at the Australian Campdrafting Association National finals 2023 held in Cloncurry.

Congratulations to Kilcoy Global Foods for claiming its most important branded beef competition crown since the company’s Wagyu program was launched four years ago.  The company earned grand championship honours in the 2023 Australian Wagyu Association branded beef competition held in Sydney .

Wonderful news that a review has been conducted of the policing service of the Lowood police, and to meet the current policing requirements of the community, from April 22 2023, Lowood police will be providing a 24-hour response service, seven days a week.  Acknowledgment of the hard work provided by Mayor Lehmann and CEO Andrew Johnson in support of this urgent policing need.

Agenda Item #31 Councillors’ Report


12     Ordinary Council Meeting

12     Council Workshop

15     Yowie Football Club – Hopetoun Playing Fields

17     Councillor Budget Tour – Regional inspections

17     Kilcoy District Progress Alliance monthly meeting

20     Kilcoy Cemetery Improvements Discussion

21     ALGWA Management Committee – Eagle Street, Brisbane

23     Kilcoy District Progress Alliance Bunnings BBQ – Fund raiser

24     Toogoolawah High School Anzac Day Commemoration

25     Anzac Day Commemorations – Linville and Kilcoy

The Yowie Football Club played a brilliant home game which resulted in a tie with their opponents, Yandina Raiders Football Club.  It has been four years since Kilcoy has had a rugby league team however our team has returned with determination and might.  Well done to our multi-cultural “Yowies”.

I thank Council staff for the open and positive discussion held with Cr Isidro, myself and three local ladies who are members of the Kilcoy District Progress Alliance and who are passionate about their local cemetery.  The discussion resulted in identifying the need for providing a master plan for improvements with respect to the Kilcoy Cemetery.  This could be an opportunity to provide a concept plan that could be mirrored on a regional basis.

At the ALGWA Management Committee meeting, Mackay Regional Council advised that it is taking part in the Young Mayors (11 – 18 Years) piloted program. With training, mentoring and money to run local projects and campaigns, Youth Councils won’t just have a voice – but a platform to take action.  Kick starting this program across five local councils – backing young people who want to take an active role in their local community.  Elected by their peers, young council members will work together to define priority action areas. Together, the youth council will serve a 12-24 month term working with their council to implement projects and events and influence decisions that impact their community.  The programs have ensured that council policies and programs better reflect the concerns, needs, and desires of local young people.

Once again ANZAC Day was well supported at both Linville and Kilcoy.  It is pleasing to witness the high attendance and involvement of our school students.  This year RSL             Queensland and Shane Williams, President of the Kilcoy RSL Sub Branch organised Postcards for Honour.  The students learnt a lot and achieved a deeper appreciation of what ANZAC Day means by participating.  Students were then invited to hand the postcard to a veteran on ANZAC Day.  A wreath was laid by Papua New Guinea representing the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels.  Rod James Magallano of Kilcoy State High School read his winning essay “What ANZAC Day means to me”.

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Cheryl Gaedtke Retired Councillor SRC

I believe in open communication, active listening and a common sense approach, always.
After 39 years in Local Government, I have enjoyed my journey and understand the importance of Local Government as the grass root level of government.

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