Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 27 May 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Council Meeting 27 May 2020

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 27 May 2020

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest
It may be a wonderful and financially rewarding opportunity for our tourism operators and business owners to concentrate on attracting Brisbane residents who want to get out of town over the Ekka long weekend (14-16 August) to make their way to our beautiful region and experience our country hospitality.

It was heartwarming to see the overwhelming support offered to Mr Tom Dunning of Dundas after losing his family home which he has lived in since a boy, for some 60 years. Mr Dunning recently suffered the loss of his wife and received a serious health diagnosis of prostate cancer. Due to the generosity of approximately 650 community members, the target of $40,000 through a fundraiser Facebook page titled “Help for Tom Dunning” has almost been achieved.

“Changing Communities. Changing Lives” was the theme of National Volunteer Week which was held from Monday 18 May to Sunday 24 May. This year there were many virtual events held nationwide to celebrate this milestone. It is also worthy to note that a story about Mrs Yvonne Hilliard who has volunteered at the Fernvale Information Centre for more than 10 years was provided by a local newspaper. Cheers and sincere thanks to all of our council’s volunteers, without you our community would be a very dull place to visit. Yvonne is looking forward to returning to the information centre and was quoted as saying, “We’re all really chomping at the bit whilst we all have to sit at home at present”.

I note that the historic Lyceum Hall located at Esk burnt to the ground ten years ago on 10th May 2010.

Agenda Item # 42 Councillors’ Report
13 May Ordinary Council Meeting/Confidential Workshop Meeting – Esk
14 May Brisbane Valley Interagency Meeting (Via Zoom)
18 May Somerset Regional Arts Development Fund Committee Meeting (Via Zoom)
We have a very strong and progressive committee, many thanks to all who have volunteered for their committee position. Also, sincere thanks to our Regional Librarian who is also our RADF Co-Ordinator, Ms Smith goes beyond her role to ensure our region is blessed with cultural experiences and legacies.
19 May LDMG Meeting – Esk
Somerset Regional Council’s Economic Development & Tourism Committee Meeting – Esk
20 May Local Government – Roles and Functions of Queensland Integrity Agencies Webinar
23 May Esk Tennis Club – Meeting
Many thanks to the club for organising a very informative meeting. I support that council must push forward with a master plan for this precinct, and which involves all key stakeholders represented as a steering committee.
24 May Local Business Identity meeting – local manufacturing options
I believe timing is paramount and our council needs to explore this premise further.
25 May D Modistach & P Close – Hopetoun Playing Fields Kilcoy On-Site Meeting – Musical event
Two local Kilcoy identities who wish to organise a free musical event for the Kilcoy Community to come together and support one another after suffering the impacts of bush fires and COVID-19. Subject to COVID-19 restrictions, the event “Music on the Field” is proposed to be held on 14 November 2020 at the Hopetoun Playing Fields, Kilcoy.
26 May Kilcoy Interagency Meeting (Via Zoom)


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