Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 August 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 August 2020

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 12 August 2020

 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

 The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (the Bushfires Royal Commission) was due to conclude its hearings on 17 July. However, an extra block of hearings will be now be held, starting on 3 August.  The final report was due to be handed down on 31 August. The Bushfires Royal Commission has been extended by two months, taking its reporting deadline to 28 October 2020. Inquiry chairman Air Chief Marshall Mark Binskin said COVID-19 had disrupted its schedule and made it difficult for stakeholders to make their submissions on time.

  • Congratulations to the Lowood & Fernvale Community Bank branch for achieving the wonderful award of the Branch of the Year for the South West Qld region.
  • Congratulations to Kathy Ellem Artist for winning the Best of Show in the 50th National Exhibition for the Women Artists of the West at the Settlers West Gallery Tucson AZ 2020.
  • Congratulations to Lowood High School for the initiative of training Jackson a rescue dog into a therapy dog, which has assisted students and staff at the school. Jackson has a calming effect on everyone and is the first accredited school therapy dog in the metro region and has been an ambassador for the school in promoting his work.
  • Congratulations to Brodie Hurley for winning the ALPA Queensland Young Auctioneers Competition.

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail just keeps getting busier and busier, with two camels pulling up at Toogoolawah earlier this week.

Agenda Item #32 Councillors’ Report


22           Council Ordinary Meeting

22           Council Workshop Meeting

25           Operation Icebreaker – Kilcoy Showgrounds

27           Elected Member Update (EMU) – Esk

28           Kilcoy Interagency Meeting

28           Lowood Lions Change Over Dinner

29           Media and Communications Masterclass – Esk

30           Recover Group Human and Social Sub Group Meeting #2

30           Recovery Group Economic Sub Group Meeting #2 August

03           Councillor & Executive Scene Setting Workshop – Esk

03           The Condensery – Art Exhibition – On the Wall : Artists Jonathan Jones &                  Patricia Wheatstone – Rusticated Art :  Robbie Greer

04           Kilcoy District Tennis Club Assn – Monthly meeting

04           Kilcoy Show Society – AGM

05           Somerset Dam & Districts Progress Assn Monthly meeting

06           Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail Committee Monthly meeting – Moore

08           Lowood State High School – Linville to Lowood 96km Endurance Event –                   Linville Memorial Park

11        West Moreton Landcare – Morning Tea to celebrate recent partnership            projects  and thank volunteers and partners – Lowood

From all accounts Salubrious Inc. held at Mt Archer, Neurum on 1st August was a complete success and due to COVID restrictions only 500 people were allowed at any one time at the event.

Many Kilcoy residents have offered their sincere thanks for the resurfaced track at Yowie Park.  One very delighted resident said “It was a very welcome surprise.  So good as it seemed to have a spring in it.  Thanks to the Council for keeping us oldies energized and eager to walk when we can.”

Lowood was definitely in the limelight this period, well done Lowood for such achievements.

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