Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 13 September 2017
Category : General News
Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest
16 September Linville Spring Fair
16 September Kilcoy Beer & BBQ Festival
17 September “Say I Do in Somerset” Wedding Fair
23 September Bush Breakfast, Anglican Church grounds, Toogoolawah
24 September Esk Community Choir’s – Gilbert and Sullivan Spectacular, Somerset Civic Centre
How would you rate the effectiveness of current flying-fox roost management methods?
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection have released a discussion paper to obtain specific feedback from councils and to provide local governments with the opportunity to suggest new approaches that could be developed and implemented.
Agenda Item #62 Councillors’ Report
16 August Kilcoy District Cultural Village Committee – Public Meeting
23 August Kilcoy Country Companions’ Senior Week Celebrations
23 August Kilcoy State High School Masquerade
25 August Somerset Senior Week Celebrations – Esk
28 August BVKL Committee Meeting – Kilcoy
28 August Somerset Condensery Gallery Advisory Committee Meeting – Toogoolawah
28 August Somerset Art Society Committee Meeting – Esk (Apologies given)
29 August Kilcoy Interagency Meeting
29 August Kilcoy Show Society AGM
31 August Kilcoy Showground Reserve Overall Management Committee Meeting
31 August Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. AGM
06 September Meeting with Somerset Dam Progress Assn. – Esk
07 September Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail Committee Meeting – Esk
09 September Teddy Bears Picnic – Toogoolawah
09 September Mayors Gala Charity Ball – Esk
11 September Kilcoy Showground Reserve Overall Management Committee Special Meeting
12 September DA Meeting – Esk
12 September BA Meeting – Kilcoy
12 September Business Meeting – Kilcoy
13 September Kilcoy State High School P & C Meeting
13 September WISE Meeting – Kilcoy
Kilcoy District Cultural Village Committee Public Meeting
The KDCV Committee held a public meeting to obtain feedback about the suggestion of a change of name and direction for this long-established committee. Along with Crs. Hall and Choat, answers were provided to queries about council matters. The meeting felt it was time for this committee to be more reflective of community needs of the area, and to deal with these matters in preference to, or in conjunction with the Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc.
Kilcoy Country Companions’ Week Celebrations
The theme this year was “Rock & Roll” and there were some very special guests in attendance. Together with his band, Elvis returned to offer great music. Lots of fun, food and dancing kept all guests entertained throughout the day.
Kilcoy State High School Masquerade
I attended a fantastic night of food, entertainment and great fellowship of the school community provided by students and staff. Tables set out under the trees between C and A Block at the school, adorned white tablecloths and spectacular table decorations under the light of tree candles and soft fairy lights. Students performed skits, touching songs and cooked up a culinary delight for their invited guests. I am so proud of our students and staff, and congratulate all for providing a delightful and memorable evening.
Somerset Senior Week Celebrations – Esk
With around 230 Somerset Seniors and various stall holders in attendance at the Somerset Civic Centre, the venue was at capacity for the enjoyment of the day’s program. Lots of valuable information was offered by each stall holder and guests could purchase wine from Woongooroo Estate, with the presence of the smiling faces of this family run business of Phil and daughter Amanda Close. A lovely traditional lunch was served whilst enjoying the entertaining Pete the Plumber and the songs of yester year. The music infused trivia quiz resulted in three teams obtaining 100% correct answers, so it was decided the winning team would be determined by the volume of applause given by the audience after a dance off.
BVKL Committee Meeting – Kilcoy
Addressing the matter of property searches requests to advise intending property purchasers of any noxious weeds present on the property for sale. Concern was expressed over the lack of awareness by some purchasers when buying rural properties and the need to establish if any noxious weeds are present on the property prior to purchase.
Somerset Art Society Inc. Committee Meeting
With resounding success, all vacant executive committee positions have been filled. Congratulations to President – Linda Taylor; Secretary – Kim Thomson; Treasurer – Pam Templeton and Social Media Manager – Zoe Zekel.
Kilcoy Show Society AGM
Congratulations to the incoming executive committee: President – Chris Anderson; Senior Vice President – Alastair MacDonald; Junior Vice President – Brittany Campagnolo; Secretary – Sarah Eaton; Treasurer – David Dunn. It was noted that the Kilcoy Show Ball will be held on 10th March 2018 and the Kilcoy Show will be held on 6th and 7th April 2018.
Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community Inc. AGM
Congratulations to the incoming executive committee: President – David Dunn; Secretary – vacant; Treasurer – Michelle Young. The meeting agreed that it was time for the chamber to change its name and direction to take in the northern section of the Somerset region. It was also agreed that the chamber become more reflective of commerce and industry in lieu of commerce and community.
Kilcoy State High School
Kilcoy State High School was awarded Overall Champion in the School Egg Laying Competition at the Brisbane Exhibition. The school’s hens placed first in Best Hy-Line Commercial Layers, the student project placed second and the egg collection placed third.
Round 93 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund
Congratulations to the following Somerset region community groups who were successful in the latest funding round: – Kilcoy SS P & C Assn – $29,700 to install a shed on concrete slab; Toogoolawah Clay Target Club – $14,500 to construct a shade shelter and purchase equipment; and Toogoolawah Show Society – $34,747 to upgrade seating.
Launch of Nissan 350 Z at the Kilcoy Courthouse Gallery
Held over two days, Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th August 2017, at the Kilcoy Courthouse Gallery, approximately 24 cars and drivers experienced country hospitality with perfect weather conditions to launch the new Nissan 350Z. The Kilcoy Art Society was approached by Nissan Australia to provide the area for this special celebration. The journalists, who were invited to drive the cars, were flown into Brisbane and then travelled from the airport through Mt Glorious and through Kilcoy back to the airport. On the second day, the team travelled from the airport through Mt Mee and into Kilcoy and back to the airport to launch this spectacular sports car. By all feedback offered to KASI, the Nissan company and drivers were very impressed by the location and drive routes.
Congratulations to Stanley River Environmental Education Centre – Winners of 2017 Sustainable Education Award, and 2017 Minister’s Grand Prize through the Healthy Land and Water Awards
The biennial Bunya to the Bay Project provides a multifaceted, three-week eco-challenge for Queensland high school students. Using canoes and bicycles, the students follow the Brisbane River from its upper reaches down to Moreton Bay, along the way engaging in activities such as water monitoring, vegetation assessment, riparian studies, photography and land management studies.
Spearheaded by the Stanley River Environmental Education Centre, the program is facilitated in partnership with Barambah and Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre. Students gained a strong appreciation of Indigenous Perspectives and developed an increased capacity for environmental science fieldwork and advocacy work. At the end of the adventure, 15 students received a Certificate 2 in Conservation and Land Management.
Queensland Community Achievement Awards
Having received various emails and reminders about this award provision and following consultation with local identities, on 1st July 2017, I lodged a nomination under the category of “The Community Group of the Year Award” in the abovementioned awards, to recognise the efforts over the past 12 months of Somerset Health, Fitness and Weight Loss Centre relative to our towns, Kilcoy and Toogoolawah. Since then, the organisers of the awards have included the nomination in the (Ricoh Australia) Customer Service Award category. Both nominations have succeeded to the Semi Finalist level and we now patiently await the announcement of the finalists of both award categories. The winners will be announced by the end of the week.
Free Youth Friday Night – 11 weeks of free Youth Entertainment in Somerset Region
Congratulations to Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre in surviving eighty-one (recount) young residents at their venue on Friday 9th September. Apparently, this Friday night is bubble soccer, Xbox games and more with the generous support of many volunteers.