Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 September 2020 – Councillor Report

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 September 2020 – Councillor Report

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 23 September 2020

 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

 Congratulations to Hyperfly Martial Arts Athlete Angus Corby for winning the 2020 Queensland State Championship and to Taylah Smith and her horse Lunation winning the Reserve Queensland Champion in the 21-26 years age group in the Pony Club Queensland State Show Jumping and Equitation Championships.

State Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe announced that the Show Societies Grants Program provides financial support for operating costs associated with conducting annual agricultural shows, and costs towards the construction and maintenance of showground assets.  Congratulations to Esk P &I Assn – $8,925; Kilcoy PA&I Society – $8,719; Toogoolawah Dairying, Agriculture and Industrial Assn – $7,979 grants awarded.

The third round of Queensland’s highly- successful Country Racing Program is now open for applications.  Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe advised that the program funded as part of Palaszczuk Government’s four-year, $70.4 million Country Racing Support Package, which provides $2.6 million a year for non-TAB thoroughbred clubs to help with repairs and maintenance, along with asset replenishment and replacement.

 Agenda Item #45 Councillors’ Report

September

09           Kilcoy State High School P & C Assn Meeting

10           Brisbane Valley Interagency Meeting

14           Department of Local Government, Racing & Multicultural Affairs – Electoral & Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 Workshop

17           Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Meeting

21           Meeting with Mr Jones and Ms Wheatstone – The Condensery, Toogoolawah

We were extremely honoured to have three impressive guest speakers at the Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group meeting; Dr. Sandra Tuszynska – soil microbiologist, Markus Kerkdijk – Soil Biology Lab Technician and Amanda Roughan – B.Agr. Science (Hons) Agri Consultant/Facilitator & Director of South East Country Vets.

The topic was soil health and the importance of collaboration between scientists, industry leaders and farmers.  Each guest speaker shared crucial information which is important for us all to understand since it is an issue which affects all of us on all levels.

I wish to sincerely thank Artists, Mr Jonathan Jones and Ms Tricia Wheatstone for providing their experience, knowledge and expertise so openly.  Mr Jones provided a very detailed presentation, to which I am very thankful for.

There has been many favourable comments made about the Kilcoy Refuse and Recycling Centre and the effort taken by staff member Mr Barry Cobbin in providing an array of colour through interesting potted plants.  Well done Barry!

 


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