Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 August 2021

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 August 2021

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 25 August 2021

 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest.

I am relieved to learn that the plight of young homeowners building their dream home in Kilcoy has resulted in a very sensible and fair outcome.  With the assistance of the Water Ombudsman, Deb Frecklington MP and Somerset Regional Council,  exorbitant water infrastructure connection fees have been waived.

I encourage residents to be aware of forthcoming council events and attend where possible:

  • The Long Drive for Drought Landcruiser Convoy – Yowie Park – 27 August
  • Linville/Moore Flood Study Community Consultation – 30 August
  • Business Networking Evening – Linville – 2 September
  • Farmers Big Night Out – Esk – 8 September
  • Somerset Arts Network “Growing the Arts” – Esk – 28 September

Gerald Youles, the very modest World Champion Axeman, Kilcoy PA & I Rural Ambassador, Somerset Region Australia Day Sports Award 2020 and Master Axe Grinder and a young 26 year old, was voted out from the television show “Australian Survivor” this week.

Great news, from 1 September 2021 Queensland businesses can no longer supply single use plastic straws and stirrers, single use plastic cutlery, single use plastic bowls and plates, and expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups.

Agenda Item # 37 Councillors’ Report


11           Ordinary Council Meeting – Esk

11           Mount Glen Rock Steering Committee Meeting – Esk

12           Brisbane Valley Interagency Meeting – Zoom

12           Women Leading in Local Government Coaching Session – Zoom

12           Inspection of local residential issue

16           RADF Assessment Meeting – Esk

18           Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting – Teams

18           Kilcoy RSL Sub-Branch Vietnam Veterans’ Day

18           Meeting with Kilcoy resident

18           Brisbane-Valley Kilcoy Landcare Assn Inc Monthly Meeting – Kilcoy

19           Australian Local Government Women’s Association – Qld Branch AGM – Teams

21           Somerset Art Society Inc. – AGM – Esk

23           Elected Members Update – Local Government Association of Qld – Esk

23           Somerset Civic Centre Committee Meeting – Esk  (Observer)

24           Economic Development Tourism Committee Meeting – Esk

I am astonished at the standard of the two RADF Applications assessed by the committee.  The arts and creative alliance in our region continue to grow and is shaping into a proud presence.

The Brisbane-Valley Kilcoy Landcare Assn Inc has been successful in accomplishing a Landcare Led  Bushfire Recovery Grant of $40,000.  The grant will cover the costs to hold two Landcare Festivals in areas that were badly affected by the Black Summer Bushfires in 2019.  Sincere thanks to Roger Kitson  (Community Development Officer – Bushfire Recovery and Resilience) for his leadership and support with the application process.

Somerset Art Society Inc. (SASI) held its Annual General Meeting, where the outgoing committee members were offered a vote of thanks, before the incoming nominations for President and Secretary was accepted.  Unfortunately, SASI is still searching for a Treasurer, this position is supported by the availability of all finances being held on a computer which is made available to the position.  If you or someone you know is interested in taking this important position on, please contact the group.

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