Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 February 2020

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 February 2020

Category : General News

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 February 2020

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

28 February        Official Opening Kilcoy Showground – Kilcoy Racecourse Redevelopment

29 February        Jimna – Ceremony to remember lost wildlife

29 February        Nudes to fall from the skies – Toogoolawah

07 March             Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn Inc AGM

07 March             Free Tree Day – SRC – Esk


Well done to the new management of both Harlin and Linville Hotels, with new energy and vision, both hotels are going well and are creating increased interest. The businesses rely on passing trade, so tourism is a great economic driver.



Agenda Item # 34 Councillors’ Report  

(Since the last Ordinary Council meeting, I have attended)

13 February        Brisbane Valley Interagency

Discussion took place around the lack of medical services in Esk, Lowood and Fernvale

17 February        Kilcoy State High School Investiture

Toogoolawah State High School Student Leaders Investiture

Resident Meeting

RADF Committee Meeting

18 February        Tourism Advisory & Economic Development Committee Meeting

Meeting with Town Planning staff

Resident Meeting

19 February        Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

Disaster Management Meeting

Resident Meeting x 2

Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group monthly meeting

20 February        Kilcoy Art Society Inc. AGM & monthly meeting

Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce & Community – ANZ Bank Closure public meeting

Sheep Station Creek Progress Assn Inc monthly meeting

21 February        Channel 9 – ANZ Bank Closure

22 February        Channel 9 – ANZ Bank Closure

Lowood Lions Youth of the Year 2020

25 February        Kilcoy Interagency monthly meeting


Following much discussion and public representation, it is apparent that residents and businesses alike will have to work around the fact that Kilcoy ANZ Bank and associated banking services are no longer available in Kilcoy. I have been contacted by the landlord of the premises that was leased by ANZ Bank and I am aware of their disappointment in this matter. Alternatives are to enquire of the banking services offered by Australia Post, and rally around for the establishment of an agency or a community modelled bank branch. From further discussions it is evident businesses are already considering future processes and necessary banking changes. I believe that the most challenged by this closure is our elderly, and special attention will be required to assist this sector of future banking needs.


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