Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 May 2021

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 May 2021

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 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 26 May 2021

 Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

Somerset residents are invited to the opening of a new Community Wellbeing Hub at Kilcoy. Council has been working with Metro North Health to establish the hub in the former GP Clinic in the hospital grounds at Kilcoy.  Coinciding with the Kilcoy Hospital Auxiliary Fete, our Mayor Graeme Lehmann will open the facility at 10.15am on Saturday, 29 May.   The Kilcoy Hospital Auxiliary Fete commences at 10:00am with a huge auction scheduled for 12 midday.

Somerset Art Beat is on this Saturday at The Condensery and promises to be a totally awesome event.  Enjoy this magical venue, the many stall holders and the entertainment from 12 midday to 4:00pm.

Esk Grand Hotel awarded 2021 Traveller’s Choice Award for top 10% of Hotels Internationally.  The award celebrates hotels that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe.  Congratulations to Joe and his team.

Congratulations again to Jorja Pointon (Toogoolawah Clay Target Club) who has continued in her outstanding shooting performance at the Brisbane Clay Target Club, receiving the George Sckaf Memorial with a score of 110/110.  Jorja also received the junior high gun in the Meadows Memorial Shield and also won the Ladies overall for the two-day shoot.

 Agenda Item # 30 Councillors’ Report


12           Ordinary Council Meeting – Esk

12           Workshop Meeting – Esk

13           Infrastructure Budget Tour – Northern Aspect

14           Infrastructure Budget Tour – Southern Aspect

15/16    Horseback riding BVRT – Esk to Lowood/Lowood to Esk

17           Yowie Park – on-site meeting with local community group

17           RADF Committee Meeting – Esk

18           Economic Development & Tourism Committee Meeting – Esk

18           Esk Recreation Grounds Advisory Committee Meeting – Esk

19           Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting – Esk

19           Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Group Monthly Meeting – Kilcoy

20           Meeting with Deb Frecklington – Esk

20           Citizenship Ceremony – Esk

20           Kilcoy Art Society Monthly Meeting

20           Kilcoy District Progress Alliance Meeting

21           Tarampa Assist – Official opening of the Lowood Office

21           Esk Show

22           Country Connects Us – Caboolture – Toogoolawah tour

24           Somerset Civic Centre Advisory Committee Meeting – Esk

25           Kilcoy Interagency Meeting – Kilcoy

I wish to thank our Chief Executive Officer for organising a well-planned and informative Infrastructure Budget Tour of our region.  I especially appreciated the opportunity to meet with local businesses and community groups.

The BVRT was completely thriving with cyclists, walkers and horse riders over the weekend of 15/16 May (Esk-Lowood section).  The superb autumn weather provided the backdrop for conversation and an abundance of pleasant experiences with fellow users.

Somerset Civic Centre was a fantastic venue to host the Citizenship Ceremony.  Many of the new Australian Citizens welcomed the friendly and warm ceremony.   I received the following words of thanks “We are truly grateful for the wonderful ceremony.  We feel the spirit of acceptance and love.  Great job Somerset Region.  God bless”.

The Jinibara artists and community members proudly showed off their artworks that tell the story of the deep and continuous connections to country. Uncle Noel spoke about his memories of Toogoolawah, Gregors Creek and Kilcoy, to which I found fascinating.  The day was enjoyed by all who travelled from Caboolture to Toogoolawah and back.  A lovely native lunch was also provided at The Condensery.

I received lovely feedback from local residents who wished to thank council (and the appropriate staff member) for the excellent slashing job carried out on a regional road.  “It was the best job we have ever seen – That needs noting.  Trimmed around all the guideposts and did a great job”.

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