Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 February 2022

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 February 2022

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Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 9 February 2022

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

Huge congratulations to the Yowie parkrun group of volunteers, in celebrating their third birthday.  There were tourists from Warner Lakes, Logan, Stanthorpe, Wondai, North Lakes and members from Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre who joined in the brightly coloured fun.  Everyone was encouraged to dress in the loudest and brightest attire they owned.

I am somewhat relieved to learn that a former Facebook data scientist welcomes Australian’s efforts to regulate Facebook’s standard of operation.  The Australian Senate inquiry was told of the widespread harassment and violent threats on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and calls for changes, including greater powers to identify online trolls.

I wish to thank staff who took the time to investigate the possibility of providing sign language lessons in our region.  After being approached by residents who were interested in learning Auslan, I advise that the Kilcoy Indoor Sports Centre is providing a basic introductory course.  The course will be held on Saturday 26 February from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, and will cost $25 per person.

With great sadness and along with many others, I would like to pay tribute of Mr Halwyn Herrmann.  Hally will be missed by many and remembered for his unique abilities.

Agenda Item # 40  Councillors’ Report


16           Council Ordinary Meeting

16           Councillors’ & Directors’ Christmas Lunch

16           End of Year Team Somerset Christmas Celebration

18          Esk Races – Judging Fashions of the Field

22           Mount Glen Rock Steering Committee Meeting and Walk on Sandy Creek Trail

23           Inspection Sandy Creek, Esk with Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Assn and NRM Officer


10           Councillor/CEO Team Catchup (Teams)

17           Meeting with (2) Kilcoy residents

19           Council Ordinary Meeting

19           Council Confidential Workshop

26           Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony – Somerset Civic Centre

26           Australia Day Awards Ceremony – Somerset Civic Centre

28           2022 Outlook – Councillors Strategy Discussions (Teams)

28           Ross Manning – The Condensery


01           Teams meeting – CEO & Councillors

01           Somerset Arts Networking Event – “What’s the Plan?”

02           Mr Jim Lougheed Funeral – Past Kilcoy Shire Councillor

03           Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Committee Meeting – Yarraman

05           Somerset & Wivenhoe Fish Stocking Assn – Release Lake Somerset – Westvale Boat Ramp

05           Kilcoy District Tennis Assn AGM

07           The Condensery – Somerset Regional Art Gallery Advisory Committee meeting – Esk

08           Kilcoy Hospital Auxiliary meeting

Congratulations to our new Australians and to all Australia Day Award nominees.  It is overwhelming to be nominated, and the ceremony is one that resonates the pride experienced by all involved.

The second Arts Network Event was held Tuesday night 1st February, and it was titled “What’s the Plan?”  This proved to be a great community brainstorming opportunity.  Guests were asked to participate in a workshop that had the theme identified as significant for the arts sector across the region.  I look forward to the next networking event.

Another great effort made by the busy members of the Somerset & Wivenhoe Fish Stocking Association, with 92,500 Bass fingerlings being released into Lake Somerset at the Westvale Boat Ramp. These Bass fingerlings were paid for from the SIPS permit, it is great to see the fishing funds at work.

The Condensery is undergoing a major change in direction – with the assistance of newly appointed professional and experienced staff.  New strategies and associated plans are in place and will be worked through accordingly – so watch this space!

The Kilcoy District Tennis Assn. held its AGM on Saturday 5th February where its future plans and aspirations were captured and explained by President Gill Todd.  Well done to this group of volunteers who have really brought this club alive over the past 12 months, and special congratulations for being nominated in the Australia Day Awards – Community Group of the Year, and also to President Todd who was nominated for Citizen of the Year Award.


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