Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report 24 November 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting

Cr Gaedtke Councillor Report 24 November 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting

Category : General News

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 24 November 2021

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

It is great to see the Lowood Open Door Gallery is busy with events, and the latest High Tea and painting experience was a complete success.  Well done to all, especially to Karen.

It is a pleasure to see our two local parkruns up and going again.  There was a lovely Facebook post regarding the Yowie parkrun, stating that this parkrun is the friendliest and most hospitable parkrun they have attended.  The author also recognised inspirational locals who attend the event on a regular basis, and the availability of staying overnight at a local motel.

A big congratulations to Wanda Kropp of Hazeldean Rural Fire Brigade upon receiving her award as State Youth Volunteer of the Year.  The award was officially presented by the Assistant Commissioner of the Rural Fire Brigade Services – John Bolger.

Agenda Item #25  Councillors’ Report


10          Ordinary Council Meeting – Esk

10           Council Workshop – Esk

10           Kilcoy State High School P & C Assn Meeting

11           Remembrance Day – Kilcoy RSL

15           RADF Committee Meeting – Esk

16           Inception Meeting – Regional Economic Development Strategy – Esk

16           Somerset Economic Development & Tourism Committee Meeting – Esk

16           Esk Recreation Grounds Advisory Committee Meeting  (Observer)

16           Kilcoy & District Progress Alliance Meeting – Kilcoy

17           Kilcoy State High School – Annual Awards Ceremony

17           Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Ass Inc AGM – Kilcoy

19           Kilcoy State High School Valedictory

22           Somerset Civic Centre Committee Meeting – Esk (Observer)

23           Lions Camp Duckadang – Inspection with Lions Club – Linville

A lovely commemoration was organised by the Kilcoy RSL, where many beautiful wreaths were laid against the memorial wall.  Our young leaders of tomorrow enjoyed a selfie with Deb Frecklington (MP) and myself.

Explore Somerset SEQ Food Trails video was released highlighting our local businesses and our very own Condensery, along with our local lakes.  It is surely a great marketing presentation for our region.

The Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Landcare Assn Inc AGM was well supported, with all positions filled and the management committee grew by two new members.  Megan Lee, Education and Communications Officer, Barung Landcare gave an interesting presentation.  Megan has been working in the Landcare movement for over 14 years in diverse community engagement, communications and project officer roles.

It is rewarding to be able to attend the school events again, after COVID restricted the attendance last year.  The Annual Awards Ceremony and the Valedictory held at the Kilcoy State High School was once again fantastic events and the opportunity to acknowledge our future leaders.  The Valedictory tends to be an emotional ceremony, and it was for 2021.  Well done to all those involved.  Many thanks to local identity Gerald Youles for providing a video that complemented my speech.  Gerald’s words were well received by the Year 12s.

The Lions Clubs that own and operate Camp Duckadang held an information sharing afternoon.  The centre offers outdoor education, activities and facilities for school groups, social and community groups.  The venue is set of 1.5 hectares on the beautiful upper reaches of the Brisbane River.  They say it is a place to learn new skills, enjoy relaxing times together, broaden your experiences within a natural environment, challenge yourself, escape the everyday and work together as a team.  I absolutely support this facility and the future visions expressed by the Lions Clubs.

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