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Somerset Regional Council Highlights- 7 January 2019

New Outdoor Shower in Linville for Rail Trailers

Somerset Regional Council has installed an outdoor shower near the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail at Linville.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said Council recently installed the simple device to assist rail trailers to cool off, get the mud off them or simply freshen up. 

“The Blackbutt to Linville section of the rail trail is great but it can get muddy from time to time,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Rail trailers will now be able to wash off and keep going thanks to this new beach-style outdoor shower.”

The shower has been installed near the public amenity block at Linville.

Lowood Residential Block Released for Sale

Somerset Regional Council has released a 791-square metre residential block for sale by public tender at Lowood.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the block at 19 Bray Street was in a great location.

“We encourage people to bid for a share in our great Somerset lifestyle with Australia’s longest recreational rail trail less than one kilometre away and our lakes and the Brisbane River also close by,” Cr Lehmann said.

“This piece of land is a corner block opposite the Haslingden Park Estate playground.”

Tenders close on 10 January 2019.

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Somerset School Holiday Program On Now

Somerset Regional Council has again supported the organisation of an action-packed school holiday program to help parents keep their children entertained this summer.

The free school holiday program is on now and runs until Australia Day on Saturday, 26 January 2019.

There will be various activities on offer including craft classes, water sports including dive in movies, sports and more.

Council is delivering the initiative to help promote active and healthy lifestyles across Somerset in conjunction with various other community organisations in Somerset.

To find out more about the variety of activities on offer download a flyer from Council’s website: or phone Council on (07) 5424 4000.

Temporary Road Closure at Sandy Creek

Somerset Regional Council will soon start building a concrete bridge on Pine Mountain Road at Sandy Creek.

The existing culvert, between Hills Road and Borallon Station Road at Sandy Creek

will be closed to through traffic from Monday, 7 January 2019 until late May 2019, weather permitting.

Alternate access for local residents and emergency services is available.

Photographic Art Exhibition on at Toogoolawah Gallery

A photographic art exhibit focusing on nine Somerset residents who have contributed to the fabric of the Somerset community and the region’s diverse industries is on at the Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery in Toogoolawah.

The exhibit, Picturing Innovation, features images of the residents taken by award-winning press photographer Rob Maccoll and also features a collection of his private images taken of flood, famine, war and adversity.

The gallery at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah is open from 9am to 5pm Wednesday to Friday and from 10am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Picturing Innovation exhibit will be on until Sunday, 3 February 2019.