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Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights - 12 July 2017

Annual land Valuation Supported in Somerset

Somerset Regional Council has requested a revaluation of rateable land in the region.

Councillors said the annual valuations help to moderate changes in official land values.

Gathering of the Eagles Set for Takeoff

The popular Gathering of the Eagles event at Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield in Toogoolawah is ready for takeoff.

Somerset Regional Council has approved a temporary road closure for Silverleaves Road on the event weekend of Saturday, 19 August and Sunday, 20 August 2017 between 8am and 4.30pm.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the event was very popular.

“This event receives lots of interest from the public and provides a fantastic display of various aircrafts,” Cr Lehmann said.

This year, it is anticipated that two or three larger World War Two aircrafts will make an appearance.

Lowood Truck Show to Roll into Town

A convoy of trucks, motorbikes and cars will make its way through Lowood on Saturday, 26 August.

The second annual Lowood Truck Show was given approval by Somerset Regional Council to hold a procession along Lindemans Road, Prospect Street, Park Street, Michel Street, Main Street and Railway Street on event day between 11am and 11.30am.

All vehicles will be on show at the Lowood Showgrounds afterwards with food stalls and entertainment also being provided by event organisers.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the event was a huge success in 2016 with more than 1000 people supporting the show.

Sporting Bursary Awarded to Somerset Athlete

Somerset athlete, Blake Anderson, has been awarded a sporting bursary from Somerset Regional Council.

Blake has been selected as a member of the School Sport Sunshine Coast Cross Country Regional Team and has been invited to attend the Queensland School Sport State Championships later this month.

The $100 sporting bursary is given by Council through its Community Assistance Grants Program. 

Somerset Council Gives In Principle Support to Garden Club

The 2017 Esk Garden and Lifestyle Fair was such a huge success that Somerset Regional Council has given event organisers in principle approval to hold the event again in 2018.

This year’s event, organised by the Valley of the Lakes Garden Club, attracted about 3000 people.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said Council was supportive of the club holding the 2018 fair in Pipeliner Park at Esk.

NB: Somerset Regional Council held its Council meeting on Wednesday, 12 July in the Simeon Lord Room at the Esk Library at 9am.