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Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights - 12 March 2018

Somerset Rates Notices Issued

Somerset Regional Council issued its rate notices on 20 February 2018.

Payment is due on or before 3 April 2018.

Payment in full by the due date entitles ratepayers to a 15% discount on general rates and garbage charges.

Somerset residential ratepayers (with a kerbside waste collection service) will also receive two waste vouchers with their rate notices.

Renters are encouraged to get in contact with their landlords or real estate agents and ask for the vouchers to be passed on.

Pensioners who have a pensioner concession card and are not receiving the rebate on their rate notice should contact Council on (07) 5424 4000.

Somerset Council Meeting this Week

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 14 March at Esk.

The meeting starts at 9am in the Simeon Lord Room at the Esk Library in Heap Street.

Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available from www.somerset.qld.gov.au/minutes-and-agendas.

Cancer Awareness Information Mornings

Somerset Regional Council is proud to support a community initiative to bring cancer awareness and information mornings to Lowood this month.

The initiative of Somerset Vision is to provide two information sessions at the Lowood RSL (2819 Forest Hill-Fernvale Road, Lowood) on Tuesday, 20 March and Wednesday, 21 March from 9am to 12.30pm.

Sessions will include guest speakers from Ipswich and Mater Hospitals, McGrath Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation and more.

Council is paying for the venue and providing morning tea for attendees.

Registrations are essential and can be made by phoning Somerset Vision on 0409481877.

Tie Dyeing Workshop Back By Popular Demand   

A tie dyeing workshop at Toogoolawah is back by popular demand.

Somerset Regional Council is supporting the workshop that will be held on Thursday, 15 March from 10am to 1pm at the Toogoolawah Community Connection Point in McConnel Park.

Free morning tea will be available, but residents are asked to contribute $3 towards the cost of materials. 

The workshop is one of many skill sharing activities offered by the Thursday Club which meet each Thursday from 10am to 1pm.

For more information about this or other proposed activities phone Council (07) 5424 4000.

Fishing Tournament Coming to Wivenhoe Dam

Registrations are open for the inaugural Reel Wivenhoe Classic, a non-professional fishing competition on Wivenhoe Dam.

The event will be held on 18-19 August 2018 at Captain Logan Campgrounds.

The competition caters for people of all ages and will be run on a catch, photograph and release basis.

Lake Wivenhoe is the big Bass Lake of Australia holding the world record for the heaviest Australian Bass.

The event will offer anglers the chance to get among the fish at Lake Wivenhoe while enjoying family friendly camping and a festival environment.

Entry fees are $50 for an adult (over 16), $25 for a child (under 16) and family or team registrations (up to three adults and unlimited children) is $100.

There’s $20,000 of prizes up for grabs.

Register for the competition online at: www.fishingfreshwater.com.au.  

The Reel Wivenhoe Classic is a Somerset Regional Council event managed by Fishing Freshwater.