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Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights - 20 December 2018

Mayors Christmas Greetings at Final Council Meeting for 2018

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann took the opportunity at the final Council meeting for 2018 to wish all Somerset constituents a Merry Christmas and safe and festive holiday season.

“On behalf of Council, I would like to wish everyone a safe holiday season,” Cr Lehmann said.

Council will hold its first meeting for 2019 on Wednesday, 23 January.


Rural subdivision approved

Somerset Regional Council has conditionally approved the development of new rural properties at Lake Manchester near Mount Crosby.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann welcomed the rural subdivision which he described as “rare”.

“Subdividing rural properties is essentially prohibited under the Planning Act, however there are some exceptions including where an existing road already dissects a parcel of land,” Cr Lehmann said.

“This proposal meets the requirements of our planning scheme and will create new rural residential properties right on Somerset’s boundary with Brisbane City Council for the first time in decades.”


Council to undertake upgrades to Kilcoy Racecourse Facilities 

Somerset Regional Council will complete upgrades to the Kilcoy Racecourse facilities in the New Year.

The upgrades will include construction of a kitchenette and store room in the trackside pavilion.

Council has engaged contractors to complete the work at the start of 2019.


Fencing to be Installed at Fernvale Campdraft Grounds

Somerset Regional Council will install fencing along the boundary of Fernvale Campdraft Grounds.

Council consulted with various users of the site to ensure that the Polvin fencing material selected would be suitable for the various activities that occur at the site.


Somerset Council Says Farewell to Long Serving Staff

Somerset Regional Council has said farewell to three long serving staff members.

Robert Bain, Chief Executive Officer, will retire on 2 January after almost 18 years of service with the former Esk Shire Council and Somerset Regional council.

Gordon Franks, labourer, will retire on 21 December after almost two decades of service with Council. 

Tony Jacobs, Director Operations, will also retire in January after 15 years of service with Council.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann thanked each of the staff members for their long service to Council.


Sporting Bursary Awarded to Somerset Athlete

A Somerset athlete has been awarded a sporting bursary from Somerset Regional Council.

Andrew Bremner was awarded a $100 bursary for his selection as a member of the International Tent Pegging Team to compete as a member of the South-East Queensland Cricket Team at a regional level.

Sporting bursaries are awarded by Council through its Community Assistance Grants Program. 


NB: Somerset Regional Council held its meeting in the Simeon Lord Room at the Esk Library on Wednesday, 20 December at 9am.