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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 11 June 2018

Somerset Council Meeting and Budget Adoption

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting, including adoption of the 2018/19 Budget on Wednesday, 13 June 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.

Desexing Promotion on Now in Somerset

Somerset Regional Council is, for the fifth consecutive year, offering residents an incentive to desex their dog in an effort to encourage responsible pet ownership.

Council will pay the 2018/2019 registration fees for all dogs desexed during the promotion, provided a copy of the desexing certificate is given to Council.

The Dog Desexing Promotion is open to all Somerset residents who desex their dog or dogs during the promotional period of 1 June 2018 until 1 August 2018.

A copy of the vet certificate will need to be provided to Council along with a signed application form, available online and at Council’s offices, on or before 1 August 2018.

For more information phone Council on 5424 4000.

Calling All Somerset Innovators

IF you know a Somerset resident who has made a significant contribution as an innovator, trailblazer or ground breaker then nominate them to be featured in a new and exciting photographic exhibition.

Somerset Regional Council is looking for 12 people living in the region who have made a positive impact in any field, be it industry, agriculture, tourism, arts, sports, health or community.

The stories of these 12 people will then be captured as part of Council’s Picturing Innovation project for public display at the Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery in Toogoolawah at the end of 2018.

To find out more about this exciting project and how to get involved visit www.somerset.qld.gov.au or phone 5424 4000.

Nominations for individuals close 5pm on Monday, 16 July 2018.

Invitation to New Gallery Exhibition Opening

Somerset residents are invited to the opening of visual artist, Elizabeth Poole’s new exhibition on soon at the Toogoolawah art gallery.

The free opening, of the exhibit - Sitting Quietly will be held on Saturday, 23 June from 1pm to 3pm at the Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery.

The exhibit, which opens to the public from Saturday, 16 June and will feature unique installation art including two dimensional and three dimensional pieces of work hand crafted from organic materials and industrial objects.

The exhibit will be a reflection of the artist’s appreciation of the Brisbane Valley and will focus heavily on diversity.

Bookings for the free opening event are essential and can be made by phoning Somerset Regional Council, who manages the gallery, before Wednesday, 20 June on 5424 4000 or the gallery directly on 5423 1036.

Please note the gallery will be closed from 11 June until the 15 June for exhibition changeover however the visitor information centre services will still be offered during this time.

Toogoolawah Art Gallery and Visitor Information Centre Closure

The Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery and Toogoolawah Visitor Information Centre will be closed on Friday, 22 June 2018 due to external electrical maintenance.

The gallery will reopen on Saturday, 23 June at 10am.

The gallery, owned and managed by Somerset Regional Council, is located at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah.

Registrations Open for Annual Fun Run

Register for the annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run now to take advantage of early bird pricing.

The event will be held on Sunday, 8 July starting at Clock Park, Lowood and finishing with a post race festival at Fernvale Sports Park (Brouff Road).

There are three events, 8km run/walk, 3km run/walk and a 25 km bike ride.

Not only will registering early save you money but everyone who enters before 5pm on Friday, 22 June will go into a random prize draw to win a tandem skydive from Skydive Ramblers Parachute Centre at Toogoolawah.

Early bird registrations (across all events) cost $30 for adults (over 17), $10 for individuals aged 16 and under and a family registration (two adults, three children) costs $70.

To register for the Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or to find out more visit www.railtrailfunrun.com.au or like the Facebook page.

The event is organised by Somerset Regional Council and sponsored by Bendigo Bank. 

Entries Now Open for Somerset Garden Competition

Green thumbs in Somerset are being encouraged to enter the second annual Somerset Garden Competition.

Somerset Regional Council has again partnered with Searles, the leading market innovator in the home garden industry, to deliver the garden competition.

The competition is about encouraging all Somerset garden enthusiasts to enter their gardens into an open garden display and associated competition from now until Friday, 10 August 2018.

There are three major competition categories; Best Rural Garden, Best Urban Garden and Best Business/Community Group and the winners of each category will receive a $500 cash prize and a signature prize pack from Searles valued at $100.

All entrants receive a Searles Garden Product Prize Pack.

Download an entry form from Council’s website, www.somerset.qld.gov.au.