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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights-11 March 2019

Experience Somerset at the Toogoolawah Art Gallery

Experience Somerset as it was historically and view images of the region now as captured by renowned travel photographer, David Kirkland at the Somerset Regional Art Gallery - The Condensery.

The exhibition is on at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah until Sunday, 19 May 2019.

The gallery is free to visit and is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm.

The gallery is owned and managed by Somerset Regional Council.

Somerset Council Meeting this Week

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 13 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 the website -

Get Free Weather Alerts in Somerset

Somerset Regional Council offers residents the opportunity to receive free alerts for severe weather direct to your phone or email.

Council has partnered with the Early Warning Network (EWN) to deliver an alert service to residents living in Somerset.

The service is free to all Somerset residents through a Council initiative.

A key element of EWNs service is the Geographic Notification and Information System (GNIS) which enables true location based services so residents receive notifications based on their registered or physical location at the time.

To sign up to this free service visit:

Solar Park Lighting Trials in Esk and Kilcoy

Somerset Regional Council has branded a trial of solar lighting in Pipeliner Park in Esk a success.

Somerset Mayor, Graeme Lehmann said, “Council spends around $250,000 each year on public lighting including street lights and park lights.”

“For most of this cost, we have no choice but to pay for Energex-supplied street lighting but we are trying different ideas with lights in parks and other areas.”

“The new solar lights in Pipeliner Park in Esk look great and are performing really well as are previous trials of solar lights in Fernvale.”

“We have more solar park lights on order for selected locations throughout Kilcoy and hope to roll these out over coming months,” he said.