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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 7 August 2017

Somerset Employee Recognised for Long Service

Somerset Regional Council has recognised a staff member for 25 years of service to local government.

Rob Farley started with Council in July 1992 as water and sewerage treatment plant operator. 

In 1994 Mr Farley took on a dual role of workplace health and safety officer and treatment plant operator.

In 2000, Mr Farley became a fulltime workplace health and safety officer.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann congratulated Mr Farley for his long service and dedication to his role.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann congratulates Rob Farley on 25 years service with Council.

Tickets on Sale to Mayoral Gala Charity Ball

Tickets are on sale for the inaugural Mayoral Gala Charity Ball being hosted by Somerset Regional Council.

The black tie event will be held at the Somerset Civic Centre at Esk from 6pm to midnight on Saturday, 9 September and will feature a three course meal, beverages (including alcohol), dancing, live entertainment, auctions and more.

The event is being held to raise money for charity and will be held in trust by Council.

The event is being sponsored by various businesses including LJ Hooker Esk, Lowood and Fernvale Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank, Kilcoy Pastoral Company and King and Company Solicitors who have come on board as event sponsors.

For more information about the event or to book tickets phone Council on 5424 4000 or visit, www.somerset.qld.gov.au.  

Art Gallery Temporarily Closed at Toogoolawah

The Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery will be closed from Wednesday, 9 August to Friday, 11 August 2017 due to a new exhibit being installed.

The gallery at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah will reopen on Saturday, 12 August at 10am.

A new exhibition by world renowned sculptural artist Bodo Muche and Somerset artist Susan McConnel will be on display.

The gallery is free to visit and will resume normal opening hours from 12 August.

The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm from Saturday, 12 August.

The gallery is owned and managed by Somerset Regional Council.

Teddy Bears Travel to Toogoolawah

A popular park at Toogoolawah will soon be transformed into a Teddy Bears Picnic.

The family fun day will be held at McConnell Park, Toogoolawah on Saturday, 9 September from 10am to 2pm.

The event is being organised by Somerset Regional Council and will include a jumping castle, face painting, entertainment, activities, a teddy bears parade, petting zoo and much more.

The event is being held in conjunction with Child Protection Week and will be the third event of its kind in Somerset.

For more information phone Council on (07) 5424 4000.

Community Assistance Grants Now Open in Somerset

Community organisations are invited to apply for rate remissions or grants from Somerset Regional Council for projects, events or services in Somerset that provide community benefit.

Applications for round one of the Community Assistance Grants for 2017/2018 closes 1 September 2017.

Projects must not have a start date before 29 September 2017.

Application forms and guidelines are available from www.somerset.qld.gov.au or Council on 5424 4000.

Free Tax Help Available in Somerset

Somerset residents can access free tax help sessions at Council’s Fernvale Futures Complex.

The tax help sessions are held fortnightly on Tuesday’s until the end of October.

The service is free and is being managed with the assistance of volunteers who have been trained, accredited and supported by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Tax Help is suitable for people with simple tax affairs who earn about $60,000 a year or less.

Somerset Regional Council is providing free use of the Fernvale Futures Complex to the ATO to enable the service to be delivered to Somerset residents.

Bookings are essential and can be made by phoning the Fernvale Futures Complex on (07) 5427 0200.

Free Digital Information Morning at Kilcoy

A free information session for residents wanting to learn how to access the myGov internet platform will be held at Kay Avery Place, 13 Kennedy Street, Kilcoy on Friday, 11 August.

The free workshop will be held between 10am to midday and is open to everyone who would like to know how to access various government services with a login and password.

Somerset Regional Council is supporting the workshop through its community connection points.

For more information phone Council on 5424 4000.