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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 9 October 2017

Nominate a Somerset Resident for an Award

Somerset residents are being encouraged to nominate an individual or community organisation for the 2018 Australia Day Awards.  

The annual awards are held to acknowledge residents and groups who have made a considerable contribution to the community.

Somerset Regional Council invites nominations in six categories – Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Event of the Year, Sports Award, Arts and Cultural Award and Community Group of the Year.

An Australia Day Awards ceremony and morning tea will be held on Friday, 26 January 2018 at the Somerset Civic Centre in Esk.

Nomination forms are available from Council offices or at http://www.somerset.qld.gov.au/australia-day.

Nominations close 5pm Friday, 3 November 2017.

Art Gallery Temporarily Closed at Toogoolawah

The Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery will be closed from Wednesday, 11 October to Friday, 13 October due to a new exhibit being installed.

The gallery at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah will reopen on Saturday, 14 October at 10am.

There will be a special exhibition opening to celebrate the next display by Somerset resident Charlotte Sayer occurring on Friday, 13 October from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Everyone is invited to the free exhibition opening by phoning Somerset Regional Council on 5424 4000 to reserve a place by 5pm on Wednesday, 11 October.

The gallery is free to visit and will resume normal opening hours of Wednesday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm from Saturday, 14 October.

Keep up to date with gallery information by following the Facebook page.  

The gallery is owned and managed by Somerset Regional Council. 

Free Seniors Information Session

Somerset seniors and residents nearing retirement age are invited to attend a free information morning at the Toogoolawah Community Connection Point on Wednesday, 18 October.

The information session is being coordinated by Somerset Regional Council and will be open to residents from 9am to 1pm in the centre at McConnel Park, Toogoolawah.

Speakers from the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) will discuss financial aspects relating to retirement, pensions and benefits, as well as a brief introduction to the myGov website.

A representative from Carers Queensland will also explain enduring powers of attorney and advanced health directives.

For more information phone Council on 5424 4000.

Somerset Council Meeting this Week

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 11 October 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