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Have Your Say - Somerset Social Plan Consultation

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Community planning embraces a planned approach to enhance social wellbeing and quality of life. 

Council has engaged TAP Consulting to develop a Social Plan for the Somerset Regional Council Area.

Once completed the Social Plan will provide a roadmap to improve and sustain social wellbeing, and to ensure the best possible outcome for the region’s community.



A Social Plan is a document that guides a response to social needs and aspirations for a community now and into the future.

A Social Plan provides:

  • an understanding of who the community is
  • identifies current and future needs, gaps and desired outcomes
  • creates a blueprint for a community’s future by clarifying community needs and supporting improvements
  • helps guide continued improvement to quality of life, health and wellbeing for everyone in our community
  • helps to build consensus and commitment and help guide future decision-making
  • tool to advocate for additional resources to meet the needs of a community.



When completed the Social Plan will help Council prioritise community service delivery and expectations, advocate for funding and prioritise actions for the region.



The development of the Social Plan follows several stages, as shown below.

Hys social plan process


Currently the project is in early stages but the Social Plan is expected to be delivered in late 2022.



The project to develop a Social Plan is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

Hys social plan timeline


Community consultation

Council is committed to developing the Social Plan with and for the community. This is a key element of the Social Plan. To ensure that the plan is truly representative high levels of community participation are needed.

This community input and feedback will help our project team to develop the social plan.

Community consultation will close on Wednesday 28 October 2022. Once consultation closes and the Social Plan is complete Council will provide a summary of the consultation outcomes.

Residents are encouraged to have their say by:

  • Completing an online survey by visiting: Somerset Social Plan Consultation
  • Collecting a hard copy of the survey from
    • Kilcoy Tourist Information Centre *Free wi-fi
    • Kilcoy Library
    • Esk Library
    • Lowood Library
    • Toogoolawah Library
  • Attend one of the eight pop-up sessions being delivered in the region.

Pop up Sessions

Date: Saturday, 17 September 2022


  • Moore Hall Markets Soldiers Hall between 8am and 10am
  • Linville Community Hall 40 George Street Linville 12.15pm-2.15pm


Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2022


  • Fernvale Village Market between 10am and 12pm
  • Drakes Lowood between 2.15pm and 4.15pm


Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022


  • Esk Teddy Bears Picnic between 10am and 12pm
  • IGA Everyday Toogoolawah between 2.30pm and 4.30pm


Date: Tuesday, 25 October 2022


  • Kilcoy Mass Kara Festival (next to Kilcoy Explore Centre) between 10am and 12pm
  • Kilcoy Library between 2.05pm and 4.05pm