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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 8 July 2019.

A news article for the Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights 8 July 2019.

Published: July 8th 2019

Somerset council meeting this week 

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting this Wednesday, 10 July at Esk. 

The meeting will start at 9am in the Simeon Lord Room at the Esk Library in Heap Street. 

Meetings are open to the public, and agendas are available at


Art gallery closing for install of two new exhibitions

Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery will be closed from Monday, 15 July to Friday, 19 July for the installation of two new exhibitions.

Colourful Chaos II and The Story of Us will officially open at 1pm on Saturday, 20 July, replacing touring exhibition Wanderlust.

The Condensery is at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah, part of the Toogoolawah Visitor Information Centre, which will remain open during the installation.

For more information, follow


Free playgroup back in action after holidays

A free weekly playgroup supported by Somerset Regional Council resumes on Thursday, 18 July.

The playgroup for non-school age children and their families is held at Mt Tarampa State School from 9am on the first Thursday of the month, Atkinson Dam Waterfront Caravan Park from 10am on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, and Patrick Estate State School from 9am on the third Thursday of the month.

All toys and equipment are provided.


Craft session boosts skill sharing, social inclusion

A free mosaic workshop at Toogoolawah will promote skill sharing and social inclusion with the support of Somerset Regional Council.

Part of the popular Thursday Club, the workshop will be held on 11 July from 10am to 12pm at Toogoolawah Community Connection Point, McConnel Park, Cressbrook Street.

It is open to all ages, and participants should bring an item to decorate.

Old plates or tiles to use as mosaics are also appreciated, and grout and glue will be provided.

For more information, phone Somerset Regional Council on 5424 4000.


Desex your dog and council will pay the rego

A dog desexing promotion is once again encouraging responsible pet ownership across the Somerset region.

As part of the campaign, Somerset Regional Council will pay the 2019/20 registration fees for all dogs desexed before Thursday, 1 August.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said council was proud to present the annual promotion for the sixth year.

“All residents have to do is contact council and provide a copy of the dog desexing certificate along with a signed application form, which is available online, and council will pay the dog registration fees,” Cr Lehmann said.

For more information, phone council on 5424 4000 or visit


Anglers encouraged to join Reel Wivenhoe Classic

Anglers are encouraged to register for the second annual Reel Wivenhoe Classic, a non-professional fishing competition at Wivenhoe Dam.

Presented by Somerset Regional Council, the catch, photograph and release event will be held at Captain Logan Campgrounds on 17 and 18 August.

Entry is $75 for adults over 16, $25 for children under 16, and families or teams are $150.

The major prize draw of a boat, motor and trailer package is open to competitors and the general public, and tickets will be available for purchase on site from 7am on Saturday, 17 August.

For more information, visit and follow


Have your say on future of Somerset Libraries

Somerset Regional Council is seeking community feedback on the services, facilities and programs offered at its library branches in Esk, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah.

Have your say by taking part in the online survey before Sunday, 25 August and you could win one of three iPad and sphero packs valued at $800.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said council was committed to reviewing and improving its services in line with community expectations.

“Our libraries cont inue to move beyond books, making the most of digital technology through e-books and e-audio books and presenting programs, workshops, activities and information sessions for the Somerset community,” Cr Lehmann said.

The survey is available at

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