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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 15 July 2019

Published: July 15th 2019

Development fund grants for two Somerset groups

Two Somerset groups were last week awarded grants as part of the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Kilcoy Art Society Inc (KASI) member Brian Wallace and Esk Cultural Festival president John Preston received the funding from Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann.

Based at the Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery, KASI hosts artist of the month exhibitions and workshops with top ranked tutors.

The Esk Cultural Festival will be held at Pipeliner Park on Saturday, 27 July from 9am to 4pm and will include live music and dance, rides, food, drinks and market stalls.

Launched in 1991, the Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Somerset Regional Council to support local arts and culture.

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Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann (middle) last week presented RADF grants to Kilcoy Art Society Inc member Brian Wallace and Esk Cultural Festival president John Preston.


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.

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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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