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Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights - 24 July 2019

Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights - 24 July 2019

Published: July 24th 2019

Somerset Regional Council announces Acting CEO

Former Redcliffe City Council Chief Executive Officer Bob Holmes has been named Somerset Regional Council Acting CEO.

Mr Holmes will begin on Monday, 29 July and will continue until the commencement of a permanent CEO.

He is the former Acting CEO of Carpentaria Shire Council and earlier this year was Acting CEO of Croydon Shire Council.

Yowie Park upgrade no urban myth

Two new shelters and a barbecue will be installed at Kilcoy’s iconic Yowie Park.

The shelters will replace existing structures at the Hope Street park, and one will retain ‘The Fred Greensill Lake’ signage.

Work is scheduled to start in the third quarter of this year, with the new facilities to open before the Christmas holidays.

Kilcoy is home to Yowie Coffee, yowie burgers and the Yowie Country Markets and rugby league team.

A yowie statue stands about 2.5m tall on a plinth in Yowie Park.

The last yowie sighting in Kilcoy was reported in 2007.

Free tree program confirmed for October

Somerset Regional Council’s free tree program will return to Kilcoy, Fernvale and Esk in October.

Residents will be entitled to two free plants, while an additional eight will be offered to people on more than 20 acres and participants in the Land for Wildlife program.

Vouchers will be published in the spring edition of Somerset Lifestyle, and more information will be released in coming weeks.

Council employee recognised for service

Long-term employee Rob Bourchier has been recognised for his service to Somerset Regional Council.

Mr Bourchier was honoured for 20 years with council, beginning as a works overseer at the former Esk Shire Council in July 1999.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann this week congratulated Mr Bourchier at a presentation in Esk.

Rob and Graeme


Caption: Council employee Rob Bourchier was recognised for his service to Somerset by Mayor Graeme Lehmann.

Somerset Regional Council held its meeting in the Simeon Lord Room at the Esk Library on Wednesday, 24 July at 9am.

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