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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 9 August 2019

Published: August 9th 2019

Somerset Regional Council to meet next week

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 14 August 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 somerset.qld.gov.au.

 

Council confirms temporary road closure

Haslingden Park Drive will be closed to through traffic near the Don Street intersection from 13 to 16 August.

The Lowood road will be closed during the replacement of underground culvert pipes.

Somerset Regional Council will temporarily open the closed section of Haslingden Park Drive at the intersection of Prospect Street to provide access for local residents and emergency services.

 

Winter school holiday program a winner

More than 320 people attended last month’s school holiday activities presented by Somerset Regional Council.

Somerset Libraries welcomed 176 people to 11 events including snow globe workshops, tinker labs and science sessions.

A total of 134 people took part in two trips to Darling Downs Zoo, while Kilcoy’s Koala Kapers craft and movie morning was also well attended.

Information on Somerset’s spring school holiday program will be released in coming weeks.

 

Somerset photographers on show at gallery

A new exhibition featuring the work of four Somerset photographers is now on show at Glen Rock Gallery in Esk.

Landscapes, wildlife and colourful characters are at the heart of the collection captured by Phil Lister, Gerard de Roo, Delong Lin and Linda Taylor.

Presented by Somerset Art Society Inc, the exhibition is open until Wednesday, 4 September.

Glen Rock Gallery is at 82 Ipswich Street, Esk, part of Somerset Regional Council’s Esk Visitor Information Centre.

For more information on events across Somerset, visit experiencesomerset.com.au and follow facebook.com/experiencesomerset/.

 

Reel Wivenhoe Classic back for a big year

A festival of fishing, fireworks and free family fun will return to Lake Wivenhoe next weekend.

The Reel Wivenhoe Classic, a non-professional catch, photograph and release fishing competition, will be held at Captain Logan Campground on 17 and 18 August.

Fish won’t be the only thing on the line, with more than $20,000 in prizes up for grabs.

The event will be open to the public and will include live music on Friday, 16 August and a free family festival on Saturday, 17 August.

For more information on the Reel Wivenhoe Classic, visit reelwivenhoeclassic.com.au and follow facebook.com/ReelWivenhoeClassic/.

 

Charity ball supports Somerset community

Forget Vegas, Somerset Regional Council is bringing the casino to you, raising money for local charities.

The third annual Mayoral Gala Charity Ball will take on a Casino Royale theme at Somerset Civic Centre on Saturday, 7 September from 6pm to midnight.

Tickets are $130 each or $1,200 for a table of 10 and include canapés on arrival, a two-course meal, five-hour drinks package, auctions, raffles, casino tables and live entertainment.

To secure your seat, phone council on 5424 4000.

 

Have your say on 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 continue 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 somerset.qld.gov.au/library.

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