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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 19 August 2019

Published: August 19th 2019

Fernvale Sports Park to host Relay for Life

Step out for a good cause at this year’s Relay For Life at Fernvale Sports Park.

Hosted by Fernvale Lions Club and supported by Somerset Regional Council, the nine-hour team event will be held from 12pm on Saturday, 28 September.

The annual Cancer Council initiative is a chance for the Somerset community to recognise and celebrate cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer, and to raise money to help save more lives.

To register for the event or for more information, visit


Women’s Health Week comes to Kilcoy

An expo and outdoor movie screening will be held in Kilcoy next month to mark Women’s Health Week.

Somerset Regional Council and Metro Health North will partner to present the expo on Monday, 2 September from 10am to 2pm at Kilcoy Hospital in Kropp Street.

Hidden Figures will be screened in the hospital courtyard at 6.15pm on Saturday, 7 September.

Both events are free. For more information phone council on 5424 4000.


Nominate now for Somerset Garden Comp

Nominations are now open for the third annual Somerset Garden Competition.

Somerset Regional Council and Searles have once again partnered to present the event, with major categories for Best Rural Garden, Best Urban Garden and Best Business/Community Group Garden.

Winners will receive $500 and a signature Searles gift pack valued at $100, runners-up will take home $150, and bonus category award winners will pocket $250. All entrants will receive a Searles gift pack.

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday, 2 October, with the competition to culminate in an open gardens weekend on 25 and 26 October.

For nomination forms or more information, visit

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 or visit


Somerset joins Australia’s biggest sale trail

Somerset Regional Council is once again supporting Australia’s biggest sale trail.

The ninth annual Garage Sale Trail will be held on 19 and 20 October, uniting more than 400,000 people across the country.

The multi award-winning sustainability event will encourage reuse, recycling and reduced waste.

The first 1,250 Garage Sale Trail sellers who register before 10 September will receive a free promo pack with posters, price tags and more.

For more information or to register, visit


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

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