Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 23 August 2019
Somerset Regional Council meeting
Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 28 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.
Huge interest in Somerset solar tender
A tender for new rooftop solar plant installations at Kilcoy Showgrounds, Fernvale PCYC, Somerset Civic Centre and Lowood Library has attracted strong interest with 81 suppliers downloading tender documents.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said council had engaged Peak Services to conduct procurement and project manage the installs.
“Council will decide on Peak Services’ recommendations about the tender at its meeting on 11 September,” Cr Lehmann said.
“In the meantime, council will call quotations on a further four installations, which will bring our total to 13 solar sites including the five already installed.”
For more on council tenders, visit somerset.qld.gov.au/tenders-public-quotations.
Yellow Gully bridge renewal continues
The construction of a new $1.1 million bridge at Yellow Gully, Buaraba is expected to continue into October.
The single span two-lane concrete bridge is being joint funded by Somerset Regional Council and the Federal Government Bridges Renewal Program.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the 25m bridge on Atkinsons Dam Road would replace an ageing single span concrete structure.
“Motorists are asked to show extra caution during construction, with a side track single lane gravel road being used, along with 24-hour-a-day traffic signals,” Cr Lehmann said.
“At this stage the new bridge is expected to open in October.”
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 https://bit.ly/2Xfh8aN.
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 relayforlife.org.au.
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 https://bit.ly/2YcEq2j.
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 garagesaletrail.com.au/somersetRC.