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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 30 August 2019

Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 30 August 2019.

Published: August 30th 2019

Somerset to use day labour for upgrades

Somerset Regional Council has got the green light from the Federal Government to complete $2.4 million in bridge replacement work at Minden and Mount Beppo using day labour.

The funds will see two load limited timber bridges replaced by concrete structures that will safely carry all commercial loads.

The Federal Government is providing $1.2 million for the projects as part of the Bridges Renewal Program.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the move meant council was not required to call tenders for the projects.

“We are grateful to the government for supporting our food industries by jointly funding the new bridges,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Allowing the use of day labour means the $2.4 million in construction funds can circulate in the Somerset economy for longer.”


Last call to claim tickets to charity ball

Ticket sales for Somerset Regional Council’s third annual Mayoral Gala Charity Ball close at 12pm on Monday, 2 September.

The event will raise money for local charities, taking 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


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


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 26 and 27 October.

For nomination forms or more information, 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

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