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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 6 September 2019

Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 6 September 2019.

Published: September 6th 2019

Somerset Regional Council meeting

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 11 September 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


Glen Rock Gallery gets SASI for September

A new exhibition featuring the collective work of artists from Somerset Art Society Inc. is now on show at Glen Rock Gallery in Esk.

Bursting with colour, character and creativity, the exhibition showcases the talents of Sue Brown, Ron Orr, Jan Godfrey, Kerry Hetherington and Nelle Smith.

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

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SASI artists Sue Brown, Ron Orr, Jan Godfrey, Kerry Hetherington and Nelle Smith have works featured at Glen Rock Gallery in Esk.


Art gallery closing for exhibition install

Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery will be closed from Monday, 23 September, reopening with a new exhibition on Saturday, 28 September.

Budding Talents will officially open at 6pm on Friday, 27 September, celebrating the work of senior students from Toogoolawah, Kilcoy and Lowood state high schools.

The Condensery is at 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah, part of the Toogoolawah Visitor Information Centre, which will remain open during the installation.

RSVP for the opening of Budding Talents on 5423 1036.

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Charlotte’s Web coming to civic centre

The stage adaptation of the best-selling book Charlotte’s Web is coming to Somerset Civic Centre.

Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and presented by Somerset Regional Council, the free shows will be held at 6pm on Sunday, 29 September and 10am on Monday, 30 September.

Tickets are free on 5424 2713.

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Take care as swooping season starts

Somerset residents are reminded to be aware of nesting native birds during spring.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said swooping season had started for natives like magpies, butcherbirds, pee-wees and noisy miners.

“They are known to be defensive and swoop people who come too close to their nesting areas,” Cr Lehmann said.

“These native birds are protected species under the Nature Conservation Act 1992, and Somerset Regional Council has warning signs in known nesting areas to alert residents and visitors.

“The best way to protect yourself from magpies is to stay away from areas where birds nest during breeding season, and do not interfere, harass or provoke the birds, touch their young or their nest.”


New date for Fernvale Relay for Life

The Fernvale Relay for Life will now be held on Saturday, 26 October to avoid clashing with the spring school holidays.

Hosted by Fernvale Lions Club and supported by Somerset Regional Council, the nine-hour team event will be held from 12pm at Fernvale Sports Park.

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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