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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 25 October 2019

Published: 25th October 2019

Permanent Kilcoy road closure starts Monday

Hope Street at Kilcoy will be closed to traffic at the D’Aguilar Highway intersection from this Monday.

The permanent closure is part of road resurfacing and rehabilitation work being delivered by Somerset Regional Council in partnership with the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads.

The highway intersection will be reconfigured as a cul-de-sac, improving safety and pedestrian access around the township.

The Kilcoy project will also include improvements to the intersections at both ends of Mary Street.


Digital innovation workshop comes to Kilcoy

A two-day workshop on Embracing Digital Innovation in the Agricultural Sector will be held in Kilcoy on 20 and 21 November.

Supported by Somerset Regional Council, the free workshop is designed for farmers and workers in the agricultural sector who want to increase efficiency and productivity.

It will cover topics like connectivity, remote sensing, process automation, drones, data management, mapping, 3D printing and virtual reality.

The workshop will be held at the Kilcoy Visitor Information Centre, 41 Hope Street.

To register or for more information, visit


Nominate for Somerset Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Somerset Australia Day Awards.

Categories cover Arts and Cultural, Sports, Event, Community Group, Young Citizen and Citizen of the Year.

The downloadable form is available at the Somerset Regional Council website, and nominations close on Friday, 29 November.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony at Somerset Civic Centre on Sunday, 26 January next year.

For nomination forms or more information, visit


Council crew member recognised for service

Long-term employee Jeffrey Goode has been acknowledged for his service to Somerset Regional Council.

Mr Goode was recognised for 10 years with council, beginning as a casual labourer in October 2009.

He is now a load operator as part of council’s construction and maintenance crew.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann this week congratulated Mr Goode at a presentation in Esk.

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