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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 1 November 2019

Published: 1st November 2019

Art gallery closing for exhibition install

Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery will be closed from Monday, 4 November, reopening with a new exhibition on Saturday, 9 November.

Neil Degney’s You Are Here + will officially open at 1pm, exploring the relationship between camera-phone connectivity, photography, art and popular culture.

The exhibition will include a free Smartphone Image Editing Workshop with Degney from 9.30am to 10.30am on Tuesday, 26 November.

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

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Free fire management information night

Fire management and native vegetation will be the focus of a free information night in Kilcoy this month.

Somerset Regional Council will partner with the South-East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, Healthy Land and Water and Rural Fire Service Queensland to host the session on Wednesday, 13 November.

The night will cover fire management roles and responsibilities, fire season planning and preparation, and managing fire regimes to protect and enhance native vegetation from 6pm to 8.30pm at the Kilcoy Visitor Information Centre, 41 Hope Street.

For more information, visit


Learn how to be a digital champion

Community groups and clubs are invited to a free communications workshop in Esk on Wednesday, 20 November.

Hosted by Somerset Regional Council, Be A Digital Champion will be facilitated by Leisa Donlan from, with a presentation by Dana Bradow from Sport and Recreation Queensland.

Participants will learn how to digitally communicate with members, promote their group or club online and access exclusive online content, grants and funding through the Queensland Government Active Strategy.

The workshop will be held in the Simeon Lord Room at 19 Heap Street, Esk from 6pm to 9pm. Catering will be provided.

RSVP by Friday, 15 November on 5424 4000 or


Digital innovation workshop in 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 annual 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

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