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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 22 November 2019

Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights- 22 November 2019

Published: 22nd November 2019

Somerset Regional Council meeting

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 27 November 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

Ekka public holiday confirmed for 2020

A public holiday for next year’s Royal Queensland Show will be observed across Somerset on Monday, 10 August.

The holiday was officially appointed by the Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations, The Honourable Grace Grace, last week.

Extended library hours to continue

Extended opening hours at Toogoolawah Library will continue into January next year.

The Gunyah Street library is open Monday (9am to 12.30pm), Tuesday (9am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 5pm), Wednesday (1pm to 5pm), Thursday (9am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 5pm), and Friday (9am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 5pm).

Somerset Regional Council announced the extended hours trial in June, following community feedback and the release of the Somerset Libraries Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023.

For more information, follow

Delayed opening for Somerset centres

Somerset Regional Council customer service centres, libraries and the Esk Refuse and Recycling Centre and Landfill will open at 12pm on Tuesday, 26 November to facilitate a staff training event.

Visitor Information Centres and the Kilcoy Refuse and Recycling Centre will open as normal.

Nominate for 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

Phone photos on show in Somerset

An exhibition exploring the relationship between camera-phone connectivity, photography, art and popular culture is now on show at Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery.

You Are Here + features the work of Brisbane’s Neil Degney, who has more than 30 years’ experience as a photographer and visual artist.

Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery is at 29 Factory Road, part of the Toogoolawah Visitor Information Centre.

For more information, follow

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