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Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights - 29 November 2019

Published: 29th November 2019

Ball fund supports new transport service

A medical transport service for the disabled and elderly will hit the road in Somerset supported by the Mayoral Gala Charity Ball Fund.

Somerset Regional Council will co-fund a six-month pilot program by Lutheran Services Somerset to develop Dial-A-Drive using an existing fleet of vehicles.

This year’s Mayoral Gala Charity Ball was held at Somerset Civic Centre on Saturday, 7 September, raising more than $18,000.

For more on the ball fund visit


Call for creatives to join Art Beat Festival

Performers and stallholders can now register for next year’s Somerset Art Beat Festival.

The second annual event will showcase all things art and culture at Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery on Saturday, 30 May.

Supported by Somerset Regional Council in partnership with Creative Arts Alliance, it will include market stalls, live music, dance performances, workshops, food and more.

Expressions of Interest for performers, stallholders and a new event assistant role are open at


Council to expand CCTV camera network

Somerset Regional Council will expand its CCTV camera network in Lowood.

Cameras will be installed at the intersection of Prospect Street, Forest Hill Fernvale Road and Glamorgan Vale Road, supporting road safety and flood monitoring.

Council currently operates 35 cameras in and around Lowood.


Reserve to host Brisbane Rugby League trial

The new-look Esk Sport & Recreation Reserve will host a Brisbane Rugby League (BRL) trial match next year.

Somerset Regional Council this week confirmed the Normanby Hounds would take on a BRL A-Grade rival at the Hampton Road venue in late January or early February.

Recent works at the reserve include improved grandstand seating, stairs and amenities along with a refurbished clubhouse.


Somerset students join leadership camp

Student leaders from Somerset schools will attend a leadership camp at the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre in January next year.

Somerset Regional Council will invite more than 20 leaders from Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah state high schools to the camp.

Students will take part in team building and personal development activities like surfing, high ropes and caving, along with sessions focusing on the Somerset community.


Council awards two community grants

The Kilcoy Combined Churches Community Christmas Carols has received a Community Assistance Grant as part of the latest round of funding from Somerset Regional Council.

The event will be held at Kilcoy Memorial Hall on Saturday, 14 December from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Meanwhile, Fernvale softballer Lily McColm was awarded a Somerset Excellence Grant.

Lily was selected in the Queensland School Sport 10-12 years softball team to take part in this month’s School Sport Australia Softball Championships in Sydney.

For more on Somerset community grants visit


Somerset Regional Council held its meeting in the Simeon Lord Room at the Esk Library on Wednesday, 27 November at 9am.

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