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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 19 December 2019

Published: 19th December 2019

Christmas closures across Somerset

The Somerset Regional Council administration centre, customer service centres, libraries and visitor information centres will close for Christmas at 5pm on Tuesday, 24 December.

The administration centre, customer service centres and libraries will reopen on Thursday, 2 January, while the visitor information centres will reopen on Friday, 27 December with reduced holiday hours from 9am to 2pm.


Kilcoy intersection open to traffic

The intersection of Mary Street and the D’Aguilar Highway at Kilcoy is open to traffic in both directions with road resurfacing and rehabilitation work to continue in the new year.

Part of a wider project to reduce rat-running and improve traffic flow through Kilcoy, work is being delivered by Somerset Regional Council in partnership with the Department of Transport and Main Roads.


Somerset landfills close for Christmas

The Esk Refuse and Recycling Centre and Landfill and Kilcoy Refuse and Recycling Centre will be closed on 25 and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.

Refuse and recycling centres at Coominya and Harlin will be closed from 23 to 26 December and 30 December to 1 January next year.


Community grants open for 2020

Round two applications for Somerset Regional Council’s 2019-2020 Community Assistance Grants will close on Friday, 24 April next year.

Eligible community groups can apply for a grant for projects, events or services occurring after Friday, 29 May 2020.

For more on Somerset community grants visit


Huge holiday program in Somerset

Somerset Regional Council has more than 50 activities on offer for the summer school holidays.

Printed programs are available at all customer service centres, libraries and visitor information centres.

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See the lights this festive season

Celebrate the season and experience the annual Somerset Christmas Lights Trail.

Residential, business and community entries from the Somerset Christmas Lights Competition are adding a touch of bright to the night until Thursday, 26 December.

This year’s competition attracted 37 entries from across the region.

Find the full lights trail list at


Somerset supports Driver Reviver

Three accredited visitor information centres in Somerset have joined the Driver Reviver campaign.

The centres at Fernvale, Toogoolawah and Kilcoy are offering free tea, coffee and snacks for travellers until Tuesday, 31 December.

The services will resume for the new year from Friday, 24 to Monday, 27 January.

The centres are at 1483 Brisbane Valley Highway, Fernvale; 29 Factory Road, Toogoolawah; and 41 Hope Street, Kilcoy.

For more on visiting Somerset, follow


Call for creatives to join Art Beat Festival

Performers and stallholders can 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


Extended library hours continue

Extended opening hours at Toogoolawah Library will continue into next month.

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.

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Phone photos at The Condensery

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.

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