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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 21 February 2020

Published: 21st February 2020

Somerset Regional Council meeting

Somerset Regional Council will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, 26 February.

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


SES unit supports Somerset clean up

The Somerset Region SES Unit will this weekend be joined by members from Logan as the clean-up following last year’s fires continues.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the crews would be based at Esk Showgrounds and would work with a number of landholders across Somerset.

“We’re expecting about 50 people from Logan and I can’t thank them enough for their support,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Of course we’ve recently been dealing with flash flooding after rain, but people impacted by the fires have not been forgotten.”


Racecourse redevelopment opening

The official opening of the new-look Kilcoy Racecourse buildings will be held on Friday, 28 February at 12.30pm.

Works included the development of a shared barbecue space, indoor and outdoor dining area, tiered seating for 300 people, improvements to the betting ring and disability access and a direct link to the Trackside Pavilion.

Kilcoy Racecourse is at 26 Showgrounds Road, Woolmar.

For more information phone Somerset Regional Council on (07) 5424 4000.


Save the date for fun run or ride

The 18th annual Somerset Rail Trail Fun Run or Ride will be held on Sunday, 12 July.

The day will once again include 3km and 8km events along with a 25km ride, all finishing at Fernvale Sports Park.

A post-race festival will feature live entertainment, food trucks, information stalls, children’s activities and more.

Registration will start with a 48-hour flash sale from 5pm on Friday, 27 March.

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Kilcoy on show at The Condensery

Kilcoy Kollections II continues to bring visitors to Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery.

The exhibition showcases mixed media work by members of the Kilcoy Art Society Inc and students from Kilcoy State High School.

The Condensery is open daily at 29 Factory Road, part of the Toogoolawah Visitor Information Centre.

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Free tree day will focus on koalas

A free tree day in Somerset will aim to enhance food sources for the region’s koalas on Saturday, 7 March.

Somerset Regional Council will host the event in the Simeon Lord Room courtyard near the Esk Library on Heap Street from 8am to 12pm.

Koala food and habitat trees will be the focus of the event, but other natives will also be available.

Residents are reminded to bring a bag or box when collecting their plants.


Call for creatives to join art festival

Creatives, musicians and performers can register for this 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 are open at


Community grants open for 2020

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

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

For more on Somerset community grants visit


New exhibition at Glen Rock Gallery

A new exhibition featuring the work of Somerset photographer Gerard de Roo is now on show at Glen Rock Gallery in Esk.

Presented by the Somerset Art Society Inc, the Artist of the Month exhibition closes on Wednesday, 4 March.

Glen Rock Gallery is at 82 Ipswich Street, part of Somerset Regional Council’s Esk Visitor Information Centre.

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