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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 24 March 2020

Published: 24th March 2020

Somerset Regional Council meeting

Somerset Regional Council will meet tomorrow to discuss the community impact of coronavirus.

Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the special meeting would be attended by a select number of staff.

“Councillors will be joined by essential council officers only, and we ask the community to not attend the meeting on this occasion, in line with advice from health experts,” Cr Lehmann said.


Mayor slams Somerset vandals

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann has labelled the recent theft of toilet paper and hand sanitiser from Toogoolawah and Kilcoy as “pathetic”.

“Vandals smashed their way into public toilets to steal the items over the weekend,” Cr Lehmann said.

“They’ve placed people at risk – these were consumables provided by council to help protect the health and well-being of the community.

“It’s absolutely pathetic, and I urge everyone to use some common sense and remain vigilant and thoughtful during this difficult time.”


Democracy sausages hit a snag

Somerset Regional Council has confirmed democracy sausages and bake stalls will not feature on election day, 28 March.

The move follows strict health advice from the Electoral Commission of Queensland.

Pre-polling is open at the Lowood Showgrounds on Station Street and The Rectory at 85 Ipswich Street, Esk.

For more information phone 1300 881 665.

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