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Somerset Population Rises Above 26,000

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics has provided some much-needed good news, confirming that Somerset is an ideal place to live.

Published: 16th April 2020

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics has provided some much-needed good news, confirming that Somerset is an ideal place to live.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the region had seen an increase in its population to 26,219.

“Almost all of the increase is in the Lowood/Fernvale area where there was a 2.0% increase last year,” Cr Lehmann said.

“This compares to the Queensland average increase of 1.7%.”

“What is really great about the increase is that it is not just people moving here, it is families expanding and choosing to raise their families in our rural lifestyle from birth.

“Somerset is a great place for families and we are working hard to build our recreation and other facilities to support this growth”

Cr Lehmann said Council was investing by buying recreation land, developing the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and other facilities throughout Somerset.

“We will of course take these numbers to the State Government to make sure that they also invest here, including making State Highway 17 safe for everyone,” Cr Lehmann said.

“We recognise that the State is starting to invest in improving the State Highway 17, but they have a long way to go.”

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