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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 8 June 2020

Published: 8th June 2020

Somerset Regional Council to Adopt its Budget

Somerset Regional Council will hold a special meeting at 12pm on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 at Esk to adopt its 2020/21 budget.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said residents could listen to the meeting live streamed on Council’s Facebook page.

“As members of the public cannot attend meetings in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, Council will live audio stream the meeting on its corporate Facebook page,” Cr Lehmann said.

Council will hold its ordinary meeting on the same day starting at 9am.

Somerset Residents Encouraged to Stick Together

Somerset Regional Council is encouraging the community to get creative and get behind the Stick Together project.

Initiated by Creative Arts Alliance, Stick Together, is the first in a series of community art projects as part of its Craft Connect program.

Residents can register their interest at: or for more information visit:

Council Thanks Community Group for Years of Service

Somerset Regional Council has thanked members of the Friends of Jensen’s Swamp group for their invaluable service to the community.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann thanked the group for their efforts after they announced they would be winding up their service.

“Over the years this group has offered great opportunities to school children to learn about horticulture and nature at the site, and the gardens created at Jensen's Swamp were a credit to the region,” Cr Lehmann said.

“The ongoing partnership between Jensen's Swamp and Council was appreciated, and personally I am very sorry to hear that the group will no longer be operating.

“On behalf of Council I thank them for the wonderful voluntary efforts put in over the years.”

Ongoing management of the reserve will be undertaken by Council or Council appointed contractors.

Residents Encouraged to Have Their Say on Dam Upgrade

Somerset Regional Council is encouraging residents to have their say on Seqwater’s proposed improvement program for Somerset Dam.

An online survey has been circulated by the water authority seeking input on upgrades it plans to undertake at Somerset Dam from 2022.

The upgrades will take up to four years to complete and will have an impact on the township.

Seqwater is seeking feedback, ideas and suggestions as part of its upgrade planning.

The survey can be completed by visiting:

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