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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 22 June 2020

Published: 22nd June 2020

Somerset Regional Council Meeting on Wednesday

Somerset Regional Council will hold its ordinary Council meeting on Wednesday, 24 June at Esk.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said residents could listen to audio of 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 start its meeting at 9am.

Visitors to Rail Trail Asked to have Input

Visitors to Australia’s longest recreational rail trail in South East Queensland are being encouraged to complete a survey to help guide its development.

Somerset Regional Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads have partnered with the University of Queensland Business School to survey Brisbane Valley Rail Trail users.

The responses will help inform management decisions and improve visitor experience of the trail.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail users can complete the survey before 26 June 2020 by visiting:

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:

Have Your Say on Arts and Culture in Somerset

Somerset artists are being called upon to fill out a short survey that will help support the industry’s growth in the region.

The arts and cultural survey is being conducted by Somerset Regional Council through its Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) partnership.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said Information collected from survey will help provide a framework necessary to support and nurture an environment in which arts and culture in the region can flourish.

“We want to find out who are our arts and cultural practitioners are, where they live and what are they doing,” Cr Lehmann said.

“Whether you’re an arts and cultural development worker, dancer, jeweller, visual artist, musician, performer, writer or anything new and in between, we want to hear from you.

“The survey will only take a few minutes to complete and your input now will have an impact on arts and culture in Somerset well into the future.”
The survey is open now and closes on 31 August 2020 and can be accessed by visiting:
 The survey is being supported through RADF which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Somerset Regional Council to support arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Feedback Encouraged through Somerset Dam Upgrade Survey

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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