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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights - 14 July 2020

Published: 14th July 2020

Somerset Dog Registration Period Extended

Somerset Regional Council has extended its dog registration renewal date to 30 June 2021 as part of its coronavirus assistance package.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said residents with dogs already registered will not have to pay dog rego renewals until 30 June 2021.

“All residents have to do is read the expiry date on their current purple dog rego tags as being 30 June 2021 instead of 30 June 2020. It’s that simple,” Cr Lehmann said.

Dogs that are currently not registered with Council, will still need to be registered and Council’s introductory dog registration fee of $35 will apply for all new dogs.

Cr Lehmann said that although council’s dog registration fees were already some of the most affordable in south-east Queensland, the once-off extension would help more than 3000 Somerset residents.

Buy and Support Local in Somerset

Somerset Regional Council is encouraging more residents to shop locally and support small businesses.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said it has never been more important to buy and support local than it is now in the midst of a global pandemic.

“It’s important for the future growth of our region and our residents to support local businesses and their families,” Cr Lehmann said.

“I would encourage everyone to support local businesses particularly smaller businesses that need your continued support to stay open and service the community.”

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: somerset.qld.gov.au/your-council/have-your-say

 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.

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