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Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights 11 January 2023

Published: 12th January 2023


Next Somerset Council meeting

Somerset Regional Council will hold its first ordinary meeting for 2023 on Wednesday, 18 January.

The meeting will be held at the Kilcoy Explore Centre, 41 Hope Street, Kilcoy.

Meetings are open to the public however attendance is subject to pre-registration.

Residents are requested to email or phone council to register their interest 24 hours prior to a meeting. 

Residents can email or phone 5424 4000.

The council meeting schedule for 2023 and meeting agenda is available at


Chad Morgan is coming to Esk

The Sheik of Scrubby Creek, Chad Morgan, will grace the stage at the Somerset Civic Centre in Esk this month.

This is his seventh continuous decade of touring, performing and recording.

Chad, with his trademark wit and prominent chompers, will have you roaring with laughter as he performs classics including I'm My Own Grandpa, The Shotgun Wedding and There's Life in the Old Dog Yet.

Dubbed “the Crown Prince of Comedy” by Slim Dusty himself, Chad became a household name through appearances on Australia’s Amateur Hour, where he was national runner-up.

Joining Chad on tour will be one of country music's finest entertainers, Terry Gordon.

Don't miss these two Aussie legends in an entertaining afternoon of music and comedy at the Somerset Civic Centre in Esk on Saturday, 29 January at 2pm.

Doors open at 1.30pm.

Tickets available on the day or online at

For more information call the SCC box office on 5424 2713.




Llama Party at The Condensery

Llamas are coming to Somerset Regional Council’s regional art gallery, The Condensery on Thursday, 19 January.

The Llama Party, an all-day event, will help celebrate Caitlin Franzmann’s work in her exhibition, Natural State, which explores the interconnections between people, animals and ecosystems.

Last tickets are available for the Llama Party’s No Drama Llama soft sculpture workshop starting at 3pm.

To book tickets visit

While all other ticketed events for the day are sold out, drop ins are welcome to enjoy the other festivities at The Condensery’s Llama Party, which will include coffee for sale and a special llama story-time.

The project is funded by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal in partnership with the Australian Government. 


Get Free Weather Alerts in Somerset

Somerset Regional Council offers residents the opportunity to receive free alerts for severe weather direct to your phone or email.

Council partnered with the Early Warning Network (EWN) several years ago to deliver an alert service to residents living in Somerset.

The service is free to all Somerset residents through a Council initiative.

A key element of EWNs service is the Geographic Notification and Information System (GNIS) which enables true location based services so residents receive notifications based on their registered or physical location at the time.

To sign up to this free service visit:


Morning Melodies return to Esk in 2023

Morning Melodies return to the Somerset Civic Centre at Esk on Thursday, 22 February with a new show from concert pianist and actor, David Scheel, titled Growing Old Ungracefully.

After the long-standing international success of Scheel’s flagship show, Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player, and its sequel, Mad Maestros, Growing Old Ungracefully is a hilarious take on the ageing process, a personal view, as David’s own hair begins to change colour.

This is a high class, sophisticated and witty comedy from an older person with a very sharp, young mind. And among it all, David’s trademark brilliance on the piano intersperses all the fun with beautiful music.

Dubbed “A Master of the keyboard” by The Times, London and “The only show in town that can satisfy lovers of classical music and stand-up comedy alike” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this is a show not to be missed.

Starting at 10am and including morning tea, tickets will be available for purchase on the day or online via

For more information call the SCC box office on 5424 2713.


Somerset Regional Council is hiring

Somerset Regional Council has a range of employment opportunities regularly available.

Residents seeking work and interested in becoming part of an award-winning team

should visit for current vacancies.


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