Council Meeting Highlights 12 October 2016

Council Meeting Highlights 12 October 2016

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Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights
Temporary Entertainment Approval for Car Rally Event
Somerset Regional Council has approved a temporary entertainment event for the Asphalt Demons 6th Invitational.
The car rally event is being held at Archer Falls Airfield on Neurum Road, Mount Archer on Saturday,15 October from 8am until late, with entertainment finishing at 11pm.
The event is open to car enthusiasts and offers displays of hotrods, bikes and custom vehicles.
There will also be vehicle time trials and live music entertainment.
Budget Allocation Increased for Wild Dog Bait Meat Subsidy Program
Somerset Regional Council has increase the wild dog bait meat subsidy for the current financial year budget.
As part of Council’s ongoing commitment to landholders and controlling wild dog numbers the budget allocation for the bait meat subsidy program has been increased to $7000.
The subsidy program landholders are eligible to claim a subsidy payment of $1 per wild dog bait.
To be eligible to claim the subsidy the bait meat must be approved by Council for impregnating with 1080 poison.
The maximum subsidy payable a landholder may receive is $100 per month.
Somerset Regional Council is also holding its final wild dog baiting day for 2016 on Monday, 14 November.
For more information on the wild dog bait meat subsidy program or the wild dog baiting days contact Council on (07) 5424 4000.
Council Helps Esk Jockey Club Through Community Assistance Grants
Somerset Regional Council has granted the Esk Jockey Club a community assistance grant of more than $1850.
The grant will allow the club to purchase a ride on mower to improve the general maintenance of the grounds area used for community events.
Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said that Council is proud to assist community groups and clubs through the grants program.
“The Esk Jockey Club grounds are maintained by volunteers and its vital we continue to recognise groups and individuals for their contributions to Somerset through funding,” Cr Lehmann said.

Somerset Tourism to Celebrate Gallery’s First Birthday in Style
Somerset Regional Council has allocated funding to celebrate The Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery’s first birthday in style.
The gallery’s first birthday will be celebrated on Friday, 9 December at invitational cocktail style event.
The evening will focus on the achievements of The Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery across the first 12 months and strengthen the tie between Toogoolawah businesses and the gallery.
The new edition of the Somerset Tourism regional visitor guide will also be launched at the event.

Council Collaborate with Community Bank to Beautify Lowood
Somerset Regional Council has endorsed a project to beautify areas around Lowood and the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.
The beautification project was proposed by the Lowood and Fernvale Community Bank.
As part of the Lowood Beautification project Council will provide two new “rail trail” type chairs to be paid by the community bank, a protective hand rail along the culvert adjacent to the IGA, a stormwater pipe extension and provision of mulch.
The total cost of the project for Council is expected to be $16,500 with more than $20,000 of the project being funded by other groups including the community bank and SEQCatchments.
Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann said that beautifying the Lowood area will benefit both the community and boost tourism.
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2 Redbank Street
(PO Box 117)
Esk    Q    4312
Ph: 07 5424 4000
Fax: 07 5424 4099
mail@somerset.qld.gov.au

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