Somerset Region

Somerset Council Area
Somerset Map – Click for larger map

Somerset Region – Facts and Information

Are you aware of Somerset Regional Council’s Mission Statement?

We, in partnership with the community, will realise our vision by:

  • Focusing on our customer’s needs
  • Planning for the future
  • Utilising resources efficiently and effectively
  • Using sound business practices
  • Utilising the practice of continuous improvement

The above mission statement has been developed to assist Somerset Regional Council to service its community in a responsive, innovative and efficient manner – exercising leadership and builds community strength. Through a variety of council services, Council feels it can deliver on these promises.

Census Statistics

The last Census stats are 2016.

Better Councils Better Communities

Efficient, productive and innovative councils for Queensland.
Click here to view the Community’s View.
Click here to view the FAQ on Better Councils Better Communities.

Statewide survey gives the tick of approval to local councils

Queensland councils have won a tick of approval from their communities, according to a comprehensive survey commissioned by the Local Government Association of Queensland.

The 2017 Fred Rogers Community Satisfaction Tracking Study showed that local councils were performing particularly well in key service areas such as maintenance of parks and gardens, libraries and other aspects of community lifestyles.

The survey, conducted every two years, found that overall satisfaction in the job that councils do stood at 69.4 percent, compared with a rating of 70 percent two years ago.

LGAQ chief executive Greg Hallam said the survey results showed a healthy public regard for the local government sector despite some recent controversies.

“These results show the community is a great arbiter of who’s fair dinkum and who’s not,’’ he said.

“To record a consistently high satisfaction rating suggests that the public realise most of the people who work for the local council are fair dinkum about looking after the community.’’

The results suggest councils perform best in the public’s view on services to do with activities such as parks and garden maintenance, sporting facilities and heritage protection.

But the survey suggests, as it has in previous years, that councils need to do more work on customer service and communicating with the public.

The 2017 Community Satisfaction Tracking Study, conducted by Morton Consulting Services and Market Facts, canvassed the opinions of 700 households across Queensland.

The independent survey is the 11th in a series that analyses community satisfaction and determines benchmarks for council performance.

The survey results can be seen here:

2019 results and associated press release made by LGAQ: Click here

2020 Press Release: Click here

Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006

Role of Mayor and Councillors

The link below outlines the role and responsibility of a Councillor.

Australian Local Government Women’s Association – (ALGWA)

Presidents message from the ALGWA which outlines the current gender percentages in local government and the implementation of the 50:50 Vision – Councils for Gender Equity Program.

Click here to visit the ALGWA website.

Somerset Regional Council Website

Click here for the website

Somerset Regional Council – 2016 – 2020

Taking my Statutory Oath-13 April 2016









Cr Otis Ogg, Cr Helen Brieschke, Deputy Mayor Cr Dan Hall, Cr Sean Choat, Mayor Graeme Lehmann, Cr Bob Whalley and Cr Cheryl Gaedtke






                 Somerset Regional Council

 2020 – 2024

Front row – Cr Helen Brieschke, Mayor Lehmann, Cr Kylee Isidro, Cr Cheryl Gaedtke and Back row – Cr Bob Whalley, Cr Jason Wendt, Cr Sean Choat
Presentation of my Councillor Oath by our CEO Mr Andrew Johnson on Thursday 16 April 2020. 








Reading and making my Councillor Oath

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Cover for Cheryl Gaedtke Retired Councillor SRC
Cheryl Gaedtke Retired Councillor SRC

Cheryl Gaedtke Retired Councillor SRC

I believe in open communication, active listening and a common sense approach, always.
After 39 years in Local Government, I have enjoyed my journey and understand the importance of Local Government as the grass root level of government.

Welcome to our little town❣️As everyone knows, each Saturday morning Yowie Park is a hive of activity with people participating in the Yowie Park Run. Well last Saturday 13 April the gallery was visited by some British International park runners who apparently flew in Friday to run the Yowie park run on the international circuit! They then visited the gallery and bought one of Noela Lowien's artworks from her Artist of the Month wall! Aptly, it just happened to be her painting of a yowie! Great souvenir to take back to the UK of their visit to Kilcoy, don't you think? ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations Helen❣️Congratulations to Somerset Councillor Helen Brieschke on her appointment as Deputy Mayor. 🙌Councillor Brieschke was appointed to the role by her colleagues during the statutory meeting held in Esk today. ... See MoreSee Less
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