Somerset Regional Council Meeting Highlights – 27 October 2016
Category : General News
Somerset Regional Council is appealing to residents to help manage invasive pest plants in the region.
Council has several invasive plant treatment programs occurring throughout the region to target weeds but is looking for support of residents to manage their private properties.
Council officers have been managing an increase in requests for assistance from landholders specifically targeting Fireweed.
Fireweed is a restricted invasive plant that competes with pastures and can be toxic to livestock.
Earlier this year Council included fireweed on its Chemical Subsidy Program.
The Chemical Subsidy Program applies to certain invasive plants in Somerset and allows approved landholders to receive a subsidy of one-third of the herbicide cost upon presentation of receipts to Council and an approved property pest management plan.
For more information about invasive weed species, how to manage them, or accessing Council’s Chemical Subsidy Program contact Council on (07) 5424 4000.
To access fact sheets on invasive plants and animals visit: www.daf.qld.gov.au.
Council Names Ovals at Fernvale Sports Park
Somerset Regional Council has named several ovals constructed as part of the Fernvale Sports Park development.
Public comment on the name changes was sought and Council received submissions in support of the proposals.
The cricket oval will be called Les Titmarsh Oval, the netball courts will be named after Judith Schmidt and a third field will be named Harrisborough Field.
Council will also rename part of what is currently known as Brouff Road to Sam Brouff Way when changes to the Fernvale Sports Park access occur in future.
Council will install signs to reflect the new names.
Somerset Council’s 2015/16 Annual Report Released
Somerset Regional Council has released its 2015/16 annual report.
Highlights in the financial year, as detailed in the report, include the construction of the Fernvale Sports Park and drainage upgrades, replacement of several ageing timber bridges in the region and continued development and implementation of Council’s tourism strategy.
The annual report is available for download on Council’s website: www.somerset.qld.gov.au/annual-reports.
Council Supports Race Club
Somerset Regional Council has, through its Community Assistance Grants program, approved financial support for two upcoming race meetings of the Kilcoy Race Club.
Council received a request from the club to sponsor a race meeting in December and January.
Council will contribute $1000 towards sponsorship of the two race meetings with Council to have naming rights of two gallop races.