Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights – 7 November 2016

Somerset Regional Council Weekly Highlights – 7 November 2016

Category : General News

Nominate a Somerset Resident for an Australia Day Award

Somerset residents are being encouraged to recognise the outstanding contributions of fellow residents by nominating them for a 2017 Australia Day Award.

The annual awards are held to acknowledge residents and groups who have made a considerable contribution to the community.

Somerset Regional Council invites nominations in six categories – Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, Event of the Year, Australia Day Sports Award, Australia Day Arts and Cultural Award and Community Group of the Year.

Nominations for each of the categories are open from now until 5pm on Friday, 9 December.

The Australia Day Awards ceremony will be held on Australia Day in 2017 at the Somerset Civic Centre in Esk.

Nomination forms are available from Council offices, by phoning (07) 5424 4000 or online at www.somerset.qld.gov.au.

Somerset Council Meeting to Be Held on Monday

Somerset Regional Council has changed the date of their next meeting to Monday, 14 November 2017.

Council meetings are held in the Simeon Lord Room in the Esk Library Building off Heap Street.

Meetings are open to the public and start at 9am.

Agendas can be found at www.somerset.qld.gov.au/council-meetings.

Council Looking for More Volunteers

Somerset Regional Council has vacancies for volunteers to join its team at various information centres in the region.

Volunteers are wanted for visitor information centres at Esk, Fernvale and Kilcoy as well as the Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery at Toogoolawah.

Volunteers must be willing to work weekends (only short shifts) and be active promoters of tourism in Somerset.

A rewarding incentive program is offered to volunteers and all training is provided.

If you would like to join the Council team and give back to your community, visit www.somerset.qld.gov.au/employment or phone Council on (07) 5424 4000.


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