A WORD FROM: Mayor Graeme Lehmann
I AM proud of my council team, together with staff, who have achieved much for the Somerset region.
The bridge replacement program is on track for a dollar-to-dollar subsidy from the Federal and State governments and with a further 10 bridges to be included in the scheme for this year.
We have had many ongoing projects with the development of the Fernvale Sporting Fields, town drainage and footpaths.
In the past two years we have had the completion of the Lowood Library and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail with involvement from State Government, Federal Government, Somerset Regional Council and support from the community.
A record number of infrastructure projects are currently being carried out by council staff.
The population of the region is supported by these projects and council policies have assisted massive private sector investments such as the Brisbane Valley Protein Precinct and further development of Kilcoy Global Foods.
Council remains in a debt free status with affordable rates and effective services.
Currently we are working on water security with neighbouring councils for food production in our region.
It has been great to have the support from Council of Mayors.
I am proud to be involved in working with many community groups providing services for the region.
Mayor Graeme Lehmann.