More council funds

AT the Somerset council meeting on Wednesday council committed to further funding for community projects.

The Somerset council has formally funded an additional $105,000 to further extend the bitumen surface of Gregors Creek Road and more than $65,000 for Minden Post Office Road as well as a $100,000 upgrade to Lowood Swimming Pool and further funding for the new Lowood SES headquarters and the new regional animal shelter near Esk.

The additional funding was included in a fourth revised budget adopted by the council and comes from improving investment returns.

sewerage infrastructure required

Somerset Council will advise the developer of a proposed 145-lot residential estate just north of Kilcoy that it will not accept a proposal for the new allotments to be serviced by household septic systems given the close proximity of the development to the town.

Council also approved minor new residential subdivisions in the park residential area of Fernvale only on the condition that they be connected to sewerage.

new Esk Park

The new $1.1 million pipeline in Esk being constructed by Toowoomba Pipeline Alliance is likely to open in early June 2010, Somerset Council has confirmed.

The Council is contributing $300,000 towards the project.


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