Thousands for new parklands

HIGHLIGHTS from the Somerset Regional Council meeting held on December 9 included:

Parkland development for Esk

Somerset Regional Council has approved a contribution of $300,000 towards the development of an integrated park in Esk’s historic rail precinct sponsored by Toowoomba Pipeline Alliance.

The park will feature substantial shade trees and water sensitive bush plantings, pathways and bikeways throughout including the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, shaded children’s playground, picnic areas, kick-about space and community open parkland for markets and special events, fitness stations and an event space/ amphitheatre.

Arts grants presented

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann has presented grants to Somerset Art Society for $1728 and to Rheanna Leschke of Glamorgan Vale to attend the Country Music College in Tamworth.

The grants were made possible by the Regional Arts Development fund which is jointly supported by the Queensland government and Council.

Changes to local government legislation opposed by Council

Somerset Regional Council will object to parts of a proposed new State regulation which may impose additional costly administrative tasks on Queensland councils from July 2010.


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