This regional local government is an hour west of Brisbane and is the fastest growing local government area in southeast Queensland. It has strong agricultural, environmental, heritage and tourism values. It contains important vegetation and forest, areas of high scenic and landscape amenity and significantly, the key water catchments for southeast Queensland.
The Somerset region has an area of 5379 sq km, includes the main townships of Esk, Fernvale, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah, and as of June 30, 2010, was home to 22,519 people with a growth rate of 4.2 per cent. Somerset's neighbouring local governments are Lockyer Valley, Ipswich City, Brisbane City, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Gympie, South Burnett and Toowoomba.
Living in Somerset Regional Council
The Somerset Regional Council provides a range of services, click on the following for more information
Business in Somerset Regional Council
Somerset Regional Council, being a rural setting with a number of small towns, provides people with the opportunity to build in one of the beautiful small towns or on one of the many of rural type blocks. Land is available in all sizes, and provides challenges in building near one of the lakes, rainforest or mountainous ranges.
Development permits must be obtained for the erection, re-erection, alteration and/or addition to any building in the Council region. Council officers are happy to discuss your project with you.
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Please choose from the following to be taken to our online eServices, rates and registration pages:
- 24/7 Rates Payments
- Cemetery Register
- Development Applications
- Library Catalogue
- Property Enquiry
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services, such as water, electricity or telephones were cut off? Government officers and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away.
You and your families need to know how to cope in a disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. The following links hold key information in preparing, confronting and enduring disasters: