The Somerset region sits an hour West of Brisbane and has an area of 5382km2. The region is home to 25,000 people and includes the townships of Esk, Fernvale, Kilcoy, Lowood and Toogoolawah. The region is made up of breathtaking mountain scenery, rolling hills, native rainforests, trickling creeks and waterways, and a stunning patchwork of agricultural countryside.
The area also encompasses the catchment for the Brisbane River and is home to the Somerset and Wivenhoe dams.
The First Peoples of the district include the Jagera/Yagera people and Jinibara peoples
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Arts and Culture in Somerset
Arts and Cultural Plan with seven key priorities:
Engaging the community
Creating a sense of place
Building and Consolidating
Sustainable Creative Industries
Embracing the Future
Other relevant plans and policies
Somerset Council’s economic development plan includes several strategies relating to festivals and events, heritage and tourism
Somerset Regional Council supports arts and culture through:
Arts and crafts groups
Glen Rock Gallery (run by Somerset Art Society)