Somerset Regional Council

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Somerset Regional Council

Somerset Regional Council was formed on 15 March 2008 following an amalgamation of Esk Shire and Kilcoy Shire Councils. It has a Mayor and six Councillors, each is elected by their constitutions and serve a four-year term.

The Somerset region is an hour west of Brisbane and is the fastest growing local government area in South East Queensland. It has a 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 South East Queensland.

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Mayor Graeme Lehmann

Mayor Graeme Lehmann

Council of Mayors (SEQ) Director

Graeme was born and raised in the Somerset region and has always called this his home. He lives with his wife Judy at Prenzlau and together they have three daughters and many grandchildren.

Graeme is passionate about representing the interests of the community and first became a Councillor in 1994. A decade after being in local government, Graeme was elected Mayor of the region. He has proudly served in local government for over two decades.

Graeme left high school early to pursue his love of cars and successfully completed an apprenticeship as a mechanic soon after. Graeme is a qualified motor mechanic and owned and operated a business specialising in repairing and restoring vehicles at Tarampa for many years. He is an avid Holden supporter and has raced at speedway and won several titles.