Somerset Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee Newsletter

The Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee (EDTAC) is an advisory body for Somerset Regional Council. 

The body has been established to engage tourism and business representatives in the development of Council Economic Development and Tourism strategies, programs and projects at quarterly meetings.

The purpose of the committee is: 

  • To bring together community and industry representatives to engage with Council on economic development and tourism issues and opportunities within the Somerset region. 
  • To advise Council in the development, marketing and management of tourism, including events, representing the interests of both the tourism industry and resident. 
  • To act as the initial point of community engagement for economic development and tourism related matters. 
  • To foster links with State and Federal Government departments and agencies, other local governments, tourism and business organisations, environmental stakeholder organisations and the community. 


Somerset businesses and tourism operators are encouraged to contact their representative to discuss relevant topics to be brought to future committee meetings.

Somerset Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee community representatives:

Somerset Regional Council (SRC) Councillors

Cr Graeme Lehmann

Cr Helen Brieschke

Cr Cheryl Gaedtke

Cr Bob Whalley

Cr Sean Choat

Cr Kylee Isidro

Cr Jason Wendt

Business Community Representative

Business Community Representative

Business Community Representative

Tourism Community Representative

Tourism Community Representative 

Agricultural Industry Representative

Agricultural Industry Representative

Kilcoy Chamber of Commerce 

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Steering Committee

Regional Tourism Organisation

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