28 August, 2023

Council auction of mountain land in Esk to recover overdue rates

SOMERSET Regional Council is taking decisive action to address overdue rates through the sale by auction of a property in Esk.

Council auction of mountain land in Esk to recover overdue rates - feature photo

The auction involves the sale of a portion of mountainous land, spanning 18.86 hectares, situated just north of the intersection of Brisbane Valley Highway and Chaille Road at Esk. 

The property, previously owned by a deregistered company, has presented unique challenges as the company is legally unable to sell it. The auction aims to recover overdue rates and support the continued vitality of the community.

Councillor Sean Choat, a member of the Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee, emphasised the significance of this initiative.

“As a committed advocate for our community's well-being, Council is undertaking this auction in alignment with our responsibility to ensure equitable financial contributions.”

Esk is a sought-after tourist destination known for its prime location along the renowned Brisbane Valley Rail Trail. Offering easy access to Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe, the town stands as an attractive hub for outdoor enthusiasts. The Esk community boasts a range of essential amenities including a hospital, school, and a diverse array of local businesses.

The auction is scheduled for 11.30am on September 22 in the Simeon Lord Room at the Esk Library Building, 19 Heap Street, Esk.

The auction property is located at 5220 Brisbane Valley Highway. 

Further details can be obtained by phoning Somerset Regional Council on 5424 4000.


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