8 February, 2021
Naming of New Bridge at Minden
SOMERSET Regional Council will name a bridge at the end of Neuendorf Road at Minden, Lehmann Bridge, in honour of a local farming family.
Council received a request from a member of the Lehmann family to recognise their contributions to the area which date back to the 1900s. Council will also rename a short section of Neuendorf Road as a continuation of Millewski Road to avoid user confusion and name the newly constructed road section as a continuation of Neuendorf Road.
Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann declared a conflict of interest in the bridge naming and left the council chambers while elected members discussed and considered the request. Deputy Mayor Cr Helen Brieschke officiated the meeting and informed members and the public (via audio-stream) the Mayor Lehmann did not propose this naming and that it had been proposed by members of his extended family.