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Councils combine to secure funding.

Three local councils are joining forces to push for a share in funding to reduce unemployment.

Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim are trying to get a cut of the Works for Queensland Funding which offers 200 million for councils to develop goals or projects that will help young and unemployed people get work.

The Scenic Rim is pushing to pass a motion for a share of the funds at a Local Government conference in Cairns.

While 65 councils currently share in the money the three councils have previously been ineligible.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Graeme Lehmann told the Lockyer & Gatton Star, the council is proud to support their colleagues to extend the coverage of the program.