Lockyer council highlights: week ending 29 March 2024

Road works have continued across the region over the last fortnight, with LVRC’s Operations and Maintenance Team currently working on pothole patching, with extra resources now on hand thanks to contractors. Picture: LVRC

CONGRATULATIONS

Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) extends its congratulations to the successful Councillors who will lead our region for the coming term, together with Mayor Tanya Milligan.

The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has officially declared the successful councillors following the recent Local Government elections, with four fresh faces forming part of the line-up – Michael Hagan, David Neuendorf, Julie Reck, Cheryl Steinhardt, Anthony Wilson and Chris Wilson.

The successful Councillors and Mayor Tanya Milligan will be officially sworn in after Easter, with the first council meeting to be held at 9am Friday 5 April in Council Chambers.

For more information on the results, visit ecq.qld.gov.au

ROAD/PARK MAINTENANCE

Road works have continued across the region over the last fortnight, with LVRC’s Operations and Maintenance Team currently working on pothole patching, with extra resources now on hand thanks to contractors.

Crews have completed gravel resheeting on Kennedys Road, with works continuing on Fernbank Road.

Crews also touched up the Speedway Track at the Gatton Showgrounds prior to the recent meet.

Pavement repairs and routine maintenance continue across the region.

In addition, council’s Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries Team completed mowing at six cemeteries, more than 60 parks, two sports reserves, six cricket ovals, community halls and saleyards.

Crews also completed roadside mowing and mowing in town approaches in Gatton, Laidley, Grantham, Helidon, Withcott, Murphys Creek, Forest Hill, and Plainland.

Crews inspected a total of 41 playgrounds, serviced more than 1800 park/street bins and sprayed 41 parks for weeds, while also completing spraying at a range of rural roadsides.

SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE SURVEY

The region is growing, and LVRC wants to ensure the buildings, facilities and spaces meet the needs of the Lockyer Valley for the next 20 years.

Council is encouraging community members to have their say on Council’s community consultation survey.

This survey will help shape advocacy and planning for infrastructure and spaces that support everything from recreation to learning, health, the arts and social gatherings and may include infrastructure from all levels of government, business and non-profits.

Visit surveymonkey.com/r/LVCNZ7F or collect a paper copy at the Gatton and Laidley Libraries and Customer Service Centres.

The survey closes 7 April and was made possible thanks to funding obtained by the Federal Flexible Funding Small Grants.

RADF APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Attention all individuals or community groups in the Lockyer Valley interested in arts and culture, round 2 for the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) 2023/24 is currently open for applications.

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Lockyer Valley Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

The round closes on Wednesday 24 April at 10am.

For more information and to apply, visit lockyervalley.qld.gov.au/RADF

LOCKYER VALLEY REGIONAL COUNCIL