Survey to identify infrastructure needs

Lockyer Valley residents are encouraged to have their say on community infrastructure projects. Picture: LVRC

Lockyer Valley Regional Council wants community feedback to plan for the region’s growth.

With federal funding, council has launched a survey seeking residents’ input on social and community infrastructure for the future of the Lockyer Valley.

CEO Ian Church encouraged people to have their say.

“Council wants to ensure the community has the buildings, facilities and spaces required to meet the needs of the Lockyer Valley for the next 20 years,” he said.

“To help us better understand how existing infrastructure addresses the local disaster risk profile and to plan for the region’s requirements, now and into the future, we want to hear from you.

“This process will guide council’s future advocacy efforts and planning, so it’s important that we identify the community’s needs and wants.”

Social and community infrastructure is described as physical facilities and spaces where the community can access social services, programs and activities that maintain and improve standards of living and quality of life.

“As part of the survey, respondents will be asked about the strengths and weaknesses of current facilities and services, how often they use them, as well as their aspirations for future facilities and services in the region,” Mr Church said.

“Results of the survey will be used to help shape planning for infrastructure and spaces that support things such as recreation, learning, social gatherings, health, the arts, safer places during disasters and other activities.”

The survey is open until Sunday 7 April and can be accessed online via surveymonkey.com/r/LVCNZ7F