Lockyer Valley Regional Council weekly highlights – week ending 5 April 2024.

Grab your helmet and your wheels and enjoy a skateboarding jam session to celebrate Youth Week 2024.

NEW COUNCIL DELEGATES

In the Special Council Meeting held Friday 5 April, Councillors approved the following official delegates:

• Deputy Mayor – Cr Chris Wilson

• Local Disaster Management Group Chairperson – Mayor Tanya Milligan

• Local Disaster Management Group Deputy Chairperson – Cr Michael Hagan

• Council of Mayors SEQ (COMSEQ) Director – Mayor Tanya Milligan

• Council of Mayors SEQ (COMSEQ) Alternate Director – Cr Chris Wilson

Ordinary Council Meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month commencing at 9am, except for the April 2024 meeting which will be held at 9am on Wednesday 24 April 2024.

Contact information for the new Councillors is available on council’s website in the ‘About Council’ section.

FREE YOUTH WEEK EVENTS

Council is hosting a free Youth Expo and Skateboarding Jam Session for 12-17-year-olds to celebrate Youth Week 2024.

Youth Expo activities include mobile games, virtual reality, laser tag, inflatables, plus service provider stalls and food stalls.

WHAT: Youth Expo

WHEN: Wednesday, 10 April, 10am-2pm

WHERE: Ferrari Park, Laidley

Grab your helmet and your wheels (BMX, scooter, rollerskaters and rollerbladers welcome) and enjoy a skateboarding jam session with tunes and food.

WHAT: Skateboarding Jam Session

WHEN: Friday, 12 April, 12pm-2pm

WHERE: Gatton Skatepark

To see the full list of Youth Week events, visit www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au/youth-week

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO APPLY FOR LATEST COUNCIL GRANTS

If you are part of a not-for-profit community group that could do with some extra cash to undertake projects or events that benefit the wider community, don’t miss out on the chance to secure up to $4,000 via council’s Major Community Grants program.

Schools and community organisations are also encouraged to apply for up to $5,000 in Community Environmental Grant funding to undertake projects that benefit the natural environment.

Applications for both grants close on Monday, 15 April, so don’t delay. Find out more by visiting the Grants and Funding page of council’s website: www.lockyervalley.qld.gov.au.

LOCKYER VALLEY GIFT CARDS

Looking for a unique gift that also supports local businesses? Thanks to grant funding from the Locally Led Economic Recovery Program, Lockyer Valley Regional Council has partnered with the Lockyer Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism to help spread the word about Lockyer Valley Gift Cards and to promote the ‘shop local’ message.

Support small businesses and help bolster the local economy by grabbing one today.

The gift cards can be purchased online or at the Lockyer Valley Visitor Information Centre, Gatton and newsXpress, Laidley.

For the full list of redeeming stores and to find out more, visit

https://lockyerchamber.com.au/index.php/gift-card