Lockyer council highlights: week ending 17 May

LVRC’s operations and maintenance team have continued works across the region. Picture: LVRC

ROAD MAINTENANCE

Lockyer Valley Regional Council’s (LVRC) operations and maintenance team have continued works across the region, including:

– Pothole patching across the region with extra resources thanks to a contractor crew.

– Gravel resheeting on Fernbank Road.

– Pavement repairs and routine maintenance across the region.

– Touching up the Speedway Track at the Gatton Showgrounds prior to the April and May meet.

– Shoulder works have been completed on Woolshed Creek Road, Long Gully Road and Heise Road.

– Reconstruction of Essential Public Assets (REPA) works ongoing on Bonnell Road, Thornton.

LAIDLEY SPRING FESTIVAL STREET PARADE

The Laidley Spring Festival Grand Street Parade is back.

If you are a community group, local business or school and want to participate, please email lockyerevents@lvrc.qld.gov.au for an entry form.

The 2024 theme is ‘Spring Magic’, and entrants can be with a float or a walking group.

Head to www.laidleyspringfestival.com or visit council’s Gatton or Laidley Customer Service Centres for an entry form.

Entries close 2 August 2024.

COLOUR-BLIND ARTIST TO EXHIBIT AT THE LOCKYER VALLEY ART GALLERY

The incredible works of a colour-blind artist with a love of landscapes are now on show at the Lockyer Valley Art Gallery.

‘Different Strokes’ by Kevin Gillum involves artworks created from the colours and tones seen through the artist’s eyes.

Colour-blindness is often a hidden disability, and this exhibition is a great way for others to experience the world through a different lens.

Meanwhile, ‘Encounters’ by Richard Blundell, also on display, is a series of oil paintings focusing on Daisy Hill’s bushland.

A hallmark of Richard’s paintings is the integration of Eastern meditation with Western practices of painting artworks outside.

Both exhibitions will be available to audiences until 7 July, and entry to the Gallery is free.

For further information, contact the Lockyer Valley Art Gallery on 07 5466 3434.