Have your say on the Valleys future plans

THE Lockyer Valley Regional Council (LVRC) is encouraging residents both young and old to have their say on council’s Community Plan.

The Community Plan titled ‘Lockyer: Our Valley Our Vision’ will set out and affirm the community’s 10 year vision for the region.

It will highlight the social, cultural, economic, environment and governance priorities until 2022, including the Lockyer Valley Community Recovery Plan and the commitments made to rebuild lives, assets and a united community after the floods.

LVRC Mayor Steve Jones said the Community Plan was designed to give residents the opportunity to have their say on the future of the region.

“Members of the community are encouraged to come forward and have their say on what they want to see happen in the valley over the next decade, what their priorities for the region are and the overall direction they would like to see the region take,” Cr Jones said.

“Your opinions, ideas and suggestions are important because they will be crucial to formulating a long term vision for the Lockyer Valley community.”

Representatives from consultancy firm Fieldworx were on hand at the Gatton Show to find out just what is important to the community.

When asked what they loved about living in the Lockyer Valley region, 32% nominated the lifestyle.

Other popular answers included the space, rural atmosphere and location to major centres.

When asked what needed to change for the region to continue to grow, respondents listed more activities for the youth, roads and infrastructure, accommodation opportunities and public transport.

The first draft of the Community Plan will be released in late September, with the final plan to be adopted by council on November 23.

For more information and to get involved in ‘Lockyer: Our Valley Our Vision’, visit www.lvrc.qld.gov.au

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