Planning under way at equestrian centre

BIG PLANS: Lockyer Indoor Equestrian Centre Mark Saggers is welcoming proposed upgrades.
BIG PLANS: Lockyer Indoor Equestrian Centre Mark Saggers is welcoming proposed upgrades. Ali Kuchel

THE Lockyer Indoor Equestrian Centre could undergo its first major facelift since the facility was built 25 years ago.

The LIEC committee are currently investigating upgrades for the popular equestrian facility, however president Mark Saggers said nothing was confirmed.

"We're looking mostly at a freshen up and upgrading the safety," Mr Saggers said.

The committee is considering the possibility of fixing the road entrances and adding speed bumps.

They are waiting on quotes for the possibility of installing sky-lights in the indoor arena to become more environmentally friendly.

A third possibility includes enclosing the western side of the arena to manage wind and dust.

"These are all discussion points with the committee and we are researching the costs for these plans," Mr Saggers said.

Throughout the year, the Indoor facility is fully booked each weekend.

The grounds play host to some major events including the show jumping World Cup qualifier, and this year the Pony Club State Show jumping and Equitation championships.

"The facility is really in the Gatton CBD, so we have to be mindful of residents and the town," Mr Saggers said.

The facility has just gone online with a new website.

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