Proactive planning vital for infrastructure
PLANS for infrastructure in the Lockyer Valley need to happen now, not later, according to Lockyer Valley Mayor Tanya Milligan.
At the annual LGAQ meeting, Lockyer council called on the State Government to be proactive and visionary rather than acting as damage control.
“It’s like in storm season – it’s too late to go out and tie the trampoline down and clean your gutter when the storm is already come through and your trampoline is two blocks away,” Cr Milligan said.
She said the region needed State Government support to ensure residents of the Lockyer Valley had adequate access to services and resources.
“We called on the state to be more effective in their engaging with local government and local communities to ensure infrastructure needs are identified early,” she said.
Plans for a regional hospital, better water infrastructure, carparks surrounding schools and more classrooms in Hatton Vale were referenced in the motion for Strategic Planning of Infrastructure.