Proac­tive plan­ning vi­tal for in­fra­struc­ture

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

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.

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