Bunch of top shops in region
CONTINUING its commitment to the future of the region’s economic success, Lockyer Valley Regional Council is only too pleased to again support this year’s Town Proud initiative.
Lockyer Valley Mayor Tanya Milligan said shopping local was at the backbone of many regional communities, with the Lockyer Valley no exception.
“We want to make the Lockyer Valley a better place to live, work and play but to do that we need to create jobs and encourage local businesses to grow and prosper,” she said.
As the Foundation Sponsor of the initiative, Cr Milligan said strong business activity and growth was essential.
“We know only too well just how resilient our business community is.”
“They are nothing short of outstanding and do so much to make sure our future is strong.”
Council is also committed to backing the Valley’s existing business community, through a range of initiatives.
“We have Neilsen’s Place, incorporating the Laidley Business Incubator and Digital Co-working spaces with access to high speed internet; a monthly electronic business newsletter and a free online local business directory.”
“Council also hosts a
local means supporting local jobs, keeping local jobs and cementing the economic prosperity of the region
— Cr Tanya Milligan
number of industry forums and business workshops which facilitate networking and professional development, as well as hosting our premier event, the Lockyer Valley Business, Training and Apprenticeship Awards, as a way to reward and recognise local business and their respective staff.
“Just last month council hosted the annual awards and it was clear our region’s managers, employees, trainees, apprentices and businesses are leading the way.
“I believe we have a good balance between supporting our existing businesses, while also being the driver for future business growth.”
Partnering with the local business community was a priority for council, Cr Milligan said.
“Shopping local means supporting local jobs, keeping local jobs and cementing the economic prosperity of the region.”
With Christmas just around the corner, Cr Milligan said shopping in the Valley had never been this good.
“It’s been a busy and stressful year for everyone – don’t make this Christmas more taxing by travelling outside the region to do your Christmas shopping.”
“Stay here in the Valley for unique and original gifts that won’t break the bank.
“The Lockyer Valley is home to an array of boutique shopping, which allows for a unique shopping experience.
“Here you can find everything from boutique fashion and gift stores including exquisite tea rooms selling tea sets, handmade chocolates and antique clothing, all scattered throughout our towns and villages.
“There really is no need to shop anywhere else.”
The Town Proud initiative runs until December 12.
Participating businesses will have posters on display, while lucky shoppers can fill out a form and attach their receipt to go into the running to win one of six $1000 draws to be used at any Gatton Star Town Proud store.
For further information, contact council on
1300 005 872 or visit www. lockyervalley.qld.gov.au.
PROUD SUPPORTER: Lockyer Valley Regional Council mayor Tanya Milligan.