Region’s biggest problems
WATER, road safety, flood mitigation and monitoring infrastructure projects are just a few of the wishes Lockyer Valley Regional Council wants from the next federal government.
In a statement to the Gatton Star, the council listed additional water as the first issue on the list.
“Given the importance of the agricultural industry to our region, increased water security is fundamental to regional economic development,” the statement read.
“Additional water to the region will enhance productivity, employment and broader community benefits.”
With a business case considering how to best deliver additional water to the region in progress, the council was aware of the role the future government would play.
“It is anticipated that a positive detailed business case will lead to the need for funding from the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund,” the statement read.
“Accordingly, decisionmakers at a federal level will need to be supportive of an anticipated application for funding under the NWIDF.”
Warrego Highway safety and connectivity was the next concern of the council.
“Several key intersections in the Lockyer Valley are considered safety risks and commitment is sought for future highway planning and grade separation solutions within the region,” the statement read.
The third issue on the list was flood mitigation and resilience.
The council called on the federal government to help with funding to ensure the flood resilience of the community.
Monitoring the Australian Rail Track Corporation Inland Rail Project and the Southeast Queensland City Deal were the final two agendas on the wishlist.