Governor-General of Australia pays a visit to Lockyer Valley
Hot topics impacting the Lockyer Valley were put under the spotlight this week, with Lockyer Valley Regional Council hosting a visit from the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency David Hurley, and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council facilitated meetings between Governor-General and Mrs Hurley and representatives from the region’s agricultural sector, flood-affected residents and local families, support agencies and Council’s Recovery Committee to understand the level of impact and the long road ahead.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan said their Excellencies showed genuine interest for the wellbeing of the region.
“The concern shown for our region was heart-warming and I’m confident they will take our issues on board as they continue their duties.
“As a Council, we are committed to ensuring our community has a voice.
“Three severe weather events in seven months have had a very real impact across many sectors of our community and as Mayor, I will continue to fight to ensure our region receives as much support as possible throughout the recovery process,” Mayor Milligan said.
Mayor Milligan continues to advocate for the Lockyer Valley through a range of strategic meetings in Canberra this week, including the Australian Local Government Association conference.
This event provides a unique opportunity for our Council to engage directly with Federal Government and develop ways to tackle localised issues, as well as develop partnerships and open doors.
Mayor Milligan has this week met with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Senator Murray Watt, His Excellency the Governor-General and mayors from all corners of the country.
“These are vital interactions that will greatly assist in paving the way for our region’s recovery and future,” Mayor Milligan said.
For more information, contact Council on 1300 005 872.