Business Support

Regional Development - How we help business

Lockyer Valley Regional Council is committed to the future development of the region and has a team of dedicated professionals ready to assist.

The aim of the Regional Development Team is to develop and promote business growth focusing on:

  • New investment
  • Employment opportunities
  • Business development initiatives
  • Tourism and visitor experiences

The Regional Development Team comprises four main areas; Economic Development, Tourism, Events and Marketing and Visitor Information Centres.

If you have a business in the Lockyer Valley, or are looking to have a business in the Lockyer Valley, the Regional Development Team is your first point of contact, and will continue to be your Client Manager in the Lockyer Valley Regional Council.

The team will help guide you through the areas of Council and get your business up and running as soon as practicable. To contact the Regional Development Team, please call (07) 5466 3505, email regionaldevelopment@lvrc.qld.gov.au or call general enquiries 1300 005 872.

Business Support Initiatives

2020 has certainly increased the challenges of running a business.  Now is a great time to prepare for the future, whatever that may look like for your business!

Many business training providers are currently offering low or no cost opportunities for owners, managers and individual staff to increase their skills and knowledge. Below is a small sample of what is available:

CCIQ Webinars – The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland has a schedule of free webinars to support business.

Tafe Queensland are offering a range of education and training to support small, medium and large businesses.  In response to Covid-19 many of these courses are free.

The Queensland Small Business Skills Hub​ is a library of free online video training for small business.  The courses are tailored to small business, and provided by GO1 in partnership with the Queensland Government.  Available to small businesses with less than 20 staff and a registered ABN. 

ASBAS C19 Booster Series – providing support for small business in response to COVID-19 – a series of digitally focused low cost interactive webinars.

USQ Upskill – free online minicourses from the University of Southern Queensland to enhance skills in a rapidly changing workforce

CQUniversity​  -  Online skillsets to update current knowledge or reskill in a new industry area.  Free to jobseekers or workers impacted by COVID-19.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council, through its Regional Skills Investment Strategy is also supporting the delivery of training an upskilling in the region.  Including:

    • Mentoring and Supervision for hospitality workers
    • Cert III Production Horticulture
    • Chemical Accreditation
    • First Aid for Primary industry workers
    • First Aid training for construction workers​

More information

Council has developed a number of Economic Development plans for the Lockyer Valley region. Please follow the links below to view or download these plans:

Click the link below to view the Regional Roadmap:

Page reviewed: 11 Jun 2020 11:41am