Current Economic Projects

​Water for Lockyer Project

This project, directed by the Lockyer Valley and Somerset Water Collaborative, is a water pipeline distribution network to ensure long term water security for agriculture sustainability.  When completed, it will ensure regional economic growth in the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions.

Specialist water infrastructure consultants, Jacobs Group are currently preparing the project Detailed Business Case on behalf of the Water Collaborative; due in December 2020.

Visit the Lockyer Valley and Somerset Water Collaborative website for information about the Water for Lockyer Project.

Neilsen's Place Laidley

Neilsen's Place in Laidley provides co-working and office space for existing business, and supports new businesses to establish in Council's Laidley Business Incubator.

The Business Incubator provides start up business a low-cost entry into Main Street premises to start and test the market. Offering flexible spaces, business support and no lock in long term lease. To find out more download the brochure and/or the Information Pack​ and Application Form.

The office and co-working space is a perfect office away from home. The facility offers access to reliable high-speed internet and can be accessed 24/7. It is an ideal work environment and a great place to meet clients or conduct meetings for 2 – 8 people. Download a brochure and/or an Application Form to complete.

Lockyer Valley Equine and Racing Precinct

A group of stakeholders is exploring opportunities to improve social and economic benefits for the community land asset at the existing Lockyer Valley Turf Club site in Gatton.

Council Chairs the group which includes: Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Lockyer Valley Turf Club, Racing Queensland, The University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science and Regional Development Australia Ipswich and West Moreton.

The current task is preparing a Concept Masterplan and Business Case to determine the options in the development of the Equine Precinct.  Final designs and reports will be available in September 2020. 

If you would like to know more, please contact the Economic Development Team on 07 5466 3505 or email​

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