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 have completed the Detailed Business Case, which will be lodged with the Queensland Government. The $1.4m study into options to bring new water to the Lockyer Valley region has taken 12 months to prepare and contains over 1100 pages of detailed analysis of potential water demand, scheme design, long-term economic benefits and the results of two rounds of in-depth consultations with local growers and other potential water users.

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 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: Equestrian Queensland, 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 Equine Collaborative have completed a Concept Design Masterplan for the proposed Lockyer Valley Equine Precinct. The current task is preparing a Business Case to determine the options in the development of the Equine Precinct.   Download a copy of the Concept Masterplan and/or Download an information flyer.​

If you would like to know more, please contact the Community Activation Team on 1300 005872 or email​

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