Community Consultations


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Register Now - for Council's online consultation platform

Council's online consultation platform​ ( hosts a range of opportunities for the local community to have their say. 

Some sections will require registration to ensure we are hearing from people with a genuine stake in local initiatives, while other sections will be open for anyone to respond to. 

To ensure you don't miss any opportunity to HAVE YOUR SAY, register now

​​​​​Current projects seeking community input/comment:

How to use this table:

  • Read the overview first to get an understanding of the project, the scope of the consultation and to access any support documents.
  • Click on the project title to access any associated online consultations (e.g. surveys).
  • Note opening and closing dates for community feedback.
  • Check back after closing dates to see if the report has been published yet.
  • Take note of any other consultations seeking community input.
​Project​Overview ​Open date​Close date​Status

​Future Consultations

​Projects identified for ​future consultation include: 

  • New Planning Scheme 

VIEW or REGIS​TER NOW to be part of these consultations



​Project​Overview​​Open date​Close date​Status

​Fairways Park Master Plan Phase 3​

​The park is intended to provide a range of recreational facilities that meet the long term needs of, and reflect the environment in, this high growth part of the Lockyer Valley. Council notes that the park will be developed over 10-15 of years to ensure sustainability, value-for-money and high-quality outcomes.​ 

The community's idea​s from Phase 1 and 2 consultations have been used by consultants to develop Concept Designs. 

Consultations have now closed and concept designs and a report on community feedback​ is available via this link​. ​

Construction is scheduled to commence October 2020. 




Follow the project here

​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status

Livestock Farming Drought Support Action Plan

​Following on from the Livestock Farming Drought Support Forum in September 2019, Council has now endorsed an Action Plan developed by forum participants.  

The Livestock Farming Drought Support Action Plan is now available to download here

Council engaged a Local Drought Support Officer in August 2020 to assist with the delivery of identified drought support initiatives. 



​​Download the Action Plan here

P​rojectOverview​Open dateClose dateStatus

Lockyer Valley 's ​Natural Resource ​Management (NRM) Plan

In conjunction with the community, Council has developed a draft Natural Resource Management (NRM) Strategy to ensure the region's natural assets are valued and protected to sustain our unique rural lifestyle.​

The draft NRM Strategy review is now closed. 




​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status

​Lake Apex Community Advisory​ Committee New Member Expression of Interest (EOI)

​Council is seeking expressions of interest for additional members to particularly represent the following interest groups:

  • off-leash dog park users
  • skatepark​ users
  • general community use​​

To submit your EOI or find out more click here




​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status

Regional Skateparks Master Plan​

Lockyer Valley Regional Council conducted a regional skateparks review and master plan process and engaged Australian Skateboarding Community Initiative (ASCI) to undertake community consultation.

This project will focus on upgrade designs for Gatton and Laidley skateparks over the next 10-15 years under Council's Management of Regional Skateparks Guideline, and also includes potential improvements to all Lockyer Valley skateparks.

All users of Lockyer Valley skateparks​ were encouraged to complete the survey or ​attend a face-to-face session. Use this link to find more detailed information - click here.​ 




​Project​Preview​Open date​Close date​Status

Youth and School Holiday A​ctivities

Council works with several community organisations to offer a range of youth and school holiday programs. 

This consultation focuses understanding the types of activities, times, costs and barriers that influence you or your family's decision or ability to participate.

We encourage you to complete this as a family so that everyone's views are considered. Of course, we understand that young people may prefer to respond on their own.




​Project​​​​​​​Overview​Open date​Close date​​Status

Friends of the Cemeteries Group


  • ​Raising ideas, concerns and potential solutions relating to local cemeteries

  • Considering and providing feedback on cemetery maintenance works and future projects

To find out more click here​




​​​​​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​​Status

Draft ​Waste Reduction & Recycling Plan 2019-2022​​

Council's draft Waste Reduction & ​Recycling Plan 2019-2022 (WRRP) outlines Council's proposed vision, strategy and changes to how the region's waste and recycling is managed. 

The proposal includes changes (reductions) to operating hours at a number of facilities and the proposed site for a new facility. 

​Council is currently reviewing the community's submissions. 

Click here to access the WRRP project page. ​



​Project​Overview​Open date​Close dateStatus

​Regional Parks Strategy

Council is launching a Regional Public Parks Strategy to provide a shared and clearly defined vision for the improvement of public parks, including sport and recreation facilities, within the Lockyer Valley.

The Strategy is being developed in conjunction with consultants ROSS Planning and the community and is utilising input options such as an online survey and community workshops. 




​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status

Gatton Showground Precinct Master Plan


Council is preparing a master plan for the Gatton Showground site and has appointed CPR Group to develop the plan. The first stage of community consultation closed in February and the proposed master plan is now available for final community review.

Have Your Say

Should you have any queries, please contact CPR on 1800 100 204 or

​Stage 1


Stage 2

3 June 2019





​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status
Hatton Vale Kensington Grove Regional Park Master Plan

​The park is intended to provide a range of recreational facilities that meet the long term needs of, and reflect the environment in, this high growth part of the Lockyer Valley. Council notes that the park will need to be developed over a number of years to ensure sustainability and value-for-money.​ 

In Stage 1 we sought input from residents around key themes, styles and preliminary designs. That information will now be analysed and used to develop potential park designs. Further community consultation will follow. 

To access this project click here


​Stage 1 closed 


​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status

​Laidley Spring Festival 2018 Participant Feedback

​A review of the 2018 Spring Festival for areas to improve.




​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​​Status

Laidley Skatepark Upgrade

​Council is applying for grant funding to undertake an upgrade to Laidley Skatepark​​ and is seeking community feedback on levels/types of use and support for the upgrades. ​




Download the results here

Project​​Overv​iew​Open date​Close date​Status

Consultation notice - Proposed Subordinate Local Law​

Council has, by resolution dated 25 October 2017, proposed to make Amending Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Miscellaneous Subordinate Local Laws) 2017.

Public Consultation was conducted by written submissions  from 15 November 2017 and ending on 6 December 2017 inclusive. 

The Proposed Amending Subordinate Local Law No. 1 (Miscellaneous Subordinate Local Laws) 2017 was made by resolution of Council on 28 February 2018 and can be viewed via this link




ect​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status
Draft ​Road Reserve: Street Tree and Landscape Guidelines Review
Have you ever wondered which trees or shrubs look best along roadsides, footpaths and median strips?

Are there guidelines for developers to follow to ensure the right plants are placed in the right areas?

Council's Road Reserve: Street Tree and Landscape Guidelines Project will address these issues and more. 

Council conducted community consultation in September 2017. The final Guidelines will be published on Council's website when finalised. 

​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status
Laidley Spring Festival Review​
To ensure the Laidley Spring Festival has a long and viable future as a community-led event, Council is gathered ideas from participants, attenders and visitors about the types of future activities that will attract people to the event and encourage more volunteers. 

​Project​Overview​Open date​Close date​​Status
Lake Apex CCTV Review​

Council is committed to improving the safety and wellbeing of community members. One of the ways we do this is through obtaining funding to assist with the installation of CCTV. 

With that in mind, we sought your thoughts about public safety in the Lake Apex area. 

We will use this information to assist with ongoing planning about where to prioritise CCTV and other community safety initiatives.

Project​​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status
Inland Rail​

​While this is NOT a Council project, it is of significance to our community and we encourage the community to understand it and respond as appropriate.

This link will take you to further information.

Project​​Overview​Open date​Close date​Status

​Ropehill Sports Centre Survey

This survey is designed to help Council better understand what the needs of the community and user groups of the Ropehill Sports Centre.

The results will help to create a master plan and provide direction on what the current and future key sporting and recreational priorities are for this facility.


Council would like to hear from the local community about their priorities for Springbrook Park, Withcott.

This survey will help to develop a Master Plan for this facility.



Commitment to Comumunity Engagement​

Lockyer Valley Regional Council is committed to enhancing how it engages with the community. Through undertaking engagement Council aims to:

  • Provide useful information to the public,
  • Build Council and community connections, a​nd
  • Maximise community participation in decision making.

Engagement is not a one-way process. It provides an opportunity for the community to let Council know what is important and to find better ways to work together to achieve the Region’s shared vision.

In undertaking community engagement Council is guided by the following:

  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council Community Engagement Policy,
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Community Engagement Framework, and
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council Community Engagement Strategy.

Engagement Opportunities

Lockyer Valley Regional Council undertakes a number of community engagement initiatives to seek input, consult with and/or inform the public about a range of issues, plans, projects, and service delivery changes and developments.

Information about engagement opportunities can be accessed via:

Some significant projects are promoted from time to time in Council publications such as the Valley Voice or in public notices in the Gatton Star. Budget considerations, lead time and applicable legislative requirements will influence the extent and methods chosen to advertise public consultations/engagement opportunities.

Council additionally holds a number of events throughout the year, which provide an opportunity for community and Council to connect and share information. For information about upcoming events, plea​se see Council’s events calendar.

6 Great Reasons to Get Involved

To find out more about what's in it for you, open or download this simple infographic​

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