Lockyer Valley Regional Council


Lockyer Valley Regional Council

Lockyer Valley Regional Council employs approximately 350 staff and an annual budget of approximately $56M. Council’s stated vision is to, “deliver sustainable services to enhance the liveability of our community while embracing our economic, cultural and natural diversity.”

As the region’s largest employer, the Council strive to achieve the best possible work/life balance as they create a flexible, dynamic and harmonious workplace. 

No longer is Local Government merely considered the level of government for roads, rates and rubbish, more than ever before it is the level of government that has the closest connection to residents. 

The Council fully understand that every decision they make as a Local Government, has a direct impact on the lifestyle people want and expect by choosing to live there, and as a Council, they embrace the pivotal role they play in the region as a whole. 

About the Region

Nestled at the foot of the Great Dividing Range and situated a little over an hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast and half an hour from Ipswich and Australia’s largest inland city, Toowoomba, the Lockyer Valley is perfectly poised to capture the growing day tripper market. 

The Lockyer Valley is made up of a number of scattered localities serviced by the three major centres of Laidley, Gatton and Plainland. 

Renowned for tranquil rural settings, the Lockyer Valley is the ideal destination for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Brisbane for the weekend at one of our many boutique farmstays and B&B’s. 

The Lockyer Valley is also one of Australia’s leading agricultural production areas supplying 95 per cent of the nation’s winter vegetables. 

The Lockyer Valley represents 10 per cent of Australian and 40 per cent of Queensland farmers providing approximately 12-14 per cent of the Queensland agricultural economy. 

There are a total of 2936 business located within the Lockyer Valley, with the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry providing the largest number of registered business at 29.2 per cent compared to the Queensland average of 17.1 per cent. 

Covering an area of almost 2300 square kilometres, the Lockyer Valley represents approximately a quarter of the entire Brisbane River catchment.