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Partnerships result in continued progress for Lockyer Valley and Somerset Water Security

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Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Media Release, 10 June 2024

The Lockyer Valley and Somerset Regional Councils continue to work together to garner positive outcomes for not only both communities, but the state and nation too.

Recently, both Councils met with members of the Lockyer Valley and Somerset Water Collaborative and representatives of the Queensland Government for an update on the Lockyer Valley and Somerset Water Security Scheme (LVSWSS).

The LVSWSS proposal would ensure long-term water security and agricultural sustainability by supplying additional water, through a pipeline network, to ensure regional growth in the Lockyer Valley and Somerset.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan spoke highly of the opportunity.

“The gathering was a chance for councillors from both regions to meet, allowing for the continued strong and successful working relationship between our Councils.

“I have long spoken of the importance of partnerships when it comes to getting things done in Council, and this is yet another prime example of that.

“We’re not interested in competing – but rather working with our neighbours,” Mayor Milligan said.

“Achieving food security without water security simply isn’t possible, and the LVSWSS would mean a guaranteed supply of water to farms and industry in key parts of the Lockyer Valley and Somerset Region to provide food security for the nation and generate long-term jobs stability and growth,” Somerset Regional Council Mayor, Jason Wendt said.

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