Due to the Federal Government and State Government agency imposed restrictions, Lockyer Valley Regional Council has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Laidley Spring Festival.
We are counting on celebrating with you next year from Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 September 2021
laidley spring festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lockyer Valley Regional Council has cancelled all Council delivered public programs and events until 31 October 2020.
The latest Council response to coronavirus is designed to reduce the financial impact on event organisers and sponsors.
Lockyer Valley Mayor, Cr Tanya Milligan said the “difficult” decision was not one Council took lightly.
“The safety and wellbeing of our community and responsible management of our finances are paramount as we continue to respond to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Delivering any event brings with it months of planning and, put simply, a decision had to be made now to minimise irreversible financial commitments for Council and event organisers, partners, sponsors and participants.
“We simply do not know what State and Federal Government restrictions will be in place in the coming weeks and months, which makes planning and delivering events extremely difficult,” Mayor Milligan said.
Events included in the cancellation are:
• Seniors month activities
• Skate Titans Competition
• Laidley Spring Festival, and
• Lockyer Valley Business, Training & Apprenticeship Awards
“The Laidley Spring Festival is a flagship event in the region and one that draws thousands of visitors each September, while more than 400 nominees and guests attend the Lockyer Valley Business, Training and Apprenticeship Awards Gala Dinner that’s held annually in the Gatton Shire Hall.
“Abiding by social distancing restrictions and directions on mass gatherings for events of this scale is simply not possible or feasible.
“Key stakeholders involved in the impacted events have been notified and the majority were disappointed but understanding, especially given the level of restrictions that will be in place going forward is unknown.
“This has been a hard decision for our Council to make and we appreciate the understanding of all stakeholders involved,” Mayor Milligan said.