About The Lockyer Electorate
The Lockyer is a very diverse electorate, stretching from Toowoomba in the west to Greenbank in the east, Atkinson's Dam in the north and Harrisville in the south. The Lockyer is bordered by 11 other electorates: Southern Downs, Toowoomba South, Toowoomba North, Nanango, Ipswich West, Ipswich, Bundamba, Algester, Logan, Beaudesert and Condamine. Lockyer is a large electorate so close to Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba.
The electorate has a mix of rapidly expanding urban areas around Ripley, Greenbank and Flagstone in the east with steady growth in the rest of the electorate. Some growth is in rural residential, village areas and smaller towns’ urban growth. The electorate is still predominantly based on agriculture or related industries, but this is changing with more people using the area as a dormitory area while they work in Brisbane, Ipswich and Toowoomba.