Nine important infrastructure projects for the City of Logan have been boosted by nearly $13 million in grants from the Queensland Government.
The projects include the recently announced $5.5 million Riverine Discovery Centre at Eagleby to promote the city’s most prominent natural assets, a new youth centre in Logan Central and much-needed improvements to roads in rapidly-growing suburbs.
Mayor Darren Power said the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Programfunding would be used to offset the cost of delivering the vital projects across the city.
“The projects we proposed through the application process will have long-lasting benefits for our city’s prosperity,” Cr Power said.
“This is important as we continue to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and as our population continues to grow.
“Our 2021/2022 Budget emphasised the importance of having shovel-ready projects to maximise our chances of receiving grants, and we’re already getting runs on the board.”
The projects funded are:
• Riverine Discovery Centre, Eagleby ($2.75 million)
• Youth centre at Logan Central ($2.02 million)
• A Council depot in the city’s south-western region to consolidate existing depots for long-term growth ($3.5 million)
• Streetscaping on Croydon Rd, Logan Central ($1.5 million)
• Teviot Rd/Middle Rd, Greenbank intersection upgrade ($1 million)
• Storey Rd, Logan Village upgrade ($1 million)
• Small-scale improvements for local neighbourhoods ($500,000)
• Springwood Park Master Plan ($500,000)
• Chambers Flat Rd/School Rd, Logan Reserve intersection upgrade ($48,000)
Cr Power said Council had been particularly conscious of prioritising projects that would benefit different parts of the city, as well as the jobs that could be created.
“We have areas in the City of Logan that – relative to rest of Queensland – suffer considerable disadvantage in terms of income, employment, housing and other factors,” he said.
“Council has ensured that projects funded through this program will help alleviate that disadvantage.
“We are about to see some exciting things happening in our neighbourhoods as these projects go from planning to fruition.”