Discarded shopping trolleys, burnt out and dumped vehicles and unauthorised signs will be swiftly removed from local streets and parks by a new Logan City Council Rapid Response Taskforce.

The dedicated taskforce, which is now operational, will proactively keep City of Logan neighbourhoods cleaner and safer by promptly addressing nuisance-related issues.

Council’s citywide Safety Camera Program, which features more than 1400 cameras, will assist the taskforce by providing extra detection capabilities.

This is believed to be the first collaborative initiative of its kind in South East Queensland using safety cameras to address amenity issues.

Lifestyle Chair Councillor Tony Hall said the taskforce was funded for the next three years in Council’s 2023/24 Budget.

“Our camera operators are continually monitoring different areas of the city, and this is an ideal way to identify locations which the taskforce needs to address,” Cr Hall said.

“This initiative comes at no additional cost to ratepayers through the use of the existing camera network and we look forward to seeing it improve the detection and resolution of amenity-related issues throughout the city.”

Council has also launched a citywide Our City, Our Home promotional campaign to support the work of the taskforce.

The campaign aims to boost pride in the city and generate behavioural change in the community by encouraging residents to report nuisance offences.

Campaign messaging will be displayed on 130 digital screens, billboards, and street pole banners across the city as well as on Council’s social media channels.

Cr Hall said Council wanted the community to support the taskforce.

“Every resident has a role to play in keeping our streets and neighbourhoods safe and clean so if you see anything out of place please report it,” he said.

“Our city is our home and I encourage all residents to take pride in where they live.”

To report an incident call 3412 3412 or go online at logan.qld.gov.au/online-services

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