The delights and delicacies of Logan Central’s popular Croydon Road food precinct will soon be sampled like never before.
Works have begun on a major streetscape upgrade to support local business, improve pedestrian and cyclist access and beautify the area.
The Croydon Road precinct, opposite the Woodridge Train Station, is home to a wide range of food and grocery outlets featuring cuisines from across the globe.
The area also hosts Logan Central’s Global Food Markets each Sunday.
The bustling multicultural event regularly attracts hundreds of people seeking exotic fruits and vegetables and authentic street foods.
Mayor Darren Power said upgrade works would add to the area’s existing appeal.
“Council’s Croydon Road Streetscape Upgrade is designed to add a bit more flavour to one of our city’s most popular food hubs,” Cr Power said.
“Improved access, new landscaping and public seating will encourage even more people to come and taste everything it has to offer.”
New lighting and CCTV cameras will improve the safety of the area.
A public toilet block, shelters and bins will also be installed as part of project works.
Economic Development Chair Councillor Jon Raven said Council had worked closely with local businesses and community members.
“In the kitchen, the best results are achieved when you follow the recipe, and take the time to get it right,” Cr Raven said.
“We’ve listened to locals and are proud to be delivering a streetscape upgrade for Croydon Road that will entice businesses and consumers alike.”
The project is jointly funded by Logan City Council and the Queensland Government’s 2021–24 South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program.
Queensland Treasurer and Woodridge MP Cameron Dick said the project was tailored to support the local business community.
“We’re doing this is to support all of these hard-working business people, who want to get ahead and who want their kids to get ahead,” Mr Dick said.
“This is a great partnership between Local Government and State Government to make a community better.”
Pedestrian and cycle access through Croydon Road will be maintained during construction works.
Alternate parking will be arranged off Railway Parade and Blackwood Road, for Global Food Market attendees on Sundays.
Drivers should follow signs in the area.
For more information about the upgrade, visit haveyoursaylogan.com.au/croydon-road-precinct