In what has been an announcement mix up since the beginning, the State Government has approved a request to change the City of Logan’s show holiday in 2020 to Friday, August 14 to align with Brisbane City.

On June 4 a number of Logan councillors announced via their Facebook pages that the Ekka holiday had been officially moved.

This was contradicted by a post via Facebook from Mayor Darren Power who said he had spoken to the CEO (on June 4th) and that he could confirm no one from the State Government had made contact with the CEO of Logan Council regarding the date change.

Although the worst kept secret Mayor Darren Power said the government was encouraging the community to take advantage of the long weekend to support local businesses, and would formally make the change through Parliament when it sits next week.

“It makes sense to have our public holiday on the same day as Brisbane residents,” he said.

“Many Logan residents work or attend school in Brisbane, and Brisbane residents also work and go to school here in Logan, so it makes it easier for everyone to spend much-needed time together.

“I encourage people to make the most of the eased travel restrictions and support Queensland businesses after the COVID-19 pandemic and bushfires caused so much disruption.”

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