Several community and environmental needs have been addressed through projects being delivered by the Logan Youth Action Group (LYAG).

The group comprises people aged 14 to 24 who live, work or study in the City of Logan and are passionate about making a positive difference in the local community.

Each year LYAG members form small groups to deliver a series of projects.

A native community garden bed at Jimboomba Community Garden, launched on October 21, is one of their projects.

It is part of Council’s network of 10 community gardens throughout the city.

Project spokesperson Megan Leafe said the group’s aim was to create a place for the community to learn more about Indigenous plants.

“It’s a place to get our hands dirty and learn garden skills along with how these plants grow locally,” Ms Leafe said.

“We hope it creates a nice space for the community, somewhere for the environment committee to meet and a space for LYAG to own.”

LYAG puts a focus on four key areas: mental health, community safety, the environment and education and employment.

The mental health and wellbeing team hosted a recent fundraising barbecue at Bunnings’ Loganholme store to fund the purchase of toiletry items for youth homeless care packs they will donate to the local branch of charity Youth Off The Streets.

A vaping awareness workshop was delivered by community safety team members to Woodridge State High School students and the education and the employment group discussed interview and employment skills with fellow LYAG members.

Lifestyle Chair Councillor Tony Hall said all the members worked hard throughout the year on their local projects.

“It is great to see the way these young people identified a range of needs and addressed them in practical ways that help others,” Cr Hall said.

“These projects are sure to have a lasting impact on the community.”

For more information about LYAG visit logan.qld.gov.au/join-lyag

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