Corporate Plan sets future path
Published: 5 March 2013
Do you want to have a say in the future of Logan City?
Logan City Council is giving residents and businesses the opportunity to do just that with today's release of the draft 2013-2018 Corporate Plan for public consultation.
Logan Mayor Pam Parker said while the 2013-2018 Corporate Plan was a legislative requirement, it importantly translated the communities' needs and expectations into priorities and service delivery commitments for Council.
She said it carried on from the 2009-2014 Corporate Plan which primarily addressed the challenges of Local Government Reform.
"The 2013-2018 Corporate Plan outlines Council's long-term vision for the city, our service delivery commitments, and the priorities we will give attention to over the next five years," she said.
"A city the size of Logan City is certainly not without its challenges and exciting opportunities.
"The objective of the Corporate Plan is to ensure we capitalise on the opportunities to ensure a sustainable future for our city, residents and businesses, as well as ensuring we are providing the services at a level expected by our community.
"It also helps ensure we are as prepared as possible to tackle the challenges a growing city like ours faces.
"And in doing so, we believe we will be able to help our city move towards its new vision: Building our Communities, Our Businesses and Our Pride."
Governance, Finance and Economic Development Committee Chairman, Councillor Luke Smith (Division 6), said Council went to considerable effort to ensure the draft plan accurately reflected the expectations of communities of Logan City.
"After capturing feedback from our communities over the past three years via the Logan Listens Residents' Survey, our Community Pulse Action Groups, individual project surveys, and numerous community engagement processes, we have agreed on seven key areas which will be our focus for the next five years," he said.
"These are: building our major infrastructure; building our city's image; building our economic base; building our environment; building our service excellence; building the wellbeing of our communities; and managing growth in our city.
"We believe prioritised planning in these critical areas will help ensure Logan City remains a sustainable and exciting city for current and future generations."
The draft 2013-2018 Corporate Plan is out for public consultation until Friday 12 April.
Copies of the plan can be downloaded from Council's website or hard copies are available at Council's Administration Centres and libraries.
"Feedback will be considered by Council before the final plan is formally adopted by Council in May," Councillor Parker said.
To view the draft 2013-2018 Corporate Plan, go to www.logan.qld.gov.au/corporateplan