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Logan Central under the spotlight at special summit

Published: 10 May 2018

Logan Central under the spotlight at special summit

A panel of expert guest speakers will assist Logan residents in shaping the future of Logan Central at tomorrow’s summit.

City Centres Special Committee chair Cr Jon Raven said while a few seats are left for the day sessions of the Logan Central Summit, it wasn’t too late for residents to have their say with drop-in community feedback sessions available Friday evening and Saturday morning.

“This is an opportunity for residents, business owners and anyone with an interest in Logan Central to have their say as we plan the future of the area,” Cr Raven said.

“We’re keen to develop Logan Central as the civic and cultural heart of the city, and to do that we need to maximise the opportunities available to us.

“With input from the community and the experts speaking on the day, we’ll identify those opportunities.”

Confirmed speakers at the summit are:

  • Lucinda Hartley, Co-Founder of CoDesign Studio and Neighbourlytics, is a leading urban designer and entrepreneur who has pioneered disruptive approaches to revitalising cities
  • Cathryn Chatburn, Director of Urban Enquiry has a diverse portfolio of project experience delivering large-scale master planning frameworks to guide sustainable urban change.
  • Steven Burgess, Engineer and Urban Strategist, MRCagney, has extensive experience on movement and transport, place and parking and its influence on city prosperity.
  • Jim Gleeson, Founder and Director of Community Planning Practice Plan C is a leading community development and planning practitioner with 20 years’ experience.
  • Roland Dillon, Associate Partner at McKinsey and Co is a leader in the Public Sector Practices, working nationally and in the US in public and private sector transformations.
  • Bronwyn Buksh, Activation Project Manager at SunCentral and Co-Founder of Digital Precinct is an urbanist and entrepreneur who has worked across a wide practice area - from planning and design to sustainable transport models

City Planning and Economic Development chair Cr Russell Lutton said Council had already started collecting information from residents ahead of the summit thanks to an online survey and focus group meetings.

“We’ve received strong feedback already about what people like about Logan Central and their ideas for the future,” Cr Lutton said.

“Once the summit is complete, we’ll collate all the feedback and ideas that come from the summit it and use it to start planning for the future.”

The Logan Central summit will run from 8.30am - 5pm at the Logan Entertainment Centre (LEC).

Following the summit, a community feedback session will be held at the LEC from 5.30pm to 9pm. A follow up community feedback session will also be held on Saturday 12 May at the Logan Central Plaza from 9am – 12pm.

No registrations are required for these feedback sessions, which is an opportunity for people to talk to Council about your ideas for the future Logan Central.

For additional information visit http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/logancentralsummit