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Logan’s volunteers a safe bet

Published: 25 November 2016

Logan’s volunteers a safe bet
The Mayor and Councillors joined winners and nominees for the City of Logan's first Safe City Awards on 25 November 2016.

Volunteers who give their time to make the city safer have been honoured at the City of Logan’s first Safe City Awards.

Crestmead Neighbourhood Watch volunteers Wendy and Geoff Smith won the Individual Category for working with other neighbourhood watch groups across the city and their work driving interest in the Logan Road Safety Expo events.

Meanwhile, volunteers at Browns Plains Police Station who gave more than 700 hours to provide crime prevention services to the community won the Not-For-Profit category and Probation and Parole Services (Logan and Beenleigh) won the Government category for supporting more than 2,200 clients with intervention and rehabilitation services.

City Image Chairperson, Councillor Laurie Smith, said the first awards, held at the Logan Entertainment Centre, demonstrated there was a strong and connected community of individuals and groups working for the good of the city.

“Every nominee in these awards has shown a willingness to go above and beyond for their communities and they deserve to be recognised for their contributions,” Cr Smith said.

“From helping disadvantaged and at risk youth with outreach programs and driving lessons through to keeping an eye on the local neighbourhood and supporting those in need, these people are the silent safety net that every community relies on.

“Congratulations to everyone who played a role in this year’s awards and thank you for everything you do to keep our city strong and connected.”

To find out more about the City of Logan Safe City Awards, please visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/community-support/safety/safe-city-awards