New Council elected to lead the City of Logan
Published: 1 April 2016
Voters in the City of Logan have returned a new team comprising six women and six men to represent them on Logan City Council for the next four years.
Three new faces will join the 12-member Council, which will be headed by incoming Mayor, Luke Smith.
Laurie Koranski (Division 4), Jon Raven (Division 5) and Stacey McIntosh (Division 6) will join returning Councillors, Lisa Bradley (Division 1), Russell Lutton (Division 2), Steve Swenson (Division 3), Laurie Smith (Division 7), Cherie Dalley (Division 8), Phil Pidgeon (Division 9), Darren Power (Division 10), Trevina Schwarz (Division 11) and Jennie Breene (Division 12).
Mayor-Elect Smith said Council would quickly resume the business of making key decisions for the city, meeting informally for the first time on Monday before reconvening in Beenleigh on Wednesday to be sworn in for the new term.
“Council business has effectively been on hold since February due to the caretaker provisions attached to Queensland’s local government elections, so we are eager to get back to doing the job the people of Logan have backed us to do,” he said.
“We are fortunate to have a number of returning Councillors who have served this city well and carry with them the knowledge and experience needed to take Logan forward.
“There are also new faces that I hope can bring fresh ideas to the team and new approaches to making decisions for the benefit of all in Logan.”
Mayor-Elect Smith said the equal split of men and women on Council rightly reflected the community it served.
“We have been fortunate in the City of Logan to have enjoyed the inspirational leadership of former mayor Pam Parker, who worked hard to promote leadership opportunities for women,” he said.
“I am pleased that our new team has the right balance in terms of gender.
“As Logan’s new Mayor, it is my goal to work with our new Council team to build on our city’s strong foundations and together take the City of Logan to even greater heights.”