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Public art and heritage trail to be launched in Logan

Published: 9 May 2016

Public art and heritage trail to be launched in Logan

The first of five proposed art and heritage trails - designed to raise awareness of arts, culture and heritage - will link two City of Logan heritage “hot spots” providing 27 points of interest on a trail between Logan Village and Beenleigh.

Mapped by Logan City Council and then photographed last year by local storm chasing photographer, Marty Pouwelse, the trail includes schools, hotels, churches, cemeteries, parks, sculptures and murals as well as entire precincts in Logan Village and Beenleigh.

Chair of Logan City Council’s Sport and Community Services Committee, Councillor Steve Swenson, said the 45 km trail, which could be covered in half a day, provided an insight into the Logan’s history and featured something for everyone.

“We’re fortunate that many of the buildings and infrastructure on the trail are either still in in use for the purpose they were originally intended, or restored to their original condition,” he said.

“The Logan Village Hotel and the Beenleigh’s Imperial Hotel for example have almost 300 years of history between them and operate as contemporary businesses in that capacity, while the Beenleigh Historical Village and Logan Village Museum and Local History Centre both provide a well-preserved snapshot of community life in the 1800s.”

“The development of the trail, which also takes in the suburbs of Bethania and Waterford, was funded as a strategic initiative through the Regional Arts Development Fund, which is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Logan City Council.

“This trail and the four now on the planning board are a great way to highlight the 70 or so sites on Council’s Heritage Register,” Cr Swenson added.

Brochures showing the route are available from the Beenleigh Library, Logan Village Library and selected venues – or download the map.