Wall of Acclaim
The Logan Wall of Acclaim acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of Logan residents who have made a significant contribution to the development of Logan, and highlights their efforts to the wider community.
Located at the Democracy Way entrance of the Logan City Council Administration Building, the wall features plaques detailing achievements, as well as a colour photograph and brief biography of inductees.
The Logan Wall of Acclaim is the ultimate local accolade for Logan residents, recognising national and international achievement, and significant contributions to the development of the Logan community.
The Logan Wall of Acclaim criteria are:
- Outstanding achievement or a demonstrated commitment to excellence;
- Demonstrated qualities of city ambassadorship;
- Displayed integrity and character in both professional and personal lives;
- Outstanding contribution to the community; and
- Nominee is a Logan resident or has a close association with Logan.
Achievements of a purely political or commercial nature are not considered.
To nominate someone to be considered for induction into the Wall of Acclaim contact Council's Events Coordinator on 07 3412 5176 or complete the Wall of Acclaim nomination form (PDF 160 KB).
Profiles of inductees
Hetty Johnston AM
Hetty is the Bravehearts CEO and Founder who was named 2015 Queensland Australian of the Year and appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her tireless mission to stop child sexual assault by providing school-based prevention programs, counselling, research, support and case management for survivors.
Edward 'Ted' Cattell
Ted, a former World War II veteran trained as a RAAF fighter pilot. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal as well as six other campaign medals. Ted also contributed his valuable time as a volunteer in the rural fire brigade and SES within the Logan Community. Ted sadly passed away on the 28th of July, 2012, aged 93.
Robbie McEwen is a professional road cyclist. He was the Australian Cyclist of the Year in 2002 and 2005. Robbie has participated in the Tour de France 11 times and had 12 stage wins. In 2002, he was the first Australian to win the overall Tour de France sprint classification.
Peter played Rugby Union for Australia in 17 test matches and was a member of the 1991 World Cup winning Wallaby team. Peter joined the Reds elite 100 Cap Club having played 109 games for Queensland. He led the Queensland Reds to the 1992 Super Six Championship and the 1994 and 1995 Super Ten titles.
Keith and Mary Brough
Keith and Mary were active members of numerous local community organisations from 1964 including the Bush Fire Brigade, Slacks Creek Progress Association, St Mark's Church and the State Emergency Service. In 1984 Keith was awarded an MBE in recognition of his community service and in 1988 a National Medal recognising his long service to the community in times of emergency and national disaster.
A cricket umpire for more than 35 years, Mel Johnson, O.A.M., made his first class umpiring debut in the summer of 1977/78 and umpired his first test in 1979 between Australia and the West Indies. During his career, Mel umpired 21 test matches, 52 one day internationals and officiated in 66 first class games.
Cameron started his football career as a six-year-old with Logan Brothers, winning Best and Fairest Player nine times in 11 years. 2005 Melbourne Storm Player of the Year and 2006 Dally M Medal winner.
Director of City Works from 1 July 1979 to 25 August 2006, Peter Way was awarded a Public Services Medal for "Outstanding Public Service to Local Government Engineering" in 1988 and was an Emeritus Member of the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia in 2005.
Speed-skater Steven created history in Salt Lake City in 2002 when he became the first Australian to win a Winter Olympic gold medal. The four-time Olympian was also a member of the 5000m relay team that won Bronze in Lillehammer in 1994.
Brian represented Australia at two Paralympics, winning gold at the 1996 Atlanta Games in javelin and bronze at the 2000 Sydney Games in discus. Brian received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 1997 for his services to sport.
Proud to acknowledge his Logan home base on the world stage, Darren rose to fame as a member of Savage Garden (founded with fellow former Logan resident Daniel Jones), and has since gone on to a successful solo career.
At the Athens 2004 Olympics, Jodie won three gold medals and set three world records. The Springwood based swimmer claimed the 100m freestyle title and won gold in two relay races in an astonishing Olympic debut at the Athens meet.
His four-year collaboration with Darren Hayes as Savage Garden brought more than 20 million album sales worldwide. Daniel has since established a record label to nurture emerging talent.
Gary was appointed Deputy Shire Clerk in July 1979 until mid 1980 when he became head of council's administrative organisation, a position he held until October 2005. Gary led Logan City Council through some difficult times and credits the loyalty and hard work of the staff with Council's success. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Local Government Managers Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
From a farming background, Reg undertook formal art training to become an accomplished artist. His work has been commissioned, and has featured in numerous exhibitions. Reg and his daughter Missy teach reconciliation and an understanding of Aboriginal culture in local schools and government facilities. In 2009, Reg was named Elder of the Year at the National NAIDOC awards.
Davida Steel (1933-1991)
Davida Steel, a devoted social worker at the Woodridge Community Health Centre, has been recognised for her contribution to Logan City by the creation of the Davida Steel Memorial Award, presented annually on Australia Day. This award was instigated by her clients, so that her work with the Logan City community would never be forgotten.