Focus on safety for Yarrabilba and Logan Village
Published: 26 April 2016
Community safety audits, trail bike and bicycle patrols, bushfire preparedness sessions, and a community fun day were key features of the most recent Week of Action, delivered this month at Yarrabilba and Logan Village.
Week of Action is a partnership project between Logan City Council and the Queensland Police Service. The Yarrabilba and Logan Village week was held from 18-24 April 2016.
This initiative is an innovative approach to engage government and non-government agencies from across Logan City to focus their resources on one geographical area for one week at a time. The aim is to create momentum for the community to see that action is being taken to address community safety issues and support the local community.
Activities in Yarrabilba and Logan Village included Coffee with a Councillor and local Queensland Police Service officers, free movies in the park at Darlington Parklands (attended by around 400 people), community information displays, mobile safety camera deployment and a Queensland Police Service visit to Logan Village State School.
More than 135 children were reached through four child care personal safety sessions and, in just two hours, more than 30 licence plates were changed over to Safe PL8S featuring one-way screws to prevent theft.
Three community safety audit sessions were held with Logan City Community Safety Officers, Queensland Police Service officers and local Queensland Fire and Rescue, and a personal safety session was delivered to 40 seniors at Opal Gardens in Logan Village.
Council hosted a free community fun day at Village Green on 24 April, featuring kids' games, jumping castle, animal nursery, rock climbing wall, face painting, information displays and demonstrations. More than 300 people joined in the fun.
The Week of Action initiative was created in direct response to the Logan: City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan.
Week of Action sponsors and supporters (alphabetically):
- Bendigo Bank
- Jimboomba Neighbourhood Watch
- Jimboomba Police Station
- LJ Hooker Yarrabilba
- Logan Village Community Centre
- Logan Village Falcon All Sports
- Logan Village Lions Club
- Logan Village Museum
- Logan Village PCYC
- Logan Village Police Beat
- Logan Village Rural Fire Brigade
- Queensland Police Service Logan District Crime Prevention Unit
- Yarrabilba Community Association
Other groups who donated time to attend the Community Fun Day and/or other activities (alphabetically):
- Crestmead PCYC
- Logan Beaudesert Crime Stoppers Committee
- Loganholme Bluelight Association
- Logan Village Craft Cottage
- Logan Village Girl Guides
- Logan Village Karate Club
- Ripple Fitness
- St Clare’s Primary School
- SES (Logan Village branch)
- Queensland Corrective Services – Probation and Parole
- Queensland Health Addiction Services
- Waterford Equestrian and Pony Club
Local performers also provided entertainment at the Community Fun Day.