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Springwood Summit

Springwood Summit

Logan City Council is committed to developing the potential of Springwood’s business centre as South-East Queensland’s next CBD. 

The Springwood Summit will bring together experts in place design, infrastructure policy, urban innovation and development to share national and international perspectives on making Springwood a smart and liveable city. Together, the summit will seek to answer three questions in co-creating a future Springwood. 

  1. What are the key projects, ideas and initiatives for a future Springwood?
  2. What are the triggers to realising these projects and why haven’t they occurred?
  3. Creating a roadmap – who needs to invest?

The summit was held in October 2016 and key government, industry, business owners and landowners collaborated to unlock the economic and placemaking potential for Springwood in South-East Queensland. 

Summit speakers

  • Adam Beck, Director, Centre for Urban Innovation
  • Dr Mike Mouritz, Executive City Futures, City of Canning WA 
  • David Hall, Chief Operating Officer, MAB Corporation
  • Kylie Legge, Founder, Place Score
  • James Mathews, Associate Director, Government Advisory, KPMG
  • Ross Elliott, Senior Business Advisor and Consultant, MacroPlan Dimasi 
  • Jessica Christiansen-Franks, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Design Studio
  • Steven Burgess, Principal Consultant, MRCagney
  • Chris Isles, Director of Planning, Place Design Group

Summit theme one: Collaboration and Creativity

This 3D aerial video of Springwood depicts the policies and strategies for the urban footprint, jobs and population growth, the key activity centres, residential and industrial zoning and major open spaces.

International Musings on Sustainable City-Shaping

A contextual snapshot, national and international insights of emerging cities and practices.

  • Adam Beck

Place Based Leadership and the Role of Government

From governance to leadership. How can the City of Logan embrace leading practices to more deeply co-create and co-deliver the Springwood vision?

  • Kylie Legge, CEO, Place Score 
  • Dr Mike Mouritz, Executive City Futures, City of Canning WA

Emerging Funding Models for Creative Cities

  • James Mathews, Associate Director, Government Advisory, KPMG 
  • Ross Elliott, Senior Advisor, MacroPlan Dimasi
  • Jessica Christiansen-Franks, CEO, Co-Design Studio
  • Adam Beck, Centre for Urban Innovation (moderator)

Theme two: Context and Custodianship

This 3D aerial video of Springwood, in the City of Logan, depicts our social and green infrastructure including regional landscapes, local landscape corridors and key landscapes.

Context and Custodianship: A Postcard from North America

Adam Beck reflects on the intergenerational and city-making projects emerging from the US and Canada that are directly relevant to Springwood, the City of Logan and SEQ.

Theme three: Connections 

This 3D aerial video of Springwood in the City of Logan depicts the connections of Springwood’s roads, utilities and other critical infrastructure such as service vehicles, private motor vehicles, public transport, cycle and pedestrian networks. 

Connections: Physical and Digital Infrastructure

What is a connected Springwood? Connecting people physically and virtually in a world of disruption is considered one of urbanisation’s greatest challenges and opportunities. 

Panellists:

  • Steven Burgess, Principal Consultant, MRCagney
  • Chris Isles, Executive Director of Planning, Place Design Group
  • Adam Beck, Centre for Urban Innovation (Moderator)

Theme four: Choice and Character

This 3D aerial video of Springwood depicts our precincts and buildings; specifically the land use, the maximum building heights and upper level built forms. 

Collaborative Partnerships and Sustainable Communities

From inner city to city edge, MAB Corporation is playing a key role in creating jobs and managing growth in the metropolitan area of Melbourne. 

  • David Hall, COO, MAB Corporation

Summit Wrap Up: Local Perspectives and Priorities

Adam Beck moderates the audience’s contributing ideas and discussion about co-creating a future Springwood, including the wrap up commentary.

Have your say

The general public is invited to view and discuss their ideas at these following times or online.

Where: Level 6, Shine building (Southgate), 7 Murrajong Road, Springwood (cnr Pacific Highway Service Rd) on

  • Sunday 23 October, 2016 anytime from 11am – 3pm
  • Wednesday 26 October, 2016 anytime from 1pm to 6.30pm 

Online until 5pm Friday 18 November 2016