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Council has a sporting future with masterplans

Published: 1 May 2018

Council has a sporting future with masterplans

The long-term future of five sport and recreation parks in the city has been secured following masterplans endorsed by Logan City Council.

Council committed $320,000 as part of its 2016/2017 Budget to undertake a master plan to determine the future use of sport and recreation sites throughout the city.

Council’s Active Logan Strategy 2016-2028 identified the undertaking of these master plans as an action item.

These sites will assist in delivering the vision of an active and healthy community.

Through Council’s 124 sport and recreation facilities approximately 20,000 people per week engage in physical activity.

The endorsement of a master plan for each of the five sites - Lowe Oval, Underwood; Cronulla Park, Slacks Creek; Rosia Road Park, Park Ridge; Waterford West District Sports Park, Waterford and Dauth Park Precinct, Beenleigh - is a tangible demonstration of Council’s commitment to the strategy and the vision of being an innovative, dynamic city of the future.

City Lifestyle and Community Committee Chair, Councillor Steve Swenson said, adjustments had been made following a comprehensive community consultation process.

“Each of the masterplans provides a long-term vision about how the areas should be developed over the next 10 to 20 years and that is why it was important to hear the views of our residents and what they would like to see happen,” he said.

“These Masterplans provide a long term vision for the development of our dynamic city and will determine what work needs to be done to conserve and revitalise our facilities to ensure they provide for a range of sporting and recreational opportunities across the city.

Cr Swenson said the strategy came about as part of the last annual budget process, where funding was set aside to identify Masterplan opportunities for the five sites.

“The proposed master plans are to be delivered over the long-term and the funding will now be subject to Council’s 2018/2019 budget consideration.”

For more information go to www.logan.qld.gov.au or call 3412 3412.