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Logan City Council receives national award from Parks and Leisure industry body

Published: 15 November 2016

Logan City Council receives national award from Parks and Leisure industry body

Logan City Council has been awarded the Parks and Leisure Australia Award of Excellence for its Research Project – the Active Logan Participation Study.  

This national award acknowledges outstanding research achievement by a group or individual (professional, student or academic), which has made a significant contribution to the parks and leisure industry.

The study is being used to inform Council’s Active Logan Strategy 2016 – 2028 which outlines council’s 12 year plan to help Logan residents increase their participation in sport, recreation and physical activity – by identifying current and future infrastructure, programming and partnership opportunities.

Councillor Steve Swenson, Chairperson of the Sports and Community Services Committee, said the study – and extensive community input gathered over the past few months – had contributed to the high quality of the strategy, which Council supported.  

"Over several years, Council has conducted extensive research into our residents’ participation levels in sport, recreation and physical activity,” he said.

“Council is confident we have developed a strategy that will provide a vision and direction for the future to meet the ongoing and emergent needs of our community. The strategy will deliver outcomes through Active Spaces; Active People and Active Organisations.

"Logan continues to establish itself as an industry leader and is now establishing itself as a benchmark to show how councils can contribute to creating an active and healthy community through infrastructure projects, programming, and partnerships with a wide range of sporting and community organisations.”

The Parks and Leisure Australia National Award of Excellence is the third accolade to be presented to Council for the Active Participation Study.

It follows the Parks and Leisure Qld State Award, won in June and an International Award from the Alliance for Healthy Cities (AFHC) which was presented to council in August 2016.