Logan City Council’s annual report shines a light on a city realising its potential
Published: 31 October 2017
Statistics published in the 2016/2017 Logan City Council Annual Report reveal a city that is growing rapidly and a Council that is investing heavily in infrastructure.
City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said the report also provided an insight into the many significant and innovative projects being undertaken by Council.
"Our new corporate vision, outlined in our Corporate Plan shows we are committed to becoming a next generation government – one that innovatively manages our environment, our infrastructure, economic productivity and work life balance to deliver quality lifestyles to our residents,” Mayor Smith said.
"Our economic development strategy has generated approximately $80 million in private investment, generating more than 400 local jobs and our industrial estates are filling with innovative and high-tech companies.
“Council has also led the way improving our environment.
"We are working to improve water quality in our waterways, we've developed a 50-year Logan River Vision with significant community input.
"We're also reducing our community's environmental impact by incorporating solar power into new projects, reducing waste, and improving our energy management practices using innovative projects such as building Australia's first solar-battery powered water treatment/chlorination plant.”
City Treasurer, Councillor Trevina Schwarz said the report demonstrated Council was on track, building an innovative, dynamic city of the future.
"We have a growing economy worth $21.789 billion, with a gross regional product of $11.243 billion,” Cr Schwarz said.
“An additional 891 new businesses started up, and our population grew to 314,000.
"Council spent $156 million expanding and replacing city assets and achieved an operating surplus of $31.3 million, all while dealing with one of the most widespread and severe floods to hit the city in decades."
Logan City Council is the sixth largest in Australia by population.
- assets valued at $5.9 billion
- 116 sporting facilities
- 973 parks
- 2,100 km of Council-maintained roads
- 2,202 km of water mains and
- 245 km of bikeways.