Meadowbrook’s future with a pinch of Salt
Published: 10 September 2018
Stimulating investment in health and advancing tertiary education in Meadowbrook will be the focus of a Logan City Council hosted summit this month.
Meadowbrook land and business owners, along with those in the health and education industry, will be the target for the two summit sessions on September 20 and 21.
Residents are encouraged to have their say on what the top priorities are for Meadowbrook through an online portal or by attending a community feedback session in the lead up to the summit.
City Centres Special Committee Chair, Councillor Jon Raven, said council was committed to unlocking Meadowbrook’s potential into the future and was seeking input from industry and the public to help inform their plans.
“With the expansion of the Logan Hospital, TAFE and Griffith University nearby, Meadowbrook has unique opportunities,” Cr Raven said.
“We need to unlock the potential of this area if we want Logan to become an innovative city of the future.
“It will be slightly different to other summits we’ve held across the city as the first event will focus on progressing Meadowbrook as Logan's health and knowledge precinct and advancing tertiary educational outcomes.
“The second event will focus on healthcare and medical investment. We’ll also host a face-to-face community engagement session to gauge the public's views on what key actions need to happen in Meadowbrook to improve the centre.”
City Planning and Economic Development Chair, Cr Russell Lutton, said a strong line up of guest speakers and experts was being arranged for the summit.
“Bernard Salt, Australia's most recognisable demographer and leading social commentator is an exciting addition as a key note speaker,” Cr Lutton said.
“Griffith University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor Linda O'Brien, who is based at their Logan Campus, will present and outline the university's 20 year plan to transform the campus into a 'Civic University'.
“A range of other speakers from the healthcare, knowledge and city-design industries will be announced closer to the event.”
Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley said the feedback portal was the easiest way for Logan residents to help identify the top priorities for Meadowbrook.
“The online portal is now open to gather community feedback on potential projects that can be rolled out in the short-term.”
The Meadowbrook Summit sessions
- Session 1: 4:30pm to 8pm, Thursday September 20
An evening event at the Meadowbrook Golf Club focusing on progressing Meadowbrook as Logan's health and knowledge precinct and advancing tertiary educational outcomes.
- Session 2: 7:00am-11:30am, Friday September 21
A breakfast event at Griffith University Logan Campus focusing on healthcare and medical investment.
- Community Engagement Session: 9am-12pm, Saturday September 15
A morning session will be held at Woolworths Meadowbrook to seek the community's views on what key actions need to happen in Meadowbrook to improve the centre as a place for health, wellbeing and community.