Levy greening up our city

Published: 10 January 2018

Levy greening up our city

2017 has been another great year for the environment in the City of Logan.

Council’s Environmental Levy has seen more than $7m dollars spent on projects that have enhanced the sustainability of the city’s ecosystems and promoted environmentally friendly initiatives.

Achievements include improving our waterways with the implementation of the Logan Rivers and Wetlands Recovery Plan, the development of strong partnerships with our community through the Land for Wildlife program and the delivery of innovative environmental events, activities and services.

Health, Environment and Waste Committee Chairperson Cr Cherie Dalley said the environment is front and centre of council’s plan to create an innovative city of the future.

“Council has taken a broad approach to ensure that every corner of the city benefits from the Environmental Levy,” Cr Dalley said.

“Council’s commitment to the environment has been matched by the public’s support for levy-funded activities such as the Land for Wildlife program and the Logan Eco Action Festival in June which attracted thousands of people.

“With around 70% of Logan lying in rural or semi-rural areas it’s important that we maintain a healthy environment and the Annual Report shows that we are on the right track.”

The City of Logan is committed to protecting rural living, our natural environment and green spaces through responsible urban planning.

Funds generated by Council’s Environmental Levy supports the delivery of Council’s corporate environmental priorities and services.

The full report can be found at http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/environment-water-and-waste/environmental-programs/environmental-levy