The City of Logan is home to civic innovation where new ideas, technology or methodology challenges and improves existing processes and systems, thereby improving the lives of our community and the function of the city.
Innovative, dynamic city of the future
Imagine a well-planned sustainable city that has local and global reach, where resources are used responsibly and where connections between people and places are convenient. The City of Logan is a place with a rich history and diversity interwoven into the fabric of our neighbourhoods. A place where people and business are adaptable and where potential is realised.
City Futures Strategy
On 17 April 2018, Council endorse the City Futures Strategy.
The City Futures Strategy has been developed in consultation with our community with city-wide community, business and stakeholder engagement conducted in 2017. The Strategy will be our road map and provide strategic priorities for the City of Logan in line with the Australian Government's Smart Cities Plan.
Delivering on the City Futures Strategy
Council will take the lead role, as coordinator, advocate and actor and will:
- lead by example, transforming our organisation and services to be more innovative, modern and agile
- monitor, measure and report progress against the strategy, both actions delivered and results achieved
- develop a detailed implementation plan for Council to ensure focus and accountability
- coordinate communication, promotion and advocacy to elevate this strategy, encourage action and publicise our city's achievements
- champion the efforts of individuals, businesses, and communities who are taking the initiative and building our future city
- evaluate this strategy and reset objectives and plans in consultation with the community as new opportunities and challenges emerge.
Advancing Regional Innovation Program
In partnership with Advance Queensland, Logan City Council, along with Redland City Council and Griffith University, have formed the Logan Redland Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP), which aims to turn our region into a thriving hub for innovation and enterprise.
The $1 million matched funding program will enable local entrepreneurs, business leaders and key industries to collaborate, with government (local and state) to harness innovation and unlock business potential, strengthen existing industries and preparing regional Queenslanders for jobs of the future.
The three-year funding program will assist the Logan/Redland region to collaboratively develop a sustainable program and assist the eco-system by responding to local needs and regional capability development; the intention is to build a network to boost grass root activities.
Part of this program is to provide opportunities and skill building programs for local businesses, startups, industries, researchers, and community members in addition to students by creating jobs of the future and preparing our community with capability skilling to undertake these future roles.
The program builds on existing investments in innovation to attract new investment opportunities for practical outcomes. The ARIP will help strengthen and generate new industries, diversifying the region's economy, and create new jobs through ongoing training, and the collaboration of small business owners, entrepreneurs and business leaders. The establishment of innovation spaces & virtual hubs across the region, including the Kingston Butter Factory and INNOV8 Logan will bring together community and industry partners and provide local startups and entrepreneurs with resources, networks and mentors.
We aim to create a thriving entrepreneurial pool and build a sustainable innovation ecosystem across the City of Logan and Redland, creating a place where both local and global businesses choose to invest and people come to live, work and play.