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Major milestone event celebrates achievements

Published: 8 September 2014

Major milestone event celebrates achievements

More than 200 representatives from the Logan City community, business sector, State and Federal Governments, and Council converged on Logan Metro Sports Centre on Friday for an update report on the award-winning Logan: City of Choice initiative.

One of the most significant initiatives in Logan City's 33-year history, the project, continues to gain momentum.

The result of the Logan: City of Choice Summit held in February last year, the unique collaborative initiative responds to and aims to address the key challenges facing our city. It also identified opportunities for the City of Logan and its communities to grow and prosper.

City of Logan Mayor Pam Parker, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs Glen Elmes, and Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen, each presented respective update reports on behalf of their governments.

Logan: City of Choice Leadership Team Chair Jude Munro provided an overview of the initiative to date, and community members shared their experiences of being involved in specific City of Choice initiatives.

Sebastian Buciu from the Park Ridge Band spoke about performing with jazz legend James Morrison at the Mayor's Business Breakfast in July to promote the upcoming Queensland Music Festival's signature event in Logan next year. 

St Francis Community Hub Coordinator Tammie Usher shared some of the inspiring results being achieved with migrant families through the Crestmead-based hub, and BoysTown South East Queensland Regional Manager Brendan Bourke talked about the effectiveness of employment programs his team is delivering.

Aunty Robyn Williams, who provided the event's Welcome to Country, also spoke about her role in the moving Our Aunties and Uncles Digital Stories series.

Queensland Police Service Logan District Superintendent Noel Powers then wrapped up the presentations with an update on the unique and proactive relationship between the police and Logan City Council, and the results it is delivering.

The talented Park Ridge Band strings section provided the opening entertainment, and the event was closed with a moving song by the Aboriginal and Islander Christian Fellowship singers.

Reports presented by the State Government and Logan City Council, and an overview and message from the Leadership Team, are available here.

Aboriginal and Islander Christian Fellowship singers