II1.1.1 - Deliver key marketing objectives from the City Positioning and Marketing Roadmap.
Purpose: Provide streamlined messaging to key audiences.
December 2020 saw the commencement of the rollout of the City of Logan brand and marks the first major milestone in this body of work.
The brand refresh has been well received and stakeholders are looking forward to the next phase of the project being delivered.
II1.2.1 - Implement amendments to the City of Choice initiative.
Purpose: Advocate the interests of the city. Create partnerships with other levels of government and non-government organisations.
Following an independent report received on governance arrangements options, work commenced refining these options and internal consultation with key stakeholders on next steps.
II1.3.1 - Deliver the Catapult Program in collaboration with:
- young people
Purpose: Build job readiness and entrepreneurial capability for young people in Logan.
As a Council-led partnership with the business, education and community sectors, Catapult brings together a range of opportunities that help to prepare young people for the jobs of today and of tomorrow by building an entrepreneurial mindset and enterprise skills. The Catapult pilot program concluded in November and an independent evaluator has been engaged to assess the strengths and areas for further development of the pilot to inform planning and delivery for 2021.
To strengthen partnerships between the business sector, young people and Council we engaged 22 industry partners engaged throughout program in total. To uplift engagement and enterprise skills capability among young people participating in pilot programs, 84 students engaged throughout the program, with 34 progressing through to later stages and receiving further capability development. For Schools and educators to embrace entrepreneurial learning 18 educators, school leadership and support staff have taken part in the professional development sessions.
The above markers, along with qualitative feedback gathered throughout the program, indicate that engagement across key stakeholder groups throughout Q2 is very positive. The program is subsequently set to be scaled in 2021 to reach more students and engage more businesses and educators. Council have formed a key partnership with Education Queensland's ENABLE cluster – a coalition of 14 state high schools across Logan and Beaudesert – to continue building teacher capacity and capability in 2021 and beyond. Furthermore, Council is partnering with the Social Enterprise Network – Logan to provide ongoing support, development, and access to networks for a select group of students who participated in the program pilot.
II2.1.1 - Deliver the Parks Asset Renewal Program.
Purpose: Provide and maintain healthy and active recreation opportunities for families.
As at the end of the second quarter, the delivery of the 2020/2021 Parks Asset Renewal Program is on track. 100% of the asset renewal program funding has been allocated and currently in design.
Planning work has begun for the preparation of the 2021/2022 Asset renewal program.
II2.1.2 - Deliver park infrastructure through the Parks Capital Works Program.
Purpose: Increase tourism in the city. Create healthy and active recreation opportunities for families.
As of the end of the second quarter, the delivery of the Parks Capital Works Program is currently on track. Design program for 2020/2021 projects is progressing positively. It is noted the delivery of a number of larger Local Infrastructure Program (LIP) funded projects will roll over into next financial year.
II2.2.1 - Implement a Logan City Council Events Strategy 2020-2025.
Purpose: Guide the strategic direction of city-wide events across a five-year period.
Following the endorsement of the Events Strategy, a number of key objectives are being researched with a view to confirming next steps.
Some elements will naturally need to be postponed or realigned owing to changes required for event delivery under COVID-19 restrictions.
"II2.6.1 - Deliver detailed design work for a new general community space at Greater Flagstone.
Purpose: Enable the next stage of the proposed Greater Flagstone Integrated Service Hub to progress
As at the end of the second quarter, the team is awaiting confirmation from PEET of land transfer arrangements. The Functional Brief for the design work has been done in preparation for this work to commence.
II2.6.2 - Deliver detailed design for a new district level community centre at Yarrabilba.
Purpose: Enable construction to start on the Yarrabilba Integrated Service Hub.
As at the end ofthe second quarter, detailed design work is progressing on schedule. The Concept Plan has been approved by the Steering Committee, and has now moved onto the next stage of planning.