New plan unlocks Logan Central potential
A long-term vision for the upgrade of Logan Central has been endorsed by Logan City Council.
The Logan Central Civic and Community Precinct Plan delivers a clear vision for the suburb and reflects the needs and feedback of the community and stakeholders.
The plan significantly enhances Council’s ability to seek and obtain funding for future project delivery.
Economic Development Chair, Deputy Mayor Jon Raven said he was excited by the vision for the heart of the city.
“When fully developed, the precinct will be like a ‘Central Park’ for Logan Central,” Councillor Raven said.
“Logan Gardens is a hidden gem in our city and this plan seeks to change that. By building new infrastructure and improving facilities over time it will become a civic hub.
“We will see more events staged in the Gardens, and over time, it will become a destination for our community to enjoy.”
The Precinct Plan was updated to reflect the following key changes:
- Complementary and non-competitive event functions for the Logan Central Civic Precinct with the Kingston Butter Factory Precinct
- A shared pathway was integrated into the Wembley Rd frontage to emphasise the presence of a combined pedestrian and cycle pathway as described in the Transport and Main Roads Principal Cycle Network
- The Logan Brothers Rugby League Club junior field was reinstated in addition to the retention of the two full-size fields.
The next step is to develop an action plan for the delivery of various projects.
Division 2 Councillor, Teresa Lane said community feedback on the Precinct Plan had been overwhelmingly positive.
“Residents really felt like they had an investment in the process and there is a lot of enthusiasm for the vision,” Cr Lane said.
Cr Lane said the delivery of a ring road to provide improved access to the Gardens was a priority.
“We want to make it easier for families to get to the playground and water play area which is extremely popular in summer.”
One of the first opportunities to activate the precinct will be to invite expressions of interest for a temporary coffee van.
The plan is based on outcomes from the Logan Central Summit in 2018 and has been modified after extensive engagement with local stakeholders and a series of workshops.
The plan recently won a Landscape Architecture Award in the Urban Design Category at the 2021 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Awards.
For more information please visit Logan Central Civic and Community Precinct Plan.