Jimboomba has always been a place where big things can happen but small things matter, and with significant change occurring around Jimboomba, it is important to think about the future.
Logan City Council is committed to creating a distinct centre for the southern City of Logan region and held a summit in Jimboomba on 21 March 2019.
Due to the rapid growth of the nearby master planned communities of Flagstone and Yarrabilba, Jimboomba and its surrounds are facing significant challenges and opportunities.
Council is seeking to create a town centre where modern conveniences and rural lifestyle meet and a Jimboomba that not only serves as a hub for the region but a place for families and the community to gather, live, work and play.
Jimboomba Summit Outcomes
The Jimboomba Summit and associated community engagement platforms generated close to 2000 interactions and ideas, which were categorised into four urban design themes. The Jimboomba Summit Outcomes Summary (PDF 2085 KB) identifies 19 key actions and 26 initiatives to help unlock the economic and place-making potential of the Jimboomba town centre
The summit was held on Cusack Lane, Jimboomba from 3.30pm to 8.30pm and consisted of a formal program repeated over two sessions. During the summit, Cusack Lane and a number of local venues was home to thought-provoking micro-learning sessions and interactive installations to provide plenty of examples to help imagine what the future Jimboomba could be.
For more information download the Jimboomba Summit Program (PDF 2088 KB).
David Snyder – Placemaking and Public Engagement, Spaced Out
David has always been fascinated by the dynamics and evolution of community and place. Promoting local aspirations and culture in spaces inspires him to work with Spaced Out Placemakers. David’s experience ranges in both the private and public sector of urban planning, place activation, community engagement, community development and economic development.
Annabelle Pegrum AM – Director, investLogan
Annabelle is a Canberra Architect, a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, an Adjunct Professor in architecture at the University of Canberra. She has held chief executive and senior management positions in city operations, urban design and planning in the private and public sector and in academe including extensive experience as a member on boards, design juries and advisory/review committees. For ten years she was the Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority responsible for the planning and development of Canberra as Australia’s National Capital.
Matt Barratt – Creative Director, Hoyne
Matt is a creative city-shaper with the rare experience of working as a graphic designer within urban design, architecture and interior design teams. He is driven by a belief that design thinking can deliver better experiences and unlock greater value for urban spaces, and the place and property strategies he develops are underpinned by in-depth research. An intrepid traveller, Matt is inspired by food and culture; constantly looking to uncover the local soul of a place in vibrant destinations ranging from San Diego to Sydney Harbour, and remote islands in Fiji. He excels at creating an environment in which big ideas can be explored and empowering the team to produce meaningful client solutions.
Anna Chauvel – Director, Place Laboratory
Anna has established herself as one of Perth’s leading landscape architects. She now leads the Canberra Studio as well as playing a key role in setting the design direction for PLACE Laboratory – ensuring clients’ visions are translated into beautiful and functional design outcomes. Anna has extensive urban design and landscape architectural experience at a leadership level. Many clients consider her as the Vision Keeper, ensuring that the Vision and Values are integral throughout the design process.
The outcomes from the Jimboomba Summit will be used to finalise an implementation plan to facilitate the delivery of key priority projects.
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