Logan Central Summit
Logan City Council is looking ahead the next 20 years and are committed to unlocking the economic and place making potential to develop a progressive and vibrant network of city centres for the future City of Logan.
Building on the planning that has been done to date, Council is now transitioning from the 'visioning' to 'doing'. The Logan Central Summit held in May focussed on how key government, industry, business owners, landowners and the community can collaborate and provide insight into harnessing the strengths and capitalising on opportunities to help develop Logan Central as the civic and cultural heart.
Logan Central Summit Outcomes
At the conclusion of the Logan Central Summit and community engagement period, a total of 679 submissions were received with 902 ideas on a future Logan Central.
A summary (PDF 2611 KB) of all the summit ideas resulted in the identification of 27 key actions, comprising of 49 initiatives that align with the four urban design themes.
What’s next for Logan Central?
The summit ideas will be reflected in an updated Implementation Plan which will outline short, medium and long term projects for Logan Central.
Council will advocate for the delivery of these projects through various collaborations between Council, federal and state government, local business and the chamber of commerce, the community and the private sector.
New incentives to boost development
As part of the next steps, Council recently announced the Logan Central Economic Development Zone, offering incentives to encourage cinema, office space and mixed-used developments.
In addition, discounts on infrastructure charges of up to $1 million is also on offer for 3.5 to 5-Star branded hotels and serviced apartments to boost development.
For detailed information on eligibility requirements visit Infrastructure Planning and Charges
Logan Central Summit event details
- Lucinda Hartley, Co-Founder of CoDesign Studio and Neighbourlytics is a leading urban designer and entrepreneur who has pioneered disruptive approaches to revitalising cities and towns
- Cathryn Chatburn, Director of Urban Enquiry has a diverse portfolio of project experience delivering large-scale master planning frameworks to guide sustainable urban change. She has previously led the AECOM Australia and New Zealand Master Planning and Urban Design team prior to establishing Urban Enquiry.
- Steven Burgess, Engineer and Urban Strategist, MRCagney, has extensive experience on movement and transport, place and parking and its influence on town and city prosperity.
- Jim Gleeson, Founder and Director of Community Planning Practice Plan C is a leading community development and planning practitioner and activator with 20 years’ experience working at the intersection of community, industry, government and place for mining, Aboriginal community, urban development and civic projects and programs.
- Roland Dillon, Associate Partner at McKinsey and Co is a leader in the Public Sector Practices,working extensively in Australia and the US in public and private sector transformations. He has been involved in creation of economic development impact strategies, assessing employment and productivity growth opportunities across industries including agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare and education.
- Bronwyn Buksh, Activation Project Manager at SunCentral and Co-Founder of Digital Precinct is an urbanist and entrepreneur who has worked across a wide practice area - from planning and design, sustainable transport models, environmental management systems, and more recently creative and technology startups/ co-working business models.
Logan Central Summit program
The summit program, for Friday 11 May 2018, is outlined below and also available as a PDF: Logan Central Summit Program (PDF 1480 KB).
Summit Videos Session 1 - Our Logan Central
Setting the scene for the Logan Central Summit
Uncle Barry, community elder from Logan Central provides the official Welcome to Country and Councillor Russell Lutton, representative for Division 2 sets the scene for the Logan Central Summit with an overview of the suburb to date.
What makes Logan Central Unique?
Cathryn Chatburn, Director of Urban Enquiry has a diverse portfolio of project experience delivering large-scale master planning frameworks to guide sustainable urban change. Cathryn provides an overview of what makes Logan Central unique and the development of the Logan Central Masterplan.
Summit Videos Session 2 - Our Future
Placemaking Logan Central
Jim Gleeson, Founder and Director of Community Planning Practice Plan C is a leading community development and planning practitioner working in the intersection of industry, government, community and place. Jim talks about macro trends in community and placemaking, and overcoming challenges to fostering creative, inclusive and progressive city centres.
Ideas for Logan Central
Lucinda Hartley, Co-Founder of CoDesign Studio and Neighbourlytics is a leading urban designer and entrepreneur who has pioneered disruptive approaches to revitalising cities and towns. As facilitator for the Logan Central Summit, she introduces the four place themes including – Collaboration and Creativity, Context and Custodianship, Connections, and Choice and Character.
Streets for People
Steven Burgess, Principal of MRCagney is leading traffic engineer and Urban Strategist provides insight into the impacts of street design.
Summit Videos Session 4 - Making it Happen
Locally led activation and stimulating business activity
Bronwyn Buksh, Project Manager of Activation for SunCentral is an urbanist and entrepreneur with experience across planning and design, sustainable transport models, environmental management systems and technology start-ups. Bronwyn provide leading examples on making change from a community organisation perspective and top-down from an institutional perspective.
Making it happen in Logan Central
A facilitated panel discussion about how to progress Logan Central forward featuring Bronwyn Buksh (SunCentral), Steven Burgess (MRCagney), Amy Grey (Vibrant places), Uncle Barry Watson (community elder) and Deva Naiker (Ethnic Communities Council of Logan Global Food Village).
Summit Videos Session 5 - Wrap Up
Cr Russell Lutton, Division 2 representative and Chairperson of the Planning & Economic Development Committee provides an overview and closing remarks for the Logan Central Summit.