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Meadowbrook Summit

Building a centre for health, wellbeing and community.

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.

The Meadowbrook Summit seeks to create momentum around the vision of the recently endorsed Meadowbrook Master Plan 2016 to create a centre for health, wellbeing and community.

The event focused on stimulating healthcare investment and advancing tertiary education in the Meadowbrook area, centred on the expanding Logan Hospital, and supported by the surrounding transport infrastructure and nearby educational institutions.

The Meadowbrook Summit took place on Thursday 20 and 21 September 2018. Engagement and Summit activities included:

  • Session 1: 4:30pm to 8:00pm Thursday 20 September 2018
    An evening event at the Meadowbrook Golf Club focusing on progressing Meadowbrook as Logan's health and knowledge precinct and advancing tertiary educational outcomes.
  • Session 2: 7:00am-11:30am Friday 21 September 2018
    A breakfast event at Griffith University Logan Campus focusing on healthcare and medical investment.
  • Community Engagement Session: 9am-12pm Saturday 15 September 2018
    A morning session held at Woolworths Meadowbrook to seek the community's views on what key actions need to happen in Meadowbrook to improve the centre as a place for health, wellbeing and community.

Program, Speakers & Videos

A range of experts from the healthcare, knowledge and city-design industries presented at the Meadowbrook Summit.

Logan City Council was pleased to host Bernard Salt, Australia's favourite demographer and leading social commentator and Tim O'Neill, Executive Director, SEQ Development, Economic Development Queensland as the keynote speakers.

For more information read the Meadowbrook Summit Program (PDF 1792 KB).

If you were unable to attend the Meadowbrook Summit or want to refer to any of the speaker sessions, you can view them below. 

Speakers

Bernard Salt

Bernard Salt
The Demographics Group 

Tim O'Neill

Tim O'Neill
Economic Development Queensland 

Linda O'Brien

Linda O'Brien
Griffith University

Dr Jacinta Powell

Dr Jacinta Powell
Metro South Health

Dr Paul Wilson

Dr Paul Wilson
TAFE Queensland

Hon Shannon Fentiman MP

Hon Shannon Fentiman MP
Member for Waterford

Kerrianne Meulman

Kerrianne Meulman
Urban Economics

Sheena Reilly

Sheena Reilly
Griffith University

Amanda Newbery

Amanda Newbery
Articulous Communications

Session 1 - Meadowbrook Golf Club Thursday 20 September

Setting the Scene

Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley sets the scene for the summit, explaining Council’s vision and master planning for Meadowbrook.

New vision for Griffith's Logan Campus

Linda O’Brien, Pro Vice Chancellor, Head of Logan Campus, Griffith University presented the university's new vision for Griffith’s Logan Campus.

Metro South Health plans

Dr Jacinta Powell, Executive Director, Logan – Bayside Health Network, Metro South Health gave an overview of expansion and master planning of the Logan Hospital.

Conversation Cubes

Amanda Newbery, Managing Director from Articulous Communications facilitated a ‘conversation cube’ activity to encourage attendees to network and address five key questions for the future of Meadowbrook, including commentary from the expert speakers.

Day 1 Close

Cr Russell Lutton, Chairperson of the Planning, Economic Development Committee, Councillor for Division 2 closes the event.

Session 2 - Griffith University Logan Campus Friday 21 September - Intro & Keynotes

Moderator Introduction

Amanda Newbery, Managing Director from Articulous Communications provided a summary of the outcomes of Session 1 to set the scene for Session 2.

Welcome to Country

Aunty Robyn Williams, a Yugambeh Elder from Logan, provides a 'Welcome to Country' to the summit attendees.

Setting the Scene

Acting Mayor Cherie Dalley sets the scene for the day two of the summit, explaining Council’s vision and master planning for Meadowbrook and the importance of increasing investment in the area.

Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP, Member for Waterford, Minister for Employment and Small Business, Minister for Training and Skills Development detailed the Queensland Government's vision and commitment to Meadowbrook.

Urban Economics

Kerrianne Meulman, Managing Director, Urban Economics explained the fundamental economic drivers supporting investment in health and wellbeing in Meadowbrook.

Griffith University

Sheena Reilly, Pro Vice Chancellor (Health), Griffith University spoke about the university's plans to expand the medical education opportunities in Meadowbrook.

Session 2 - Griffith University Logan Campus Friday 21 September - Panels & Close

Q&A Panel

Amanda Newbery, Managing Director from Articulous Communications facilitated a Q&A Panel with the key note speakers Bernard Salt, Managing Director, The Demographics, Kerrianne Meulman, Managing Director, Urban Economics and Sheena Reilly, Pro Vice Chancellor (Health), Griffith University.

Investment Master Class / World Cafe

An interactive workshop was held with summit attendees and facilitated by senior Council officers to prioritise future projects and initiatives.

Panel Discussion

Amanda Newbery, Managing Director from Articulous Communications facilitated a panel discussion to unpack the outcomes of the interactive workshop with Dr Jim Chalmers MP, Member for Rankin, Queensland, Bernard Salt, Managing Director,The Demographics Group, Kerrianne Meulman, Managing Director, Urban Economics and Sheena Reilly, Pro Vice Chancellor (Health), Griffith University.

Priority Projects

Amanda Newbery, Managing Director from Articulous Communications presents the potential priority projects and initiatives and ranks the top projects, which are based on the combined inputs of the summit attendees.

Day 2 Close

Cr John Raven, Chairperson of the City Centres Special Committee, Division 5 Councillor closes the event.

Community Engagement

Council sought community ideas on what should be prioritised to accelerate Meadowbrook's potential to become a place with more healthcare, services, better education opportunities and a vibrant place for people to work, live and play. 

In addition to the online feedback platform which ran in September and October 2018, Council engaged PLACESCORE who undertook a place assessment to understand what the community valued in their ideal city centre and rated the current experience of main streets and key places in Meadowbrook.

Face-to-face PLACESCORE surveys took place in the Meadowbrook centre area on 8 and 9 August 2018. Online PLACSCORE surveys took place in September 2018. 

Community feedback session

A feedback session was held at Woolworths Meadowbrook on Saturday 15 September 2018 to seek the community's views on what key actions need to happen in Meadowbrook to improve the centre as a place for health, wellbeing and community.

The Business Case for Health and Medical Investment 

Logan City Council commissioned research to identify the health and medical development and investment opportunities in the Logan local government area. Based on evidence driven data, the research completed as of May 2018, provides an understanding of the current and future health demand to identify gaps (existing and future) and explores the main investment drivers. The abridged version of the business case is available for download (PDF 4877 KB). To access the full document, contact Council at loed@logan.qld.gov.au.  

Next Steps 

Council is currently unpacking the diverse range of ideas, input and commentary received from local residents, employees, stakeholders and experts during the two summit events, online feedback platform and PLACESCORE assessment. 

The next step will be to convert this feedback into prioritised key actions and initiatives to progress Meadowbrook as Logan's centre for health, wellbeing and community. 

The outcomes from the Meadowbrook Summit will be used to finalise an implementation plan to facilitate the delivery of key priority projects and realise the overall objectives of the Meadowbrook Master Plan.

The outcomes of the summit will also be used to inform a future amendment to the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 to give statutory weight to the outcomes embedded within the Meadowbrook Master Plan. This planning scheme amendment will be in the form of a Meadowbrook Local Plan to be released for public consultation in the future in accordance with the Planning Act 2016.

For additional information regarding the Meadowbrook Summit, please contact Council.