Federal election date announced
Candidates in the upcoming Federal Election should prioritise a better future for the City of Logan by committing support and funding to critical projects, says Mayor Darren Power.
The election is on 21 May.
Councillor Power said the city’s rapidly growing population demanded the timely delivery of important infrastructure to ensure liveability, economic growth and sustainability.
‘It is crucial we lay good foundations to build a thriving city over the next 20 years,’ Cr Power says.
‘We have our wish list for those foundations and we welcome any pledges from candidates that benefit our residents today and in the future.’
More than half a million people will call Logan home by 2041.
As part of a ‘Stand up for Logan’ program, rolling out from now until election day, Council is advocating for:
- An Olympic venue for Logan
- Proposed Greenbank Interchange (Middle and Teviot Roads)
- Loganlea Road widening project
- Underwood Road bus turnaround
- Bethania to Logan Village recreational rail trail
- Park Ridge leisure centre and general community space
- Beenleigh Aquatic Centre stage 2
- Waterford West District Park stage 2
- Oliver’s Precinct First Nations space
- Logan Central Youth Centre
- Park upgrades: Springwood Park master plan and Forestglen Park master plan
- Jimboomba local road and stormwater upgrades
- CCTV safety cameras and room upgrade
- Protection and recovery of threatened species in Logan
- Climate resilience actions
- Internet connectivity and mobile blackspot coverage
Cr Power met with the three local incumbent MPs – Bert van Manen (LNP, Forde), Scott Buchholz (LNP, Wright) and Jim Chalmers (ALP, Rankin) – late last year to put Council’s wish list at the forefront.
‘It doesn’t matter who’s in government after the election,’ Cr Power says.
‘We need to work together across all levels of government to make the City of Logan the best place it can be.
‘This is our moment to tell the decision makers at the highest level what we want them to commit to – think carefully about who gets your vote on election day.’
Council will track election commitments made by all candidates and share these with the community in the lead-up to the election.