BUDGET 2022/2023 Active City
Active and ambitious City of Logan builds for champions
Tomorrow’s champions have been given a head start today, with significant investment in programs and infrastructure so City of Logan residents can reach their lifestyle and sporting goals.
Logan City Council’s 2022/2023 Budget not only builds on the city’s proud reputation as a breeding ground of sporting talent, it also helps secure future success for an active city.
The ‘Building on today for a brighter tomorrow’ budget allocates $38 million over the next five years, and then ongoing funding after that, for a Sport and Recreation Facilities Program which has a focus on grassroots facilities.
The program will prioritise the efficient delivery of new or upgraded clubhouses, amenities, playing fields, courts and lighting, with each project prioritised according to community need.
It could also support the installation of site infrastructure such as driveways, carparks and signage.
As part of Council’s commitment to be an ‘active city’, the program will provide greater oversight of the planning and approvals phases of each project, including the publication of site plans and program of works.
Building for a brighter sporting tomorrow follows goals already kicked in the City of Logan’s sporting arena. These include:
- The recent opening of the $14 million Cronulla Park Indoor Sports Centre at Slacks Creek which features a premier training facility for gymnasts
- The soon-to-be-opened $9 million Olympic-size ‘Jodie Henry’ swimming pool at Logan North Aquatic Centre at Underwood
City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said Council was determined to promote healthy and active lifestyles while ensuring that every City of Logan resident – no matter what their goals – is equipped to succeed.
“It is no secret we have incredible sporting potential in our city, and this budget fires the starting gun on an even more active and agile future,” Councillor Power said.
“We have a long and proud reputation for producing champions across many sports and we again call for Logan to be allocated a venue for the 2032 Olympics.”
Council will also invest in the City of Logan’s active and healthy future through the development of new community infrastructure, including a major upgrade to Alexander Clark Park in Loganholme.
The budget allocates $6.34 million over two years on the first three stages of the newly adopted Alexander Clark Park Masterplan.
The masterplan includes upgrades to the water play area and existing playground, new basketball and volleyball courts and a multi-purpose ‘kick-around’ space.
The 2022/2023 Budget provides $3.99 million for the project, with $2.35 million already allocated from the Division 10 Local Infrastructure Program (LIP) and Council’s Parks programs.
Council has also committed funding towards the proposed Bethania to Logan Village Rail Trail, which would provide an important cycling and walking link between the communities.
The project, which is dependent on Queensland Government funding, follows the success of the Logan Village to Yarrabilba section of the trail, opened late last year.
Other ‘active’ lifestyle projects funded in this year’s budget include:
- Additional adult learn-to-swim classes as part of Council’s Active & Healthy program, tailored for those with little or no swimming ability
- The creation of a dedicated Cycle Network Program, providing greater commitment and flexibility in the delivery of cycleway infrastructure
Logan City Council has delivered a record $1.014 billion budget for 2022/2023 as the city’s population grows towards half a million people in the next 15 years.
Read more about the budget at logan.qld.gov.au