Australia Decides 2019: What the election outcomes mean for Logan
The Federal Election was held on Saturday 18 May and the Liberal/National Coalition has been returned as the government for this term of parliament.
Our local Members in the House of Representatives are:
|Forde||Bert van Manen||Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP)||Sitting Member returned (swing +2.84%*)|
|Rankin||Jim Chalmers||Australian Labor Party||Sitting Member returned (swing -6.82%*)|
|Wright||Scott Buchholz||Liberal National Party of Queensland||Sitting Member returned (swing +3.05%*)|
|*swing based on first preference count|
What we can expect
Before the election, the LNP made the following commitments for the City of Logan:
Project description Specific projects Funding
Pacific Motorway (M1) upgrades for:
• Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill
• Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway
Loganlea train station car park expansion $15m
Beenleigh station car park expansion $15m
Upgrade Jellicoe St/Station Road intersection (Roads to Recovery Program) $1.442m
Upgrade Beaudesert-Beenleigh Rd between Milne St to Tallagandra Rd, Beenleigh $5m
Upgrade Chambers Flat Rd between Park Ridge Rd to Derby Rd, Park Ridge $11.5m
Priestdale and Rochedale Road intersection (50% of the estimated project cost) $14m
Upgrade High Rd & Easterly St between Sabre St & Old Logan Village Rd, Waterford $2.5m
Education and research
Kimberley Park State School – build disability access to the oval and terracing $150,000
Eagleby State School – establishment of a children’s and wellbeing hub $500,000
Marsden State High School – upgrade the oval $415,000
Urgent and Specialist Care Centre at the Logan Hospital (11 beds and 22 specialist consultation rooms to treat urgent but non-life-threatening illnesses) $33.4m
CCTV sites in Jimboomba, Flagstone, Logan Village, Yarrabilba & Stockleigh $100,000
Upgrade the dressing room facilities at Logan Lightning FC $600,000
Logan City Council will continue to track whether these commitments are honoured over the next three years through the Fair Share 4 Logan website and social media accounts.
Finally, thank you
We asked Logan residents to ‘add your voice to ours’ in the weeks leading up to the election by sending an email to candidates from our website. We’re pleased to say that 1,170 emails were sent.
By electorate, 15% of the emails were sent to candidates in Rankin, 62% to candidates in Wright, and 22% to candidates in Forde.
By topic, 20% were about the Mt Lindesay Hwy, 12% were about the Salisbury to Beaudesert passenger rail, and 68% were about both issues combined.
To those of you who took the time to ask for Logan’s fair share, thank you.
We know Logan still can’t wait for this vital infrastructure to be provided for our growing city and we’ll continue to advocate for it on behalf of our 326,615 residents.