Mayor thanks candidates for pledging a FairShare4Logan
City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith has thanked the major parties and independent candidates contesting local State Election seats for acknowledging it's time for the Logan community to receive its fair share of transport and social infrastructure.
Combined, the ALP, LNP and One Nation have made commitments to the City of Logan totalling $556m in response to the FairShare4Logan campaign, with significant funding commitments in particular for the Mount Lindesay Hwy. (A summary of commitments to date is included further below.)
The commitments ultimately honoured will be dependent on which party forms government.
The FairShare4Logan campaign has enabled local voters in this weekend's election to reinforce the need for critical state investment in the City of Logan, particularly to:
- upgrade the Mount Lindesay Hwy so it's safe for all users along its entire length
- fix the M1 in all directions at the Gateway interchange, and extend the South East Busway to Loganholme
- bring forward the Salisbury to Beaudesert Passenger Rail to serve the rapidly expanding south-west communities
- upgrade the Waterford-Tamborine Rd to alleviate the gridlock in Logan Village every morning and afternoon
- deliver innovative heath, education and wellbeing facilities that meet the needs of our fast-growing south-west communities, particularly in Yarrabilba and Flagstone.
"On behalf of our Councillor team, I'd like to thank parties and candidates for listening to our community, and our community for getting behind this important campaign," Mayor Smith said.
"We now know which parties and candidates support our priorities, and this will no doubt help Logan voters make their choice at this Saturday's State Election. We also thank independent candidates for their support. If elected, we need those independents to continue to help us keep the major parties accountable for their commitments to our community.
"Of course, commitments are one thing: more importantly is seeing those commitments delivered by whoever forms our next State Government. Council will continue to monitor those pledges in the months and years to come as part of our ongoing advocacy agenda."
The FairShare4Logan campaign has mobilised local residents and provided a platform for advocacy on behalf of the city. It follows on from last year's Federal Election campaign, which helped gain commitments to the first stage of an M1/Gateway Motorway interchange.
"Much of our latest campaign has been driven through online and social media activity. Our reach in the first three weeks alone was more than 270,000 people, with around 18,800 people engaging with our posts," Mayor Smith said.
"A huge thank you to everyone who signed our petition, shared the campaign on social media, attended events and raised issues with candidates. Your voice has made a difference."
The social media activity encouraged City of Logan residents to visit the www.FairShare4Logan.com.au campaign website and sign petitions for the issues they were most passionate about.
See Commitments page for party and candidate commitments.