Infrastructure for growing communities

Infrastructure for growing communities

Logan has a growing population in the south-west corridor, particularly in the Queensland Government’s Priority Development Areas (PDAs) of Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone.

When fully developed, the Greater Flagstone PDA is anticipated to be home to around 120,000 people and the Yarrabilba PDA to 50,000.

The delivery of community infrastructure for health, safety and education is a key component in creating healthy, cohesive and vibrant communities. The amount and rate of growth in Logan’s south-west demands urgent and timely delivery of these services.

Council has been specifically asking for:

  • delivery of an integrated service delivery model for 0-8 year olds to enhance health and education outcomes, ideally co-located in the south-west of the city
  • early delivery of the first high school in Yarrabilba, incorporating a hub concept
  • secure funding to expand the Logan Village Police Beat.

GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

Yarrabilba State School integrated child services community hub

The Queensland Government has allocated $3.6m to construct and deliver an integrated child services community hub. Construction is under way.

Yarrabilba Secondary School

The delivery of Yarrabilba’s first secondary school has been brought forward to 2020, with $9.5m of a total $45m to be spent on construction in 2018/19 by the Queensland Government.

Logan Village Neighbourhood Police Beat

The Queensland Government has allocated $400,000 in 2018/19 to upgrade the police beat.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSES

Yarrabilba Pathways Hub

The Queensland Government is working with stakeholders from Council, the non-government school sector and across relevant Queensland Government agencies to develop a pathways hub within the first Yarrabilba high school. The hub is expected to be a place of learning for all community members, integrated with other community services. Queensland Government funding of $3.6m for the Yarrabilba/Jimboomba Neighbourhood Centre will potentially be incorporated into this facility, with $100,000 to be spent in 2018/19 for design development.

Yarrabilba Rural fire station upgrade and new facility

The Queensland Government has committed $5m to upgrade the station at Logan Village and construct a new facility to service Yarrabilba and surrounds ($1m in the 2018/19 budget).

Yarrabilba new ambulance station

The Queensland Government has committed $4.6m to construct a new ambulance station at Yarrabilba ($200,000 of that in the 2018/19 budget).