Trains and buses link people to jobs and education, as well as healthcare and social activities. Easy access to reliable and efficient public transport is critical to creating a healthy, cohesive and inclusive community.
In Logan, we have challenges with public transport on two fronts:
- city-bound commuters find themselves on buses caught in congestion on the M1 because the South East Busway doesn’t start until Eight Mile Plains (outside of Logan)
- fast-growing communities in our city’s south-west have no clear idea when the planned passenger rail line from Salisbury to Beaudesert will be delivered.
Council continues to advocate on behalf of residents for solutions to both these challenges.
Additionally, the Inland Rail freight project is proposed to pass through the City of Logan, travelling in close proximity to established residential suburbs and the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (which will house up to 120,000 people when fully developed).
Council is seeking an accountability commitment from the Australian Rail Track Corporation and the Federal and State Governments about environmental impacts of Inland Rail though the City of Logan ( such as noise, vibration and dust).
Since 2017, Council has advocated for the Kagaru to Acacia Ridge section of the Inland Rail project through Logan to be declared a coordinated project by the Coordinator-General, to trigger a rigorous impact assessment process. Read more