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Logan City of Choice Summit – a milestone event

The Logan City of Choice Summit held in February 2013 in Logan, Qld, attracted more than 1,000 residents, community members, non-government and business sector leaders and local, state and federal government representatives.

Together they drew up ‘The Logan: City of Choice Two-Year Action Plan 2013-2015’ with a focus on Employment, Housing, Education, Social Infrastructure and Safety.

It was a way of for the entire community of Logan to address underlying issues and maximising opportunities for growth, community unity and prosperity to benefit every part of the city.

On March 17, 2015, Logan: the City of Choice held its two-year milestone event to discuss the significant progress made from the two-year action plan with around 200 people gathering at the Beenleigh Events centre.

Key initiatives include Logan’s signature Queensland Music Festival event in August 2015, the Logan Together Initiative, the Safety Camera Network, the City Pride Program and the Skills for Industry employment model.

BlueCHP Limited (BCL) has a vested interest in the Logan as Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works awarded BCL and Compass Housing, Australia’s largest ever housing renewal project to the Logan region.

The 20-year management project will see the transfer of 4,900 houses from early 2015 and include the replacement of 1,000 existing houses with 1,600 modern social dwellings and 800 affordable houses for private rent.

BCL’s CEO, Charles Northcote, was invited to the ‘Logan: City of Choice’ event as part of a panel discussion to converse on the issues surrounding housing.

Charles also provided a detailed overview on the addition of housing stock BCL will be providing to the Logan region where he received great feedback from stakeholders on this segment.

Looking forward, a key focus for Logan in 2015 will be building a strong partnership with the new Queensland Government, as there is a great synchronicity between the two-year action plan and key priorities expressed by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.