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Community meetups every 3 months for division one.

Three different meetups to support the following

  1. For all residents of division 1

 2. For not for profit community groups in division 1

3. For business in division 1

Would you attend?

Pop -up offices only, are not working for residents in division 1
I propose to host regular meetings at a fixed venue

I have met with LECNA Community Centre at Cinderella Drive Springwood and I can hire the community centre. It can be in the daytime or evening, whichever is best for you.

 

Residents will be informed about future planning coming to their division.

Know what spending is being allocated and to the areas.

Be more connected to issues of break-ins and have security advice from our local police.

All community groups if they wish will be supported by myself and we can meet up quarterly. The community group meetups will be arranged depending on whether you are in Springwood, Rochedale South, Daisy Hill and Priestdale. Both daytime or evening.

The purpose is for you to be supported more, know what possible council fundings are available and share what your group needs help with. If there is any training that you might need, help with a community group plan, media help and website built.

Can we assist each other and co-share resources or potential volunteers, so all of our groups sustain and grow.

I will offer training on how to create subscribing newsletters, how to set up a Facebook page, why you need to add your meetings as events to your Facebook page.

All of which I know how to do and can tap into the resources that I have, to help you grow and be recognised more in Logan.

 

Small businesses in division 1

The purpose is for you to be supported more, know what training courses are available via Logan City Council both free and paid and possible grant funding.

 

Do you know we have a great Logan City Council tourism group, which I attend and if your business is tourism-related, this is a perfect connection to be involved with.

 

I will keep you updated on local business expos and networking groups that are occurring and also connect you to Logan Chamber of Commerce, that is rapidly growing and moving our members forward in their business growth. I am a committee member of Logan Chamber Of Commerce for over 2 years.

All of which I know how to do and can tap into the resources that I have by business networking the last 12 years here in Logan.

I will offer ways to help you grow more with the possibility of employing more locals to your business?

Home-based businesses and small businesses are very close to my heart. They need to be supported, reduced costs in setting up and where required, reduced costs, for necessary licensing.

 

 

 

 

 

Residents meetups every 3 months  in division one

Would you attend?

Previous councillors who I have met from other divisions, held regular meetups for residents to stay connected with them.

By listening I will find out exactly what is needed, what the issues are and know what the great things are too.

We need to implement this. They would be held for both daytime and evening and to start with all the suburbs of Division One, can meet in the one place.

If that is not possible, because the attendance numbers were too high, (wouldn't that be great?)  then we will meet by each suburb?

Venue 

I have met with LECNA Community Centre at Cinderella Drive Springwood and I can hire the community centre.

How would we know the dates? they would be on the below community website I intend on building and promoted in the free coffee magazine, with dates, that still gets distributed.

For those who do not use the internet, you can just give me a call.

 

 

Division One Website 

 I would like to build a website for Division One and pay for its hosting. All community group events, sports events, school events and local businesses and services will be added.

This would help build our local existing businesses and perhaps discover new ones that you had not known of before. It would be a way of keeping in touch with each other by knowing about the events each suburb is having. Is that something you would support?

 

Neighbourhood Watch/ Connect 

Click here for Online Crime Map

With crime increased across Logan, we need to get advice from our local community Police officers and tips on making our community more secure and being safer.

More neighbourhood watch groups need to be formed so we have more awareness of what is happening in our neighbourhoods and better prevention.

 

My 2020 Vision

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Unemployment in Logan

What I can do for you as your councillor?

According to ABS data, of Logan's 142,629 people aged 15 or over, more than half have made it to or past grade 11, about 49 per cent have a qualification, and 64 per cent participate in the workforce.

 Logan's unemployment rate stands at 7.2 per cent - above the rate for Queensland which, at 6.1 per cent, is the second-highest in Australia.
What can be changed about these figures?

We need more employers to open their doors here in Logan and encourage apprenticeships for our youth. As well as long-term work for our Logan residents.

Council needs to seek out more employers and create more opportunity for our locals. Council needs to cut the red tape and make it easier for businesses to move into Logan and keep them in Logan.

Infrastructure also needs to be addressed.

Home-based businesses and small businesses are very close to my heart. They need to be supported, reduced costs in setting up and where required, reduced costs, for necessary licensing.

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Council facilities in Logan

 

What I can do for you as your councillor?

Hire of council venues price restructured for better affordability, including multipurpose event centres.

As an expo coordinator, I have worked with several of the council facilities and some have been so cost prohibited, the event was held elsewhere after the third year.

Restructure /pricing of Logan Councils facilities need to be addressed and not just the pricing also the availability for Logans residents to actually be able to access them.

 

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Park facilities in Division One

 

What I can do for you as your councillor?

Why are some parks in division one neglected, where others seemed to have preferential treatment?

Why are not shade sails first added then the equipment, if you have less funding? not the other way round?

Who wants children to play on equipment without shade sail cover? especially as we are the worst state for skin cancer.

Do you want water bubblers or refill bottles added and under shade?

Would you want a water floor jet bubbler added to one of the centralised parks for all of division one residents to access?

Underwood Park 

I have heard from residents about the extravagant spending that was made for the precious stone and landscaping.

The cost of the stone was $50,000. and imported from the USA at an additional cost of $15,000 Total spent on a rock. $65,000

I am awaiting a breakdown form the council for this.

 What was the resident's discussion around the crystal stone at Underwood Park in the wide-open space? Were you involved and told the cost of the stone and that landscaping in the design application, before it was approved?

The beautiful Buddhist temple gardens are in the same rd and are free to enjoy too.

Were their discussions/ consultations for this?

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Community groups in Logan

What I can do for you as your councillor?

All community groups if they wish will be supported by myself and we can meet up quarterly. The community group meetups will be arranged depending on whether you are in Springwood, Rochedale South, Daisy Hill and Priestdale. Both daytime or evening.

The purpose is for you to be supported more, know what possible council fundings are available and share what your group needs help with. If there is any training that you might need, help with a community group plan, media help and website built.

I will offer training on how to create subscribing newsletters, how to set up a Facebook page, why you need to add your meetings as events to your Facebook page.

All of which I know how to do and can tap into the resources that I have to help you grow and be recognised more in Logan.

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Local Business Growth

What I can do for you as your councillor?

Ensuring business growth, both small and large to grow and stay in Logan and give our residents opportunities for local employment.

To make our development applications for businesses to be straightforward and for the council to be cohesive with applications lodged and paid, from the offset.

I will offer training on how to sustain your business, how to market your business and how to become profitable.

All of which I know how to do and can tap into the resources that I have to help you grow and be recognised more in Logan for the awesome businesses you all are.

 

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Roads and Transport 

What I can do for you as your councillor?

Even with the Logan M1 alterations, what is the result of the work, still a bottleneck?

Infrastructure needs to be addressed and council planning is where this will be tackled. If we want to encourage businesses to our area we need better access and not a known notorious bottleneck.

We also have many roads that need better traffic flow, reduced speeds and traffic hooning. All of this must be resolved.

Road Hooning
Road hooning and danger to our residents, why is this continuing.
Why are there not more calming measures added to our roads, which are known for hooning? This must be addressed for our safety.

 

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Neighbours/ Neighbourhood

 

Neighbourhood watch groups.

Crime is rapidly on the increase here in Logan. Particular with youth robbing, stealing cars and vandalism. More awareness needs to be raised of the activities and where possible more prevention needs to be learnt. I want to have meetings with the 4 suburbs of division one and invite local police and safety officers to give talks about what can be done. Is this something you would like to attend?

 

Could this be of benefit to you and your wellbeing? 

Every year I host a new years eve dinner at our home and invite four lots of neighbours and friends. It is a yearly catch up and this is its 16th year! The reason, our why is my husband and I appreciate the rapport we have with each and every one of them. If any of us need help there and then we would all be able to call on one of them. If there is a problem with an adjoining property we sort the problem out before it becomes an issue.

Communication and resolve are key.

Once we had an occasion when my husband was unwell and he had to go to Logan emergency hospital, we were able to take our son, aged 11 at the time to our neighbours who looked after him for the rest of the evening. We have no other family members here in Australia and so can be tricky at times. The reason we could do this, we made a real effort to meet our neighbours when we first emigrated and got to know them and what they are like and developed a trust with each other and have formed a great friendship. I know not every neighbour is going to be as receptive, but we do not know until we reach out?

I am not suggesting dinner for everyone but how about a meet up at a local park for coffee/ tea and get them all to a bring a plate. Get everyone to introduce themselves and ask how long they have lived here in Logan as an intro. Once you get to know them, have a meet up at your home, if that is something you are ok with. Do you want to form your own street neighbourhood watch group?

Meeting our neighbours helped my family and I settle into Logan with ease. As it was a big change, as you can imagine. It also gave us a sense of belonging to our community.

Live Facebook video about kerbside collections and recycling

Aldi will take used batteries

Officeworks stores will take used printer cartridges

Sheridan recycling program for sheets and doonas
https://www.sheridan.com.au/…/the-sheridan-recycling-progra…

https://www.logan.qld.gov.au/waste/kerbside-cleanup?

Landfill, recycling, kerb collection and Bridget Jones Diary, what is my message?

 

Big p.a.n.t.s, Bridget Jones Diary, repurpose, landfill and kerbside collection, what is the connection? Jackie Thompson for Logan Division One.Please share.Visit the below links to see where you can recycle/repurpose and also for your kerbside collection dates for 2020 Visit my website for dates and locations of parks and shopping centres we can meet in Division One.www.jackiethompson.com.auSubstation in Logan will take electronic waste https://substation33.com.au/Scout Recycling https://scoutrecycling.com.au/locations/slacks-creek/Containers for change https://www.containersforchange.com.au/qld/where-can-i-returnBooks to donate Street Library https://streetlibrary.org.au/where-can-i-donate-books/?Planet Ark https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/Sheridan recycling program https://www.sheridan.com.au/sheridan-life/the-sheridan-recycling-program.htmlhttps://www.logan.qld.gov.au/waste/kerbside-cleanup?

Posted by Jackie Thompson candidate for Division 1 Logan City Council on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Environment and sustainability

What I can do for you as your councillor?

Sustainable cities, urban sustainability, or eco-city is a city designed with consideration for social, economic, environmental impact, and resilient habitat for existing populations, without compromising the ability of future generations to experience the same.

What have we in place?

We do have some protection covenants on land in Logan that redevelopment should not occur, yet in recent news, soon to be released hectares of land that was zoned for this purpose was sold and 1,100 homes built on it.

So what must be done?

The council must have stricter constraints and screening of potential developers, that are flocking to Logan.

Our transport corridors have become wider, wildlife habitat is being removed, and replacement habitat is not added?

New housing estates

New houses estates are not replacing trees, and more than 20% of heat loss is lost from our homes due to no trees being present.

Our nature strips are being removed and opportunity for our insects, bees to pollenate is reducing.

Bee populations worldwide have been threatened by massive deforestation, climate change, and other factors. Indigenous bees, in particular, are threatened when traditional agriculture gives way to clearcutting, monoculture, and pesticides. Fewer bees mean fewer pollinators, fewer crops, and less plant diversity. Native stingless bees nest in hollow trees and ground cavities and provide valuable ecosystem services by pollinating native flora in dry tropical forests as well as valuable cash crops.

Our local rivers are being affected by our land pollution, and we have high amounts above the standard levels.

Development- construction-pollution

Some residents I have met questioned local individual construction in their division. Did you know the council have set up the following?

The council has now in place a Construction Taskforce and will respond and visit construction sites when surrounding residents are impacted.

Loud construction noise and vibration, air quality, dust management, sediment control and non-compliance with development approvals.

Click here to find out more

Recycling

Recycling bins are another issue, and our residents need to know Logan City Council have a better recycling programme on its way. I also feel kerbside collection needs improvements and whether we can connect community groups to collect furniture and certain types of kerbside rubbish, without it all going to landfill.

Extra bins have been in discussion. But not everyone needs them, smaller families or people living on their own could have an option of fewer collections?

 

Logan Council website has a strategy and sustainability strategy

There are four pillars of sustainability under the new whole-of-Council policy. They are:

  • Environment: Council aims to reduce waste, energy consumption and carbon emissions. It also will strive to be water-efficient and use recycled or reusable goods where practical.
  • Community: Council will provide services, facilities and amenities that promote a healthy and active lifestyle that is inclusive, connected, safe and resilient.
  • Economy: Council will promote a prosperous local economy and develop local job opportunities that align with the new policy.
  • Governance: Council will govern ethically and transparently. It will provide opportunities for community participation in decision making while considering the environmental, social and economic impact of any decisions.

 

We need to ensure the above four pillars of sustainability,

under the new whole-of-Council policy is upheld.

 

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