Friday, June 21, 2024

Health slam dunk for City of Logan

A vibrant recreational space has injected new life into the City of Logan’s expanding
Meadowbrook health, knowledge and well-being precinct.

A ‘swish’ sporting event was held last night to celebrate the second stage of Logan
City Council’s Healthy Street Project, which includes a full-sized basketball court.

The area, between Loganlea and Armstrong Roads and opposite the Logan Hospital,
will be known as Armstrong Place. It also features outdoor gym facilities, public art,
seating and shade structures amid landscaped gardens.

In coming months, Council says a futsal court, more public artwork, seating and a water bubbler will complete the space.

Basketball players from Logan Thunder and Loganlea State High School joined Logan Mayor, Darren Power; Economic Development Chair, Councillor Jon Raven and Division 6 Councillor, Tony Hall at last night’s opening.

Mayor Power said the project was an example of Council’s commitment to providing
quality public infrastructure that enhanced local lifestyles and improved health.

“This project has changed an idle space into one that will support the wellbeing of
residents, workers and visitors and improve access through the area,” Mayor Power said.

Councillor Raven said the second stage of Council’s Healthy Street Project would support
Meadowbrook’s existing, and planned, public facilities.

“What was a dusty road reserve is now a community space that adds a splash of colour and encourages people to stay and play instead of just passing through,” Cr Raven said.

Councillor Hall said the street-side space was already a welcome addition to the area, with
the basketball court being used most days.

“The instant popularity of this facility is a great indication of how valued it will be for years to come,” Cr Hall said.

The project is jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government’s Unite and Recover Program.

The first stage of the project included a shared (bicycle and pedestrian) pathway on
both sides of Loganlea Road, artistic shade structures, creative lighting and a
signalised pedestrian crossing.

The Loganlea Road Healthy Street Project was developed in response to community
feedback from Council’s 2018 Meadowbrook Summit.

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