Friday, March 1, 2024

Logan loads rapid clean-up taskforce

Discarded shopping trolleys, burnt out cars and unauthorised signs will be swiftly cleared from local streets and parks, with the deployment of a new Logan City Council Rapid Response Taskforce.

The dedicated taskforce, which is now operational, will proactively keep City of Logan neighbourhoods cleaner and safer by promptly addressing nuisance-related issues, says Council’s Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Tony Hall.

The city’s Safety Camera Program, which features more than 1400 cameras, will assist the taskforce by providing extra detection capabilities.

Cr Hall said the taskforce is believed to be the first collaborative initiative of its kind in South East Queensland using safety cameras to address amenity issues.

“Our camera operators are continually monitoring different areas of the city and this is an ideal way to identify locations which the taskforce need to address,” he said.

“This initiative comes at no additional cost to ratepayers through the use of the existing camera network and we look forward to seeing it improve the detection and resolution of amenity-related issues throughout the city.”

Council has also launched a citywide Our City, Our Home promotional campaign to support the work of the taskforce.

The campaign aims to boost pride in the city and generate behavioural change in the community by encouraging residents to report nuisance offences. Campaign messaging will be displayed on 130 digital screens, billboards and street pole banners across the city as well as on Council’s social media channels.

Cr Hall said Council wanted the community to support the taskforce.

“Every resident has a role to play in keeping our streets and neighbourhoods safe and clean so if you see anything out of place please report it,” he said.

“Our city is our home and I encourage all residents to take pride in where they live.”

The taskforce has been funded for the next three years in Council’s 2023/24 Budget.

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