A road map to guide how Logan City Council will advocate for the local community was endorsed this week.

The new 2021-2024 Advocacy Strategy builds on insights gained from Council’s first advocacy strategy over the past four years.

It sets out what Council wants to achieve over the next three years and what actions it intends to take.

Delivering some of the targeted infrastructure and service delivery solutions will require action by the Australian and Queensland governments.

Economic Development Chair Deputy Mayor Jon Raven said clear priorities were essential to ensure Council’s advocacy efforts delivered benefits to the community.

“With the Federal election fast approaching we want to secure as much funding for Logan as possible,” Councillor Raven said.

Council’s advocacy efforts were instrumental in helping secure the $75 million upgrade and relocation of Loganlea Station announced in late 2019. The project, once complete, will deliver a range of economic and social benefits.

Council also contributed to the business case for the Salisbury to Beaudesert passenger rail, upgrades to the M1 Pacific Motorway and the extension of the South East Busway.

The new strategy also will target the next Federal election expected before May next year.

Implementation of the new strategy will be supported by an annual action plan containing milestones and actions.

This plan will be reviewed quarterly in response to emerging issues and new advocacy opportunities.

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