Logan City Council Budget 2021/2022
Library Hours Increase
High population growth in City of Logan’s south-western corridor has delivered a bonus to book lovers in Beenleigh, Jimboomba, Greenbank and Logan Village.
The opening hours of the four libraries will be extended through funding in this year’s budget.
The move aligns the opening hours at Beenleigh and Jimboomba Libraries with other larger libraries across the city. Those libraries will now be open until 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday and until 4pm on Saturday.
Greenbank and Logan Village Library users will have extended opening hours with both libraries opening at 10am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This change allows Greenbank and Logan Village Libraries to be open an extra 12 and a half hours each week.
The extension will help Logan City Council Libraries improve the delivery of community services and provide increased access for families with young children, working families and those unable to visit a library during standard business hours.
It will also allow extra community learning through activities for children under five, after-school events and programs supporting the city’s COVID-19 recovery initiatives.
For full details of the changes visit loganlibraries.org
Animal Rescues Increasing
Logan City Council will continue to support wildlife and animals in the City of Logan through a special partnership with the RSPCA.
Council has sponsored the RSPCA-operated Logan Animal Ambulance Service since 2013 and will increase funding in 2021/2022 to allow the RSPCA to buy a new dedicated City of Logan animal ambulance and provide increased rescue services.
In the last 12 months there were more than 3000 rescues of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife and animals in the City of Logan.
The all-hours service can be accessed on 1300 264 625 (1300 ANIMAL).
Tagged for Innovation
Logan City Council is among the first local governments in Queensland to introduce an automated solution for registering on-site sewerage facilities and monitoring installed systems.
An electronic asset tagging registration system will give licenced contractors easier access to information about on-site sewerage facilities.
Council is also introducing this system for installed backflow devices to ensure the water quality of City of Logan’s water supply.
The new registration system will provide 7160 commercial properties and residential premises with an installed device with direct access to the status of their systems.
Residents and contractors will also be able to access the service history of their facilities to confirm their compliance status with Council.
Each asset tag can be accessed by licenced contractors and residents via an app. The service history can be updated electronically post-inspection.
Spotlight on Illegal Waste Dumping
A campaign to combat illegal dumping and keep the City of Logan clean and free of waste will continue in 2021/2022.
An illegal dumping taskforce was established as a pilot program in April last year, funded by a one‐off Queensland Government grant.
The budget allocates $180,000 as support for the taskforce over the next 12 months.
It will also fund expanded surveillance and enforcement activities.
Since June last year, the program has investigated 607 complaints and identified 87 offenders through covert surveillance. Fines totaling $111,417 were issued.
Bushfire Operations Boosted
Bushfire prevention activities in City of Logan parks and bushland reserves will be expanded in the coming year.
Council manages 958 parks and bushland reserves.
The 2021/2022 Budget funds additional resources and equipment to support the fire management program.