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    The Honourable Campbell Newman

    Government backs Logan summit

    The Honourable Campbell Newman

    Monday, January 21, 2013

    Government backs Logan summit

    Enhancing Logan’s liveability will be at the forefront of the Queensland Government’s involvement in the City of Choice summit being hosted by Logan City Council on February 19 and 20.

    Premier Campbell Newman visited the city today with Mayor Pam Parker and praised its vibrant spirit and dynamic community.

    “The troubles of recent weeks should not overshadow the good things which happen day-in, day-out, in this vibrant community,” Mr Newman said.

    “Logan is a great place, with lots of hardworking families, a thriving business community and terrific opportunities for further development.

    “This government is ready to work hand-in-hand with the Mayor, the Council and other agencies to make Logan an even better place to call home.”

    Mr Newman said a number of Government Ministers would take part in next month’s summit.  

    “I’m sure they will come with fresh ideas about enhancing the liveability of the local area,” he said.

    “We don’t always have to spend big dollars to get big results. Often, it’s a case of looking at what is already in place and finding ways to leverage better outcomes from those existing programs.

    “For instance, a number of government schemes are already making a big difference to the lives of locals, including the Learning Earning Active Places strategy to boost local health, education and job opportunities, and the Logan Renewal Initiative which will improve social housing.

    “I look forward to seeing more practical ideas flow from the forum.” 

    Logan Mayor Pam Parker thanked Premier Newman for his Government's support and commitment to the city.

    "It is fantastic to be out on the ground with the Premier today highlighting Logan's progressive business environment and discussing the amazing range of programs and services that exist in Logan" she said.   

    "The City of Choice summit creates a chance for us to hear firsthand from both Ministers and the community about new ideas and approaches.

    "Working together with all levels of government, I am convinced that Logan has a very exciting future.”

    [ENDS] 21 January 2013

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