Report to the Region

July - September 2019

Message from the Chair

Gary Hardgrave 600

Last quarter I committed RDA Logan & Redlands to releasing a summarised version of its 2019 to 2020 Business Plan. I am pleased to announce this commitment has been met.

The RDA Logan & Redlands Business Plan Summary for the 2019 to 2020 financial year is now available here.

A hard copy of the Summary has been provided to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Hon Michael McCormack MP who I had the opportunity of catching up with after the Inland Rail Conference held in Toowoomba in late August 2019.

Copies have also been provided to key stakeholders including other relevant Commonwealth Ministers, local Members of the Federal Parliament, relevant Queensland Ministers, local Members of the Queensland Parliament, the Logan and Redland Logan City Councils, Logan and Redland Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the South East Queensland Council of Mayors and the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation.

The emerging South East Queensland City Deal, planned Inland Rail, possible 2032 Olympics bid, Visitor Economy 2031 and implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme provide opportunities to better leverage the Region’s aspiration to be the centre of economic growth and employment opportunities in Australia. The RDA’s 2019 to 2020 Summary Plan provides a narrative which leverages these opportunities in the interests of the Region.

There is still much to be done and, as always, I encourage all in the community to contact me or our director Steve McDonald to discuss topics of interest.

The Hon. Gary Hardgrave
Chair
Regional Development Australia Logan & Redlands

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Driverless Bus Trial in Redlands
3rd Annual Logan & Surrounds Small Business Expo
Quandamooka Festival Wraps Up for Another year
Building Partnerships
Funding Opportunities
Invitation to Action