Latest report to the region available now

Our latest Report to the Region for January to March 2020 is on the website now.

Find out what's been happening around the Logan and Redlands region, including updates on:

  • COVID-19 initiatives
  • SEQ City Deal
  • Inland Rail Community Consultative Committee
  • Health care and social assistance
  • 2032 South East Queensland Olympic Bid
  • 2031 Visitor Economy Strategy
  • Department of State Development supply chain initiatives
  • Minjerribah Futures New
  • Redlands Coast Chamber of Commerce
  • Regional Jobs Committee
  • Local stories
  • And more!

Click here to view the report.

Message from the RDA Logan & Redlands Chair

Gary Hardgrave 720I hope this finds you and those near to you in good spirits and health.

In early March 2020, I was visiting businesses on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. I am sure each of you was equally busy and focused in your professional and personal lives. It is now a different world and one your RDA has a role in taking forward. It is testing and confronting, but I believe we will get through the current challenges and emerge in a better place.

On Thursday 19 March 2020 RDAs from across Australia met with the Commonwealth Government to discuss its response to COVID-19 and the potential impacts that the virus may have on our regions.

Following this meeting and on an ongoing basis, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications will be hosting regular teleconference sessions with RDAs to obtain feedback about the impacts of COVID-19 in the regions and inform the Government’s response.

The agenda for each of the meetings is as follows:

  1. What’s happening on the ground?
  2. What impact are government interventions having (positive and negative)?
  3. What more can be done by government or others?
  4. Real life examples of specific impacts on businesses, industries, community groups and local people, supported with data and potential solutions.

Your RDA would welcome any contribution from the Logan and Redlands community to be used to feed into the above arrangements along with information already being provided by Councils, Chambers of Commerce and community organisations.

While the RDA Springwood office has been closed, staff are working from home. Any contributions can be sent to the RDA at . We are keen to receive information and suggestions from businesses and individuals from the Logan and Redlands Region.

The Hon. Gary Hardgrave
Regional Development Australia Logan & Redlands

RDA Logan & Redlands Business Plan Summary for 2019-2020 available now

Business Plan Summary 2019-2020RDA Logan & Redlands has released its Business Plan Summary for the 2019-2020 financial year.

The Committee’s initial focus for 2018 to 2019 was to ensure a highly effective Committee operating at best practice in the areas of governance, planning and market penetration. This has been achieved and sets the foundation for the year ahead.

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 Region has substantial economic capacity in the areas of Health Care and Social Assistance; Advanced Manufacturing; Infrastructure; Transport, Logistics and Warehousing; Education and Training; Professional Services; Tourism; and Research. The opportunity exists to translate this capacity into sustainable economic growth.

The RDA’s 2019 to 2020 plan provides a narrative which addresses these issues. 

Download Business Plan Summary

If you have any comments, please feel free to email us at


Logan to receive $765,000 in federal project grants for Village Green upgrade, street lighting & festivals

RDA Logan & Redlands congratulates Logan City Council for its three successful grant applications under Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund, as announced by the Australian Government on 10 March 2019.

Round 3 was highly competitive with 915 applications received.

A total of 166 projects to the value of $197.4 million have been approved for funding under the Infrastructure Projects Stream of the Fund, plus a total of 164 projects to the value of $6.9 million under the Community Investments Stream.

Details of the three successful Logan City projects, totalling $765,000 in grants, are as follows:

Activation, Embellishment and Upgrade of the Logan Village Green 

(Infrastructure Projects Stream)

Project Description: One of the key outcomes from the Logan Village Forum held in March 2018 on ‘how to unlock the economic and place making potential for Logan Village,’ was the activation, embellishment and upgrade of the Logan Village Green. The project includes the development of a new signature and state of the art playground that will attract young families to Logan Village and installation of a heritage style church on the Village Green, providing a multi-functional space that could be used for weddings, theatre group, gallery, etc. to deliver in line with an updated master plan, a community gathering and meeting space that reflects Logan Village's rural and heritage character. This project will deliver on a key outcome from the Logan Village Forum.

Project Location: Logan Village

Project Grant Approved: $500,000

Project Total Cost: $1,000,000

Upgrading streetlights in priority eligible area of City of Logan

(Infrastructure Projects Stream)

Project Description: City of Logan proposes to upgrade the lighting at the roundabouts at Homestead Drive/Poinciana Drive and Homestead Drive/Coachwood Drive, including a section of Homestead Drive that links to the new development at Flagstone (shopping centre precinct). Due to growth and a changing footprint within the eligible area, a new footpath has been installed along this section linking the proposed new shopping precinct with the existing school in a need of pedestrian lighting. The project will install LED lighting with smart controls to bring energy efficiency and ability to manage and control them remotely as key benefits to Council and to broader community.

Project Location: Jimboomba

Project Grant Approved: $240,000

Project Total Cost: $480,000

Logan Village Festival and Events Strategic Plan 2019-2024

(Community Investments Stream)

Project Description: The project will deliver a strategic plan focused on festivals and events to take place within a five year program, in the Logan Village region.

Project Location: Logan Village

Project Grant Approval: $25,000

Project Total Cost: $50,000

A list of all successful projects is available at