Draft City Futures Strategy

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Imagine a well-planned sustainable city that has local and global reach, where resources are used responsibly, and where connections between people and places are convenient.

The City of Logan is poised to become an economic and innovative powerhouse in South East Queensland, with influence extending nationally and internationally.

How can we achieve this?

The City Futures Strategy will be our road map.

The draft Strategy highlights the outcomes of the feedback received, making a direct connection with the four identified principles and five priority actions.

This is where we need your help!

To allow us to confirm that we heard you correctly, we are following the engagement process of 'Open Discussion'.

Please take this opportunity to review the four (4) Principles and five (5) Priority Actions in the 'Discussion forum'.

You can leave a comment, add to anothers comments or just give a thumbs UP or thumbs DOWN.

Your comments and contributions will be seen by everyone included in this group but as it is a closed group of staff, no one else will see the feedback.

The Draft City Futures Strategy can be found to the right of the page or you can 'click here'.

May the City Futures Team take this opportunity to thank you for all your previous and current feedback.

Imagine a well-planned sustainable city that has local and global reach, where resources are used responsibly, and where connections between people and places are convenient.

The City of Logan is poised to become an economic and innovative powerhouse in South East Queensland, with influence extending nationally and internationally.

How can we achieve this?

The City Futures Strategy will be our road map.

The draft Strategy highlights the outcomes of the feedback received, making a direct connection with the four identified principles and five priority actions.

This is where we need your help!

To allow us to confirm that we heard you correctly, we are following the engagement process of 'Open Discussion'.

Please take this opportunity to review the four (4) Principles and five (5) Priority Actions in the 'Discussion forum'.

You can leave a comment, add to anothers comments or just give a thumbs UP or thumbs DOWN.

Your comments and contributions will be seen by everyone included in this group but as it is a closed group of staff, no one else will see the feedback.

The Draft City Futures Strategy can be found to the right of the page or you can 'click here'.

May the City Futures Team take this opportunity to thank you for all your previous and current feedback.

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    Empowering community

    Our future city will be created with our community, and for our community. 

    We will encourage and increase participation, harness the knowledge and creativity of our community, and design services that are citizen-centric. 

    The City of Logan will promote inclusion, accessibility and diversity, working to increase opportunities for everyone.

    Open to innovation

    The City of Logan welcomes innovation.  We will leverage change and ‘disruption’ to create new opportunities, employment and growth. 

    Our city will be a ‘living-lab’, where we pilot new ideas and new technologies, apply innovation, learn from trial and error, and aim for improvement. 

    We will...

    Empowering community

    Our future city will be created with our community, and for our community. 

    We will encourage and increase participation, harness the knowledge and creativity of our community, and design services that are citizen-centric. 

    The City of Logan will promote inclusion, accessibility and diversity, working to increase opportunities for everyone.

    Open to innovation

    The City of Logan welcomes innovation.  We will leverage change and ‘disruption’ to create new opportunities, employment and growth. 

    Our city will be a ‘living-lab’, where we pilot new ideas and new technologies, apply innovation, learn from trial and error, and aim for improvement. 

    We will encourage local innovation, and embrace the best innovations from around the globe, building a dynamic ecosystem that makes the City of Logan an innovation powerhouse. 

    Confidence

    The City of Logan is a city of confidence.  We are proud of our history, and look forward to our future with excitement and optimism.

    Our city will be confident in our strengths and our unique identity, and confident as we embark on new paths of opportunity and innovation. 

    We will promote our city as an ideal place for investment, entrepreneurship and innovation, and showcase our success with pride. 

    Collaboration and partnership

    Our future city will be exceptional, founded on the best people, technologies, and ideas; identified, mixed and distilled through collaboration. 

    Partnership will be embedded in our city, a symbol and catalyst of innovation. 

    We will work with partners, local, national and international; bringing community, industry, academia, government and innovators together to create our future city. 


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    The City of Logan will be an innovation powerhouse, a place of collaboration, opportunity, new jobs, and economic prosperity. 

    We are committed to:

    Innovation& Co-Working Hubs

    We will work with community, innovators and industry to develop a network of innovation/co-working hubs across the City of Logan. 

    Partnerships for Innovation

    We will foster research, innovation and collaborative partnerships to drive economic diversity, growth and resilience

    Procurement Reform

    We will modernise Council’s procurement processes and methods to drive local innovation, deliver outcomes, and make it easier to do business with Council. 

    Innovation Skills Development

    We will promote programs to build innovation skills...

    The City of Logan will be an innovation powerhouse, a place of collaboration, opportunity, new jobs, and economic prosperity. 

    We are committed to:

    Innovation& Co-Working Hubs

    We will work with community, innovators and industry to develop a network of innovation/co-working hubs across the City of Logan. 

    Partnerships for Innovation

    We will foster research, innovation and collaborative partnerships to drive economic diversity, growth and resilience

    Procurement Reform

    We will modernise Council’s procurement processes and methods to drive local innovation, deliver outcomes, and make it easier to do business with Council. 

    Innovation Skills Development

    We will promote programs to build innovation skills and pathways to accelerate innovation activity. 

    Logan Living Lab

    We will establish the City of Logan as an urban innovation living lab – a place to trial, test, experiment, create, learn and to improve. 

    Smart Working

    We will work with employers and the community to encourage modern working options (e.g. co-working, remote work, flexible employment). 

    Internet of Things, Open Data & Big Data

    We will enhance our open data program and leverage the Internet of Things and big data to build a more efficient, innovative and dynamic city.

    Innovation Brand

    We will promote the innovation credentials of our city as a great place to invest, do business, innovate, collaborate, work and grow.

    Unpacking Innovation Program

    We will continue the Unpacking Innovation Program to build local excitement, connections, capacity, collaboration and action. 

    Logan and Redlands Advancing Regional Innovation Program's (ARIP)

    We will work in partnership with QLD State Government, Redlands City Council and Griffith University to coordinate and support the Logan and Redlands Advancing Regional Innovation Program (ARIP). 
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    The foundation of our future city will be connectivity – to high speed internet, to communications networks (both fixed and wireless), and to real-time information and data. 

    Our future city will be mobile and connected, served by transport options that are convenient, affordable, reliable and efficient. 

    We are committed to:

    Future Communications Connectivity

    We will work with government, industry and community to deliver high-quality, high-capacity communication networks for our city – fixed and wireless, narrow and broadband, cellular and emerging technology.

    Free Public Wifi

    We will expand the free public wi-fi network for the City of Logan, with priority coverage...

    The foundation of our future city will be connectivity – to high speed internet, to communications networks (both fixed and wireless), and to real-time information and data. 

    Our future city will be mobile and connected, served by transport options that are convenient, affordable, reliable and efficient. 

    We are committed to:

    Future Communications Connectivity

    We will work with government, industry and community to deliver high-quality, high-capacity communication networks for our city – fixed and wireless, narrow and broadband, cellular and emerging technology.

    Free Public Wifi

    We will expand the free public wi-fi network for the City of Logan, with priority coverage zones to be discussed with the community. 

    Smart City Platform

    We will work with industry and innovators, leveraging existing infrastructure, such as streetlights, to create a smart city connectivity platform.   

    Integrated Transport

    We will develop and implement Way2Go - Connecting Logan, a detailed Integrated Local Transport Plan for the City of Logan

    Future Transport

    We will work with the Queensland Government to progress transport outcomes for the City of Logan, including better public transport, new infrastructure, innovative transport policies and autonomous vehicles. 

    Transport Innovation

    We will collaborate with industry and innovators to enhance rideshare, car-pool, car-share, and on-demand transport options. 

    Transport Efficiency

    We will work to reduce transport congestion, through active travel, remote working options (to decrease unnecessary trips), new technology to monitor traffic, and improved real-time information

    Smart Parking

    We will continue parking improvements, using technology and collaboration with developers to increase convenience, city vibrancy, and efficiency.


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    Council will lead this strategy by example, working to modernise our organisation and our services. 

    Local services in the City of Logan will be customer-focused and convenient, designed to make the most of technology and deliver value to our community. 

    We are committed to:

    Innovative Council

    We will develop a Council Innovation Framework to enhance innovation culture and capability. 

    Digital Council

    We will develop a Digital Strategy for Logan City Council to drive efficiency and innovation. 

    Smart Working

    We will promote smart working by Council staff, and enhance technology for staff to work efficiently in the field, in the office,...

    Council will lead this strategy by example, working to modernise our organisation and our services. 

    Local services in the City of Logan will be customer-focused and convenient, designed to make the most of technology and deliver value to our community. 

    We are committed to:

    Innovative Council

    We will develop a Council Innovation Framework to enhance innovation culture and capability. 

    Digital Council

    We will develop a Digital Strategy for Logan City Council to drive efficiency and innovation. 

    Smart Working

    We will promote smart working by Council staff, and enhance technology for staff to work efficiently in the field, in the office, or remotely. 

    Future Regulation, Future Processes

    We will review and reform regulation and business processes to reduce ‘red tape’ and improve the customer experience

    Smart Decision Making

    We will develop our analytics capability and decision-making processes to leverage our data. 

    Digital Services

    We will expand and enhance our mobile services, improve our digital service channels, and continue to develop the City of Logan app. 

    Smart Design

    We will modernise our service design processes, allowing greater community participation, and creating people-centric services.  

    Future Health and Social Services

    We will collaborate and promote innovation to enhance local education, health and social services. 

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    The City of Logan will build strong, safe, inclusive communities; where everyone is empowered to participate, create and collaborate. 

    We are committed to: 

    Future Engagement, Future Democracy

    We will modernise city governance and community engagement, especially through digital technology, to strengthen participation and innovation

    Celebrating Diversity

    We will showcase and leverage our creative and cultural diversity, through events, media, art and collaboration. 

    Innovation Opportunity

    We will work with industry to promote innovation programs and pathways for the community. 

    Community Co-Design

    We will increase opportunities for collaborative input and co-design of local services

    Future Work

    We will promote smart working, to...

    The City of Logan will build strong, safe, inclusive communities; where everyone is empowered to participate, create and collaborate. 

    We are committed to: 

    Future Engagement, Future Democracy

    We will modernise city governance and community engagement, especially through digital technology, to strengthen participation and innovation

    Celebrating Diversity

    We will showcase and leverage our creative and cultural diversity, through events, media, art and collaboration. 

    Innovation Opportunity

    We will work with industry to promote innovation programs and pathways for the community. 

    Community Co-Design

    We will increase opportunities for collaborative input and co-design of local services

    Future Work

    We will promote smart working, to increase employment options, reduce unnecessary time away from home and family, and strengthen our local communities. 

    Digital Inclusion

    We will support the development of digital literacy to increase participation in the digital economy.  

    Discussing Digital Technology

    We will promote community dialogue about digital and economic disruption (e.g. privacy, security, automation, the future of work) to proactively address emerging risks and opportunities. 

    City Studio Program

    We will establish Logan's City Studio Innovation Hub where students and community members co-create experimental projects that will contribute to making Logan a more sustainable, liveable, and prosperous city. 

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    Our future city will be planned, designed and built to enhance livability, safety, social inclusion, vibrancy and sustainability. 

    The City of Logan will be an exemplar of sustainable progress, applying technology and innovation to conserve our natural environment. 

    We are committed to:

    Future City Collaboration 

    We will work with the Queensland Government and surrounding councils to shape regional plans that help deliver our future city. 

    Smart City Development

    We will work with industry to produce guidelines for integrating smart technology into new developments. 

    Future Activity Centres

    We will progress the endorsed implementation plans for key activity centres, to encourage city...

    Our future city will be planned, designed and built to enhance livability, safety, social inclusion, vibrancy and sustainability. 

    The City of Logan will be an exemplar of sustainable progress, applying technology and innovation to conserve our natural environment. 

    We are committed to:

    Future City Collaboration 

    We will work with the Queensland Government and surrounding councils to shape regional plans that help deliver our future city. 

    Smart City Development

    We will work with industry to produce guidelines for integrating smart technology into new developments. 

    Future Activity Centres

    We will progress the endorsed implementation plans for key activity centres, to encourage city activation, safety and vibrancy.   

    Digital Planning

    We will leverage digital technology, such as 3D planning models, to improve planning processes, consultation and outcomes

    Urban Renewal

    We will position Invest Logan as a catalyst and showcase of urban renewal, and work with developers to drive renewal outcomes. 

    City Activation

    We will promote innovation that enhances tourism, city activation and local experience (for residents and visitors)

    Sustainable City

    We will deliver Council’s sustainability commitments, and work with industry and governments to promote sustainability outcomes for the City of Logan. 

    Smart Resource Management

    We will work with industry and the community to expand the use of smart technology (such as smart meters) to improve resource efficiency and affordability. 

    Future Environmental Management

    We will leverage new technology (e.g. sensors, networks, and data analytics) to enhance the monitoring and management of our environment.

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