Logan City Council’s 2015/2016 Annual Report has revealed road rehabilitation and upgrades, the wastewater network and Beenleigh’s new Town Square were some of the most expensive projects last financial year.
Acting chief executive officer John Oberhardt said the 2015/2016 financial year was “one of the busiest in the history of the City of Logan, with a record capital works program delivery of $152.4 million”.
“The largest road project ever undertaken by the city was launched – the duplication of 2.7 kilometres of Chambers Flat Road from Park Ridge to Crestmead,” he said.
“Once completed by the end of 2016, the $18 million upgrade will support current residents and businesses as well as future growth in the Park Ridge Major Development Area.”
In the 2015/2016 financial year, Logan City Council delivered a number of large capital works programs. These included $73.5 million towards roads and drainage capital works and $48.1 million towards water infrastructure projects.
The Beenleigh Town Square project cost an additional $9.75 million, and the final phase of the Alfred Street pump station to Loganholme Wastewater Treatment Plant pipeline duplication project cost $85 million. Four new suburbs were also added to the Logan district during the last financial year.
The Annual Report revealed council’s assets grew by $172 million to nearly $5.6 billion and reported an operating surplus of $30.6 million – down from $31.1 million in 2014/2015.
The Logan area also attracted $144.03 million of investment across retail, manufacturing, transport and logistics, education and training, and the food and beverage industries.
Logan mayor Luke Smith said it was a milestone in Logan’s evolution and reinforced the need for continued investment in infrastructure”.
“Council has created a solid foundation for further development to handle the expected era of change and growth ahead,” he said.
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