An innovative biochar facility, a new cultural precinct, a modern multi-purpose gymnastics hall and gym and a 20-year funding partnership across all levels of government are among the highlights of Logan City Council’s just adopted annual report.
Mayor Darren Power said Council faced challenges over the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic continued and severe wet weather and flooding resulted in $10 million worth of damage to local infrastructure in February and March.
The report revealed council created history in the past year delivering for the first time a budget exceeding $1billion.
The annual report reveals Council’s Corporate Plan 2021-2026, and the priorities across seven focus areas:
- Maintaining current levels of service
- Proud city
- Healthy connected communities
- Economy and growth
- High-performing organisation
“The Annual Report is one of the ways we’re accountable to the community, showing a snapshot of our financial position and our performance against what we said we would do,” Councillor Power said.
“We delivered a visionary $1 billion budget for the first time in our 42-year history and began recruiting for a permanent Chief Executive Officer.
“Since Darren Scott joined us as CEO in January, the organisation has been delivering even better outcomes for our community and we look forward to seeing the organisation evolve and adapt under his leadership.
Cr Power said Council’s assets valuation had increased by $522 million over the past 12 months, with the organisation managing $6.86 billion worth of assets, including infrastructure, on behalf of the community.
The organisation is also in a sound financial position as at June 30, for both short-term liquidity and long-term sustainability.
The 2021/2022 highlights included:
- A $28 million Australian-first facility that converts human waste into energy and fertiliser, known as biochar, located at Loganholme
- The $22.5 million Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct redevelopment
- The $14 million Cronulla Park Indoor Sports Centre, which is operated by PCYC Queensland
- $78.46 million of funding from the South East Queensland City Deal for the City of Logan.
The Annual Report will be published to Council’s website and printed copies will be available from Council’s customer service centres and libraries in the coming weeks.