Logan flood update

Published: 16 Aug 2017

All of Logan’s parks are now fully open four months after some of the worst flooding in the city’s history.

Logan River Parklands suffered major inundation in the ex-TC Debbie event but has now fully opened after a new surface was laid.

Mayor Luke Smith paid tribute to the Parks Branch for its efforts.

“Hundreds of parks were affected by flooding across Logan after Debbie,” Mayor Smith said.

“Some were badly damaged, none more than Logan River Parklands, one of our most popular and beautiful spots.

“But to have it back up and running is another major milestone in the city’s recovery from flooding.”

Great progress has been made recovering from Debbie but Council is also looking ahead to lessen the impact of future flood events.

It has signed up with four other councils to the Logan-Albert Catchment Action Plan.

The plan will explore options to improve the overall health of the river system and change management practices to reduce the environmental impacts of flooding.

The Logan-Albert Catchment Action Plan is a key component of the SEQ Resilient Rivers Initiative which has been supported by an initial contribution of more than $1 million in pooled council funds to ensure priority SEQ works can commence immediately.