Rediscover Logan publications spread the word about city's successes

Published: 04 Sep 2013

Logan City's heroes and stars, amazing volunteers, thriving businesses and glimpses of the past, present and future have been captured in a new series of inspirational publications.

The Rediscover Logan publications, launched today at Kimberley Park State School with Queensland's Education, Training and Employment Minister, the Hon. John-Paul Langbroek MP, will spread the word about the great people and places in Logan City.

"These publications represent only a snippet of our talented community," Mayor Pam Parker said.

"We have many unsung heroes, such as International Volunteer of the Year, Ada Banks; stars such as Sonia Kruger, who has become an Australian television identity; and sporting greats such as Cameron Smith and Michael Voss, who have led their teams to victory at the highest levels in their respective football codes.

"In addition, we are proud to claim former Woodridge State High School student Wesley Enoch, who is the first Indigenous Australian to head a state theatre company in Australia.

"It is interesting to know that Logan is also home to the Snap Fresh plant at Crestmead, which produces 14 million world class frozen meals a year for airlines, and the healthcare, defence, food service and catering industries, with an annual turnover of $50 million.

"The future holds a lot of exciting opportunities for our future generations so it makes sense to launch the Rediscover Logan publications in front of Logan students and their principals.

"The stories on these pages will inspire these students to write their own success stories. Who knows? Maybe future editions of the booklets will profile some of the students here today."
 
Cr Parker said boosting community pride and spirit in Logan City was a key focus of the publications.

"Our residents are proud ambassadors of Logan City and we all have a role to play in sharing these success stories with others, and these publications are just the first step in letting everyone know about the great things Logan has to offer now and in the future," she said.

"Logan City Council is committed to building our communities, our businesses and our pride and we know Logan is the heart of South-East Queensland, so the time is right now to spread the word about what a wonderful place Logan City is."

The Rediscover Logan booklets will be distributed to schools and various community groups across the city and are also available online.

Queensland Education, Training and Employment Minister, the Hon. John-Paul Langbroek MP, community volunteer Ada Banks and Mayor Pam Parker with some of the new Rediscover Logan booklets.