Responsible Budget For Our City

City of Logan Mayor Jon Raven (right) and Special Budget Committee Chair, Councillor Karen Murphy today presented Logan City Council's 2024/25 Budget.
City of Logan Mayor Jon Raven (right) and Special Budget Committee Chair, Councillor Karen Murphy today presented Logan City Council’s 2024/25 Budget.

Investment in essential infrastructure for roads, water and park improvements underpin Logan City Council’s $1.18 billion budget.

In tough economic times, the 2024/25 Budget focuses on getting the basics right for the City of Logan by investing in the core business of local government and making prompt payment discounts fairer.

Mayor Jon Raven said managing the challenges of population growth had driven many of the decisions made this year.

“Logan is in demand – people and businesses are moving to Logan in droves,” Cr Raven said.

“We have become the fastest growing city in the state so it’s essential we get the basics right.

“That’s because growth can bring challenges, such as increased demands on infrastructure amid soaring construction costs.

“In a housing crisis, Council is making sure new housing is coming online while still being able to deliver the infrastructure that turns our suburbs into connected and caring neighbourhoods.”

In line with community expectations, Council has allocated $135 million to roads and drainage capital works, as well as $1.8 million over two years for a new rapid-response road pavement repair team with a primary focus on potholes.

Council has also committed funds to much-loved community assets including $31 million on capital works at community and sporting facilities, $23 million on parks improvements and boosting environmental programs.

The city’s 1400-strong safety camera network will gain 24 new mobile and covert cameras to address hotspots for hooning and other anti-social behaviour in parks and public places in Logan.

As part of ongoing rates reform, 84 per cent of owner occupiers will get an annual $120 fixed discount for prompt payment.

Cr Raven said the change was about making rates fairer for the community.

“The vast majority of owner-occupiers will be getting a larger discount with this change,” Cr Raven said.

“To help ease cost-of-living pressures on seniors, we’ve increased pensioner discounts on rates and waste fees – they’ll be getting some of the biggest discounts offered across South East Queensland.”

The bottom-line rate increase for 2024/25 has been kept under CPI at 4.61 per cent or $139.10 per year, based on an average water use of 155kL annually. That equates to $2.68 per week extra for Residential 1 properties on the minimum charge.

Cr Raven said it was a responsible budget for challenging times.

“This is about focusing on the core business of local government – the services, infrastructure, and facilities our city needs,” Cr Raven said.

“As we aim to attract the kind of investments that create high value local jobs, we want to make sure Logan remains a city people are proud to call home.”

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