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Community invited to shape new community centre in Heathwood

Posted on December 9th, 2016

Transurban Queensland has unveiled plans to donate $2 million to develop a new community complex adjacent to the Logan Motorway at Heathwood.

Transurban Queensland Group General Manager, Wesley Ballantine said the initiative forms part of its $512 million Logan Enhancement Project announced in late November.

“Our donation will create a lasting legacy for the residents in the local area by creating a new facility that addresses a community need and brings people together,” Mr Ballantine said.

“We are incredibly excited to start with a blank canvas and invite the community to share their ideas on how the site should be developed,” he said.

Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch said she was delighted to be working with Transurban Queensland on the initiative.

“This is a huge win for local residents and we want to ensure that the local community is involved at every step along the way,” Ms Enoch said.

“In early 2017, a Community Reference Group will be formed to guide the project and to determine the most suitable use for the site so that the best possible community outcomes are realized.

“I encourage anyone with a strong interest to get involved and have their say.”

Transurban Queensland Group General Manager Wes Ballantine, Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch and Forest Lake Councillor Charles Strunk at the Heathwood site.

Transurban Queensland Group General Manager Wes Ballantine, Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch and Forest Lake Councillor Charles Strunk at the Heathwood site.

Transurban Queensland will call for Expression of Interest for community members to join the Community Reference Group.

Mr Ballantine said the Community Reference Group would comprise membership from local elected representatives, including the Member for Algester, to ensure it represents the views of the community.

“We hope to see the community centre will be up and running by the time construction on the Logan Enhancement Project is completed in mid-2019.

The Logan Enhancement Project was recently approved to proceed to detailed design and construction, with the final concept design also released.

The final concept design was directly shaped by feedback from community, road users, local businesses and freight distributers.

“This includes replacing the right-hand turn from Beaudesert Road southbound to the Logan Motorway westbound with a free-flowing underpass, eliminating the need for traffic signals proposed in the initial concept design,” Mr Ballantine said.

To be kept up-to-date about the Logan Enhancement Project, including Heathwood Facility Redevelopment, please opt-in to receive regular email updates by visiting loganenhancementproject.com.au