Business Goes Forward – Logan City Council

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Councilmen Teresa Lane and Jon Raven with Royce Ellis at Area 51.

Published: July 26, 2022

Investment, employment and fun are quickly becoming a happy reality in the town of Logan.

The Logan City Council Investment Incentive Fund (IAIF) seeks to attract and strategically support projects in key industries.

And it has achieved remarkable results over the past fiscal year.

The fund created more than 1,000 jobs in the city’s manufacturing, healthcare, medical and tourism infrastructure between July 1 last year and June 30 this year.

The Council of $635,000 allocated by the IAIF in 2021/2022 has generated a staggering capital investment of $448 million.

This equates to approximately $705 invested in the city for every dollar spent by the Council.

Economic Development Chairman Councilor Jon Raven says the investment incentive fund is a game-changer

“Logan is open for business. Councils are often seen as a barrier to local business, but we want to be the opposite,” said Cr Raven.

“The fund is creating jobs for local people and the city is moving forward as a result.

“The numbers speak for themselves – the best place to run a successful business in South East Queensland is in the town of Logan.”

Australia’s largest indoor play center Area 51 is the latest venture to embrace the city of Logan.

The business now operates seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., from the former Bunnings warehouse at 51 Kingston Road, Underwood.

The 10,000 square meter play center offers something for all ages, including an “air coaster” zip line in the roof of the building, a multi-level trampoline park, climbing walls, a ninja warrior course and parkour equipment.

It also has a 300-seat café and 10 party rooms.

The company has created approximately 70 jobs.

An Asian night market and an open-air cinema are also planned on the site.

Division 2 Councilman Teresa Lane said the community is thrilled to see the facility turn into a big local attraction.

“When the Asian night markets kick off and outdoor theater kicks off, a great nighttime economy will bring even more visitors to the town of Logan,” said Cr Lane.

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