Happy New Year For 2022!
Headlines in 2021 continued to be dominated by COVID-19, new strains of the disease and discussion pertaining to vaccinations. Our community was concerned for the health and wellbeing of our families and like many I found myself reflecting on a simpler time with far less restrictions.
As we enter 2022, COVID-19 continues to lead the headlines with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant and renewed concerns for the health and safety of our community. Despite an eventful start to the year and a clear indicator that 2022 will again be more like a rollercoaster ride than a walk in the park, our community continues to display a community spirit second to none. From Maxine who despite her own physical limitations picks up litter to keep our area tidy, to 9 year old Austin and 8 year old Elizabeth who conduct an annual lemonade stall to buy gifts for sick children. As your area Councillor I often see the best of people – people who generously support their neighbours without any expectation of reward or recognition in return. To all the unsung heroes in our community.Thankyou.
As your area Councillor and chair of the City Lifestyle committee, I’d like to share just some of the highlights delivered to our community in 2021 …
- The Logan Village to Yarrabilba Rail Trail
- Neumann Park, Yarrabilba
- McKinnon Sport Park South, Yarrabilba
- New Logan Village playground
- Walkway and cycleway connecting
- My Home and the River to the Village Green
- New cenotaph on Logan Village Green, (built in consultation with the RSL)
- Installation of CCTV cameras across the electorate, (including River Oaks)
This year I look forward to continuing to deliver
on residents’ priorities for our area including …
- Upgraded drainage and lighting on the Logan Village Green
- Building the new Logan Village Skate Park
- Delivering “The Buzz” in Yarrabilba, a $7M centre for earning and learning, adjacent to the Yarrabilba State Secondary College
- Installing a turning late to Opal Gardens, Quinzeh Creek Road Logan Village
- Expanding the CCTV camera network across the electorate
Council’s City Lifestyle directorate continues to be at the coalface of delivering services throughout the pandemic. Some of the recent highlights from the City Lifestyle Committee include …
- Opening of Kingston Butter Factory and Living Museum
- Development and Expansion of the Queens Road Animal Management facility
- Opening Cronulla Park PCYC
- Expanding KRANK School Holiday Programmes
- Developing our Proud City Campaign
- Continuing Council’s Library Home Learning Hub (including homework help)
I’m proud of all we have been able to achieve working together over the past year and I look forward to continuing to deliver for our community over the remainder of the term.
By Laurie Koranski
Division 4 Councillor