Logan West Residents to Have Their Say Over Whitewater Park by Paul Jackson
Logan City Council’s community consultation site, www.HaveYourSayLogan.com.au, expects to invite residents to contribute their thoughts on the location of a proposed Whitewater Park in Logan West. The concept of a Whitewater Park has received great community support in social media polls conducted by Park Ridge Connect but the proposed location on the site of a protected nature reserve that has been home to herds of wallabies and a grove of mango trees that have been listed as ‘historically significant’ to Park Ridge, has caused some concern among residents.
A meeting of about 40 residents of Harvest Rise estate and other interested locals, was held in March to hear more about the proposal. A range of concerns were expressed, from the noise and traffic that would impact upon the estate residents, to the disruption to wildlife habitat, but the common concern amongst most was that the community had not been included in the process until after the project had been announced in a council media release titled, ‘Investors sought for Logan’s whitewater park vision’.
“I just hope that our new council is willing to listening to what the community has to say about it”, said meeting organiser, Donnalee Olive. “Up until now, it’s looked like the whole deal was a fait accompli.”
Logan City Council encourages all interested parties to visit www.HaveYourSayLogan.com.au to see the rationale behind the park and to have their say on it’s location.