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Trinity College Beenleigh: Award Winning Education

Trinity College Beenleigh is recognised for excellence....Could they take out the award nationally?

Raise a Cuppa to a Cancer Free Future

Your Lifestyle Centre in Beenleigh is hosting a fundraiser for the Queensland Cancer Council as part of Australia's Biggest Morning Tea. The event will feature a morning tea spread, live music by Susie Colley, raffles, and games. A gold coin donation is requested at the door, with further donations accepted. RSVP is required by phoning 3287 1477. This is a chance to enjoy good company, delicious food, and support an important cause.

Stolen Water Meters Cause Havoc to Logan Businesses

Thefts targeting businesses in Slacks Creek, Woodridge, and Underwood. Stolen water meters disrupt operations and cause financial strain for affected businesses. The Logan City Council urges residents to report any suspicious activity around water meters to CrimeStoppers. 

Challenges amidst abundance

My City Logan Article
Despite the abundance of information and opportunities available to youth today, young people have “never had it so tough”, according to Beenleigh PCYC police sergeant Bob Caunt.. The Beenleigh PCYC offers a "safe space" to help them build confidence and navigate challenges. From learning to drive to finding work, the PCYC provides various programs to empower young people and set them on a successful path.

Logan Commemorates ANZAC Day in Numbers

Multiple dawn and midday services were held across Logan City, attracting large crowds of residents eager to remember fallen heroes. From diggers and families to cadets, students, councillors, and even horses representing the Light Horse Regiment, a diverse range of the community came together to commemorate. The well-attended services, organized by Logan RSLs, showcased the city's continued commitment to honoring its ANZAC legacy.

Nominations for the Logan Business Distinction Awards

Does a local business shine bright in Logan? The Logan Business Distinction Awards are back, recognising and celebrating the very best in our city! Nominate your favorite businesses across various categories and be a part of showcasing their excellence.  Nominations are open now, but don't , your nominated business must have their application in by June 30th, 2024 at 6pm. The prestigious award ceremony will be held on Friday, September 13th, 2024 (lucky number for some) at the Logan Entertainment Centre.

Young Leaders Program Ignites Entrepreneurial Spirit

Over 50 enthusiastic high school students are diving into the Young Business Leaders Program (YBLP)! This 8-week program, sponsored by a dedicated team, equips students with the skills to launch their own businesses. They'll learn everything from brainstorming ideas to marketing and budgeting. The program culminates in a Breakfast Showcase where students can present their concepts to the community. This program is not just about business, it's about nurturing future leaders with valuable skills like creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork. Good luck to these inspiring young entrepreneurs!

New Accommodation Coming to Beenleigh for the Homeless

Anglicare Southern Queensland is building a new $13 million youth homeless accommodation facility in Beenleigh, Logan. This 30-unit project aims to address the growing youth homelessness crisis, particularly for those aged 16-25. Anglicare offers support services and hopes this project will provide stability and resources to help young people secure employment, education, and permanent housing. The facility will be staffed 24/7 and offer a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments. Construction is expected to begin later in 2024 and be completed in late 2025. Anglicare is seeking community support, including donations, to help make this project a reality.

ANZAC Day Services in the City of Logan

Living in Logan Article
This article details ANZAC Day commemorations in Logan, Australia on April 25th, 2024. Thee are various dawn services and morning services happening across Logan suburbs like Beenleigh, Greenbank, Jimboomba, Logan Central, and Springwood. Times and locations for each service are also listed.

Beenleigh Gets a Splash of Excitement

Big news for Beenleigh! A brand new 50-meter heated pool, expanded play areas, modern facilities, and bookable multipurpose rooms are just some of the exciting features planned. This project aims to create a space for everyone, from competitive swimmers to families with young children. The Beenleigh Brass Band and local swim clubs will also benefit from dedicated areas within the new complex. Construction has begun and the pool is expected to open in 2025. Stay tuned for updates on the project website!

Update Melissa McMahon MP

Four months into the year, Macalister is buzzing! While the Christmas/New Year weather events hit us hard, the community's resilience shines through. We're looking forward with a new Logan City Council sworn in, and exciting projects already in motion for Macalister. 

New Mayor and Councillors Eager to Get to Work

Living in Logan Article
Logan's new Mayor Jon Raven and 12 Councillors were sworn in, marking the start of their four-year term. Two new faces join the council, while others were re-elected. Mayor Raven promises to focus on improving Logan's reputation and attracting investment, jobs and opportunities for residents. He emphasizes the city's young, diverse population and their potential. The new council aims to utilize a mix of experience, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas to unlock Logan's potential. They'll meet soon to appoint leadership positions and set the 2024 meeting schedule.

Forde Volunteer Appreciation Awards

For the first time, Bert van Manen MP has introduced the Forde Volunteer Appreciation Awards which are to recognise and thank individuals and community organisations for their hard work and dedication to the Forde community.

Queensland Business Commissioner March Update

Update from the desk of the Queensland Small Business Commissioner. The Small Business Commissioner (SBC) can be your champion! This free service offers information, assistance, and advocacy to help you thrive. Need help with a retail lease dispute or unclear payment terms? The SBC can mediate and find solutions. They also provide resources and connect you with relevant support services. Facing a challenge? Don't go it alone – the SBC is here to empower Queensland's small businesses.

Growth Spurt Speed Bumps

My City Logan Article
Logan is booming! Officially Queensland's fastest-growing city with a 4.1% jump in population, it offers opportunities and challenges. While growth brings investment and jobs, it strains roads, public transport, and schools. Experts say Logan's "heavy lifting" with developments like Flagstone fuels regional growth but comes at a cost – loss of green space and pressure on infrastructure. The city's unemployment rate is at its lowest ever, but many residents likely commute for work. The future calls for attracting diverse industries to create local jobs as this growth wave stabilises.

Beenleigh Market Place has New Look at 25

My City Logan Article
Beenleigh Marketplace Shopping Centre turns 25 and unveils a new logo! This community hub recently changed ownership and is undergoing a rebrand. The new logo reflects Beenleigh's rich history with sugarcane farming while embracing a modern look. To celebrate, they're giving away $25 vouchers and hosting fun activities throughout the week of March 18th-23rd. Don't miss out on the chance to win and celebrate this milestone!

New mayor Jon Raven wants community leaders on-side

My City Logan Article
Jon Raven promises to create a community advisory panel and reform the current property rate system. He plans to cap rate discounts for large properties and discuss budget allocation with councillors. While his opponent congratulated him, he expressed concerns about achieving true council independence.

New Logan brewery cleans up at awards

My City Logan Article
Logan-based Perentie Brewing has been crowned the state’s lager champion after winning eight awards at the Royal Queensland Beer Awards 2024.

Your Lifestyle Centre Opens Courtyard Cafe

Beenleigh seniors and residents have a brand new reason to visit Your Lifestyle Centre. The Court Yard Cafe officially opened its doors on March 8th, offering a welcoming space and delicious eats at affordable prices.

Mental Health Champions: Boost Wellbeing at Work

Prioritise employee wellbeing with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Learn how MHFA benefits your workplace & access resources.

Hunger heroes hit Kingston and Beenleigh

My City Logan Article
Local charity Serving Our People has announced it will open two more free supermarkets at Kingston and Beenleigh.

Queensland Premier Loves Logan Prawn Day

Living In Logan Article
The 2024 Prawn Day went off without a hitch with 616 business owners and community members coming together to network, celebrate the prawn and raise much needed funds for local charities.

Beenleigh Steel on Track for Success

My City Logan Article
Beenleigh Steel Fabrications has secured a lucrative $40 million contract to build a train manufacturing facility near Maryborough.

Happy chappies to benefit from Cane Parade and ball

My City Logan Article
SU Chappies of Beenleigh have been named as the chosen charity partner for this year’s Beenleigh Cane Parade and Gala Ball.

Cyber Shield: Fortifying Your Business Against Threats

Explore the human side of cybersecurity in our latest blog—82% of breaches involve people, not just technology. Learn practical steps to shield your business, from securing workspaces to staff training..

Customer or Employees?

Discover the nuances behind this question as we challenge business owners to pick between the two. Uncover the author's perspective that leans towards employees being the crux of business success. Explore the rationale behind this argument—happy, engaged employees translate to satisfied customers, creating a cycle of loyalty. Learn why fostering a positive workplace culture is a strategic move towards building a robust customer base. Join us in reshaping the narrative and understanding the true drivers of business growth and customer satisfaction.

Logan landmarks spotted in hit Netflix show

My City Logan Article
Locals might recognise parts of Logan in a newly released Netflix series ‘Boy Swallows Universe’.

Digital Audit 101

In today's digital age, businesses are immersed in a plethora of subscription services, tools, and platforms that contribute to their online presence and operations. As the world continues its digital transformation, it becomes crucial for businesses to conduct regular digital audits to ensure optimal efficiency and cost-effectiveness. A digital audit serves as a comprehensive health check for your online activities, helping you identify redundant services, optimise expenses, and enhance overall digital performance.

Santa’s jolly for everyone at Beenleigh Marketplace

Santa has arrived at Beenleigh Marketplace and he wants to know what everyone wants for Christmas.

Eagleby Aquatic comeback makes holiday waves

My City Logan Article
The Eagleby Aquatic Centre has reopened following a precarious 18 months that almost saw the pool shut for good.