Night Time Economy Strategy

Logan City Council will pave the way for more businesses to open their doors at night, allowing the economy to thrive after the sun goes down.

Council’s Night Time Economy Strategy will include a range of measures to grow the City of Logan after hours, creating a safe, diverse and inclusive city which champions local business.

Council will review costs for businesses applying to open later, and revisit requirements placed on venues such as bars to reduce noise which impacts the surrounding area. Development application fees will be reviewed.

Council will also look to utilise vacant shopfronts as ‘pop-ups’ for businesses and services. Land acquisition for a standalone dining precinct is also being considered.

It is hoped targeted investment attraction funding will encourage large food and entertainment brands to open in the city.

Economic Development Chair, Councillor Jon Raven, is excited about creating new evening dining and entertainment options, while ensuring residents’ safety.

“Our residents and families want to enjoy a night out in Logan and support local businesses rather than travel to another city,” Cr Raven said.

“We can build something tailored for the needs, tastes and budgets of our residents.”

The strategy will also encourage more footpath dining.

Division 10 Councillor and Deputy Economic Development Chair, Miriam Stemp said the strategy was a priority for locals.

“The development of a night time economy has been a common theme from our residents in giving feedback at city centre summits undertaken by Council,” Cr Stemp said.

The strategy follows a month-long public survey answered by more than 300 respondents.

Of those, 67 per cent said they wanted more to do in the city at night, while 50 per cent said they didn’t feel safe after dark.

DoorDash pilots drone delivery in Australia through first-of-its kind partnership with Wing

Alphabet company Wing is taking a first step toward opening their platform so Wing’s drone delivery service can be accessed via third party apps.To kick things off, they’re partnering with global on-demand delivery leader DoorDash for a pilot of this new functionality in Logan, Australia.

Starting this week, selected customers in the City of Logan will be able to order a range of convenience and grocery items, pantry staples, snacks, and household essentials directly through the DoorDash App and have them delivered by a Wing drone, typically in 15 minutes or less. Initially available to a small number of households, Wing will gradually expand availability in the coming months.

We’ve been working on this integration to allow Wing’s delivery service to be accessed through a third party app for some time, and we’re excited to be piloting it for the first time with DoorDash in Australia. It’s yet another step in our efforts to build a drone delivery service that is highly integrable and capable of scaling quickly.

To this end, Wing has already started to transform their operations, moving them closer to retailers so the service can be deployed more quickly, easily, and economically. In Australia, Wing has set up a drone delivery hub on the rooftop of Grand Plaza shopping centre at Browns Plains. In Dallas, they have evolved this concept into their first “store-to-door” operation. And just recently Wing announced an expansion of this model to Australia’s Gold Coast.

We see this new functionality as a logical step on this journey to make drone delivery a plug-and-play option for more businesses and consumers – no matter what app they use.

The pilot program in Logan continues Wing’s advancement in drone delivery services and technologies in the City of Logan, and consolidates Logan’s status as the drone delivery capital of the world.

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