The pulse has quickened on a plan to revitalise the heart of Meadowbrook’s expanding health precinct.
Stage 2 of Logan City Council’s Loganlea Road Healthy Street project will include a new public area outside Logan Hospital.
A vibrant, outdoor community space will span Loganlea Road, just south of the hospital and the Meadowbrook Shopping Centre.
The project will feature basketball and futsal courts as well as an outdoor gym, gardens, shaded seating, and public artwork.
Bike racks and water bubblers will promote active transport to and from local services, while new footpaths will improve pedestrian access through the area.
The first sod was turned last week to launch the upgrades.
Mayor Darren Power said the project would support the growth of Meadowbrook.
“Community infrastructure is vital to the appeal and success of local hubs like Meadowbrook,” Cr Power said.
“Delivering projects that improve public access and support well-being becomes critical as more people rely on local services.”
Lifestyle Chair and Division 6 Councillor Tony Hall said the completed project would be a breath of fresh air for precinct visitors and was another example of Council providing active outlets for local youth.
“The exciting second stage of our Healthy Street project is designed to give Meadowbrook’s residents and visitors a new place to pause or play,” Cr Hall said.
“The location, adjacent to the hospital carpark and close to shops and the train station, will make it a popular place for rest or rejuvenation within our bustling community.”
Council’s Loganlea Road Healthy Street project received $2.4 million (across both stages) of funding from Queensland Government’s Unite and Recover program.
The project has also been funded through Council’s Meadowbrook Implementation Fund, and the Division 6 Local Infrastructure Program.
Stage 1 of the Healthy Street project, which was completed in 2021, included the construction of a shared (bicycle and pedestrian) pathway on both sides of Loganlea Road, landscaping works, shade structures and a new signalised pedestrian crossing.
Street lighting was also improved and new safety cameras installed across the precinct.
The Loganlea Road Healthy Street project is the result of community input collected at the 2018 Meadowbrook Summit.