Indoor facility location studied – Logan City Council

Mayor Darren Power with an Australian flag.
Logan City Mayor Darren Power says it makes sense to build a multipurpose arena at Logan Central which will hopefully tap into Olympic excitement across Australia in 2032.

Released: August 16, 2022

Logan City Council has completed a comprehensive study of the best location for a multipurpose indoor facility.

While a large indoor complex is a much-needed community facility in the town of Logan, it would also have the potential to be used for training at the Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A range of metrics identified Logan Central as the best fit for building a venue that can be configured to host a range of sporting and other events with crowds ranging from 5,000 to 10,000.

Mayor Darren Power said building a multipurpose hall in Logan Central would revitalize the suburb and help build a stronger local economy.

“Although our community needs this type of facility, construction before 2032 could also provide an opportunity to capitalize on the city’s location between the two major Olympic zones of Brisbane and the Gold Coast,” said Cr Power.

“Logan Central ticks so many boxes with convenient access to major rail and transportation hubs and a local community that thrives on sport.

“It also makes good business sense as it would allow the Council to advance and add value to the already approved Logan Central Civic and Community Precinct Plan.”

The council’s study, led by industry experts, created city-wide models based on the dimensions of the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.

This venue was built for netball and gymnastics at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and has since been converted into a multisport and community facility.

The study found that there was significant demand within the local community for more indoor sports facilities in the city.

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Sporting trends and participation rates were also examined, while access to transport and accommodation was taken into account.

The town of Logan was not included when the 2032 Games organizers initially allocated sports venues across south-east Queensland, including Brisbane, Gold Coast, Moreton and Redland Council Areas.

Cr Power said the community benefits would be significant as the city’s sports facilities would be expanded.

“I have made no secret of my desire to secure world-class venues and infrastructure to support our population growth,” he said.

“We are aware that the organizers of the Games have a huge task ahead of them and their plans are already underway.

“But we just hope they give more thought to making sure the town of Logan doesn’t fail to be a part of the games’ action and legacy.”

The council will now undertake a feasibility study and business case for the proposed site which cannot be released at this time due to possible commercial considerations.

The report will be considered at the next regular Council meeting on Wednesday 24 August.

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