84 ways Don has helped to improve our local area

Don has lived in Jimboomba for nearly 30 years. He’s passionate about delivering results for the local area, whether major road upgrades, funding community events or improving parks and sporting facilities.

Since his election to Logan City Council in 2012, Don has completed 84 projects to benefit our local community.

6 road improvements

  • Carl Heck Boulevard, Windaroo
  • Edelsten Road, Jimboomba
  • Warren Boulevard, Mt. Warren Park
  • Mundoolun Road, Mundoolun
  • Stegeman Road, Buccan
  • Wuraga Rd, Bahrs Scrub

3 footpath upgrades

  • Footpath from High Rd to Aldi / Bunnings for Palm Lake residents
  • Extend footpath in Wilhelm St to Windaroo Golf Club
  • Join footpath from Windaroo Lakes Park to Prenzlau Crescent
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SMITH STREET BRIDGE UPGRADE

2 bridge upgrades

  • Millers Bridge, Logan Village (contract let, to commence early 2016)
  • Darcy Edmonds Bridge, Brisbane Street, Jimboomba

8 gravel roads sealed and / or widened (P=Partial)

  • Amber Crescent, Jimboomba  (P)
  • Chardons Bridge Road, Cedar Creek
  • Fryar Road, Logan Village  (P)
  • Luke Road, Buccan
  • Mona Drive, Jimboomba (P)
  • Wandearah Road, Logan Village
  • Weaber Road, Buccan
  • Flesser Rd, Tamborine

1 new bus service

  • Worked with State members, Clarks Bus and developer to re-rout a bus service to Woodlands, The Vale and Alberi Park (operational when Rockdale Drive completed).

4 school drop-off zone upgrades

  • Mt Warren Park State School – upgraded parking, introduced 2 minute drop-off zones to ease congestion
  • Waterford State School – upgraded parking, 2 minute drop-off zones to ease congestion
  • Windaroo State School – upgraded parking, introduced 2 minute drop-off zones to ease congestion
  • Windaroo Valley High School – extended car park, installed solar lights to improve safety

5 sporting facility upgrades

  • Big River Country Park –
    • renovated sporting fields,
    • electronic signage and scoreboard,
    • field lighting, new driveway and carpark,
  • Big River Country Park – new multifunction indoor sports shed (now used by the PCYC, Girl Guides and tae-kwon-do)
  • Mt. Warren Sports Centre – repainted and revarnished floors, installed fans, lighting, portable grandstand, new storage shed, expanded gym, improved wall finish and insulation.
  • Mt. Warren Park Golf Club – installed cart paths on 7th and 9th holes, improved drainage on the 18th fairway.
  • Bethania Cricket Club – upgraded synthetic wicket surface, repairs to roof and tanks.

9 park upgrades

  • Mundoolun Park, Mundoolun – upgraded playground, native plant revegetation program
  • Newstead Park, Buccan –
    • repaired after flood damage,
    • electrical upgrade and dressage arena lighting,
    • new storage shed,
  • Noyer Park, Windaroo –
    • built play equipment, picnic shelters, 32-bay carpark, drinking fountain and
    • pathway network to Mt. Warren Oval
  • Orlando Park, Holmview (Alberi Park Estate) – play equipment, football kick around area, shelter shed
  • Rockford Park, Holmview (Alberi Park Estate) – built large and small dog-off leash area
  • Swanborough Park, Logan Village – Supply and installation of gate, horse step-over and continuous log and rail fence
  • William Humphreys Park, Mundoolun – Supply and installation of gate, continuous log and rail fence
  • Woodlands District Park, Waterford – installed public toilet with provision for community building.
  • Thwaites Park, Bannockburn  – installed parking area and fence.

4 landscaping and civic projects

  • Constructed the Forest of Memories at Logan Village for 150 year celebrations – 15 totems celebrating 45 early pioneers
  • Landscaping and removal of Cadagi trees along Mt. Warren Boulevarde
  • Update Landscaping on Mt. Warren Boulevarde near Windaroo State School
  • Developed 5 year plan to re-design Beenleigh RSL / Mt Warren Park Golf Course

Supporting community organisations

  • Beenleigh Men’s Shed – assisted establishment, funded incorporation, President – Steering Committee
  • Cedar Creek Rural Fire Brigade – funded new building and water tank
  • Friends of Plunkett – costs of incorporation & establishment.
  • Lions Club of Logan Village – repaired flooring at the Logan Village Community Hall
  • Logan Village Karate Club – attendance at the National Karate Championships in Melbourne
  • Logan Village Men’s Shed – assisted establishment and basic materials
  • Logan Village Pony Club – installed new tank and plumbing.
  • Logan Village RSL – installed new kitchen cupboards
  • Mt. Warren Park State School P&C – new BBQ & fairy floss machine for fundraising.
  • Mundoolun Estate Community & Environmental Group – costs of incorporation & establishment
  • Standing Tall Against Abusive Relationships (STARR) – ongoing running costs and hall hire
  • Waterford Equestrian & Pony Club – constructed storage shed at Newstead Park, Buccan

Supporting local community events

  • Annual Art Show, Quota International of Jimboomba
  • Annual Drama Festival, Beenleigh Theatre Group
  • Annual Fair, Mt. Warren Park State School (Fireworks)
  • Annual Golf Day (for disadvantaged youth and possibility program), Beenleigh PCYC
  • Annual Halloween event, Yarrabilba
  • Annual International Women’s Day event, Soroptimist International Beenleigh
  • Annual Kaiser Kandles Christmas Parade at Windaroo.
  • Annual One Act Play Festival, Beenleigh Theatre Group (Perpetual Trophy)
  • Annual Twilight Market, Windaroo State School (Fireworks)
  • Charity Golf Day, Logan Country Financial Services Limited
  • Community Movie Night, Canterbury College
  • Family Trail Fun Run, Chicks Conquering Cancer – Cedar Creek
  • Feel the Music Day, Quota International Beenleigh
  • Gala Day fundraiser, Logan City Skate Around
  • Golf Day (for the school music program), Canterbury College
  • Morning Melodies concert, Palm Lake Resort Fun Club x 2
  • Movies in the Park, Woodlands x 2
  • Movies in the Park, Yarrabilba x 2
  • Parkrun, Yarrabilba – establishment costs & purchase camera.
  • Seniors Celebration Day, Logan Area Committee on the Aging
  • The Village Expo, Yarrabilba
  • Twilight Markets, Lions Club of Twin Rivers

Other

  • City of Choice – Logan Together: Working as Councillor Champion to assist bringing 50 government and non-government agencies and service providers to the shared goal of improving early child development via a different model
  • In support of VETO, pressured successive State Governments to change Energex’s plan for new 110kV powerlines. As a result of community pressure, Energex’s plan was improved to reduce the number of crossing of the Logan River and to put more of the powerlines underground along Camp Cable Road. Don was also instrumental in negotiating for Energex to remove easements from properties on Camp Cable road and to underground the existing 33kV powerlines that currently run through Logan Village.
  • Improved lighting around Mt Warren Park Shopping Centre and Palm Lakes resort for safety of local residents
  • Replaced and updated public water stand pipes, including EFT payment, at Travis Road, Jimboomba
  • Upgraded water and sewerage facilities, Windaroo, Mt. Warren Park, Bahrs Scrub
  • Successfully pressured the State Government to reduce bulk water prices on Logan Council, which reduced the water bill for Logan City water users
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