More than 200 representatives from the Logan City community, including State and Federal government MPs, attended the first progress meeting of the City of Choice initiative last Friday morning.

The Logan: City of Choice initiative is a two-year plan that aims to address challenges facing Logan City in five key areas; education, employment, housing, safety and social infrastructure.

City of Choice is also strongly focused on providing opportunities for the Logan community and its members to grow. Mayor of City of Logan Pam Parker says that after just six months improvements can already be seen.

“One of our most successful outcomes to date has been the memorandum of understanding developed between Council and all Job Services Australia providers in Logan – this is an exciting Australian-first agreement that helps link job-seekers with employers,” she says.

“The benefits of City of Choice are already being seen in the north, south, east and west of our city and are having a positive impact for people of all ages and from all walks of life”.

After the progress reports were given, the focus of the day shifted to the Logan School 7′s event as 300 Pacific Islander rugby players from schools in Logan and the greater Brisbane area  ran out on Meakin Park.The event was attended by Queensland Reds players Ben Tapuai and Samuela Kerevi.