1. GREETINGS from JIMBOOMBA NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH and belated Easter wishes for 2018.
2. CRIME STATISTICS: The latest crime stats are on our website. Go to http://www.jimboombaneighbourhoodwatch.org/ and go to the Crime Report page.The crime stats have been taken from the Queensland Police Service Crime Map and date back to the beginning of August 2017. They form a summary of criminal activity recorded within the Jimboomba Neighbourhood Watch area and, as such, are more general in detail than usual. The criminal activity is spread throughout the district with the major centres of Jimboomba, Yarrabilba and Flagstone taking the dubious honour of being the big three. A range of criminal activity is recorded with theft, traffic offences, unlawful entry and property damage appearing to be well represented. This prompts a timely reminder for residents to lock the gate, secure your premises and keep car key out of sight. Remember if you see anything suspicious, REPORT, REPORT, REPORT.
3. CITY OF LOGAN RESIDENTS FEEL SAFER. The City of Logan Community survey result has revealed a significant increase in the percentage of residents feeling safer. (58.8% in 2017 compared to 45.5% in 2016) Safe City Logan videos have been launched and are available for viewing. Video 1 presents data on reported offences over the past 10 years. Video 2 highlights Councils commitment to creating a safer City through community safety projects. Well done to the Logan City Council and the Community Safety team members for their excellent work in creating a safer community.. To view the Safe City Quarterly Newsletter go to http;//createsend.com/c/d-80CBBE2BA03AD72C2540EF23F30FEDED
4. SCAMWATCH. An article published on the Queensland Neighbourhood Watch website reports that Australians lost $31.2 million in 2017 to investment scams. This was a rise of 32% on 2016. In terms of age, Australians between 55 and 64 years lost the biggest amount of money followed by those over 65 years of age. To keep up to date with the latest scams go to scamwatch.gov.au
5. HIGHWAY TO HELL WEBSITE LAUNCHED. The Logan Country Safe City Group has recently launched this website to keep residents informed about its advocacy campaign.Its aim is to lobby strongly on behalf of residents for an overarching plan that will deliver the upgrading of Mt. Lindesay Highway and feeder roads, a Salisbury/Beaudesert commuter rail link, improvements to public transport and adequte community infrastructure to cater for a rapidly expanding population. To keep abreast of what is happening go to http//:www.loganhighwayto hell.com.au
6. WHY IS MT. LINDESAY SLOW AND CONGESTED? Mt. Lindesay is different to other highways because:
- It has 5 different speed zones between 40km/h to 100km/h.
- School bus stops are located on road shoulders.
- It has multiple sets of traffic lights - with more to be added.
- Each weekday it supports 40 000 vehicles in each direction.
- By 2031, this will increase to 63 900 vehicles per day
- An extra 170 000 people from the state developed areas of Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba will be using Mt. Lindesay in the future.
- Follow what is happening on the Mt. Lindesay Highway Facebook page.
7. MT. LINDESAY HIGHWAY UPGRADES. State Government commitments to date are:
- The Logan Enhancement Project is a major project currently in progress.
- North Maclean involves connecting St. Aldwyn and Wearing Roads to a new service road and a signalised intersection at Greenbank Road.
- Widening the highway to four lanes between Rosia Road and Stoney Camp Road expected to commence in 2019.
- Commitment of $1.3m over two years to assist in funding a business case for Mt. Lindesay. Once a business plan is in place, there is a greater chance that Infrastructure Australia will allocate Federal funding towards upgrading the highway.
- Election promise to commit $20m to upgrade Mt. Lindesay between Camp Cable Road and Tamborine/Johanna street.
- Commitment to update the 2010 Mount Lindesay Highway plan by mid 2018.
8. CONGRATULATIONS to our local residents David Kenny and Bernie Savage who carried the Queen's Baton as part of the lead up celebrations to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Both of these community stalwarts have been more than generous in their time and efforts on our behalf and have been unwavering in their commitment to make Logan a better place for everyone.
9. ADVICE OF UPCOMING ROAD WORKS. Logan City Council is preparing to carry out road pavement reconstruction works on Henderson Road from Cusack Lane to Candlebark Road at Jimboomba. It is anticipated that work will commence March/April and conclude in October. Traffic managements arrangements will be in place. Keep a look out for further advice.
10. SOLAR FLAG LIGHTING FOR ROUND RIDGE ROAD. It is not ready yet but work has commenced on street lighting for the intersection of Mt. Lindesay Highway and Round Ridge Road. This will be most welcome as it will greatly improve the safey of motorists entering and exiting Round Ridge Road.
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