Jimboomba Summit envisions exciting future for character suburb

investLogan was delighted to participate at the City of Logan’s Jimboomba Summit, which brought together residents, local stakeholders and industry experts to discuss the future of Jimboomba, a suburb of distinctive character in the heart of the rapidly growing southern Logan region.

investLogan Director Annabelle Pegrum AM said it was vital to understand how Jimboomba’s special rural character could be enhanced and developed (including in adjacent areas like Flagstone and Yarrabilba) to retain the community spirit, welcome new residents and build a prosperous and special business profile and brand into future.

“We were excited to welcome community members to the summit to chat informally about what their community means to them and what they think are the important characteristics of Jimboomba. Their feedback will help to inform the vision that council has for Jimboomba.”

As part of her presentation Annabelle invited community members to think about what ‘makes’ local character – what physical factors come together to give a location its sense of place – including the landscape setting, streetscape, subdivision patterns and public realm.

The summit program offered thought-provoking information sessions merged with interactive displays providing residents with plenty of opportunities to engage and help set the scene of how the future regional hub of Jimboomba should evolve.

“Jimboomba is destined to become a regional hub where modern conveniences and services are linked to support both rural and urban lifestyles,” said Ms Pegrum.

Planned for the region is a vibrant retail and commercial centre, which will offer business, locals and newcomers to the area a range of quality amenities that retain and build on the character of Jimboomba.

“What is essential is that this centre is well designed to retain the character of Jimboomba while providing the opportunities that any growing residential and business community needs to prosper.”

“Good design adds value to the character of places, builds positive perceptions, encourages community socialisation and attracts visitors – all of which is good for local business.”

“It’s was great to have this opportunity to engage with the community in such a unique way. Jimboomba has an exciting future ahead of it and investLogan is excited to contribute to that future.”