The Logan and Redlands Region is at the heart of transport, logistics, light manufacturing and suburban expansion in South East Queensland (SEQ), which itself is facing population increases and pressure to accommodate critical infrastructure activities. Despite being at the centre of economic, population and employment growth, the region has not received sufficient infrastructure investment to fully realise its potential. Furthermore, the past 3 years has seen unprecedented concurrent impacts on Australia’s economic and social environments. This changing world has had a major impact on the Logan and Redlands and broader South East Queensland Region. Rather than a continuing reliance on “resilience” there must now be a focus on ensuring opportunities for the Region are taken up and challenges are addressed.
This inaugural summit 'To 2042 and Beyond: Investing in SEQ' aims to bring together key regional stakeholders to encourage the start of a dialogue that will create long term strategic planning and investment opportunities to fully realise the SEQ region’s economic potential.
It is anticipated that this will be the first in a series of summits to ensure challenges are addressed and opportunities for the region are fully realised. We look forward to welcoming you to what we anticipate will be a highly engaging day.
The Hon Gary Hardgrave
RDA Logan and Redlands
Founder and Managing Director of Adoni Media
Chair of RDA Logan and Redlands
Treasurer and Member for Rankin
Co-Founder of Suburban Futures
Managing Director, All Purpose Transport
Head of Public Affairs, Brisbane Airport Corporation
Head of Queensland Communities, Lendlease Australia
Chief Executive Officer, Council of Mayors (SEQ)
Director of Research and Digital, Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ)
Redlands Coast Year 12 Student Representative
Columnist, Courier Mail
Chief Executive Officer, Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia Ltd (ASFA)
Executive Vice-President, Strategy Go1
Director, Capital & Debt Advisory, Ernst & Young
Senior Economist, Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)