Slacks Creek Future’s Study
Logan City Council
Slacks Creek encompasses some of the oldest settled areas in Logan and has been highly modified by past urbanisation. Its location in the heart of the City presents an opportunity to convert this asset from a forgotten and undervalued drain into a highly valued and vibrant waterway corridor.
The Slacks Creek Catchment Futures Study involved a participatory and holistic planning approach which engaged all Council departments and the local community. Drawing on high level aspirations set by the community and Council’s own strategic visions and plans, a range of initiatives were identified to help deliver the vision for Slacks Creek “a vibrant, green corridor bringing people and nature together, inspiring healthy living and creativity”.
The action plan included initiatives to boost waterway health, restore environmental corridors and to connect people with their creek by activating, beautifying and cleansing. The initiatives were based on a fundamental understanding of the Slacks Creek Catchment's history, current condition, future pressures and community aspirations.
The success of the Slacks Creek Catchment Futures Study is evidenced by the substantial funding secured to date allowing projects to be delivered on the ground and being awarded the 2014 Healthy Waterways Partnership Government Award.
Water Sensitive City Outcomes:
- catchment planning
- community and council engagement
- waterway corridors providing multiple benefits