Slacks Creek flows through the heart of Logan City. It's not the Logan River's largest tributary but it links some of the city's busiest suburbs to the river. It's the creek you see when you visit IKEA or drive over Compton Road. Slacks Creek has lost much of its naturalness over time as homes, shops and factories have sprung up on surrounding lands and development has reshaped the little streams that feed its waters.
Today, Slacks Creek struggles with pollution and erosion as more and more unfiltered storm water gushes in from urban areas after rain. Yet the catchment still supports large wildlife habitat areas and pockets of healthy bushland.