One of the families at the centre of a racial feud south of Brisbane is moving out of their home, with authorities now hopeful of a peaceful end to this week's eruptions.

Members of the Briggs family say they were forced to hide in a back room of their home on the weekend when a group of men attacked their house with bricks and metal bars.

It was just one incident in a number of clashes between Indigenous and Pacific Islander groups on the same street over the past few days.

Three men have been arrested in the conflict this week which has exposed long-standing tensions in Logan.

David Briggs says his brother, wife and four children will move out of Douglas Street to the Gold Coast today.

"The offer was passed by the Mayor [Pam Parker] - they gave the invitation to my brother and his wife regarding what area located they want to be at," Mr Briggs said.

Mr Briggs says his brother's house and several cars were damaged in an attack on Saturday night.

He says the move will give the family a fresh start.

"We believe it's part of [the] solution - it will bring peace, harmony," he said.

"[The] problem will always be there whether it is in Woodridge, Logan, [or] Ipswich - my family has made a wise decision.

"This morning it's a shake-up for them but there's a release in thinking they're moving, going to a new area and starting a new life with other people in the [neighbourhood]."

The family is being assisted with the move by the Housing Department.

Premier Campbell Newman said yesterday the State Government would move residents if they want to leave the street.

Broader issues

However, State MP Desley Scott says there are broader, underlying issues which need to be addressed with federal, state and local support.

Ms Scott says many young Pacific Islanders find they have nowhere to go after finishing school in an area of high youth unemployment.

"A lot of our school leaders are young Pacific Islanders - they're bright, they're working hard at school," she said.

"But if the family have come since 2001, they will find that to gain entrance into the university they need to pay up-front fees.

Ms Scott says that is not possible for many Pacific Island families who do not have access to the Higher Education Contributions Scheme (HECS).

"Most of our community lives in harmony and an outbreak like this, it saddens our community leaders a great deal," she said.

The Logan Council will coordinate a forum next month to address long-term issues in the area including unemployment, education and housing.

Councillor Parker says the police presence will help deal with the situation in the short-term.

"The police are putting additional resources there - it's keeping the two [extended] families separate and it's also asking people to be calm and level-headed," she said.

"A few hot-heads come in and they're fuelling it all - they're outsiders - and managing that is going to be the big challenge."

Councillor Parker says there are other measures going on behind the scenes which are confidential at the moment.

One police team remained at the Douglas Street address overnight with no incidents reported.

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