A three-day summit aimed at restoring peace and harmony at Logan City, south of Brisbane, is being held today.
The summit was called following a week of racial tension and violence in Douglas Street at Woodridge a month ago.
Logan Mayor Pam Parker is hoping it will bring together residents, community organisations, government decision makers, and the business community to talk about how and why it happened what can be done to prevent a repeat of it in the future.
"I would desperately hope that out of those very sad events in Douglas Street that we can use this to make some positive changes in our community," she said.
The community will have their say today, but the last two days are for Government ministers and bureaucrats to process the information and develop an action plan.
Resident Katrina Sookey says she has organised a peace walk in Logan next month, because the city gets too much attention for the wrong reasons.
"That on a whole we do get along - we've got a great community so let's get together and show our kids, the next generation, get off our butts - this is love," she said.
"Logan is love - like I said there's good and bad in everything but the bad is the minority and I'm so worried that this is what is being concentrated on."
People who were living in the Douglas Street house at the time say several carloads of Pacific Islanders damaged their cars and the house with bats, machetes, poles and bricks.
The 11 people in the house say they waited for more than an hour for police to respond.
Community leader Paul Butterworth says the offenders have made admissions to police.
"They have openly admitted that with the superintendent sitting there they admitted to going down to the house in Douglas Street and slashing the house with the machetes and smashing the cars up with iron bars and throwing bricks at the windows," he said.
"They have admitted all that and still no charges have been laid - we don't know why."