Logan Plan 2025

shared vision, sustainable future

Planning for Logan's Growth

Our planning scheme guides the way land is used and developed in the City of Logan. It is the “book of rules” that tells us how to manage growth and infrastructure delivery, protect our green spaces, manage natural hazards, and provide great places for our diverse community to live in, work in and enjoy. Logan Plan 2025 will be a new planning scheme to help shape our growing city and create a prosperous future.

Consultation Room

Building a new planning scheme is a team effort. In our Consultation Room you’ll find resources to help you learn more about this journey, and how you can have your say to help shape our city and our future. Come in and explore!

My Property

The planning scheme guides what you can build on your property by setting rules about things like how big and high buildings can be, whether you can subdivide, run a business, etc. Access a report for your property, information about development on and around your property, and a filtered view of our planning scheme showing the sections which are relevant for your property.

Logan City Council respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands across the City of Logan. We extend that respect to the Elders, past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, traditions, cultures and hopes of Australia’s First Peoples.

Learn more at Reconciliation action plan – Logan City Council

About Logan Plan 2025

Over the next 15 years, Logan will be one of the fastest growing areas in South East Queensland. Our population is expected to grow from around 340,000 in 2021 to over 500,000 in 2034.

Sources: Community Profile, ShapingSEQ

We’re a diverse city, and everyone has different needs and priorities.

Our planning scheme is the “book of rules” to guide how land is used and developed in the City of Logan.

Growth in our city, updated Queensland Government plans and policies, and changes in the way we live, work and play mean we need to review our current planning scheme which commenced in 2015. Logan Plan 2025 will keep what works well from our current planning scheme, and will improve the parts that could be working better.

It’s a team effort and we invite you to get involved. Please give us your feedback and ideas, or sign up to our mailing list to receive updates.

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Planning for Logan's Growth

Logan’s Journey

Logan is home to more than 340,000 people from more than 217 different cultures, including many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. About half of our residents are aged 30 or younger.

We are proud of our culture, heritage and diversity. We look forward to what we will become. Logan’s population is expected to grow to more than 500,000 people over the next 15 years. We have leafy suburbs, busy centres, rural living, thriving businesses and more than 1,100 environmental and recreational parks. Protecting these spaces and providing opportunities as our city changes is a priority for us all. We live by the Logan Community Vision and the themes, actions and ideas developed by our community. You can learn more about Logan by accessing our Corporate Plan.

Logan is a thriving, forward-thinking community, building a smart future by embracing innovation, diversity and equality for all. No matter where you're from, you're welcome in Logan.

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Our Planning Scheme

Our planning scheme guides the way land is used and how developments happen around the City of Logan. It is the “book of rules” that tells us how to manage growth and infrastructure to create a prosperous and thriving community.

A planning scheme can help protect the things we love and create attractive and safe places to live, work and play as our city grows. It helps us provide affordable housing, convenient and connected transport and access to shops and services. Living with nature is important to us, and our planning scheme helps us protect our green spaces and keep our community safe from hazards like flooding and bushfires.

Watch this to learn more about how and why we use a planning scheme.

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My Property, My Neighbourhood, My City

If you live in, work in, or visit the City of Logan, you may be affected by the planning scheme. It guides what you can build on your property, or a property you’re looking to buy. It also affects what others around you can do, and what happens in your neighbourhood. It guides the ‘bigger picture’ and impacts the delivery of roads, jobs and other services for our city.

To learn more about planning and development on your property, see My Property

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Why Do We Need a New Plan?

Queensland Government legislation requires local governments to review their planning schemes every 10 years to ensure they reflect the needs of the community and respond to changes at the local, regional and state level.

Logan’s current planning scheme commenced in 2015. We have grown significantly since then, and how we live, work, shop, move about, and spend our free time is changing. Logan Plan 2025 will keep what works well from our current planning scheme and improve the parts that could be working better. It will also make sure we are aligned with the updated policies of the Queensland Government and the new regional plan for South East Queensland. You can learn more about the Queensland Government’s planning framework on their website.

Our new planning scheme will focus on five key areas. We will provide updates on what might change as we draft the new plan and have provided some initial information below. Click each key area to find out more.

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Process and Next Steps

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Library


Logan Plan 2025
Themes for Our Scheme
How Logan is Planned
Zoning: What Goes Where
Overlays: Our Values and Constraints
Infrastructure for our Growing City
Funding New Local Infrastructure
Places for Our People
Development Assessment
Queensland's Planning Framework
PIA - What is planning?

Fact Sheets


PartContents
What is a planning scheme?A fact sheet from the Queensland Government explaining what a planning scheme is.
Fact Sheet - Managing our GrowthManaging our growth is one of five themes for our new planning scheme - learn about the key elements and let us know if we have it right.
Fact Sheet - Lifestyles and CommunityAs our city grows it is important that we can preserve the lifestyle and communities we enjoy - take a look at this theme for our new planning scheme and tell us if we have our focus right.
Fact Sheet - Thriving EconomyWe need to support business, investment and jobs in our city - review our key focus areas for this theme and let us know what you think.
Fact Sheet - Living With NatureWe value our 'green city'. There are key areas we want to focus on in this theme for our new planning scheme - learn more and give us your feedback.
Fact Sheet - InfrastructureWe need to deliver infrastructure that meets the needs of our growing city - have a look at the key elements of this theme and share your thoughts.

My Property

The planning scheme guides what you can build on your property, how and where you can subdivide, the types of housing allowed and what kind of business can be run on the property. Use the search to find your property, or any other property in Logan, and then access further information using the options below. Start typing the property address (e.g. 150 Wembley) and then pause to see possible matches.

Search properties (enter address or plan/lot or key)
e.g. 150 Wembley Road LOGAN CENTRAL QLD 4114 OR Lot 8 RP 219577 OR 194449

Shows the zoning and overlays (e.g. hazards, natural values) applying to the property, to help you learn more about which rules from the planning scheme will apply to any future development on this property. From the property report you can also access other information in the Logan PD Hub.

Shows information about development applications lodged for this property. In the Development Enquiry tool you can also access mapping and searching tools and charts to help you find out about the development happening in your area.

Shows your property on an interactive map with a filtered view of the parts of the planning scheme which apply to your property. In the Logan ePlan you can also view all of the current planning scheme, see any proposed amendments, and make a submission supporting or objecting to those changes.

Get Involved

Creating a new planning scheme for our growing city is a huge task, with lots of different interests to be balanced. We need to work together to achieve the best outcomes. Everyone is invited to help us shape our shared vision and sustainable future for the City of Logan.

As our journey to develop and adopt Logan Plan 2025 continues, we will share further information and opportunities for you to get involved. On this portal, you can learn more, register for events, provide feedback and contact our team.

Use this button to complete our short survey - we'd love to hear your feedback about living in Logan and what's important to you.
Use this button to visit our feedback form to share your ideas and comments with us, or ask us a question.
Use this button to sign up to our electronic mailing list to be notified about future information sessions and engagement activities.
Chat with us

We'll be available to talk with you at various locations and times, both in person and in digital forms (like Zoom sessions or phone calls). It's important to us that we help you to understand what we're doing and what it means for you, so that you can make a positive contribution to help shape our city and our future. Use the button below to view the opportunities available and resister you attendance.

If these sessions don't suit you, feel free to contact us using the details below to make an appointment for a chat over the phone or web, or in person at our Logan Central Administration Centre during office hours.

Contact us

You can reach the team by emailing loganplan2025@logan.qld.gov.au or phoning 07 3412 4247.

Frequently Asked Questions

A planning scheme is Council's tool for managing growth and guiding development. It helps ensure Logan remains a highly desirable place to live and work. It is the “book of rules” that tells us how to manage growth and infrastructure, protect our green spaces, manage natural hazards, and create a prosperous and thriving community. The planning scheme must follow the Queensland Government’s rules and guidelines and consider State interests, plans and policies, such as ShapingSEQ: South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017.

To learn more please:

  • Check out this Queensland Government fact sheet
  • View our

If you live in, work in, or visit the City of Logan, you are affected by the planning scheme. It guides what you can build on your property, or a property you’re looking to buy. It also affects what others around you can do, and what happens in your neighbourhood. It guides the ‘bigger picture’ and impacts the delivery of roads, jobs and other services for our city.

A planning scheme can help protect the places we love, create attractive and safe places to live, work and play, and enable our community to move around the city comfortably.

The planning scheme will regulate new development but will not impact upon existing lawful development or development approvals.

Creating a new planning scheme to guide Logan’s growth is a huge task, with lots of different interests to be balanced. We need to work together to ensure our new planning scheme guides the best outcomes for our city and our future.

Everyone is invited to have their say on how Logan is planned and developed.

Over time we will provide opportunities for feedback, both online and face-to-face. You can also contact us through this platform.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to contribute to a shared vision and a sustainable future for the City of Logan.

Contact our team by phoning 07 3412 4247 or emailing LoganPlan2025@logan.qld.gov.au

Queensland Government legislation (the Planning Act 2016) requires local governments to review their planning schemes every 10 years to ensure they continue to respond to growth and changes at local, regional and state levels.

Our current scheme was adopted in 2015 and brought together the different policies of the former local government areas of Logan, Gold Coast and Beaudesert, which merged to form the new City of Logan in 2008.

Since Council adopted the current scheme, new State policies and plans have come into effect, and different challenges and community expectations are emerging. Over the next 15 years Logan will be one of the fastest growing areas in South East Queensland, with our current population of just over 340,000 predicted to exceed 500,000 by 2036.

The planning scheme provides direction for this growth and the infrastructure needed to service it, while also protecting Logan’s unique values. In 2020-2021 Council undertook a major review of our planning scheme, and decided in July 2021 to prepare a new planning scheme to shape Logan’s future growth.

This review doesn’t mean we start from scratch. Council will update every part of the scheme to make sure it is contemporary and relevant, and reflects community needs and values.

Logan Plan 2025 will keep what's working well from our current planning scheme and improve the parts that could be working better. It will focus on:

  • managing growth in both the established and newer areas of our city
  • the design of our buildings, streets and landscapes, taking into account factors like sustainability and safety
  • continuing to provide diverse employment opportunities
  • improving how we manage and respond to natural hazards like flooding
  • protecting and enhancing our environmental values, like our green spaces, waterways and wildlife for our community and future generations.

Like the current planning scheme, the new planning scheme will apply to all land within the City of Logan, except the Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone Priority Development Areas (PDA). Development in Priority Development Areas is regulated by the Queensland Government, with separate development schemes in place.

To learn more about PDAs, please visit the EDQ website.

The new planning scheme is being prepared by Council in accordance with Queensland Government legislation, specifically the Planning Act 2016.

The planning scheme will take into account the State Planning Policy (2017) and ShapingSEQ: South East Queensland Regional Plan (2017). It will be reviewed by the Queensland Government before it is made available for public review and comment.

Relevant Council policies such as the Corporate Plan 2021-2026 will also be integrated into the new scheme, along with the findings of specialist technical studies and reviews completed by industry experts.

Developing a new planning scheme is a lengthy and complex program of work. It’s important that we take lots of different interests into account and work together to achieve the best possible outcome for the City of Logan.

The Planning Act 2016 establishes the legal framework for planning in Queensland. Under this Act, the State Government prepares State Policies and plans including the State Planning Policy (2017) and ShapingSEQ: South East Queensland Regional Plan (2017).

The Planning Act 2016 also requires local governments to prepare a planning scheme to guide growth in their areas. The local planning scheme must integrate with State policies, plans and interests as these set the State’s direction for new growth areas, including expansion of the urban development footprint.

Queensland Government’s ShapingSEQ: South East Queensland Regional Plan (2017) provides a coordinated planning framework that aims to accommodate growth sustainably, with a focus on housing choice and affordability, jobs and our economy, transport/movement, liveability and the protection of regional values like biodiversity.

A focus area of the new scheme is the economy and local job opportunities. The scheme helps by ensuring there is enough employment land in the city, where new businesses and industries can be established and existing ones can expand. As our residential areas expand, it's important that our employment areas keep up.

Our planning scheme helps us balance what goes where, as well as guiding the infrastructure, such as roads and transport, to help people access jobs and services. There are also policies about managing pollution, parking, traffic and a range of other factors to make sure we can all live and work in our city together.

By planning well, we can protect the places we love and maintain the lifestyle we enjoy. Key focuses of the planning scheme include:

  • Encouraging development that works with the local climate and landscape, and the unique challenges presented by climate change
  • Creating communities that cater for the needs of our diverse and changing population
  • Creating great streets and public spaces for us to enjoy
  • Ensuring health, education, recreation, and social services are in the right places to support the needs of the community
  • Protecting our cultural heritage, including that of our First Nations peoples

Our planning scheme needs to support a range of housing options to meet different needs at different stages of life. Housing needs to be located in the right place with access to the right services. This is an important and challenging part of managing growth in our city. Different housing choices help our community access affordable places to live and meet other costs such as food, clothing, transport, health care and education.

Growth is guided by policies and plans at both the State and local levels. ShapingSEQ: South East Queensland Regional Plan (2017) sets targets and areas for growth. This indicates that roughly a quarter of the expected population growth will happen in established areas of our city, with the remainder being in emerging areas such as Jimboomba, Park Ridge and Bahrs Scrub.

While the State Government policies direct where growth will occur, Council’s planning scheme guides the way we manage that development and provide infrastructure (like water, parks, roads) to service it.

Council provides services like water, sewerage, roads and parks when and where they are needed.

To understand the future infrastructure needs of our community we forecast future housing and employment growth and compare it with actual development. This modelling work helps us prepare a Local Government Infrastructure Plan, which is part of our planning scheme.

It outlines our planning assumptions, the standards of service we aim to provide, and our plan for delivery of key infrastructure (what, when and where). It needs to be affordable and sustainable and provide the right connections to help people live, work and move about safely in our city.

Logan has more than 1,100 environmental and recreational parks that need to be preserved and enhanced for our future. Our planning scheme reflects Queensland Government requirements relating to vegetation, waterways and koala protection. It includes rules that protect key areas of environmental significance by preventing development.

It also includes rules that need to be met to ensure we minimise the impact of development on aspects such as vegetation, the habitat and safe movement of wildlife, the areas we have available to enjoy for recreation, areas of historical or cultural significance, the quality of our waterways and wetlands, and how we manage stormwater, pollution and flood protection.

The new planning scheme will ensure development is managed to appropriately consider natural hazards, including the increased risks caused by the projected effects of climate change, such as sea level rise and more extreme weather events. This will be done by ensuring that development is located and designed to protect people and property from the effects of storm surge, flooding, bushfire, landslide, cyclone, strong winds, heatwaves, and high temperatures.

We use industry best practice modelling to help us identify areas of differing levels of risk, and then set guidelines in our planning scheme about what can and cannot be done in those areas.

For example, it may be ok to have a sports field in an area that has a low flood risk and good access for evacuation, but it is not ok to have a hospital, aged care residence or childcare centre in that location.