City of Logan adds four new suburbs
Published: 9 June 2016
Four new suburbs have been added to the City of Logan to support projected population growth in the Greater Flagstone area.
Flinders Lakes, Silverbark Ridge, Monarch Glen and Flagstone are the newest suburbs to be officially named, all of which are located in the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area.
Identified by the State Government in 2010 as a key corridor for population growth in South-East Queensland, Greater Flagstone is expected to be home to 120,000 people by 2050.
City of Logan Mayor Luke Smith said the State Government’s gazettal of the new suburbs was a milestone that demonstrated how far the Flagstone area had come.
“Many people who live in our city have called that area Flagstone for more than 20 years so we’re pleased that the name is now official,” he said.
“Up to 50,000 new homes will be built in this part of our city in the coming decades and while these are new suburbs and new communities now, the names of these places will come to carry significance for future generations as places they grew up in, started families.”
City Treasurer Trevina Schwarz said the recent release of the first residential and commercial lots in the Flagstone development was also a promising sign for future jobs growth.
“The Flagstone satellite city will incorporate a 126 hectare commercial centre so that presents a huge opportunity to create local jobs for the future,” she said.
“It's important that we support economic growth in the city so there are job opportunities for our new residents and this is one of the locations where we can do that now and set it up for the City of Logan in 2050.”