Community's input valued as Meadowbrook Master Plan is adopted
Published: 7 December 2016
The Logan Planning Scheme 2015 will be amended following Logan City Council's endorsement of the Meadowbrook Master Plan this week.
The master plan – which sets out a vision to transform Meadowbrook into an integrated centre for health, knowledge and wellbeing – was finalised after six weeks of extensive community consultation earlier this year.
City of Logan Mayor, Luke Smith, said the endorsed master plan would create a healthy and connected community in the Meadowbrook area.
"We've said right from the outset that we're taking the lead from cities like Boston, which seamlessly integrates universities, colleges, research facilities and open space into a people-friendly environment," he said.
"The area has some fantastic attributes already, including the Logan Hospital, Griffith University and the TAFE campus, and I'm pleased we've been able to collaborate with those organisations and the Queensland Government throughout the development of the master plan."
Planning and Development Committee Chairperson, Councillor Russell Lutton, said the master plan was similar to those already prepared for Logan's other significant activity centres – Logan Central, Springwood and Beenleigh.
"There were a number of detailed planning studies completed before we took the Meadowbrook plan out to community consultation," he said.
"We received 30 submissions from the community, with much of the feedback providing overall support for the master plan's vision.
"We especially saw support for our plans to improve infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists – it's obvious the community is on board with what we want to achieve in Meadowbrook in the coming years."
Cr Lutton said, importantly, community concerns about building height limits had been heard, with a reduction being made in some parts of Precinct 4 of the master plan from 18 metres to 12 metres.
Councillor Stacey McIntosh (Division 6) said Council would also ensure appropriate development within Precinct 4, including a mix of commercial and residential activities, which will complement the Logan Hospital and TAFE sites.
"The completion of this Meadowbrook Master Plan now presents some exciting opportunities for the area," she said.
"We will see Meadowbrook transformed into a very connected urban village in the coming years as we create an environment that is attractive to business and private investment, while also improving the liveability and wellbeing of local residents."
For more information about the final plan, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/meadowbrook or phone 3412 4247.