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Development in Logan

Development in Logan is guided by the provisions of the Logan Planning Scheme, which is a key policy to help Council manage growth to ensure a sustainable future for the City of Logan.  Some development, depending on the location and type, requires a permit/approval obtained by submitting an application (including details about the site/property, proposed development and its impacts) to Council for assessment.

The following information may be helpful, and you can contact a planner during office hours (8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).  A dedicated planning and development enquiries counter is available at the Administration Centre.  

Is approval required?

The Logan Planning Scheme guides what development can occur where and what criteria must be complied with, based on preferred or acceptable land uses and the achievement of desired outcomes for the City of Logan.  Whether or not a permit (application & approval process) is required depends on the type and location of the proposed development.  For more information please see Assessment Benchmarks.

Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba

Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba are Priority Development Areas (PDAs, declared by the Queensland Government on 8 October 2010), for which Council is no longer the planning authority.  To review/download the gazetted development schemes for Greater Flagstone and Yarrabilba, and for any enquiries regarding land use, zoning or development potential for land within these PDAs please contact Economic Development Queensland (a unit of the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government & Planning).

Streamlined Services

Council offers services to shorten assessment timeframes and provide greater certainty for customers:

  • OneStopShop - pre-lodgement services for major developments,
  • RiskSmart Planning - using accredited consultants for low-risk applications,
  • RiskSmart Operational Works - using accredited engineering consultants for low-risk operational works applications, and
  • ExpressSeal - using accredited consultants to certify that conditions of approval have been fulfilled (endorse survey plans for compliance).