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RiskSmart Planning

RiskSmart is a quick and easy way to get development applications approved by Logan City Council, by enabling the assessment of simple, low risk applications to be carried out by accredited RiskSmart consultants.  RiskSmart applications are eligible for a discount on Council's application fees.

The accredited consultant assesses the application against the Logan Planning Scheme and RiskSmart criteria and prepares the approval paperwork and supporting documentation for Council. This documentation is then reviewed by Council Officers and the decision notice is issued by Council as the Assessment Manager (usually within 5 business days).

How does RiskSmart work?

If a code assessable development complies with all of the acceptable outcomes and meets the specified RiskSmart criteria, it will automatically be eligible for the RiskSmart process.

If the proposal does not comply with an acceptable outcome, the proposal must be assessed against the performance outcome.  Prior to lodging the development application, an accredited RiskSmart consultant may seek Council advice on compliance with the performance outcome.

If a proposal does not comply with the specified RiskSmart criteria contained within the relevant check sheet, it is not eligible for RiskSmart.

RiskSmart eligibility and checksheets

Under the Logan Planning Scheme 2015, all code assessable Material Change of Use and Reconfiguring a Lot applications are eligible for RiskSmart.

The RiskSmart Checksheets below must be used in order to determine if a particular use meets the specified RiskSmart criteria:

Lodging a RiskSmart Planning application

To lodge a RiskSmart - Planning application, the following needs to be submitted with the application:

The application can be submitted via the following methods.

Accredited RiskSmart consultants

The following consultants are accredited to undertake RiskSmart - Planning applications:

AAD Design Pty LtdMurray Bell07 3368 2211
ABS Town Planning Pty LtdAnthony Bere-Streeter0432 765 450
Allan Van Planning Pty Ltd

Allan Van

Daniel Ebert

0418 312 724

0434 812 386

ASI PlanningCraig Christie0422 239 332
Bennett & Bennett

Linda Tait

Nicholas Glenn

07 3839 7200

07 5574 0733

bplanned Pty LtdBrodie Fowler07 3161 1501
Buckley Vann

Josh Walker

Peter Priddle

07 3852 1822

Trent Forrest

Scott Clarke

07 5630 3900
Consult Planning Pty LtdAaron Sweet1300 017 540
Cornerstone Building CertificationChris Easton0478 296 194
DevalignShane Murrihy0402 482 955
DTS Group

Toby Heap

Janesh Gunaratne

07 3118 0600
Enhance Urban Planning

Dean Jones

Brendon Walkinshaw

07 5592 4663
FindaSite Town PlannersChristoper Waning0433 145 514
FLUID PlanningMatt Whalan07 3263 4444
Gassman Development PerspectivesGary Savins07 3807 3333
Gateway Survey and Planning

Greg Hoonhout

Michael McCrystal

07 3893 0557
Grummitt Planning

Noel Grummitt

Julie Cary

07 5564 0484
icubed consultingElizabeth Cruice07 3870 888
iPlan Town Planning

Ben Battist

Bernadette Prause

07 3892 1431
Isaac ConsultingJames Isaac0410 243 877
Jensen Bowers Group Consultants Gemma Greenhalgh07 3319 4904
Ken Ryan & Associates

Ken Ryan

07 3876 0533
Landpartners Ltd

Vass Stammes

Shane Smith

07 3842 1000
Lee Development PlanningJonathan Lee0408 881 579
LM Planning Solutions Pty LtdLisa McKay0425 813 278
Norris Clarke & O'Brien

Brie Foster

Nick Holt

07 3012 0000
PC Urban & Regional Planning Pty LtdPhillip Cristaldi0402 208 759
PI Home Pty Ltd

Peter Catchlove

Ben Cowen

07 3668 0766
place design groupCatherine Andrews3852 3922
Plan A Group Pty LtdAdam Nagel07 3846 0807
Planning Initiatives

Peter Catchlove

Ben Cowen

Peter Catchlove

Mark Tocchini

07 3668 0766
Professional Certification GroupJames Dunstan0427 178 738
Reel Planning Pty Ltd

Greg Ovenden

07 3217 5771
RPS Group

Simon Pollock

Ian Langford

Eleisha Burton

07 3124 9348

07 5553 6900

07 5553 6936

Saunders Havill Group

Eddie Venturini

Nick Christofis

Laura Messina

1300 123 SGH
Somerville Consultants

Tom Sandmann

Erin Brooks

07 3423 2066
The Planning PlaceIan Adams07 3257 7833
Town Planning Alliance

Vu Nguyen

Mark Connellan

07 3361 9999
Urban Planning Services Pty Ltd

Michael Falk

Timothy Clairfayt

Phillip Whyte

07 5570 4994
Urban Strategies Pty LtdTricia Davidson07 3360 4200
UrbisMartin Garred07 5600 4902
Wolter Consulting Group

Andrew Crawford

Mitchell Hendricks

07 3666 5002
Zone Planning GroupSteve Morton07 5562 2303

Becoming an accredited RiskSmart consultant

In order to become an accredited RiskSmart consultant with Council, the consultant and consultancy making the application must demonstrate their competency. This is done by providing to Council previous examples of their work undertaken within Logan City Council.

Council will then review the application and chose to accredit (or deny) the Consultant and Consultancy.  In particular, the individual and the firm are accredited under the one agreement and the moment the individual leaves that firm the accreditation becomes null and void.

There are five development types that an accredited RiskSmart consultant may be accredited for:

  • Residential - House
  • Residential - Other (includes mixed use developments incorporating residential component)
  • Industry
  • Reconfiguring a lot (within any zone)
  • Commercial/retail/other (also includes mixed use developments incorporating residential component and other uses not listed here)

If successful, the Consultant and Company must sign the RiskSmart Planning Accreditation Agreement (PDF 1930 KB).

Contact us

For more information, please refer to the RiskSmart Planning Fact Sheet (PDF 48 KB) or contact Logan City Council:

Phone: 07 3412 5269