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Infrastructure Planning & Charges

The purpose of the Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP – Part 4 of the planning scheme) is to integrate and coordinate land use planning and infrastructure planning, and to ensure that trunk infrastructure is planned and provided in an efficient and coordinated manner. Trunk infrastructure is significant infrastructure that supports large areas or catchments, such as major water pipes to serve an entire neighbourhood. Trunk infrastructure is classified into networks:

  • Water supply
  • Sewer
  • Stormwater
  • Movement (transport - road, cycle)
  • Parks
  • Land for community facilities.

The Infrastructure Plan considers assumptions and projections of the type, scale, location and timing of development, in the context of the corresponding demand that will be generated for each trunk infrastructure network.  When development occurs which will increase demand, Council collects infrastructure charges from the developer to contribute towards the provision of the trunk infrastructure. To access and learn more about Council's Infrastructure Plan and the Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (Council's policy about infrastructure charges/contributions), please refer to the sections below.

Infrastructure Planning

The PIP predicts the infrastructure Logan will need to serve additional demand until 2021 in terms of our growing population and supporting healthy, well-functioning neighbourhoods.  It also encourages growth in areas where appropriate infrastructure already exists or can be efficiently provided.  The plan is incorporated as Part 4 of the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 and will be periodically updated to ensure it keeps up with actual growth in the city.

As of 4 July 2014 a Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) is to be referenced as a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) under Section 976A of the Sustainable Planning Act (SPA) 2009.  An amendment to the Logan Planning Scheme is being prepared to include the LGIP in place of the PIP. The community consultation phase, which was performed as part of the process to prepare the LGIP, ended on 2nd December 2016.  A draft version of the LGIP can be found here , and the final version will be made available as soon as it has been adopted by Council.

Trunk Infrastructure Maps

The following document and maps form part of the Priority Infrastructure Plan:

Infrastructure Charges Estimate

To understand what infrastructure charges apply to a proposed development please:

Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 6) 2017

The Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 6) 2017   (PDF 1473 KB)('the Resolution') was adopted by Council on 21 February 2017 to commence on 1 March 2017.

The Resolution is in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009, which sets out certain requirements for infrastructure charges including maximum charges that can be applied for different types of residential and non-residential development. The Resolution provides clarity on Council's policy position related to the following matters:

  • The criteria to be applied in deciding if development infrastructure is trunk infrastructure (in trunk infrastructure conversion applications);
  • The method to be applied for working out the establishment cost of trunk infrastructure for a refund or offset where an applicant is required under a condition of a development approval to provide land or works for trunk infrastructure;
  • Whether an offset or refund applies, and if so, the details of the offset and refund and the timing of the offset and refund.

There has been several policy changes incorporated into the Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 6) 2017 including the following:

  • Promoting employment growth within the City's Centre, Mixed Use, Low Impact Industry, Medium Impact Industry, and Specialised Centre Zones by exempting non-residential developments from paying infrastructure charges where the development is within an existing building and does not involve additional gross floor area. The maximum exemption would be capped at a total of $50,000.
  • Encouraging the development of new high-quality 4-5 star hotel developments within the City of Logan by deferring the payment of their infrastructure charges.
  • Supporting the community by incorporating an updated version of the not-for-profit and charitable organisations infrastructure charges deferral policy into the resolution.
  • Including conversion criteria to provide guidance and transparency when assessing applications to convert non-trunk infrastructure to trunk infrastructure.  
  • Cutting red tape by introducing the ability for applicants to submit valuations upfront as part of the Development Assessment process if they are entitled to infrastructure charges offsets or refunds.
  • Replacing the current capped infrastructure charge rates with the new State Government’s capped rates released in July 2016.
  • Introducing an automatic increase provision to provide Council the ability to index levied charges in accordance with the Sustainable Planning Act 2009.

Charge Area Maps

Please note that the Priority Infrastructure Area (PIA) is reflected within the maps attached below.

Residential Charge Areas:

Non-residential Charge Areas:

If required, please refer to the Trunk infrastructure maps in the section above, which include the priority infrastructure area and projection area map (Map 1).

Application Forms and Fact Sheets

Application Forms:

Fact Sheets:

Development Monitoring

By 2031 the City of Logan will have a population of approximately 420,000 residents and will provide 130,000 jobs.   Logan City Council is working hard to prepare for this growth.

In order to understand the future infrastructure needs of the Logan community, Council forecasts future housing and employment growth, and compares it with actual "on the ground" development to ensure infrastructure is provided in the right place at the right time.

Development monitoring reports are available for:

  • December 2016 (PDF 2848 KB) - residential and non-residential development across key fronts in Logan in December 2016, compared to projections for June 2021 (forecasts 4.5 years ahead).   This includes a fact sheet with a summary of residential and non-residential development, demonstrating significant growth in the number of new dwellings created, driven by lots within staged residential estates being sealed in the reporting period Jul - Dec 2016. Most new approved non-residential development occurred in the light industry sector.
  • June 2016 (PDF 1078 KB) - residential development across key development fronts in Logan as at June 2016, compared to projections for June 2016.  A fact sheet is included which provides a summary of residential (with significant approvals in Greenbank, Park Ridge and Browns Plains) and non-residential development (with most activity in the retail and light industry sectors).
  • December 2015 (PDF 1055 KB) - residential development across key fronts in Logan in December 2015, compared to projections for June 2016 (forecast 6 month ahead)
  • June 2015 (PDF 313 KB) - residential development across key fronts in Logan in June 2015, compared to projections for June 2016 (forecasts a year ahead).

The development monitoring data is also available for review, download and/or analysis on Council's Open data portal (use the search keyword 'projection' to find the Non-Residential and Residential Development vs Projection datasets).

Previous Infrastructure Charging Instruments

1 March 2017Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.6) 2017   (PDF 1473 KB) came into effect.
18 May 2015     

Logan Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 5) 2015 (PDF 4928 KB) came into effect.

17 September 2014Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) Version 2 2013 (PDF 1369 KB) came into effect.
4 July 2014

Sustainable Planning (Infrastructure Charges) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 commenced.

Statutory Guideline 03/14 - Local government infrastructure plans

1 July 2013Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 4) 2013 (PDF 579 KB) came into effect.
1 July 2012Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.3) 2012 (PDF 595 KB) came into effect.
6 December 2011Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No.2) 2011 (PDF 3192 KB) came into effect.
1 July 2011Logan Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 1) 2011 (PDF 5303 KB) came into effect. 

June 2011

Further Information

For further information about infrastructure planning and charging please refer to Council's
Fact Sheet - Adopted Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 6) 2017 (PDF 29 KB) or contact Council by: