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Logan City Council Wins Planning Institute of Australia Award for Loganholme Local Plan

Published: 17 November 2016

Logan City Council Wins Planning Institute of Australia Award for Loganholme Local Plan
Logan City Council Planning Officer Brent Adams with Councillor Darren Power, Planning Officer Sharon Angus and Councillor Russell Lutton – with the “Hard Won Victory” award for planning.

The Loganholme Local Plan has been recognised at the Planning Institute of Australia 2016 Awards for Planning Excellence – Queensland, as a “Hard Won Victory” for achieving the best possible outcomes for a range of objectives.  

The detailed local plan, which included lot-by-lot reconfigurations of housing densities, planning clarifications and refinements to stormwater easements was acknowledged by the institute as: “a clear example of where commitment by both the planners and administration, determination; and a demonstration that the community was engaged and listened to delivering good planning outcomes.”

Planning and Development Committee Chairperson, Councillor Russell Lutton, said the Loganholme Local Plan project truly deserved the Planning Institute of Australia’s “Hard Won Victory” Award.

“For six years council worked closely with the community to develop the Loganholme Local Plan,” he said.

“Extensive public consultation and several iterations of the plan ensured that we comprehensively captured and reflected the views and values of everyone in the community.

“A high level of dedication and persistence was required by Council officers, who returned to the drawing board time and time again, to accommodate community input as it became more detailed.”

The judges’ citation for the project read: “Many people contribute to good planning outcomes, and there are many who plan, review, evaluate and engage to seek to develop the best outcomes for a range of different objectives… the judges considered the council-led project displays all the aspects of a hard won victory, displaying persistence and resilience.