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Logan’s potential set to soar with new planning scheme

Published: 23 April 2015

Logan’s potential set to soar with new planning scheme

A major milestone has been reached in the development of the new Logan Planning Scheme after the State Government approved it for implementation.

The scheme is anticipated to commence in late May.

Planning and Development Committee Chairperson, Councillor Cherie Dalley (Division 8) said the new scheme would take the City of Logan into the future, as it replaced the city's three existing schemes that had been in place since boundary changes in 2008.

"The new Logan Planning Scheme 2015 will help Council to manage population growth, plan for a sustainable future for Logan and guide the way land is used and developed across the city," she said.

"It will reduce red tape and simplify the rules for property development and encourage economic and employment growth in Logan, with new development set to be assessed against the new scheme."

Cr Dalley said the community had been heavily involved with bringing the new planning scheme to fruition, following extensive community consultation in the first part of 2014.

Mayor Pam Parker said she was thrilled the State Government had given its tick of approval to the new planning scheme.

"It's a major achievement and will unlock Logan's potential as we prepare for more than 200,000 new residents over the next 20 years, and all of the requirements that go along with that, including housing and employment to ensure we grow in a sustainable way," she said.

"The new scheme is one of the final and most important things we as a Council needed to do after the city's boundaries expanded significantly and I'm grateful that it has now been signed off by the Minister for Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, the Hon. Jackie Trad MP."

Council will provide more information about the start date for the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 in early May.