About Logan City Council

City profile

Logan City Council was established in 1979. Its northern boundary bordering Brisbane City Council, its southern boundary along the Logan River and west to the suburbs of Park Ridge and Greenbank.

In 2012, boundary changes to local governments in South East Queensland extended Logan City south to Beenleigh and Gleneagle and west to Peak Crossing.

Logan City now has an area of 957 square kilometres including 70 suburbs. The area is now home for a resident population of over 300,000.

The scale of our operations is considerable and includes:

  • over 2,000 kilometres of sealed roads to maintain
  • over 250,000 tonnes of waste handled each year
  • almost 1,000 parks and recreational areas
  • over 1,200 kilometres of footpaths and bikeways
  • 116 sporting facilities, 9 libraries and 18 Community Centres.

To provide these operations and service programs requires an annual financial budget of about $800 million and a workforce of around 1,800 full-time and part-time employees.

For more information about our organisation, functions and program outcomes achieved including Audited Financial Statements see our Annual report and Budget.

Strategic direction

The strategic direction that guides our efforts is set out in our Corporate plan.

The Corporate Plan sets out the key objectives the organisation aims to achieve for this period. These objectives are developed into strategic and operational plans. Operational plans deliver the actions and projects for the next year and link to the resources allocated in the annual budget.

The Corporate Plan also establishes the Values that drive our organisation’s response to the communities we serve and our relationships with various government, business, community partners and stakeholders.

These Values are detailed in our Customer service charter which guides our telephone, written and face to face relationships with residents and businesses.

Council is also responsible for regulating development through its Planning scheme and a variety of health and safety matters through Local laws.

The Council is guided by Policies when making other formal decisions.  Policies provide consistency in the way Council deals with and resolves matters. Once adopted, Council and its organisation are bound by these policies to give assurance to the community of consistent decision making.

As well as its focus on physical infrastructure and regulation the Council has significant Community based programs and services.