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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

RiskSmart applications include a pre-lodgement process to ensure a properly made application is received for a speedy assessment:

  1. The application is lodged as a "DA RiskSmart Pre-application" via the online service below, with all of the documentation attached, noting that no payment is made at this stage.
  2. Council officers check the documentation and work with you to ensure everything is lodgement-ready, at which point an Invitation to Lodge will be issued to you, including a Notice of Account (for payment) and edited conditions.
  3. You pay the fees (according to the instructions on the Notice of Account) and lodge the completed application via email (to, cc for RiskSmart assessment.

To lodge a RiskSmart pre-application online, please use Council's online lodgement service via the button below, noting that you need to be a registered user, and you will be prompted to sign in prior to lodging your application.

Lodge online

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

To access previously lodged applications and/or upload additional content please use the link below; you will be prompted to sign in.

My applications

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
Adams and SparkesCameron Adams0412 700 062
Allan Van Planning Pty Ltd

Allan Van

Daniel Ebert

0418 312 724

0434 812 386

Arnold Development ConsultantsSteve Crow0414 787 180
ASI PlanningCraig Christie0422 239 332
Aspect Town PlanningZoc Pankaluic0435 812 611
Bartley Burns Town PlanningCourtney Maizey-Baker0481 153 265
Bennett & Bennett

Linda Tait

Nicholas Glenn

Gemma Greenhalgh

07 3839 7200

07 5574 0733

0436 631 130

BPlanned & Surveyed Pty LtdBrodie Fowler

1300 275 266

0421 198 239

Buckley Vann

Josh Walker

Peter Priddle

07 3852 1822
Cadway ProjectsMichael McCrystal07 3257 2755

Scott Clarke

Andrew Gorring

Kassim Mohomed

John Viklund

07 5630 3900
City Plan PlanningPhill Whyte0490 827 033
Civil Perspective Pty LtdAlison Crittenden07 3880 1834
Clegg Town PlanningGraham Clegg07 3878 1371
Consult Planning Pty LtdAaron Sweet1300 017 540
Cootes Burchill Engineering Pty Ltd

Shane Murrihy

Nathan McDonald

Tony Parker

0402 482 955
Cornerstone Building CertificationChris Easton0478 296 194
DevalignShane Murrihy0402 482 955
DTS Group

Toby Heap

Janesh Gunaratne

07 3118 0600
Enhance Urban Planning

Brendon Walkinshaw

07 5592 4663
Facet Urban PlanningKate Rylands0413 975 844
FindaSite Town PlannersChristoper Waning0433 145 514
Fluid Building ApprovalsLillian Sheppard1300 358 432
Gassman Development Perspectives

Gary Savins

Fraser Gassman

07 3807 3333
Gateway Survey and Planning

Greg Hoonhout

07 3893 0557
Grummitt Planning

Noel Grummitt

Julie Cary

07 5564 0484
Hickey Oatley Planning and DevelopmentMia Hickey0401 349 601
Hillocc Pty LtdDana Peak07 3394 4632
HPC Urban & Planning Pty LtdErnest Harvey07 3217 5800
I3 Consulting Pty LtdRichard Jenkins07 3870 8888
IB Town PlanningMatt Whalan07 3480 5066
icubed consultingElizabeth Cruice07 3870 8888
iPlan Town Planning

Ben Battist

Bernadette Prause

07 3892 1431
Isaac ConsultingJames Isaac0410 243 877
JFP Urban Consultants Pty LtdShane Talty07 3012 0100
John Gaskell Planning Consultants

Joanna Blyth

John Gaskell

Jen Wheeler

0410 084 752

07 3392 1911

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
Mewing Planning ConsultantsLeo Mewing0421 780 354
Norris Clarke & O'Brien

John Creagan

Michael Rush

07 3012 0000
Northgroup Consulting

John Carroll

0412 110 224

Palm LakeSuzanne Jensen07 5552 1314
PC Urban & Regional Planning Pty LtdPhillip Cristaldi0402 208 759
PI Home Pty Ltd

Peter Catchlove

Ben Cowen

07 3668 0766
place design group

Catherine Andrews

Nick Holt

3852 3922
Plan A Group Pty LtdAdam Nagel07 3846 0807
Planit Consulting Pty LtdChris Selten07 5526 1500
Planning Initiatives

Peter Catchlove

Ben Cowen

Peter Catchlove

Mark Tocchini

07 3668 0766
Planning Insights Pty Ltd

Matthew Taylor

John Simmons

0439 794 636
Planvista Planning and DevelopmentRobert Stonadge07 3188 9320
Precinct Urban PlanningScott Clarke07 3810 8337
Professional Certification GroupJames Dunstan0427 178 738
Project Urban Pty LtdAmanda Madden07 3257 4371
Reel Planning Pty Ltd

Greg Ovenden

07 3217 5771
RPS Group

Simon Pollock

Ian Langford

07 3124 9348

07 5553 6900

Saunders Havill Group

Eddie Venturini

Nick Christofis

Laura Messina

1300 123 SHG
Somerville Consultants

Tom Sandmann

Erin Brooks

07 3423 2066
Statewide Group Survey Pty Ltd

Walter Ninnes

Anthony Mougan

1300 362 094
Steffan Town PlanningAlexander Steffan07 3317 0042
Tactica Planning and DevelopmentTim Clairfayt07 5522 5063
Tam Dang Planning Pty LtdTam Dang07 3666 0887
The Planning PlaceIan Adams07 3257 7833
Town Planning Alliance

Vu Nguyen

07 3361 9999
Urban Planning Services Pty Ltd

Michael Falk

Phillip Whyte

07 5570 4994
Urban Planning QueenslandJessica Reynolds0410 175 887
Urban Strategies Pty LtdTricia Davidson07 3360 4200
Urbicus Urban PlanningJake Burrowes0403 562 654

Dean Jones

07 5600 4902
VerisAndrew Carstairs0413 610 605
Vitality Town PlanningMark Connellan0401 563 307
Zone Planning GroupSteve Morton07 5562 2303
Willow Tree Planning

Eleisha Burton

02 9929 6974
Wolter Consulting Group

Andrew Crawford

Mitchell Hendricks

07 3666 5002

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 1866 KB).

Contact us

For more information, please refer to the RiskSmart Planning Fact Sheet (PDF 47 KB) or contact Logan City Council:

Phone: 07 3412 5269