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Logan PD Hub

The Logan PD Hub (PD = planning & development) is a central, easy to use online platform for digital planning and development services in the City of Logan.  It provides interactive mapping of zoning, overlays and other useful information relating to the Logan Planning Scheme, as well as a number of reports (property, flooding), estimators (development fees, infrastructure charges, environmental offsets), and enquiry tools (planning and land use, development applications).

Terms of use

This online service provides key maps and tools to assist with planning and development enquiries. By using the Logan PD Hub you confirm that you agree to and accept the following terms and conditions.

1.The available planning scheme maps do not replace the PDF maps that are published on Council’s website, and the PDF maps prevail to the extent of any inconsistency.
2.This information is subject to change and should not be relied on to make decisions, particularly in regard to property transactions, to value property, or to make any decisions which may have financial or legal implications.
3.This online service is designed to assist with your planning and development enquiries and does not form part of the Logan Planning Scheme 2015. The information and estimates available through this tool do not represent any formal quotations, advice or support for any proposed developments. Please refer to Council’s website for further information about development in Logan.
4.While all reasonable care has been taken, Council does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or currency of the information provided in this tool, and accepts no responsibilities for, or in connection with, any expense, loss, damage or liability (including indirect and consequential loss) arising as a result of any inaccuracies, errors or omissions, or your reliance on or use of this information.
5.The copyright of the information available through this website is owned by or licensed to Logan City Council. Council reserves all intellectual property rights in the information and does not confer any intellectual property rights on you or any other person by making the information available.
6.Where you provide an electronic address for service (e.g. enter your email address), you are providing Logan City Council with permission (authorisation) to use that address for the purposes of communicating with you in the delivery/fulfillment of that service.  That permission is not necessarily transferable to other interactions you may have with Logan City Council.
7.The general Terms of Use of Council's website also apply, including privacy obligations and the management of personal information.

Help (user guide)

Please refer to our User Guide (PDF 2778 KB), which provides step by step instructions, screen shots, and other helpful information.  For further assistance please contact a planner.

Key features

The table below outlines the key features of the Logan PD Hub.  Please refer to the Help (User Guide) above for more information.

Feature / functionDescription (what does it do?)
Property searchFind a property of interest using a simple single-line text search, where you can enter the address (or part there-of), the lot/plan or property key.   A map search is also available, where you can find and select the property using the interactive map.    A history of  your property selections is retained so that you can easily return to previously selected properties.
Property reportFor a selected property, find out basic information (e.g. size, division) and which parts of the Logan Planning Scheme apply, limited to zones and precincts, local plans and precincts, and overlays (including how much of the property is affected).
Map browserBrowse an interactive map to view information from the Logan Planning Scheme and related base imagery/maps (e.g. aerial photos, contours, road and property boundaries, etc.).  Map layers can be turned on/off and drawing, measuring and printing functions are available.   3D mapping features are also available, noting that 3D models are only available in Logan's primary activity centres:  Springwood, Beenleigh, Logan Central and Meadowbrook. 
Flood level reportFor a selected property, obtain available flooding information based on Logan's flood models.  This includes whether or not a flood hazard applies, a map of the property (with flood hazard areas indicated if applicable), flood hazard triggers, ground level information and flood level information (1% --> 20% Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP)).
Planning enquiryFind out where (in which areas) in the City of Logan a particular activity or land use can be carried out, or find out what activities or land users are intended on a selected property/site.   The report will identify the criteria triggering the need for a development application, where applicable, and list applicable development codes from the Logan Planning Scheme and other selected considerations (e.g. size/height constraints, setbacks).  
Development enquiryReview on an interactive map the development applications lodged with and decided by Logan City Council since 2010.  This includes town planning, building and plumbing applications and provides access to information about those developments (including a link to PD Online for access to plans, permits etc. where appplicable).
Development fees estimateWhere a development application needs to be lodged with Logan City Council, obtain an estimate of the associated application fees, taking into account relevant discounts.
Infrastructure charges estimateObtain an estimate of infrastructure charges applicable to a proposed development on a selected site.  Where a development increases the load on trunk infrastructure networks (water supply, sewer, stormwater, movement, parks, land for community facilities), the developer may need to contribute towards the provision of those networks.
Environmental offset estimate

Find out applicable financial contributions associated with proposed vegetation clearing on a selected site. This function allows you to draw the area to be cleared (on the map of the site), and then submit a request for an estimate of applicable offsets.   An informative report, including the estimate, will be emailed to you.

** Please note:   Google Chrome is the most appropriate browser to use for this tool **

As-Constructed PlansView as constructed plans for the selected property (domestic and commercial).  These include available house drainage, water/sewer and stormwater and roadwater plans held by Council.   Limited information is available for some properties which were previously managed by the former Beaudesert or Gold Coast councils.   This application is alternatively accessible here.

Frequently asked questions

QuestionResponse
1. Will the PD Hub work on my smartphone?The PD Hub is accessible using an internet (web) browser and incorporates a responsive design which will adapt to different screen sizes (e.g. phones and tablets).   The device must have an operational connection to the internet in order to use the PD Hub, and Google Chrome is the recommended browser.
2. Do I need to register or log in to use the PD Hub?There is no log in or registration process required to use the PD Hub.   Some links accessible from the service may require separate registration (e.g. for the online lodgement of development applications).
3. Is there a record kept of what I'm doing when I'm using the PD Hub?

The PD Hub tracks the number of times particular tools/functions are used, but does not record the user or any other information, apart from what is available using tools such as Google Analytics.  The PD Hub does keep a search history of properties on your device (so when you return to it you can quickly go back to those same properties - if you access the PD Hub on another device the search history will start as blank/empty again).

4. Does it cost anything to use the PD Hub?The PD Hub is a free online service provided by Logan City Council - the only costs associated are internet access, unless you are using a service provided by a third party (e.g. free wifi in a library or other commercial or community facility/service).
5. Why can't I find my property?

The PD Hub allows you to search for a property using the street address, real address (plan number, lot number) or property key.  As you start typing any of those attributes into the search bar, potential matches will be listed.   If you're having difficulty using the text search, you can also use the interactive map to browse to the area and select the property.

Please note that newly created properties (e.g. in new estates, as a result of subdivision) may not be discoverable, as the maps of the Logan Planning Scheme are aligned to the underlying Queensland road and property boundaries (the 'cadastre') at a particular point in time.  The cadastre is updated periodically, however this may take several months.  If the property you are unable to find is new, you may need to contact a planner for assistance.

6. Can I download data from the PD Hub?You can save (e.g. as a PDF) reports printed from the PD Hub, including maps, however you cannot directly download data.   To access raw datasets (including development applications and maps from the Logan Planning Scheme), please visit's Logan's Open Data portal.
7.  What has happened to the Logan Interactive Mapping tool?The Logan Interactive Mapping tool was decommissioned when the Logan PD Hub was launched.  Logan Interactive Mapping was built as a 'temporary' service to support the public consultation (2014) and launch (2015) of the Logan Planning Scheme. It did not readily support the addition of new tools and mapping services, and did not operate well across a wide range of browsers and devices.   The Logan PD Hub includes a clean, more intuitive interface, a responsive design and provides mapping features only when they are necessary, so that information (such as the popular Property Report) can be provided faster.  It also 'remembers' your selected property across multiple tools/reports.
8. What if I'm having trouble / difficulty using the PD Hub?

Please refer to our User Guide (PDF 2778 KB), which provides step by step instructions, screen shots, and other helpful information.

If the issue relates to the tool not loading or displaying correctly, it may help to try a different browser (Chrome is recommended), or to refresh your web browser's cache (in Microsoft browsers or Chrome, press and hold the Control key and then press F5).  In particular, there is a known issue with the Environmental Offset Estimator in Microsoft browsers (Internet Explorer, Edge) - it is strongly recommended that Google Chrome be used for this tool.

The PD Hub may open other information in new windows or tabs on your browser - please ensure pop-ups are enabled (turn off any blockers when using the tool).

For further assistance you may contact a planner, however please note that Council staff are unable to provide technical support or advice relating to specific devices, operating systems, browsers, etc.

9.  I'm having printing issues ....

The Logan PD Hub will use your browser's printing settings.   In order to have headers, footers and background colours/shading and imagery included, you need to ensure those options are set (ticked) on in your browser settings.

Given the wide range of browsers, devices and operating systems and versions in use, Council is unable to provide specific technical advice, however there is lots of useful information on the internet, including here.

10. What if I have a suggestion to make the PD Hub even better?We'd love to hear it, as we are committed to a journey of continuous improvement in our service delivery, to make things easier for our customers.  Please use our online feedback form to share your thoughts.
11. What does 'AEP' mean on the Flood Report?AEP stands for Annual Exceedance Probability, which is the likelihood that a flood event will be equalled or exceeded in any year (or the likelihood of a flood of a given size or larger occuring in any one year).   For example a 1% AEP is a flood event with a one percent chance of being equalled or exceeded in any year.   For more information about flooding in Logan, please phone (07) 3412 5900 or email FloodServices@logan.qld.gov.au

Feedback

To provide feedback about the PD Hub, or other aspects of our planning and development services, please use our online form or contact a planner.

Release history

The PD Hub replaced the Logan Interactive Mapping Tool on 18 June 2018.

ReleaseDateDescription
V1.420 July 2018Updated with minor improvements (the way map layers are turned on/off, making Biodiversity Overlay maps available in the Environmental Offset Estimator, adding a property check to As Con Plans tool, other minor fixes).
V1.312 July 2018Updated with minor improvements (updated map legend, minor fixes to Planning Enquiry report, interactive mapping).
V1.25 July 2018Updated to include link to As Constructed Plans for selected property, and various other minor enhancements (Environmental Offset Estimates report, Property Search, Infrastructure Charges Estimator).
V1.11 July 2018Updated fees and charges for 2018/19 financial year.  Changes to Infrastructure Charges Estimate tool to reflect policy changes for Dual Occupancy (Auxiliary Unit), and other minor enhancements (e.g. display of area for overlay coverage on the Property and Planning Enquiry Reports).
V1.018 June 2018Initial release, replacing the Logan Interactive Mapping tool, which was introduced with the new Logan Planning Scheme on 17 May 2015 and enhanced several times through its life.