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Planning Scheme Amendments

The Logan Planning Scheme is an important policy instrument which guides growth, land use and development in the City of Logan. Logan City Council is committed to ensuring the scheme remains consistent and relevant in response to changing community needs, legislation and other factors. This will be achieved through an ongoing program of feedback, review and amendments.

Informing future amendments (your feedback)

Please use our online submissions portal to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement about the current version of the Logan Planning Scheme at any time.

Council periodically evaluates all feedback and opportunities for improvement to the planning scheme and determines the number and nature of amendments that will proceed. Once this process is complete, you will receive a response to your feedback advising if it is being progressed in a future amendment to the scheme.

If a suggestion is carried forward into a proposed amendment, please note that the amendment process involves research, consultation and review across both Council and the Queensland Government and it will be many months before changes to the scheme are implemented.

Amendments being drafted (8)

The table below provides information about scheme amendments that are currently being drafted and reviewed (internally and where required by the Queensland Government).

TitleCategoryPurposeKey dates
Residential Overlay AmendmentAlignment AmendmentTo introduce a new city wide overlay to regulate Dwelling houses.Adoption: late 2019
Minor and Administrative Amendment No. 5Minor and AdministrativeTo make minor and administrative changes to the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 and planning scheme policies that correct spelling and grammatical errors, cross references, factual matters and to improve the clarity and consistency of the planning scheme.Adoption: late 2019
Biodiversity Overlay AmendmentMajorTo amend the Biodiversity Area Overlay Mapping to align the mapping with current state mapping and improved local government mapping.Adoption: mid 2020
Unlocking Logan's ProsperityMajorTo make a series of changes to provide certainty for specific industries, create opportunities for business, reduce red tape and respond to growth in a sustainable way.  The amendment establishes criteria for new centres in emerging communities and outlines a clear vision for industrial developments. Adoption: mid 2020
Flood Hazard Overlay AmendmentMajorTo amend the Flood hazard overlay code, Dual occupancy and Dwelling house code, Schedule 1 Definitions and Planning scheme policy 5 - Infrastructure to aid in the efficient assessment of development applications on flood affected sites and align with the SPP and QUDM.Adoption:  mid 2020
Springwood Local Plan AmendmentMajorTo amend the extent of the local plan area, provide flexibility for building height control in specific precincts and remove car parking requirements in specific precincts.Adoption: early 2021
Wuraga Road Biodiversity Corridor AmendmentMajorTo amend the extent of the Biodiversity corridor in the vicinity of Wuraga Road, Holmview.Adoption: early 2021
Meadowbrook Local Plan AmendmentMajorTo introduce a new local plan at Meadowbrook.Adoption: early 2021

Amendments open for consultation (0)

The table below lists the amendments to the Logan Planning Scheme which are open for public consultation. During the consultation period, any person may make a submission to Council to support or object to all or part of the proposed amendment.

AmendmentConsultation period
No amendments are currently open for public consultation 

Council will consider all properly made submissions received during the consultation period before an amendment is progressed, and notify submitters about how their submission has been dealt with. Council is also required to provide the Queensland Government with a summary of the matters raised in properly made submissions, and how they have been dealt with.

To be properly made a submission must:

  • be made in writing and be signed by each person making the submission, unless it is made electronically
  • be received by Council during the consultation period (on or before the last day)
  • include the name and residential or business address of each person making the submission
  • state the grounds for the submission, and the facts and circumstances relied on to support the grounds
  • state a postal or electronic address for service relating to the submission.

Submissions on proposed amendments to the Logan Planning Scheme during the public consultation period can be made:

Amendments being finalised (3)

The amendments listed in the table below are in the final stages of preparation. This may include:

  • submissions being considered following a period of public consultation (for major amendments)
  • final consultatation with and review by Queensland Government stakeholders;
  • sign-off by the Minister for State development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • adoption by Council
  • preparations for commencement (i.e. the practical steps to update documents, maps and systems to ensure the new version of the Logan Planning Scheme is easily accessible when it commences, and the existing version is available as a superseded instrument).
Amendment titlePurposeStatus
Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP v1.1) Interim AmendmentTo amend the LGIP (Part 4 and Schedule 3) to update the cost estimates to aquire trunk land, specifically for the parks and roads networks, include trunk work items conditions as 'necessary trunk' and update the planned delivery date and/or cost estimate of certain trunk items based on detailed planning completed since the adoption of the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) v1.0 in 2017.Public consultation completed 9 August 2019.  Adoption is expected in late 2019.
Park Ridge South and Chambers Flat Land Use Area Amendment

To amend the Strategic Framework to include a Land Use Area map for this area.

Adoption is expected in mid 2020.
Park Ridge South and Chambers Flat General Planning Layout AmendmentTo amend the Planning Scheme Policy 5 - Infrastructure to include a General Planning Layout for this area.Adoption is expected in mid 2020.

Amendments adopted and commenced (21)

The table below lists the amendments to the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 which have been adopted since the instrument commenced on 18 May 2015. This information is also available in the planning scheme (see Appendix 2 Table of Amendments).

Amendment TitleCategoryScheme VersionPurposeKey dates
Miscellaneous Major Amendment No. 1MajorV6.0To make various changes to the Logan Planning Scheme arising from feedback received in 2015 and 2016.

Adopted 15 May 2019

Effective 27 May 2019

Miscellaneous Major Amendment No. 2 MajorV6.0To make various changes to the Logan Planning Scheme and planning scheme policies, arising from feedback received in 2016 and 2017.

Adopted 15 May 2019

Effective 27 May 2019

Logan Reserve Land Use Area Amendment (Logan Reserve Plan) Major V6.0To amend the Strategic Framework to include provisions guiding development in the Logan Reserve area.

Adopted 15 May 2019

Effective 27 May 2019

Auxiliary Unit Amendment Major V6.0To introduce additional requirements for minimum lot size, minimum frontage, siting, additional car parking provision and specific driveway widths where establishing an auxiliary unit.

Adopted 15 May 2019

Effective 27 May 2019

Desired Standards of Service (Interim Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP)) Amendment

Interim LGIP V6.0

To amend the LGIP to facilitate the combined planning and delivery of open space, land for community facilities and stormwater infrastructure.

Adopted 15 May 2019

Effective 27 May 2019

Desired Standards of Service (Planning Scheme Policy) AmendmentMajor PSPV6.0

To amend Planning Scheme Policy 5 - Infrastructure to facilitate the combined planning and delivery of open space, land for community facilities and stormwater infrastructure.

Adopted 15 May 2019

Effective 27 May 2019

State Planning Instruments Mapping Alignment Amendment Minor V6.0To make a minor amendment to align the mapping in the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 with ShapingSEQ and the State Planning Policy.

Adopted 15 May 2019

Effective 27 May 2019

Industry Thresholds AmendmentMajorV6.0To update industry thresholds in the planning scheme to reflect industry, developer and community expectations.

Adopted 15 May 2019

Effective 27 May 2019

Minor and Administrative Amendment No. 4Minor and AdministrativeV6.0To make corrections in the consolidated planning scheme (version 6.0). These errors have occurred as a consequence of multiple amendments being processed simultaneously and being dependent upon each other.

Adopted 15 May 2019

Effective 27 May 2019

Minor and Administrative Amendment No. 3MinorV5.1To make minor and administrative changes to the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 and planning scheme policies that correct spelling and grammatical errors, cross references, factual matters and to improve the clarity and consistency of the planning scheme.

Adopted 28 Aug 2017

Effective 8 Sep 2017

Logan Reserve General Planning Layout AmendmentMajor PSPV5.1To amend the Planning Scheme Policy 5 - Infrastructure through the inclusion of the Logan Reserve general planning layout which provides an indicitive development framework for future development in the area.

Adopted 28 Aug 2017

Effective 8 Sep 2017

Tamarid Street Access Restriction Strip AmendmentMinorV5.1To amend the zone and precinct of the access restricition strip at Lot 2 Tamarind Street Marsden (described as Lot 2 RP195508) to reflect an existing development approval.

Adopted 29 Aug 2017

Effective 8 Sep 2017

Planning Act 2016 Alignment Amendment

AlignmentV5.0

To align the Logan Planning Scheme with the Planning Act 2016, including:

  • replacing terminology from the soon to be repleaded legislation with terminology consistent with the Planning Act 2016; and
  • improving codes to ensure they are consistent with the new decision rules for code assessment.

Adopted 23 June 2017

Effective 3 July 2017

Local Government Infrastructure PlanMajorV4.0To replace the Priority Infrastructure Plan (PIP) with the Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) in the Logan Planning Scheme.

Adopted 4 May 2017

Effective 26 May 2017

Infrastructure Charges Resolution No. 6AdministrativeV4.0To update Schedule 4 to reflect the adoption of Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 6) 2017.

Adopted 4 May 2017

Effective 26 May 2017

Domestic OutbuildingsMinorV4.0To amend the Dual occupancy and Dwelling house code to clarify the intent for the regulation of domestic outbuildings.

Adopted 4 May 2017

Effective 26 May 2017

Greenbank Training Area Buffer OverlayMajorV3.0To modify the provisions and extent of the Greenbank Training Area Buffer overlay in the Logan Planning Scheme to provide a more flexible, performance-based approach to protecting the Greenbank Training Area.

Adopted 25 Nov 2016

Effective 9 Dec 2016

Standard Drawings
MinorV3.0To amend the Standard Drawings to reflect changes the drawings required to ensure standards for planning, design, location and construction of infrastructure.

Adopted 18 Nov 2016

Effective 9 Dec 2016

Minor and Administrative Amendment No. 2MinorV2.1To make minor and administrative amendments to the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 that correct spelling and grammatical errors, cross references, factual matters, and to amend format and presentation and remove unnecessary duplication.

Adopted 18 Apr 2016

Effective 6 May 2016

Loganholme Local Plan AmendmentMajorV2.0To integrate the endorsed Loganholme Neighbourhood Plan (May 2013) into the Logan Planning Scheme.

Adopted 7 Dec 2015

Effective 11 Dec 2015

Minor and Administrative Amendment No. 1MinorV1.1To correct a range of administrative and minor matters to generally improve the clarity and consistency of the planning scheme.

Adopted 12 May 2015

Effective 18 May 2015

Amendment process

In Queensland, the Planning Act 2016 governs land use planning and associated systems (e.g. development assessment). As part of this legislative framework, the Minister's Guidelines and Rules set out the process for making and amending planning instruments which apply for a local government area, such as the Logan Planning Scheme 2015. The process varies depending on the scale of change being implemented, with major amendments requiring additional stages such as public consultation and State interest checks. Please refer to the Amending the Planning Scheme Fact Sheet (PDF 29 KB) which outlines the planning scheme amendment process in further detail.

For more information, refer to the Queensland Planning Framework (Statutory Instruments - The ‘How’ of Planning) and the Making and Amending Local Planning Instruments under the Planning Act 2016 Fact Sheet on the Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning website.

For further information about amendments to the Logan Planning Scheme, please contact our team: