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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 (7)

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
Miscellaneous Major Amendment No. 3MajorTo make various changes to the Logan Planning Scheme and planning scheme policies arising from feedback in 2018.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 (1: LGIP v1.1)

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

Local Government Infrastructure Plan Interim Amendment (LGIP v1.1)

Queensland legislation requires local governments to prepare a Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP) every five (5) years. The LGIP is a long term plan outlining the trunk infrastructure (e.g. water treatment facilities, sewerage treatment plants, major roads, parks) needed to serve the community and support growth across the city.

Logan City Council adopted LGIP v1 in May 2017 as part of an amendment to the Logan Planning Scheme 2015. Ahead of LGIP v2 due in 2022, Council is preparing an interim amendment (LGIP v1.1) to update the Schedule of Works to reflect more detailed planning undertaken (for estimated timing and costs), and to include items conditioned as necessary trunk infrastructure as part of development approvals.  This interim amendment affects four (4) infrastructure networks:  parks, movement (roads), water supply and wastewater (sewer). Council is inviting you to review the proposed changes and give us your feedback. After the consultation period closes, we will consider your input as part of finalising the changes. We will let you know how we have responded to your feedback. The changes may be adopted as an amendment to the Logan Planning Scheme later this year (2019).

Please see our Public Consultation Guide (or table below) for further information about the documents and maps which are available in this folder.  The Guide will also help you understand how to provide feedback (i.e. make a properly made submission) using our Logan ePlan.

For further information about trunk infrastructure planning, please see Infrastructure Planning & Charges.

Monday 22 July to Friday 9 August 2019 (inclusive)
LGIP v1.1 Interim Amendment DocumentDescription
Maps

There are 3 folders, each of which contains the PDF maps for the four (4) affected trunk infrastructure networks (water supply, sewerage, roads and parks).

  • Amended - the 4 maps with the changes applied (that is, showing the maps as they will be if the changes are adopted).
  • Changes - the 4 maps with the changes highlighted (colour coded:  blue = amended, green = added, red = removed, black = no change).
  • Existing - the 4 maps as they currently are in LGIP v1.0, for reference.
Public Consultation Guide - Logan LGIP v1.1Please read this document to help you understand the changes in LGIP v1.1,  how to view them using either the Logan ePlan or the documents in this folder, and how to make an online submission.
Interim Amendment Explanatory Report (LGIP v1.1)Explains the background for and process followed to prepare the interim amendment.  Provides a summary of the changes made, with reasons.
Interim Amendment Instrument (LGIP v1.1)Provides the exact form the proposed amendment will take (e.g. insert, omit content) and is based on the current Logan Planning Scheme 2015 (v6).
SoW (Schedule of Works) Online ModelOnline Schedule of Works (SoW) model, as part of the requirement to prepare the interim amendment of Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIPv1.1).  
Note:  This is a large spreadsheet with multiple tabs.  To access it please download it from the folder and open it using Microsoft Excel.
SoW (Schedule of Works) Online Model Explanatory ReportDescribes the process followed to populate the on-line Schedule of Work (SoW) model, as part of the requirement to prepare the interim amendment of Council’s Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIPv1.1).
Schedule of Works Showing Changes Tracked with ReasonsShows the changes between LGIP v.1 and proposed LGIP v1.1 Schedule of Works and the reasons for the changes.
Summary of Extrinsic Material for Water and Sewerage NetworksSummarises the methodology and assumptions used to conduct the planning and prepare the schedule of work (SoW) for the water and sewerage networks.
Summary of Extrinsic Material for the Parks NetworkSummarises the methodology and assumptions used to conduct the planning and prepare the schedule of work (SoW) for the parks network.
Summary of Extrinsic Material for the Movement NetworkSummarises the methodology and assumptions used to conduct the planning and prepare the schedule of work (SoW) for the movement network.
Land Value Summary - Roads & ParksSummarises the land valuation process undertaken for the roads and parks networks.
Ministers Guidelines and Rules Review Checklist (LGIP v1.1)The Minister's Guidelines and Rules (MGR) require Council, when making or amending an LGIP or making an interim LGIP amendment, to complete the Review Checklist to ensure the consistency of the proposed amendment with the MGR.
Public Notice - Newspapers (LGIP 1.1)The public notice about the proposed interim amendment LGIP v1.1, advertised in the Jimboomba Times (Wednesday 17 July 2019) and Albert Logan News (Thursday 18 July 2019).

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 (2)

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
Park Ridge South and Chambers Flat Land Use Area Amendment

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

Public consultation completed 1 March 2019.  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.Public consultation completed 1 March 2019.  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: