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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 form to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement about the current version of the Logan Planning Scheme at any time.

Once a year (February), Council 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 (5)

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
State Planning Instruments Mapping Alignment AmendmentMinorTo align mapping in the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 with the ShapingSEQ and State Planning PolicyAdoption: early 2019
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 precinctsAdoption: mid 2019
Wuraga Road Biodiversity Corridor AmendmentMajorTo amend the extent of the Biodiversity corridor in the vicinity of Wuraga Road, HolmviewAdoption: mid 2019
Park Ridge and Chambers Flat Land Use Area AmendmentMajorTo amend the Strategic Framework and PSP5 Infrastructure to include a general planning layout for this areaAdoption: mid 2019
Meadowbrook Local Plan AmendmentMajorTo introduce a new local plan at MeadowbrookAdoption: late 2019

Amendments open for consultation (1)

The table below lists the amendments to the Logan Planning Scheme which are currently 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.

Title of amendmentPurposeConsultation period
Industry Thresholds Amendment (PDF 311 KB)Update industry thresholds in the planning scheme based to reflect industry, developer and community expectations

See also Council's explanatory document (PDF 83 KB) and fact sheet (PDF 189 KB) for this amendment.
14 November 2018 to 12 December 2018

Council will consider all properly made submissions before the 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 received by Council during the consultation period
  • 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
  • be signed by each person making the submission
  • 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 (5)

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 titlePurposeKey dates
Miscellaneous Major Amendment No. 1 (PDF 3395 KB)To make various changes to the Logan Planning Scheme arising from feedback received in 2015 and 2016.

See also Council's explanatory document and fact sheet (PDF 274 KB) for this amendment.
Public consultation completed 22 October 2018. Adoption is expected in early 2019.
Miscellaneous Major Amendment No. 2To make various changes to the Logan Planning Scheme and planning scheme policies, arising from feedback received in 2016 and 2017.

See also Council's explanatory document and fact sheet (PDF 274 KB) for this amendment.

Public consultation completed 22 October 2018. Adoption is expected in early 2019.

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

See also the Logan Reserve Plan (PDF 3500 KB)
Public consultation completed 22 October 2018. Adoption is expected in early 2019.
Auxiliary Unit Amendment (PDF 1097 KB)To introduce additional requirements for minimum lot size, minimum frontage, siting, additional car parking provision and specific driveway widths where establishing an auxiliary unit.

See Council's submission analysis report (PDF 342 KB), explanatory document     (PDF 365 KB)and fact sheet (PDF 100 KB) for this amendment.
Public consultation completed 22 October 2018. Adoption is expected in early 2019.
Desired Standards of Service Amendment To amend the LGIP and Planning Scheme Policy 5-Infrastructure to facilitate the combined planning and delivery of open space, land for community facilities and stormwater infrastructure.Public consultation completed 23 March 2018. Adoption is expected in early 2019.

Amendments adopted and commenced (12)

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
Minor and Administrative Amendment No. 3 (PDF 1190 KB)MinorV5.1To make minor and administrative changes to the Logan Planning Scheme 2015 and planning scheme policies that correct spelling and gramatical errors, cross references, factual matters and to improve the clarity and consistency of the planning scheme

Adopted 28 August 2017

Effective 8 September 2017

Logan Reserve General Planning Layout Amendment (PDF 572 KB)Major 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 August 2017

Effective 8 September 2017

Tamarid Street Access Restriction Strip Amendment (PDF 56 KB)MinorV5.1To 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 August 2017

Effective 8 September 2017

Planning Act 2016 Alignment Amendment (instrument and maps)

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 Plan (PDF 5759 KB)MajorV4.0To 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. 6 (PDF 54 KB)AdministrativeV4.0To update Schedule 4 to reflect the adoption of Infrastructure Charges Resolution (No. 6) 2017

Adopted 4 May 2017

Effective 26 May 2017

Domestic Outbuildings (PDF 62 KB)MinorV4.0To 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 Overlay MajorV3.0To 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. 2 (PDF 12156 KB)MinorV2.1To 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 Amendment (PDF 3971 KB)MajorV2.0To 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. 1 (PDF 141 KB)MinorV1.1To 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.

For more information, refer to the Queensland Planing 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: