Logan Reserve General Planning Layout
The Logan Reserve General Planning Layout was endorsed by Council on 29 August 2017 to guide future development in the area. A notice in the Local Government Gazette will bring the general planning layout for Logan Reserve into effect on 8 September 2017. The GPL has been informed by extensive consultation and engagement with the community. It considers the environmental constraints and indicates the preferred dominant land use and indicative road network in the area.
For further details please review the information below.
About the Logan Reserve GPL
The Queensland government identified Logan Reserve as a future development area, locating it within the Urban Footprint in the South East Queensland Regional Plan. In response Logan City Council identified the area within the Strategic Framework of the Logan Planning Scheme 2015, including it in the Emerging Community zone. With interest from the development industry increasing for properties in Logan Reserve, Council in June 2016 approved the drafting of an indicative GPL to guide future development in the area. Council appointed consultants in August 2016, with the draft GPL being presented to Council in November 2016.
The focus area for the Logan Reserve GPL is an 824.9 hectare area around Logan Reserve Road. The plan has been informed by a number of technical studies focusing on infrastructure analysis, economic analysis and environmental constraints.
The Logan Reserve GPL:
- Aims to provide for a balanced future community within a quality environment;
- Will ensure development is delivered in an integrated, orderly way;
- Provides primarily for low density residential development and does not propose any non-compatible residential uses;
- Protects the natural environment (environmental constrained areas are the same as the overlays in the Logan Planning Scheme);
- Proposes a comprehensive movement network serving the community. New developments will be required to provide cycle and pedestrian walkways and to incorporate proposals for public transport;
- Realises the potential of the Logan riverfront and proposes activation of this natural asset with potential pedestrian walkways;
- Is an indicative, flexible development framework. Developers and property owners will be able to submit development proposals while residents who do not wish to develop will not be forced into development;
- Will not require Council to buy any properties.
Public consultation on the draft Logan Reserve GPL was undertaken between 5 April 2017 and 9 June 2017.
The consultation included letters and a Logan Reserve information booklet (PDF 2502 KB) mailed to all landowners and residents in Logan Reserve advising them about the draft GPL and the public consultation period. Public notices appeared in the Jimboomba Times, Albert and Logan News and the Reporter in April 2017. The draft GPL was also made available on Council’s website (as an interactive map) and at three Council customer service centres. Two ‘Meet the Planner’ sessions were held on Saturday 22 April 2017 and Thursday evening 4 May 2017 at the Logan Reserve State School and in total 146 residents attended the two sessions.
Council received 61 properly made submissions. Letters will be mailed to these submitters addressing the individual matters raised. For viewing the detailed Submission Analysis and Response Report (PDF 397 KB).
Council officers have considered all submissions received as part of the public consultation process and as such made a range of changes to the plan. Table 1 provides an overview of the 7 key themes of submissions.
|Theme of submissions||Summary of issues raised|
|Shopping centres and business related activities.||There is a strong community interest in ensuring that the growth in the Logan Reserve General Planning Layout area also allows for the provision and location of new shopping centres, health and other employment opportunities.|
|Community infrastructure to support growth such as new schools and parks.||The community is looking for new parks which are in walking distance and contain a range of facilities within them such as BBQ facilities, walking tracks, picnic areas and sporting facilities. There is also community interest in the need for new state delivered facilities such as schools and police stations.|
Environmental constraints and the conservation of fauna and flora.
The protection of existing fauna and flora is important to the community and there are some concerns that increased levels of development has the potential to affect some of the existing wildlife corridors and may increase the risk of flooding in certain areas.
Residential densities and lot sizes proposed in the General planning Layout.
Concerns have been raised regarding the densities which have been allowed in the General Planning Layout which includes the impact which small lots may have on residential amenity. There were concerns raised that the size of the lots may create street parking issues.
New roads, telecommunication, water and sewer infrastructure to support the area.
|Submitters raised concerns about the amount of infrastructure which will be needed to support the growth within the General Planning Layout and how this may be funded or planned by Council.|
Movement network – Provision and location of active transport and public transport. Road upgrades and realignment of proposed roads.
|There is a strong desire from the community for the provision of cycle and footpath networks to promote active transport. Some concerns have been raised about the limited availability of public transport in the area and the proposed layout of the roads in the General Planning Layout.|
|Other matters.||A range of other comments were raised in submission ranging from recent development approvals, disaster management, domestic pets restrictions, heritage and soil.|
Approved changes to the Logan Reserve GPL
Changes to the GPL are in response to issues raised in submissions, discussions with the Divisional Councillor and an internal review of the draft GPL. These are grouped into three main changes, being changes to the environmental management and conservation areas, movement network and residential precincts. Table 2 presents a summary of the changes.
Environmental management and conservation areas
|Proposed change||Rational for change|
|Reduction of the Environmental Management and Conversation Areas to reflect approved development applications.|
The original draft General Planning Layout contained large amounts of areas of Environmental Management and Conservation land, shown in green on the plan. Development approvals which were approved in the Logan Reserve area undertook detailed ecological surveys and in some cases, the extent of the areas shown in green has been reduced.
In addition to development approvals, an internal review of the areas of Environmental Management and Conservation land was undertaken. As a result, the total areas was reduced. These changes resulted in a reduction of the Environmental Management and Conservation land areas and an enlargement of the area available for residential development.
|Proposed change||Rational for change|
|Changes to the position of roads to reflect development approvals and to better align with property boundaries.|
After evaluating the submissions and carrying out an internal review it was determined that small changes needed to occur to ensure proposed roads do not dissect properties, do follow property boundaries and to reflect recent development approvals.
The number of properties which are now dissected by proposed roads has been reduced, increasing the development potential of the properties.
|Proposed change||Rational for change|
The most significant change from what was originally published as a draft General Planning Layout to what is now proposed is the mixture of precincts across the planning area.
The Small lot precinct is now limited to the area north of School Road and a small area on the corner of School Road and Chambers Flat Road.
The Small lot precinct south of School Road has been replaced with Suburban precinct concentrated around the Logan Reserve School, Stoneleigh Reserve and approved Glen Road development.
The remainder of the plan area is now to be included in the Village precinct whereas before it was a mixture of Suburban, Large suburban and Acreage precincts.
The existing Small lot precinct changes north of School Road now reflect adjoining development approvals. In addition to this the submissions raised a number of issues about the perceived impacts of having small lots and that larger lot sizes would be suitable for this area. This is consistent with the views of the Divisional Councillor.
The proposed changes reduce the quantity of small lots while still adhering to the minimum density requirements of State Government’s Regional Plan.
If you require more information about the Logan Reserve GPL, please call Council’s planning hotline on (07) 3412 4247.