The Facade Improvement Program (FIP) encourages owners / tenants to enhance their façade and help improve street appeal. This is part of a strategy to revitalise buildings and streetscapes in eligible areas / selected urban centres. Council will contribute $2 for every $1 invested by successful applicants up to a maximum of $5,000 to deliver the façade enhancements.
Urban Design Framework
The Urban Design Framework (UDF) sets out how good design outcomes fit into future investment decisions for Logan. It’s an important part of helping us create and sustain liveable and prosperous communities. We want to celebrate Logan’s diverse character and create places where people want to live, work and visit.
Urban design in Logan is about:
encouraging a strong identity and sense of place in a way that prioritises people and their needs
embracing nature, valuing our green assets and integrating sustainable practices in everyday life and work
prioritising health, safety, connections, cohesion and inclusivity
facilitating creativity, innovation and great outcomes for our city
providing the conditions and structure to allow people and businesses to thrive.
Economic development and job opportunities are a high priority for Council.
In 2017 we began a project to make sure that Logan continues to provide enough employment land to support job creation and make it easier for businesses to start up, move to and grow in our city.
In July 2020, Council endorsed the Employment Lands Strategy 2020. The strategy sets out our vision for this land (in the Mixed Use, Low Impact Industry and Medium Impact Industry zones) and outlines the intention for different employment areas. The strategy will provide certainty for businesses and investors and will help shape future changes to the Logan Planning Scheme.
For more information about Logan's workforce and industries, please see the city's Economic Profile.
Logan Housing Study 2020
In the past decade, the City of Logan has experienced unprecedented population and housing growth. This trend is expected to continue.
To understand how Logan is performing in the delivery of housing, in 2020 we developed a Housing Strategy. This will help us to establish best practice policy options for future housing and residential development.
We are looking at ways to create more active places for people at night and help businesses extend their productivity into the night.
A Night-time Economy Strategy for the City of Logan will detail ways for Council to plan better places for businesses, services and the community after dark, including:
enhancing places with more things to do and see
improving access and safety to places in the evening
extending the productivity of Logan businesses into the night.
Urban Art Strategy
The Urban Art Strategy provides a framework for the implementation of Urban Art projects in Logan’s Activity centres. The strategy aims to improve amenity, attract more people to the city centres and activate unused spaces. Urban Art in all its formats plays an important role to create vibrant places across our city.
Urban Art is a place-based creative practice. It enhances built and natural environments and adds value to the urban character and cultural identity of a city.
Urban Art involves a range of artforms, creative interventions, production methods and design applications for generating permanent and temporary (including participatory and event-based) outcomes.
Urban art is a broader term than public art and includes creative placemaking collaborations and outcomes like: