Reconfiguring a lot

The Planning Act 2016 defines Reconfiguring a lot as:

  • subdividing one lot to make two or more lots
  • combining (amalgamating) two or more lots
  • rearranging the boundaries of a lot
  • dividing a lot into parts by agreement (other than a lease for a term, including renewal options, not exceeding 10 years, or an agreement for the exclusive use of part of the common property for a community titles scheme under the Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997)
  • creating an easement to give access from a road.

Do I need an approval?

You will need to lodge a development application to be assessed against the Logan Planning Scheme 2015.

Reconfiguring a lot is subject to code assessment (i.e. assessed against applicable codes of the planning scheme) unless it meets the impact assessable criteria in Table 1 below. 

The category of development and assessment will depend on the zone of the property.  The zone explains what the land should be used for (e.g. houses, industry, farms, parks, etc.).

When you know the zoning of the property, you can:

  • refer to the Logan Planning Scheme 2015, Part 5 (Tables of Assessment) which show if the development is code assessable or impact assessable and outlines the assessment benchmarks
  • use our planning enquiry tool in the Logan PD Hub to:
    • select a property
    • click on What can I do here to see a list of potential development on that property
    • click on your proposed development to get a report which shows you:
      • the zone your property is in and whether a local plan applies
      • any overlays that affect your property
      • the category of development and assessment
      • the parts of the Logan Planning Scheme which set out the criteria (assessment benchmarks) you must meet.

Code assessable development applications will be assessed against the following parts of the Logan Planning Scheme 2015:

Impact assessable development applications need greater assessment (against the entire planning scheme, to the extent relevant). Impact assessment also requires public notification and the opportunity for public comment.

Table 1. Impact Assessment Criteria for Reconfiguring a lot

Zone

Impact Assessment Criteria

Emerging Community

If a proposed lot is less than 20 hectares.

Environmental Management and Conservation

If a proposed lot is less than 100 hectares.

Low Density Residential

If not for the purpose of subdividing an approved Multiple dwelling and -

  1. in the Small lot precinct, the average lot size is less than 350m², or
  2. in the Suburban precinct—
    1. a proposed lot is less than 350m²
  3. the average lot size is less than 500m²
  4. in the Village precinct—
    1. a proposed lot is less than 500m²
    2. the average lot size is less than 600m², or
  5. in the Large suburban precinct, a proposed lot is less than 1,000m², or
  6. in the Small acreage precinct, a proposed lot is less than 2,000m², or
  7. in the Acreage precinct, a proposed lot is less than 4,000m², or
  8. in the Large lot residential precinct of the Loganholme Local Plan, a proposed lot is less than 1,000m2, or
  9. in the Suburban residential precinct of the Loganholme Local Plan, a proposed lot is less than 350m2 or the proposed average lot size is less than 500m2 or the site has a frontage of less than 40m.

Low-medium Density Residential

If not for the purpose of subdividing an approved Multiple dwelling and -

  1. in the Townhouse precinct, the average lot size is less than 600m². or
  2. in the Apartment precinct, the average lot size is less than 800m². or
  3. in the Residential choice precinct of the Loganholme Local Plan, a proposed lot is less than 600m2 or the site has a frontage less than 40m, or
  4. in the Residential frame precinct of the Loganholme Local Plan, a proposed lot is less than 800m2 or the site has a frontage less than 40m, or
  5. in the Residential core precinct of the Loganholme Local Plan, a proposed lot is less than 1,200m2 or the site has a frontage less than 40m, or
  6. in the Residential edge precinct of the Loganlea Local Plan, a proposed lot is less than 600m2, or
  7. in the Residential frame precinct or Residential core precinct of the Loganlea Local Plan, a proposed lot is less than 800m2.

Medium Density Residential

If -

  1. not for the purpose of subdividing an approved Multiple Dwelling, and
  2. a proposed lot is less than 1,200m².

Rural Residential

If—

  1. in the Park living precinct, a proposed lot is less than 100 hectares, or
  2. in the Park residential precinct—
    1. a proposed lot is less than 4,000m²
    2. the average lot size is less than 5,000m², or
  3. in the Cottage rural precinct or the Carbrook precinct—
    1. a proposed lot is less than 20 hectares, if in the urban footprint, or
    2. a proposed lot is less than 100 hectares, if in the regional landscape rural production area in the South East Queensland Regional Plan 2009-2031.

Rural

If a proposed lot is less than 100 hectares.

What are the minimum lot sizes?

Table 2 below shows the minimum and average lot sizes required in each zone.

For more detail, please refer to the Logan Planning Scheme - Part 9 (Development Codes – section 9.4.6 Reconfiguring a lot code).

Table 2. Minimum and average lot sizes

Zone and / or precinct

Minimum lot size

Average lot size

Rear lot permitted

Centre zone

No minimum

No minimum

No

Community facilities zone

No minimum

No minimum

No

Emerging community zone

20 hectares

No minimum

Yes

Environmental management and conservation zone

100 hectares

No minimum

Yes

Low density residential zone – Small lot precinct

No minimum

350m²

No

Low density residential zone – Suburban precinct

350m²

500m²

Yes

Low density residential zone – Village precinct

500m²

600m²

Yes

Low density residential zone – Large suburban precinct

1,000m²

No minimum

Yes

Low density residential zone – Acreage precinct

4,000m²

No minimum

No

Low density residential zone – Small acreage precinct

2,000m²

No minimum

Yes

Low density residential zone – Large lot residential precinct (Loganholme Local Plan)

1,000m²

No minimum

Yes

Low density residential zone – Suburban residential precinct (Loganholme Local Plan)

350m²

500m²

Yes

Low impact industry zone

2,000m²

No minimum

No

Low-medium density residential zone – Townhouse precinct

600m²

No minimum

No

Low-medium density residential zone – Apartment precinct

800m²

No minimum

No

Low-medium density residential zone – Residential choice precinct (Loganholme Local Plan)

600m2

No minimum

No

Low-medium density residential zone – Residential frame precinct (Loganholme Local Plan)

800m²

No minimum

No

Low-medium density residential zone – Residential core precinct (Loganholme Local Plan)

1,200m²

No minimum

No

Low-medium density residential zone – Residential edge precinct (Loganlea Local Plan)

600m²

No minimum

No

Low-medium density residential zone – Residential frame precinct (Loganlea Local Plan)

800m²

No minimum

No

Low-medium density residential zone – Residential core precinct (Loganlea Local Plan)

800m²

No minimum

No

Medium density residential zone – all precincts

1,200m²

No minimum

No

Medium impact industry zone

2,000m²

No minimum

No

Mixed use zone

2,000m²

No minimum

Yes

Zone and/or precinct

Minimum lot size

Average lot size

Rear lot permitted

Recreation and open space zone

No minimum

No minimum

No

Rural zone

100 hectares

No minimum

Yes

Rural residential zone – Park residential precinct

4,000m²

5,000m²

Yes

Rural residential zone – Park living precinct

100 hectares

No minimum

Yes

Rural residential zone – Cottage rural precinct and Carbrook precinct

  1. 20 hectares in the urban footprint;
  2. 100 hectares in the regional landscape and rural production area.

No minimum

Yes

Specialised centre zone

No minimum

No minimum

No

 

For more information about how to lodge your application, please see Application forms and lodgement.

How much will it cost?

The fee for lodging a development application will vary depending on the type and size of the development, the category of assessment, and other factors. These fees are set by resolution of Council. 

To help you find out applicable fees and charges for a subdivision, please download our Checklist of subdivision project costs (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet 24 KB). You can use this to enter information and calculate estimated total costs.

For more information about fees and payment methods, please see Fees, charges and payments.

Will I have to pay infrastructure charges?

Reconfiguring a lot applications result in an increased demand on trunk infrastructure (e.g. water, sewerage, stormwater and movement networks) and will incur Infrastructure Charges.

We will issue an Infrastructure Charges Notice (ICN), which is usually payable before the plan of subdivision is approved.

Before lodging an application you can get advice from us about your proposed development, please see Pre-lodgement advice

For more information about Reconfiguring a lot, please see contact our team.