City Pulse

Welcome to Logan City Council’s Economic Development City Pulse.

Logan City Council understands the importance of accurate and up to date land use, development, and building activity data. Council has therefore invested in a dedicated Research and Monitoring Unit being established in the Economic Development and Strategy Branch, with a core function of monitoring growth and key indicators of growth across the City.

This is the second edition of City Pulse, which has been reviewed and updated as at 31 December 2020. This information includes available development activity data from 2010/2011 through to 2020/2021 (part year July-December 2020).

City Pulse contains the following information:

For more information, please contact the Urban Research and Monitoring Unit, City Planning, Logan City Council at loed@logan.qld.gov.au or call 07 3412 3412.

City Snapshot

City snapshot provides a census of the land use / activity occurring on every property located within Logan Local Government Area as at June 2020. The snapshot is presented in two broad categories being residential and non-residential. For properties with a residential land use / activity the number of dwellings is recorded or the number of bedrooms for specific residential uses such as care facilities. For properties with a non-residential land / use activity the Gross Floor Area (GFA) is recorded. If a property had both a residential and non-residential land use / activity all of these were recorded.

Note: Land Use / Activity is based on what is actually occurring on the property as at June 2020. Land use / activity is not Logan Planning Scheme (2015) zoning.

City of Logan Residential Land Use As at June 2020

122,626

Dwellings

Dwelling types

1,445

Unit / Apartment

13,748

Duplex / Townhouse

98,794

Stand-alone house

3,326

House with secondary dwelling / auxiliary unit*

534

Other dwelling*

4,779

Retirement Dwellings*

The South East Queensland Regional Plan 2017 (ShapingSEQ), states that the City of Logan is required to accommodate an additional 89,900 residential dwellings from 2016 to 2041. By June 2020, 122,626 residential dwellings were recorded in Logan with a growth of 13,856 dwellings from 2016. Based on these updated figures, Logan is required to now facilitate an additional 76,044 residential dwellings by 2041.

City of Logan Other Residential Land Use as at June 2020

2,235

Care facilities (beds)*

25

Non-private institutions (beds)*

City of Logan Accommodation Land Use as at June 2020

96

Short-term accommodation (serviced apartments)

160

Short-term accommodation (hotels / motels)

  1. A Retirement dwelling is defined as a dwelling located in a retirement facility that provides separate independent living dwellings. Also defined as low-care living.
  2. The Auxiliary unit count includes both the primary house and the auxiliary unit.
  3. An Other dwelling includes those dwellings located in Caravan parks for the purposes of longer term living (not short term holiday accommodation) and dwellings such as relocatable homes.
  4. Care facilities Include residential care facilities such as nursing homes and community residence and are further defined as facilities with shared communal facilities such as common areas, kitchens etc. A care facility is not a separate dwelling.  The count for this housing type is the number of bedrooms and not dwellings.
  5. Non-private institutions include detention facilities and boarding homes. The count for this housing type is the number of bedrooms and not dwellings.

City of Logan Non-residential Land Use as at June 2020

Land use summary by Gross Floor Area (GFA)

1,571,349m²

Retail

375,012m²

Office

892,063m²

Community

123,800m²

Sport, Tourism & Recreation

169,351m²

Rural

2,365,003m²

Industry and Warehouse, Distribution & Logistics

Commercial and industrial land uses are further broken down below:

City of Logan Non-residential Land Use Breakdown in Gross Floor Area (GFA)

1,438,652m²

Retail and services

132,697m²

Showroom and bulk goods

375,012m²

Office

576,727m²

Education

87,421m²

Health

227,915m²

Community Other

123,800m²

Sport, Tourism & Recreation

169,351m²

Rural

499,093m²

Warehouse, distribution and logistics

1,797,105m²

Low impact industry

45,533m²

Medium impact industry

23,272m²

High impact industry

  • Retail and services: This use includes the sale of goods and services such as shops, food and drink outlets, service stations etc.
  • Showroom and bulk foods: This use includes large scale retailers such as retail warehouses, outdoor sales yards, showrooms etc.
  • Office: This use includes the provision of professional services and discharge of professional duties such as GP/doctors, office, vets etc.
  • Education: This use provides educational services such as child care centres, schools, universities, TAFE etc.
  • Health: This use provides general and emergency medical care such as hospitals and health care services etc.
  • Community other: This use provides services to the community such as community halls, emergency service stations, church etc.
  • Sport, Tourism & Recreation: This use provides recreation services such as gyms, galleries, tourist attractions, sporting facilities etc.
  • Rural: This use includes agricultural and animal industries such as animal keeping, farming etc.
  • Warehouse… : This use includes industrial activities which deal with transport and/or storage of goods or the transport of passengers.
  • Low impact industry: This use includes industrial uses with low intensity and impacts such as mechanics, car washes etc.
  • Med impact industry: This use includes industrial uses with moderate intensity and impacts such as spray painting, recycling, manufacturing etc.
  • High impact industry: This use includes industrial uses with high intensity and impacts such as quarrying, waste processing, heavy manufacturing etc.

Development Approvals

Development Approvals represent the City of Logan’s potential development pipeline for both residential and non-residential land uses. It is of note that the figures presented on this page do not include development approved by Economic Development Queensland in the Priority Development Areas of Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone.

The ‘More Information’ link provides development approval data in time series format from 2010 through to June 2020. Future releases will include time series data over a ten year period.

City of Logan Residential Development Approvals 2020/2021

In the 2020/2021 financial year period (part year July-December 2020), Logan City Council approved the following residential development applications:

1922

Total approved new residential lots

*Note: Most stand-alone houses, houses with auxiliary units and secondary dwellings do not require a development application, therefore the number of new dwellings in this section do not account for all new dwelling stock.

Dwelling types

by number of new dwellings approved

159

Unit / Apartment

526

Duplex / Townhouse

98

Stand-alone house

26

House with auxiliary unit*

29

Secondary dwelling for existing dwelling*

3

Other dwelling*

723

Retirement Dwellings*

Hover over pie chart for values

Pie Graph - July 2020 to December 2020 Development Approvals Dwelling Types by number of new dwellings

City of Logan Other Residential Development July 2020 to December 2020

276

Care facilities (beds)*

1

Non-private institutions (beds)*

City of Logan Accommodation Development Approvals July 2020 to December 2020

Nil

Short-term accommodation (serviced apartments)

32

Short-term accommodation (hotels / motels)

  1. The Auxiliary unit count includes both the primary house and the auxiliary unit.
  2. An Other dwelling includes those dwellings located in Caravan parks for the purposes of longer term living (not short term holiday accommodation) and dwellings such as relocatable homes.
  3. A Retirement dwelling is defined as a dwelling located in a retirement facility that provides separate independent living dwellings. Also defined as low-care living.
  4. Care facilities Include residential care facilities such as nursing homes and community residence and are further defined as facilities with shared communal facilities such as common areas, kitchens etc. A care facility is not a separate dwelling. The count for this housing type is the number of bedrooms and not dwellings.
  5. Non-private institutions include detention facilities and boarding homes. The count for this housing type is the number of bedrooms and not dwellings.

City of Logan Non-Residential Development Approvals July 2020 to December 2020

In the 2020/2021 financial year period (part year July-December 2020), Logan City Council approved the following non-residential development applications:

Note: Total approved new GFA count includes only those developments which create new or additional GFA (new work, additions to existing, and joint demolition/new work).

City of Logan Development Approved new GFA non-residential Gross Floor Area (GFA) 2020/2021 (July-December 2020)

55,062m²

Retail

18,215m²

Office

16,132m²

Community

10,767m²

Sport, Tourism & Recreation

1,033m²

Rural

120,791m²

Industry and Warehouse, Distribution & Logistics

A more detailed breakdown of Development Approvals by industry sector is provided below

City of Logan Non-residential Development Approved GFA Breakdown

36,226m²

Retail and services

18,836m²

Showroom and bulk goods

18,215m²

Office

9,600m²

Education

180m²

Health

6,357m²

Community Other

18,836m²

Sport, Tourism & Recreation

1,033m²

Rural

118,071m²

Warehouse, distribution and logistics*

1,266m²

Low impact industry

1,454m²

Medium impact industry

0m²

High impact industry

  • Retail and services: This use includes the sale of goods and services such as shops, food and drink outlets, service stations etc.
  • Showroom and bulk foods: This use includes large scale retailers such as retail warehouses, outdoor sales yards, showrooms etc.
  • Office: This use includes the provision of professional services and discharge of professional duties such as GP/doctors, office, vets etc.
  • Rural: This use includes agricultural and animal industries such as animal keeping, farming etc.
  • Low impact industry: This use includes industrial uses with low intensity and impacts such as mechanics, car washes etc.
  • Med industry: This use includes industrial uses with moderate intensity and impacts such as spray painting, recycling, manufacturing etc.
  • High industry: This use includes industrial uses with high intensity and impacts such as quarrying, waste processing, heavy manufacturing etc.
  • Warehouse… : This use includes industrial activities which deal with transport and/or storage of goods or the transport of passengers.
  • Education: This use provides educational services such as child care centres, schools, universities, TAFE etc.
  • Health: This use provides general and emergency medical care such as hospitals and health care services etc.
  • Community other: This use provides services to the community such as community halls, emergency service stations, church etc.
  • Sport, Tourism and Recreation: This use provides recreation services such as gyms, galleries, tourist attractions, sporting facilities etc.

Building Approvals

Most types of residential and non-residential building work require a building approval to be issued prior to construction. The information below represents the City of Logan’s development which has been approved for construction.

It is of note that the figures presented in Building Approvals and Building Completions sections include works within the Priority Development Areas of Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone.

The ‘More Information’ link provides building approval data for financial years 2010/2011 through to 2020/2021 (part year July – December 2020).

Residential Building Approvals in Logan 2020/2021 (July 2020 to December 2020)

In the 2020/2021 financial year period (part year July-December 2020), Logan City Council received the following residential building approvals:

60

Total demolished / converted

1704

Total net new dwellings

City of Logan building approved new dwellings breakdown 2020/2021 (July-December 2020)

101

Unit / Apartment

18

Duplex / Townhouse

1,250

Stand-alone house

332

House with auxiliary unit*

52

Secondary dwelling for existing dwelling*

Nil

Other dwelling*

11

Retirement Dwellings*

Pie Graph - July 2020 to December 2020 Dwelling Types by number of new dwellings building approved

City of Logan Other Housing Building Activity July 2020 to December 2020

116

Care facilities (beds)*

5

Non-private institutions (beds)*

City of Logan Accommodation Building Activity July 2020 to December 2020

Nil

Short-term accommodation (serviced apartments)

Nil

Short-term accommodation (hotels / motels)

  1. The Auxiliary unit count includes both the primary house and the auxiliary unit.
  2. An Other dwelling includes those dwellings located in Caravan parks for the purposes of longer term living (not short term holiday accommodation) and dwellings such as relocatable homes.
  3. A Retirement dwelling is defined as a dwelling located in a retirement facility that provides separate independent living dwellings. Also defined as low-care living.
  4. Care facilities Include residential care facilities such as nursing homes and community residence and are further defined as facilities with shared communal facilities such as common areas, kitchens etc. A care facility is not a separate dwelling. The count for this housing type is the number of bedrooms and not dwellings.
  5. Non-private institutions include detention facilities and boarding homes. The count for this housing type is the number of bedrooms and not dwellings.

City of Logan Non-Residential Building Approvals

In the 2020/2021 financial year period (part year July-December 2020), Logan City Council received the following non-residential building approvals:

City of Logan building approved new non-residential Gross Floor Area (GFA) 2020/2021 (July-December 2020)

11,637m²

Retail and services

0m²

Showroom and bulk goods

559m²

Office

4,223m²

Education

3,950m²

Health

5,643m²

Community Other

64m²

Sport, Tourism & Recreation

0m²

Rural

4,502m²

Warehouse, distribution and logistics

4,270m²

Low impact industry

1,901m²

Medium impact industry

0m²

High impact industry

Pie Graph - July 2020 to December 2020 Non-residential Building Approvals in new Gross Floor Area m² by Type
  • Retail and services: This use includes the sale of goods and services such as shops, food and drink outlets, service stations etc.
  • Showroom and bulk foods: This use includes large scale retailers such as retail warehouses, outdoor sales yards, showrooms etc.
  • Office: This use includes the provision of professional services and discharge of professional duties such as GP/doctors, office, vets etc.
  • Rural: This use includes agricultural and animal industries such as animal keeping, farming etc.
  • Low impact industry: This use includes industrial uses with low intensity and impacts such as mechanics, car washes etc.
  • Med industry: This use includes industrial uses with moderate intensity and impacts such as spray painting, recycling, manufacturing etc.
  • High industry: This use includes industrial uses with high intensity and impacts such as quarrying, waste processing, heavy manufacturing etc.
  • Warehouse… : This use includes industrial activities which deal with transport and/or storage of goods or the transport of passengers.
  • Education: This use provides educational services such as child care centres, schools, universities, TAFE etc.
  • Health: This use provides general and emergency medical care such as hospitals and health care services etc.
  • Community other: This use provides services to the community such as community halls, emergency service stations, church etc.
  • Sport, Tourism and Recreation: This use provides recreation services such as gyms, galleries, tourist attractions, sporting facilities etc.

City of Logan Commercial Tenancy Fitouts

In the 2020/2021 financial year period (part year July-December 2020), Logan City Council received the following building approved commercial tenancy fitouts:

10,395m²

Retail and services

1,320m²

Office

2,710m²

Warehouse, Distribution and Logistics

6,700m²

Low Impact industry

230m²

Education

1,197m²

Sport, Tourism & Recreation

Building Completions

Residential and non-residential building completions occur once the building approval has completed construction and has been inspected and certified by a building certifier. The information below represents the City of Logan’s building completions for the 2020/2021 financial year period (July 2020 to December 2020).

It is of note that the figures presented in Building Approvals and Building Completions sections include works within the Priority Development Areas of Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone.

The ‘More Information’ link provides building completion data for financial years 2010/2011 through to 2020/2021 (part year July – December 2020).

City of Logan Residential Building Completions

In the 2020/2021 financial year period (part year July-December 2020), Logan City Council received the following residential building completions:

36

Total demolished / converted

777

Total net new dwellings

City of Logan building completed new dwellings breakdown 2020/2021 (part year July-December 2020)

Nil

Unit / Apartment

22

Duplex / Townhouse

518

Stand-alone house

242

House with auxiliary unit*

24

Secondary dwelling for existing dwelling*

1

Other dwelling*

8

Retirement Dwellings*

Pie Graph - July 2020 to December 2020 Dwelling Types by number of new dwellings building completions

City of Logan Other Housing Building Completions July 2020 to December 2020

1

Care facilities (beds)*

Nil

Non-private institutions (beds)*

City of Logan Accommodation Building Completions July 2020 to December 2020

Nil

Short-term accommodation (serviced apartments)

Nil

Short-term accommodation (hotels / motels)

  1. The Auxiliary unit count includes both the primary house and the auxiliary unit.
  2. An Other dwelling includes those dwellings located in Caravan parks for the purposes of longer term living (not short term holiday accommodation) and dwellings such as relocatable homes.
  3. A Retirement dwelling is defined as a dwelling located in a retirement facility that provides separate independent living dwellings. Also defined as low-care living.
  4. Care facilities Include residential care facilities such as nursing homes and community residence and are further defined as facilities with shared communal facilities such as common areas, kitchens etc. A care facility is not a separate dwelling. The count for this housing type is the number of bedrooms and not dwellings.
  5. Non-private institutions include detention facilities and boarding homes. The count for this housing type is the number of bedrooms and not dwellings.

City of Logan Non-Residential Building Completions

In the 2020/2021 financial year period (part year July-December 2020), Logan City Council received the following non-residential building completions:

16,070m²

Retail and services

0m²

Showroom and bulk goods

7,109m²

Office

1,852m²

Education

0m²

Health

9,309m²

Community Other

464m²

Sport, Tourism & Recreation

0m²

Rural

50,101m²

Warehouse, distribution and logistics

206m²

Low impact industry

0m²

Medium impact industry

0m²

High impact industry

Commercial Tenancy Fitout Building Completions by Gross Floor Area:

In the 2020/2021 financial year period (part year July-December 2020), Logan City Council received the following building completed commercial tenancy fitouts:

2,616m²

Retail and services

544m²

Office

993m²

Education

494m²

Sport, Tourism & Recreation

7,100m²

Low Impact industry

32,138m²

Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics