Logan Plan 2025 – Blueprint for the city

Options to create more housing choices, along with a range of policy decisions to manage unprecedented local growth, are key platforms of the new draft Logan Plan 2025, endorsed today for submission to the State Government for their review.

Terrace housing is proposed for the first time as Council looks for different ways to achieve increased density in appropriate locations without the overhead of body corporate fees which apply to most townhouses and unit blocks.

Logan Plan 2025 (LP25), once finalised, will build on what is working well from the current planning scheme (Logan Planning Scheme 2015) as it guides city growth over the next 20 years.

The proposed new policy decisions aim to enhance the liveability, amenity and function of the city, which is one of the fastest-growing areas in South East Queensland.

Proposed changes include:

  • Promoting high-quality urban design with stronger guidance for subdivisions, apartments, landscaping, urban greening and streetscaping
  • Providing appropriate employment land where new businesses or industries can be established, and existing ones can grow
  • Prioritising more housing choices near public transport and major commercial centres
  • Protecting the city’s heritage by clarifying criteria relating to the preservation and use of places of historical and cultural significance
  • Introducing a new tourism code to provide confidence for investors, operators and residents to enable appropriate and economy-boosting experiences in the city

Council also aims to flick the switch on a bustling night-time economy to give residents more local entertainment options after 6pm while putting the brakes on the impacts of service stations on surrounding areas and nearby shopping centres.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said LP25 was essential to manage a future where the local population is projected to surge past 500,000 in the next decade and reach more than 600,000 by 2046.

“New residents are coming in droves to live in our great city, and we need to have a robust, well-balanced Planning Scheme to best manage the serious growth we have ahead of us,” Cr Power said.

“We want to ensure we have quality, well-designed development in the right areas, and in a way which reflects the values of our community.”

Planning Chair, Cr Jon Raven, said the draft LP25 introduced improvements on the previous planning scheme that would better serve the community and local lifestyles.

The new policy positions were shaped by input from the community, Councillors, specialist consultants, the development industry and university researchers.

“We already live in a fantastic city, but we want to make it even better,” Cr Raven said.

“We need to plan for the future so that our residents can benefit from the growth we’re experiencing over the next decade.”

The draft LP25 will now be submitted to the Queensland Government for a mandatory state interest review.

Once that review is completed, Council will share the draft LP25 with the community for consultation. Council will use that feedback to further improve the plan.

A final Queensland Government review follows, before the plan is expected to be adopted in late 2025.

Visit the Logan Plan 2025 Online Portal for more information.

Congratulations to Logan Business Distinction Awards 2023 winners

Last week the Logan Chamber of Commerce hosted their 2023 Business Distinction Awards, supported by Diamond Sponsors Logan City Council and Bendigo Bank.

Held at Logan Entertainment Centre, it was a fantastic opportunity to congratulate and celebrate businesses in the City of Logan.

This year, there were 19 industry categories for businesses to nominate for and 6 major awards, and 2 Business of the Year awards.

2023 Major Award Winners

  • Large Business of the Year – Munster Services
  • Small Business of the Year – Bee All Natural
  • Services to the Community – DMH Realty
  • Accessibility and Inclusiveness – Munster Services, TechPath Pty Ltd
  • Environmental Conscientiousness & Sustainability – Munster Services
  • New and Emerging Business – Adopt a Beehive
  • Most Innovative Business – B&C Plastics
  • Woman Led Business – Bee All Natural

2023 Industry Category Winners

  • Automotive and Transport – Wheelnutz Garage
  • Beauty, Health and Wellbeing – Hedz Up Hair and Beauty
  • Building, Construction, and Real Estate – DMH Realty
  • Business-to-Business Services (Large) – TechPath Pty Ltd
  • Business to Business Services (Small) – Speech Perfect
  • Creative Industries – The Flower Crew Originals
  • Charity and non for profit (Large) – Able Australia
  • Charity and non for profit (Small) – YMCA Schools Breakfast Program
  • Health and Wellbeing – Bee All Natural
  • Home Services – Laser Tag in a Box
  • Hospitality and Events – Simply Beans Coffee Roast Specialists
  • Manufacturing and Production – Munster Services
  • Media and Advertising (Large) – Rebel Media
  • Media and Advertising (Small) – Obsidian Marketing
  • Medical and Vet Services – Choice Dental Browns Plains
  • Professional Services – Cornerstone Law Offices
  • Retail – Simply Beans Coffee Roast Specialists
  • Technology – TechPath Pty Ltd
  • Trade Services – Munster Services
  • Tourism – Hello World Travel Rochedale Shopping Village
  • Encouragement Award – Stick Mob

See the photos HERE.

Logan Office of Economic Development and Logan City Council proudly support the Logan Business Distinction Awards. We have engaged and supported most of the winners and nominees through their business journey, and would like to congratulate their success.