Logan City Council has developed a growth modelling strategy to assist with future planning of the city.
City of Logan has experienced unprecedented growth over the past 15 years and indications are the trend is set to continue for another 15 years.
It is projected that Logan will be home to 500,000 people in the next 20 years.
The Logan Growth Model, prepared in-house by Council’s Economic Development and Strategy Branch will be used to develop a new Local Government Infrastructure Plan (LGIP), due next year.
Under the Queensland Planning Act 2016 (the Act) all local governments must prepare a new LGIP every five years.
Economic Development Chair, Deputy Mayor Jon Raven, said one of Logan’s greatest challenges is how rapidly the city is growing.
“One of the most important things Council needs to know is how and where we are growing,” Cr Raven said.
“This model sets out a clear path for the future of Logan and we now know when and where we need to invest in council infrastructure such as parks, community facilities and upgraded roads.”
Cr Raven said the modelling was also a significant input into Council’s financial calculations.
“The modelling enables the projection of future income from infrastructure charges,” he said.
“Most importantly it makes sure the whole of Council is using the same data to identify what infrastructure is needed so we can plan effectively for the future.
“It helps Council to ensure that we only spend money once and we spend it where it is needed most.”
Council’s current LGIP can be viewed here.