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Logan City Council have your say

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 14:20

FEEDBACK_LCCYOU CAN HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF OUR HOME -

but only if you tell all levels of government what you want

HOW DO WE MEASURE PROGESS?

IS EXTINCTION OF THE LOCAL KOALA to be the cost of building houses shops powerlines and roads

URBAN EXPANSION = KOALA EXTINCTION

SEQRP = PLAN FOR EXTINCTION OF LOCAL KOALAS

 The Logan City council planning scheme is being reviewed to combine 3 plans into one. The first round of community comment is in relation to the Statement of Proposals. This is a 20 page document with comments  due by 23 October 2009.  This link gives you that document.

In March 2008, as a result of local government reform, Logan City's boundaries were expanded to include part of Gold Coast City and part of the former Beaudesert Shire. Logan City Council sees itself as an accommodating partner in the Bligh government's SEQRP - a plan supposedly to manage the growth that is coming. As it stands now. the South East Regional Plan - and local town plans that endorse and even extend the urban footprint - as Logan requested - are plans that are annihilating koala habitat and therefore the local koala. Submissions may include why you support or oppose what Council is proposing, other issues you think need to be considered.

 Logan City now has:  261,000 residents (previously 183,000)

                                        63 suburbs (previously 29)

                                        960 sq km area (previously 249 sq km)

                                        $3.07 billion in assets (previously $2.23 billion)  Estimated $500 million budget in 2008/2009

                                        2,008 km of water mains 1,895 km of sewer mains 2,056 km of roads (previously 1,100 km) [Built or 'hard'environment]

1,100 parks and reserves (previously 460) - most funding has been / is being spent on 'equipment' and structures for people

96,000 rateable properties (previously 66,000)

65,807 employed people, with the retail sector employing 22% of residents

A local economy worth an estimated $13.58 billion, with the manufacturing sector generating about 28% of the income.

From the Statement of Proposals, Council has started drafting a new Logan City Planning Scheme. This  new scheme must comply with the State Government's Queensland Planning Provisions and demonstrate how it achieves the objectives of the SEQ Regional Plan. Our new planning scheme will be a strong legislative tool that shapes the future development pattern of Logan City. It is to be the key document for guiding new development in Logan City, from local shops to new residential development, and for ensuring that adequate infrastructure is in place to support new development and redevelopment. Council intends to finalise the draft scheme by 2010, which will require State Government signoff before being available for community comment.

Some of the rhetoric or wording sounds encouraging eg Our lifestyles are in harmony with our environment and

Theme 2: A green and sustainable environment (natural environment) acknowledges that  

Logan City has a rich diversity of natural environments from coastal wetland communities through to hilly bushland in public and private ownership. Many of its creeks and waterways are important aquatic habitats and flow into the Logan, Albert or Brisbane Rivers and then eventually into Moreton Bay. These areas provide habitat to many native plants and animals. The environment and public health are also interlinked. Urban development has placed pressure on these ecosystems and the long term survival of some of our native species, such as the koala and the swamp tea tree. Unsustainable and inappropriate development has the potential to impact upon ecosystem services and therefore adversely impact human health as well as biodiversity. Human-induced climate change through the emission of greenhouse gases could increase natural hazards such as flooding, drought, storms and pest and disease risk. Local residents and families value the city's bushland, parks and waterways and the quality of life that a green and sustainable environment provides. They are also concerned about the potential impacts of climate change. Through its new planning scheme and other strategies, Council is committed to ensuring green and sustainable development in the city.

THESE NATURAL ASSETS ARE VALUED BY MOST OF US AND MUST NOT BE SACRIFICED TO THOSE WHO SEEK TO MAKE HUGE FINANCIAL BENEFITS BY 'BUSINESS OR DEVELOPMENT AS USUAL ' SYSTEMS.

Submissions should:

1. be in writing and signed by each person who made the submission

2. state the name and address of each person who made the submission

3. state what aspects of the proposal they support or oppose and why and what lead them to that view

4. be received by Logan city council on or before 23 October 2009

Submissions can be posted to :

Logan City Council 

Planning Scheme Review Team

City Administration Centre

150 Wembly Rd

Logan Central QLD 4114

Free internet is available at Logan city Counil Libraries to help you make a submission.

You can also submit your comments by 23 October 2009 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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