Development application for land at South Maclean

Potential development area: A map of the proposed development area at South Maclean.

Potential development area: A map of the proposed development area at South Maclean.

Southern Logan may get yet another development.

Mountain Ridge Pty Ltd have lodged an application with Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) to build a 650 lot development at South Maclean between Mountain Ridge Road and Rose Almond Street.

Residents of Logan City Council’s Division 11 were notified via a letter from Logan city councillor for Division 11, Trevina Schwarz, of the development application.

The letter outlined her concerns regarding the proposal and reminded residents that as the location is in the state government's priority development area of Greater Flagstone that whether or not the development is approved sits with EDQ and is not a responsibility of council.

The letter addresses councillor Schwarz primary concern that the application contains what she views as an inappropriate mix of high density urban development with more than 78 per cent of the lots proposed to be under 400m2.

Among other concerns detailed in the letter are excessive additional traffic on local streets and a lack of detail regarding the developers intentions for upgrading Mountain Ridge road.

Councillor Schwarz has encouraged residents to lodge their concerns about the proposal to EDQ before the cut off date for public submissions on December 19.

A spokesperson from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning said all submissions and concerns will be considered.

“Economic Development Queensland is currently assessing all elements of the development application including traffic impacts and infrastructure upgrades,” the spokesperson said.

“Submissions received during the notification period will be considered and the merit of those submissions may assist in the determination and decision of the application.

“It is anticipated a decision on the development application will be made in the first quarter of 2018.”

Member for Logan Linus Power said he will be fighting for improved infrastructure for his electorate and encouraged residents to speak up.

“The Priority Development Area of Greater Flagstone was announced in 2010 so I know it is my job to fight for more infrastructure for the area as the area grows,” he said.

“The are five new projects for upgrading and widening the Mount Lindesay Highway and developers will have to pay infrastructure charges to the council for other local infrastructure.

“We have restored services to the Community Health Centre on Middle Road and built 31 new classrooms in Logan.

“I’ll continue to fight for more infrastructure.  

“Developers within the PDA are also mandated to provide public transport services.

“I encourage all local residents to have their say about the application.”

The full details of the development application can be viewed online at: http://edqdad.dsdip.qld.gov.au/developmentAssessments/view/front/948/