Logan City Council approves service station for Logan Village

COUNCIL will allow a service station to be built at Logan Village but refused permission for a child care centre and food outlet on the same site.

Division 4 Cr Laurie Koranski voted against the proposal in a recent council meeting saying it was important for city centres to be protected.

The application before council was for a station on Waterford Tamborine Road opposite the Stockleigh Road intersection.

A review found there was no need for the child care centre, which was to cater for 150 children and have 35 car parks, or food and drink outlet.

The service station is proposed to be open 24 hours a day.

According to a council report, the proposed development was inconsistent with the intent of the Logan Village centre but an economic expert found another service station was needed.

Council officers found there could be other suitably zoned land in the area for a child care centre and food and drink outlet.

The review report stated: “There is insufficient demand or growth within the catchment area to support the proposed child care centre and there is considerable choice within the surrounding network to cater for current need of the catchment area.

“Having regard to the existing and approved child care centres in the trade area, there would be a surplus of places within the area by 2023 even without the proposed child care centre proceeding.”

The developers are required to submit amended plans for the service station.