Logan City Council strategy to unlock Park Ridge's economic future

PARK Ridge is set to benefit from vital infrastructure investment under a Logan City Council strategy to fast-track development of commercial and industrial land.

STUDY: There will be a Park Ridge economic corridor study to efficiently design and deliver infrastructure for the area.

STUDY: There will be a Park Ridge economic corridor study to efficiently design and deliver infrastructure for the area.

The council's Next Generation Employment Lands Strategy is designed to promote the development of mixed-use, low and medium impact industry zoned lane to provide certainty for local businesses.

Under the strategy, there will be a Park Ridge economic corridor study to efficiently design and deliver infrastructure for the area.

Logan City Council's Strategy and Sustainability director David Hansen said Park Ridge remained undeveloped and untested in the market.

"It is important to undertake more detailed land use and infrastructure planning to increase investor confidence and protect the industrial zoned area from encroachment," Mr Hansen said.

"Failure to do so will result in Logan losing its regional competitiveness in the supply of major industrial zoned lane within the next five to 10 years."

Mr Hansen said Park Ridge would risk missing out on meeting its future infrastructure needs unless the strategy was developed and implemented.

"For Park Ridge to remain competitive, the efficient design and delivery of infrastructure, including roads, needs to be further explored," he said.

"Issues such as improved accessibility for the north-south connectivity are essential to attract new industrial development.

"We want to develop a market-ready industrial land bank and Park Ridge is a crucial component of the strategy."

Park Ridge and the Priority Development Areas of Yarrabilba and Greater Flagstone make up 45 per cent of Logan's economic growth.

They account for almost 30,000 jobs, projected to increase to 66,000 jobs by 2041.

The industry zoned area in Park Ridge forms an integral part of the major enterprise and industrial area defined in the Queensland government's Shaping SEQ Regional Plan.

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