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Key details

The Yarrabilba Priority Development Area (PDA) is located within Logan City, 20 kilometres south of Logan Central. The PDA will provide a range of housing designs and price points as well as home ownership and rental options.

The PDA covers 2222 hectares between the Plunkett Conservation Park to the east, Waterford Tamborine Road to the west and Plunkett Road to the south.

When fully developed, the PDA will provide up to 20,000 dwellings to house a population of up to 50,000 people.

Full development of the Yarrabilba PDA is expected to take 20-30 years.

The PDA was declared on 8 October 2010.

Development scheme

The development scheme is the regulatory document which assists with planning, carrying out, promoting, coordinating and controlling land development within the PDA.

The Yarrabilba PDA Development Scheme (PDF icon 4.52 MB) commenced on 8 October 2011.

Note: Amendments to the Economic Development Act 2012 have changed the interpretation of PDA exempt and PDA self-assessable development. More information

Development assessment

EDQ is responsible for assessing and deciding development applications within the PDA.

All development applications are assessed against the development scheme.

Endorsed context plans

A context plan is required as part of the supporting information for particular development applications.

Review Practice note no. 9 - Context plans (PDF icon 957 KB) for further detail on preparing a context plan. A context plan will be endorsed by the state government when it is determined to be consistent with the development scheme.


Funding and building infrastructure is key to facilitating development within PDAs and is outlined in the Infrastructure Funding Framework.

Yarrabilba PDA regulatory map

Download the Yarrabilba PDA regulatory map (PDF icon 325 KB).

Yarrabilba PDA boundary map

Last updated: 09 Nov 2021