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Yarrabilba

Public notice

Under sections 59 and 67 of the Economic Development Act 2012 (Act) the Minister for Economic Development Queensland gives notice ( 59.6 KB) that a proposed amendment to the Yarrabilba PDA Development Scheme is now available for review.

In consideration of recent flooding events in South East Queensland and to provide additional time for interested parties to make a submission on the proposed amendment, EDQ will consider submissions made up to two weeks following the conclusion of the formal submissions period. Submissions may be made to EDQ prior to the 25 March 2022.

Interested parties are invited to make a written submission about the proposed amendment to the Yarrabilba PDA Development Scheme via:

Key details

The Yarrabilba Priority Development Area (PDA) is located within Logan City, 20 kilometres south of Logan Central.

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 ( 4.5 MB) commenced on 8 October 2011.

Proposed development scheme and public notification

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

The Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) has prepared a proposed amendment to the Yarrabilba PDA Development Scheme. The proposed amendment is available for public comment from Friday 18 February 2022 to Friday 11 of March 2022.

However, in consideration of recent flooding events in South East Queensland and to provide additional time for interested parties to make a submission on the proposed amendment, EDQ will consider submissions made up to two weeks following the conclusion of the formal submissions period. Submissions may be made to EDQ prior to the 25 March 2022.

All interested parties including the community, residents and business operators, are invited to view the proposed development scheme and make a written submission using one of the following methods:

Email: edq@dsdilgp.qld.gov.au
Post: Economic Development Queensland GPO Box 2202 Brisbane Qld 4001

Submissions must be in writing and should include the submitter’s name and contact details and a description of any issues of concern or support.

Once the submissions period closes the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) will consider all submissions received and will decide what amendments, if any, may be made to finalise the proposed Yarrabilba PDA Development Scheme Amendment.

Download the proposed Yarrabilba PDA Development Scheme Amendment ( 7.0 MB).

  • The Yarrabilba PDA development scheme is being amended to cater for the current and future requirements of employment generating land in the PDA. The amendment reconfigures the boundaries of the Urban living zone, Major centre zone and the Industry and business zone.

    Specifically, the Major Centre zone will relocate north west of its planned location to adjoin the Industry and business zone and the western boundary of the PDA at Waterford Tamborine Road. The Major centre core will also move, ensuring the town centre remains central within the Major centre zone.

    A portion of the Industry and business zone and a portion of the Urban living zone will be rezoned as Major centre. A sub-area designation (Sub-area A) will be applied to the land being rezoned from Industry and business to Major centre. The sub-area will contain a range of land uses that support small-medium enterprise and allow for integrated living opportunities in an innovative built form. The sub-area may also contain a variety of uses consistent with the major centre frame, including other residential uses, where they do not undermine employment generation in the PDA or the function and operation of the adjacent Industry and business zone.

    The amendment does not propose any changes to the existing developed areas of the PDA.

    An overview of the amended zoning is shown below:

    All amendments to the scheme are listed in schedule 4 of the proposed development scheme amendment.

    • While the overall job generation targets for the PDA remain unchanged, the amendment enables these targets to be reached sooner by:
      • bringing employment generating land closer to existing infrastructure
      • responding to the changing nature of work and catering for the emergence of home-based small business.
    • The revised location for the Major centre core is more central within the PDA bringing services and amenities closer to existing residents.
    • The new location for the Major centre zone will create a more clearly defined entry for the PDA and improve the exposure of business within the zone.

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.

Infrastructure

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 Mar 2022