Council releases housing study
Logan City Council has released its Housing Study indicating that the region will continue to experience strong population and housing growth for at least 15 years.
The Logan Housing Study is the first step in a three-stage Housing Strategy by Logan City Council to ensure that future housing and residential development is suitable, accessible, and within serviced locations.
The Institute welcomes Logan City Council’s proactiveness to ascertaining its housing characteristics in order to better understand how they will plan for future communities in the region. This provides council with the base considerations for higher density development around transport corridors while at the same time preserving and protecting Logan’s semi-rural and large suburban blocks for those who prefer that lifestyle.
The Housing Strategy will also guide the type, design and quality of housing for Logan’s population, which is one of the most diverse in Australia with 217 different ethnicities speaking more than 50 languages.
Some key snapshots include:
- Lives in a detached (stand-alone) dwelling with at least three bedrooms and a double garage
- Nearly a quarter of residents (23%) are 14 years or younger
- A further 12 per cent are 15 to 24 years with 63% still living at home
- There are two or more vehicles at 60% of all dwellings
- The median weekly rent for a three-bedroom house is $350.
City of Logan Mayor Darren Power said the results of the Logan Housing Study were both exceptional and exciting.
“The growth across the city has been astounding,” Cr Power said.
“Families are flocking to our booming new residential developments, our established suburbs are being re-energised and we have also seen growth in the traditional Logan rural-residential lifestyle.
“It is undeniable that people love living in Logan and Council wants to make sure that experience is affordable and enjoyable as possible.
“The contents of this study will now help shape our Housing Strategy to establish best-practice policy options for future housing and residential development across the city.”
To view council’s Housing Study, we encourage members to go to council’s website to review the material.