14 April 2021
The City of Logan is in the midst of undeniable growth, with the population set to soar to nearly half a million over the next 15 years.
As of 2020, Logan is home to approximately 340,000 residents, highlighting a clear need for appropriate housing and infrastructure in order to cater to the incoming demand, prompting the release of the Logan Housing Study.
The study was released in late 2020 and recently presented at an Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) event by City of Logan Director Strategy and Sustainability David Hansen, highlighting some insightful findings into the way Logan currently lives and what future demands means for housing.
investLogan attended the recent presentation and investLogan CEO Medy Hassan said there is a clear demand in Logan, but it is how we cater to that demand that would determine the benefit to our economy and community.
“It’s very exciting to see Council considering the growth opportunities of the future and establishing strategies today that will see the city reap future rewards,” Mr Hassan said.
“The study has found that Logan has developed 37 per cent of its ultimate future capacity of 330,000 dwellings.
“The Housing Study provides a framework that will reshape the future growth direction of the city, manage land and infrastructure delivery and enhance design outcomes.”
Approximately 30,000 new dwellings have been approved in Logan over the past decade, but the Housing Study predicts approvals of up to 44,800 dwellings by 2031 and 89,000 by 2041.
Top areas for growth in Logan have been determined as:
- Park Ridge
- Logan Reserve
- Bahrs Scrub
Key findings of the study include:
- Logan has 2.9 people per household – the largest number in Southeast Queensland
- Nearly a quarter of residents (23 per cent) 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 percent of all dwellings
- Around 100,000 dwellings in Logan are stand along homes
- The median house price is $430,000
- The median weekly rent for a three-bedroom house is $350.