On 17 April 2018 Logan City Council revised its policy position for Auxiliary units. The revised policy position overrides changes made in October 2017 and comprises six parts, being:
the requirement for a minimum lot size of 450m2 ;
where fronting a road, the requirement for a minimum frontage of 15m;
where fronting a road, the requirement for a minimum of five on-site car parking spaces;
where fronting a road, the requirement for driveways to be a minimum 5.5m width for their full extent (from the kerb invert to the garage);
the strengthening of siting provisions to minimise siting variations unless where necessitated by existing infrastructure; and
the levying of infrastructure charges at a rate of 50% of the maximum adopted charge for a Dual occupancy (2 or less bedrooms).
The minimum lot size requirement is proposed to be made part of the definition of ‘Auxiliary unit’. The minimum frontage, on-site car parking and siting requirements will be made part of the Dual occupancy and Dwelling house code while the minimum driveway width requirement will be made part of Planning Scheme Policy 5—Infrastructure. These changes are limited to Auxiliary Units and do not apply to Secondary Dwellings. Secondary Dwellings are typically occupied by family of the primary dwelling.
Public consultation for the proposed planning scheme amendment is open until 22 October 2018. For details on how to have your say, visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/haveyoursay.