Building filling and excavation within flood plain (Logan) - Logan City Council - Queensland


You require this approval to carry out any engineering works (building, filling and excavation) within the council's defined flood plain.

Engineering works within the flood plain are regulated to ensure that such works:

  • do not result in the danger to life or property
  • detrimentally affect flood levels or velocities in time of flood
  • protect existing development from an increased flood hazard
  • integrate such works with conservation, recreation and land care planning, emergency services planning and landscape, heritage and environmental protection
  • ensure strategic community facilities required during emergency services are outside and significantly above the flood plain
  • ensure new development in flood prone areas does not impose further burdens on emergency services resources.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Application process

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

You may require a development permit (Material change of use, Operational works) and also do the following:

  • an environmental impact study
  • a flood impact study
  • a topographical survey
  • obtain a blasting permit.

Additional information

You are required to submit the following details with each application (including a general description of "typical" conditions of approval) as set out in the following guidelines available from council:

  • Guidelines for building in flood regulated land
  • Guidelines for filling and excavation in flood regulated land

You are also advised to seek assistance from council in the matter as well as address any details outlined in the relevant guidelines above.

Administering agency

Logan City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Logan City Council

Operating address: 150 Wembley Road
Logan Central, Queensland 4114
Mailing address: PO BOX 3226
Logan City DC, Queensland 4114
Phone: 07 3412 3412
Phone: 1300 156 426
Website: Logan City Council (Opens in new window)