Ipswich growth ‘storey’ continues in Ripley and Redbank Plains

Ripley and Redbank Plains continued to be the main property hot spots during the final quarter of 2023 as 835 new dwellings were built, and 523 new lots were created across Ipswich.

Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report from 1 October to 31 December 2023 released this week provides a snapshot of population growth and development activity across the city.

A further 2,387 residents also call the city home taking the city’s population to 253,093 – a rise of 1 per cent on the previous quarter as the city continues to grow.

Ripley (595 new residents), Redbank Plains (415), Spring Mountain (233). Collingwood Park (155) and White Rock (141) were the city’s top five fastest growing suburbs. Business activity also increased as 97 new food business licences were lodged or approved over the quarter.

Council received 3,792 customer service requests – down 9 per cent on the previous quarter – with 392 reports of illegal dumping, 283 reports of illegal parking on footpaths and 278 reports of unregistered dogs as part of 1,373 animal management and biodiversity service requests made to council from October to December.

There were 2,436 parking infringements issued across the quarter, which was down 25 per cent from September.

The quarterly report card also shows:

  • 477 community clinic immunisations undertaken
  • 30,613 dog registrations
  • 4.76km of additional pathways and bikeways created
  • 2,790 plumbing inspections
  • 139 reports of noisy dogs

The full Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report can be read at News and Events – Planning & Development (ipswichplanning.com.au)

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