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Ipswich’s population continues to grow

Ipswich’s population has grown to 232,930 with 1,218 new residents moving to Ipswich in the first quarter of this year.

Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report Card from 1 January to 31 March 2021 has come out, providing a snapshot of development activity and population growth across the city.

Spring Mountain has added the most new houses with 90 being built and a total of 257 residents moving into the suburb.

Ripley had the largest population boost with 269 residents moving into the suburb with 86 homes built.

South Ripley had growth of 122 people and 38 homes followed by Collingwood Park with 95 residents moving in and Redbank Plains with 77 new residents.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding called the results a vote of confidence for Ipswich’s lifestyle offerings and affordability.

“Local jobs and access to world-class health services, schools and entertainment – this is our community’s brand,” Mayor Harding said.

“With our city set to welcome another 325,000 residents by 2041, investment in transport and social infrastructure will be essential to keeping Ipswich liveable.” 

Major infrastructure was also delivered in Ipswich with 14.18km of additional pathways and bikeways.

There were 10.59 kilometres of additional local roads completed and 14.4 hectares of additional local linear parks and 9.09 hectares of local reserves added to Ipswich’s 8,500 hectares of open space.

Read the full report here.

Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services (PRS) Department is the lead agency in the Ipswich community for managing growth and development in order to create a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable environment that:

  • Meets the community’s housing needs
  • Integrates land use and transport needs
  • Creates jobs and supports overall economic development
  • Delivers appropriate infrastructure and community services
  • Protects valuable features such as places of culture heritage significance and important natural environment areas
  • Enhances and protects the health, environment and safety of the city

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