Latest data sees Ipswich top 240,000 residents

Ripley continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the state while Ipswich continues to be Queensland’s fastest-growing city, according to council’s latest quarterly planning and development report card.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Deputy chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said Ipswich’s population grew to 240,320 with 1,421 new residents moving to Ipswich during the quarter, with Ripley again leading the growth.

Cr Tully said Ipswich City Council’s latest quarterly planning and development report for 1 October to 31 December 2021, shows a vote of confidence in the city’s affordability and lifestyle offerings.

“Ipswich is a great place to live, and it continues to be an affordable city to live in,” Cr Tully said.

“There are employment opportunities, great educational facilities along with opportunities for businesses and industry to expand.”

Artist impression of Ripley town centre.

A total of 87,538 dwellings make up Ipswich residences, which is 404 more dwellings than the previous quarter.

There has been a slowing of lots approved for future growth in this past quarter with 438 lots approved, which is a 56 per cent decrease from the previous quarter.

Ripley has added the most homes with 118 being built and a total of 363 residents moving into the suburb.

Collingwood Park had the second largest population boost with 162 residents moving into the suburb with 58 homes built.

Spring Mountain had growth of 171 people and 56 homes followed by Deebing Heights with 151 residents moving in and 51 new homes.

Redbank Plains had 97 residents moving in along with 32 new homes.

Cr Tully said council had also immunised 1,269 children as part of council’s School Immunisation Program along with 169 people at community clinics.

“Supporting infrastructure also grew with 6.24 kilometres of additional local roads and 8.28 kilometres of pathways and bikeways completed,” Cr Tully said.

“We had 30,824 animals registered across the city and a total of 3,770 customer service requests.

“The top request for council assistance was in regard to overgrown private property.”

Read the full fourth quarter 2021 report here.

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