Nearly 700 new homes built in Ipswich as population continues to grow

Ipswich continues to record strong growth with 690 new dwellings built during the December 2022 quarter, highlighting the city’s ongoing commitment to easing the housing crisis.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Mayor Teresa Harding said the council was doing its part to alleviate the ongoing housing crisis.

“Ipswich is Queensland’s fastest growing city and council is doing everything it can to get people into homes,” Mayor Harding said.

“Last quarter, council approved 269 proposed new lots, 573 new lots were created and 690 new dwellings were built.

“We are going from strength to strength in streamlining our approval process to get land that is ready to go to market for housing.”

Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report from 1 October to 31 December 2022 provides a snapshot of population growth and development activity across the city, highlighting the need for continued action.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said another 1,884 new residents now called the city home.

“That is a 55 per cent rise from the previous quarter, pushing our total population to 245,472,” Cr Tully said.

“Most of these residents are moving to the suburbs of Ripley, Springfield Lakes, Spring Mountain, Redbank Plains and Bellbird Park.

“These were the top five suburbs for new dwellings and additional population in the past quarter.”

The quarterly report card also shows:

  • 57 new food licences lodged or approved
  • 31,140 dog registrations
  • 9.1km of additional pathways and bikeways created
  • 3,954 customer service requests lodged
  • 3,060 parking infringements issued

Read the full Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report here.

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