Ripley and Redbank Plains lead the way in 2023

Ripley and Redbank Plains continue to lead housing and population growth in the city, with Ripley adding 88 new homes and 267 new residents while Redbank Plains added 56 homes and 139 people from January to March this year.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chair Mayor Teresa Harding said Ipswich remained in a strong position to provide high-quality housing and a great lifestyle, despite new building construction rates slowing around the country.

“Ipswich remains an attractive city to live, work and play, with great local employment opportunities, schools, universities, parks, restaurants and shopping options,” Mayor Harding said.

“Last quarter, council approved 166 new lots and 450 new dwellings. Ipswich continues to deliver new housing stock and is doing its bit to ease the housing squeeze in South East Queensland.

“These figures may be lower than the previous quarter, but they are strong considering the building slowdown around the country.

“Ipswich continues to lead the way in providing new housing to current and future residents.”

Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report from 1 January to 31 March 2023 provides a snapshot of population growth and development activity across the city, highlighting the need for continuous action.

Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Deputy Chairperson Councillor Paul Tully said another 1,185 new residents now called the city home, which takes the overall population to 246,656.

“After Ripley and Redbank Plains, the popular suburbs are Flinders View, Raceview and Spring Mountain,” Cr Tully said.

“They were our five most popular suburbs and council is maintaining sustainable growth with great facilities.

“Spring Mountain is a great example, with the opening of the beautiful Silver Jubilee recreational park on 22 April providing great facilities for everyone in that area.”

The quarterly report card also shows:

  • 88 new food licences lodged or approved
  • 32,829 dog registrations
  • 5.59km of additional pathways and bikeways created
  • 4,325 customer service requests lodged
  • 0.23 ha of additional local parks

The report can be read here: News and Events – Planning & Development

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