FAMILY FINDS ITS EDEN
The Ipswich growth corridor just keeps firing, with Eden’s Crossing in Redbank Plains releasing 27 lots this month to meet demand.
The developer, Peet Limited, is reporting record sales since acquiring the estate last year, with three stages selling since October. Lukas Mackay, wife Veronica and their three children are just one of the families looking forward to moving into the growth area.
Set to be their first new home since emigrating from South Africa four years ago, the family expect an October move-in date.
“We just didn’t want to wait any longer to put down permanent roots,” Mr Mackay said. “I can see the community is a great investment. With the amount of growth going on, the area is just going to get bigger and more valuable.”
Mr Mackay, an automotive machinist, said they were attracted to Eden’s Crossing by the affordable 500sq m block, which had plenty of space for their chosen four-bedroom, twobathroom home, plus room for a future pool.
Access to good education is also crucial. The new Fernbrooke Primary School is right next to the estate, as is Staines Memorial College.
“We are living in a great country and will be moving into what I reckon is the best part of the region,” he said.
The new stage three Cedar release is within 400m of Fernbrooke Primary School, south of stage two. Lots start at $179,000 for 375sq m, with house-and-land from $364,540 with the first homeowners grant applied.
Peet Limited managing director and CEO Brendan Gore said Redbank Plains was a star performer because of its proximity to the city and established facilities.
Community facilities at Eden’s Crossing are progressing rapidly, with work starting on the extension of Mt Juillerat Drive, which will give traffic direct Centenary Motorway access. Mr Gore said house hunters were also drawn to Eden’s Crossing’s high-value recreation assets, with 35ha to be dedicated to green space, with four big parks, cycle paths and sports fields.
The excitement is building as Lukas Mackay, wife Veronica and children Bianca, Branden and Michael prepare to move into their new home at Eden’s Crossing. Picture: Jono Searle