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

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