RIPLEY KEEPS UP THE PACE
About an hour’s drive from Brisbane’s CBD, one of Queensland’s fastest growing suburbs is showing no signs of slowing down soon.
Ripley, a suburb of Ipswich, was the second fastest growing in Queensland in 2016-17, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
The ABS reported a 14.6 per cent increase in population to 5462, and an Urbis report, commissioned by developer Sekisui House, predicted the Ripley region would ramp up more, with an average population growth of 27.6 per cent a year until 2026. Urbis said the decade-long population boom in Ripley would ultimately house almost half of Ipswich’s current population by 2036.
Sekisui House Australia is just one developer invested in the area with its delivery of the $2 billion masterplan for Ripley Town Centre and the Ecco Ripley residential community.
Sekisui House Australia CEO and managing director Toru Abe said the Urbis research underscored the group’s commitment to the Ripley Town Centre masterplan, which is to deliver 4000 new dwellings by 2033.
“The population and employment forecasts confirm our faith in the future of the Ripley region and the broader Ipswich community,” Mr Abe said. “We’re at the beginning of an incredible growth phase and we’re excited to be playing a significant role in this transformation.”
Sekisui House is investing in one of Queensland's fastest growing suburbs with their Ecco Ripley residential community.