The Courier-Mail - Home - - GROWTH SUBURB - EMILY BLACK

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.

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