The $500m master planned development, “Ecco Ripley” has now released its second neighbourhood, “Lighthaven” to market, with 40% of the first release already sold.
According to the Ecco Ripley website, Ripley Valley continues to grow and will reach an estimated population of 120,000 over the coming years, with the $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre currently under construction.
Located in Ipswich’s western corridor Ripley Valley is expected to accommodate 25% of south-east Queensland’s population increase over the next 20 years. Ipswich is 40 kilometres west of Brisbane’s CBD.
Lighthaven comes to the market from developer Sekisui House following the release of the neighbourhood “Brooking Rise”, where more than 750 residents are living in, or building their homes.
The development master plan has received a 5 Star Green Star Communities rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
Sekisui House CEO and Managing Director Toru Abe said Lighthaven reflected the company’s commitment to rolling out the next generation in community living.
“Lighthaven embodies a new generation in lifestyle, in line with Sekisui House’s philosophy of creating all-encompassing living environments from the building of individual homes to infrastructure, roads, public spaces and amenities,” he said.
“Our holistic and sustainable approach to design and development is realised in both land and built-form with Lighthaven and the development of major infrastructure for the region with the Ripley Town Centre.”
Featuring more than 10 hectares of open space and parklands, Lighthaven will be at the heart of the Ripley Valley as the closest neighbourhood to the Ripley Town Centre, which will be just a short walk or cycle away.
Buyers in the initial release of Lighthaven will be moving into their new homes when the $40 million first stage of the Town Centre opens in early 2018.
Home owners in Lighthaven will be no more than 200 metres from the neighbourhood’s extensive open space and parklands, which includes seating, barbecues, shelters, walking tracks, parks, playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment and family activity areas.
Lighthaven’s first release comprises 38 lots that range in size from 300 sq m to 450 sq m, and are priced from $172,000.
Suitable for first home buyers, investors, upsizers and downsizers, Lighthaven lots are NBN-ready and offer natural gas connection.
Buyers have the option of building their home with a house-and-land package designed by Sekisui House or to use a builder of their choice.
With 20% of the overall community dedicated to parklands, Ecco Ripley will boast 75 hectares of recreation space, and already has planted more than 2000 native trees and 93,000 ground cover plants.
The Ripley Valley region is forecast to become home to as many as 120,000 people in the next 20 years.
Upon completion, Ecco Ripley is planned to comprise 4,300 homes, housing approximately 10,000 residents.
Ripley Town Centre is expected to generate 20,000 local jobs while the Ripley Town parklands will be one of five Ipswich City Council regional park destinations.
The Quay Family’s Ripley Medical Precinct is one of the company’s largest medical precincts to date and will offer a wide range of medical services including general practitioners, specialists, pathology, radiology, optometry, dental care, podiatry and other allied health.