A new $3.2 million water park is making a splash in one of Ipswich’s fastest-growing housing developments.
More than 2500 people attended the opening of Splash ‘n’ Play Water Park in Ripley Valley’s largest housing development, Providence, at the weekend.
Providence director Michael Khan said the new park was family friendly and free to the community.
“Providence is one of a handful of residential communities in all of Queensland to have a water park like this that’s free to the community,” Mr Khan said.
“This is a completely free facility for the community to enjoy all year round.”
Providence will be constructed over 20 years across 670 hectares, which is about three times the size of the Brisbane CBD. It is one of two large land and housing developments in Ipswich, the other being the eco-friendly Ecco Ripley.
“First National Ripley Valley principal Steve Athanates said both housing developments were showing strong markets.
“There is huge buyer demand in this region,” he said. “Both of these developments are targeting young families, which is obvious with the building of the water park, but there will be benefits for the whole of Ipswich, not just Providence.”
He said despite the two estates targeting the same housing demographic, there was limited competition between the sites.
“Although they are in the same market, with similar targets, there really is more than enough business to go around,” he said.
The water park forms part of the larger District Park facility and adjoins the Providence Centre and cafe, which will open in April.
Providence is being developed by Amex Corporation.