LATEST growth figures for Ipswich have revealed that 17 new permanent residents walked into Ipswich every day over the past year.
The statistics endorsed the district’s claim once again to be the fastest growing city in Queensland.
Ipswich added six new homes on average per day and welcomed 6,228 new residents in the 12 months to June 30 according to the city’s latest annual growth snapshot.
Mayor Teresa Harding said the latest figures showed the city was still growing rapidly and highlighted the need for infrastructure funding to match the growth.
“As well as 2,258 new homes, 2,481 new lots were created over 12 months with the suburbs of Ripley, Redbank Plains and Spring Mountain leading the city’s growth,” she said.
“More development applications were lodged in the past 12 months than the previous year – a total of 1,384, with council doing its bit to improve supply to the market with 1,340 applications determined.
“The city needs more State and Federal funding for important infrastructure like roads, sewerage and public transport, especially in our high-growth areas between Ipswich Central and Springfield.”
Ipswich’s current population is 247,000 people and it is expected to grow to 535,000 by 2046.
Ripley remains our fastest growing suburb with 458 new homes built and 1,390 new residents. The city added 16.65 hectares of local parks and 31.5 kilometres of new pathways and bikeways in the year to June 2023.