IPSWICH is doing its bit to ease the housing crisis with council lot approvals increasing dramatically during the September quarter.
As Queensland’s fastest growing city, Ipswich continues to lead the charge in catering for the south-east’s growing population by ensuring it had more land coming to market.
That growth from the previous quarter is largely because of Ipswich’s two largest housing estates of Spring Mountain and Ripley.
Almost 800 lots were approved for Spring Mountain and 184 lots for Ripley.
While Brisbane will run out of available land to build new homes in less than three years, Ipswich goes from strength to strength with 7.3 years’ worth of approved lots – land that is ready to go to market for housing.
Council says it is continuing to work with all levels of government to secure the critical funding needed to deliver community and transport infrastructure to support the rapidly growing population.
Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report from July 1 to September 30, 2022, provides a snapshot of development activity and population growth across the city, highlighting the need for continued action.
The quarterly report also showed an extra 1,218 residents moved to the city in the September quarter.
That represents a 27 per cent rise from the previous June quarter bringing Ipswich’s total population to 243,588.
Most of those residents are moving to the suburbs of Ripley, Spring Mountain, Redbank Plains, South Ripley and Springfield.
These are also the top five suburbs for new dwellings and additional population.
New dwellings overall increased 35 per cent, lots created increased seven per cent, while development applications also went up by seven per cent in the September quarter.
The quarterly report card also showed 32 new food businesses started up; almost 30,000 animal registrations; 8.4km of additional pathways and bikeways created; there were 4,175 customer service requests lodged with council, and more than 2,400 parking infringements were issued.