GROWING COMMUNITY: Mark and Erin Wallace purchased the 300th block at Providence at the Ripley Valley.
GROWING COMMUNITY: Mark and Erin Wallace purchased the 300th block at Providence at the Ripley Valley. Contributed

Ripley's Providence sales reach milestone

NEW communities in the Ripley Valley are taking shape with major development Providence reaching its 300th sale.

The Wallace family purchased the 300th block.

Mark and Erin Wallace looked at the Ripley Valley after moving back to Queensland from Victoria and Western Australia.

Mr Wallace said the recreational parks planned for Providence and the amenities in nearby Springfield Central proved a big drawcard for them.

"The facilities and amenities that are planned for the development are amazing, with our eldest son, almost three, very excited by the Splash'n'Play area opening this summer," he said.

"It's only a short distance to Springfield Central and everything happening there and it's a really easy drive to the train station to get to work."

Mr Wallace said affordability was a big factor in their decision to buy at Ripley Valley with a new four-bedroom home and good sized backyard costing them less than $400,000.

Providence developers Amex Corporation have continually moved land releases forward to meet demand.

The 670ha Providence masterplanned community will be developed over the next 20 years and will eventually house 20,000 people.

Providence Director, Michael Khan said the project team had brought forward the release of stages 8A, 13 and 14 and were confident the stages would sell fast.

"We've hit the 300th sale ahead of schedule and people are snapping up the blocks to secure their perfect spot," Mr Khan said.

"Buyers are telling us that Providence is without a doubt the most sought after location due to the community facilities being developed, its proximity to Ipswich CBD and Brisbane, affordable price points, size and position of land, and focus on family friendly outdoor living."

The first purchasers are now building their homes and scheduled to move in in July.

"With over 80 homes now under construction, there is a real sense of a community growing," Mr Khan said.

Construction has started on the Providence Neighbourhood Centre and Splash'n'Play District Park.

Amex Corporation also recently opened the 75m-long James Ivory Bridge that provides a link over Bundamba Creek.