Development in corridor ramps up with further approvals

RIPLEY Valley is set for further residential growth following Ipswich City Council's approval of 106 residential lots.

The development, by McHale Brothers, is located opposite the existing Ripley township with access from Monterea Road.

It is next to Monterea Town, a residential development of more than 1000 homes and a shopping centre off Monterea Rd, as reported in the QT in December.

Planning and Development Committee chairman Paul Tully said approval of the McHale Brothers' development called for a district recreation park and set out design criteria for new housing on blocks ranging in size from 300 to 551sqm.

"Ultimately the Ripley Valley will be home to 120,000 residents in approximately 50,000 dwellings based on master planning which was initiated by council more than 10 years ago," Cr Tully said.

"The area will have a unique green focus with conservation and recreation areas representing more the 50% of Ripley Valley's land area. Land earmarked for current and future development in Ripley Valley is mostly owned by several private developers all working to the same vision."