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Mountain of new homes

Daniel Bouwmeester    February 23, 2024    2 min read   
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Spring Mountain was the third-fastest growing suburb across Ipswich’s more than 80 suburbs, according to the latest Ipswich City Council development report.

Released in early February, Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report from October 1 to December 31, 2023 provides a snapshot of population growth and development activity across the city.

Ripley and Redbank Plains continued to be the main property hot spots during the final quarter of 2023, as 835 new dwellings were built and 523 new lots were created across Ipswich.

In all, 2,387 new residents now call the city home, taking the city’s population to 253,093 – a rise of 1 per cent on the previous quarter.

Almost 600 people moved into Ripley, 415 in Redbank Plains, and 233 new residents are now living in Spring Mountain, with 141 moving into the neighbouring locality of White Rock.

Other statistics

Business activity also increased as 97 new food business licences were lodged or approved over the quarter.

Council received 3,792 customer service requests – down 9 per cent on the previous quarter – with 392 reports of illegal dumping, 283 reports of illegal parking on footpaths and 278 reports of unregistered dogs as part of 1,373 animal management and biodiversity service requests made to council from October to December.

There were 2,436 parking infringements issued across the quarter, which was down 25 per cent from September.

The quarterly report card also shows:

· 477 community clinic immunisations undertaken

· 30,613 dog registrations

· 4.76km of additional pathways and bikeways created

· 2,790 plumbing inspections

· 139 reports of noisy dogs

The full Planning and Regulatory Services Quarterly Report can be read at the Council’s News and Events – Planning & Development site. Visit ipswichplanning.com.au.

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.