Strong demand for Monterea Ripley

Strong demand for Monterea Ripley
Strong demand for Monterea Ripley

The first stage of a $180 million master-planned residential village in the rapidly growing Ripley Valley region in the Ipswich growth corridor of South East Queensland has attracted strong demand, with more than 50 percent of lots already under contract.

Monterea Ripley residential village is the newest land release and will feature 900 home sites on a land area of approximately 146 acres within the picturesque Ripley Valley.

Ray White Land Marketing Director Jamie Martin said significant sales have been achieved in the first stage of the project, with particularly strong interest from local buyers.

“The enthusiasm for Monterea Ripley has been very pleasing and we have already sold more than 50 per cent of the 53 lots available,” Mr Martin said.

“The land prices start from $166,000 and lots range in size from 300 sqm to 523 sqm. We have had keen interest from local buyers, especially first home buyers wanting to secure the $20,000 first home buyers grant before the June 30 deadline.

“Buyers were asking for a value proposition and Monterea Ripley has answered by giving buyers a good range of lot sizes and affordability in the Ripley Valley.”

Mr Martin said stage two of the development is about to commence construction of another 53 lots, while a new five-acre parkland is nearing completion.

The park will be known as John Michels Reserve and will feature lush corridors of over 30,000 new plantings.

Monterea Ripley's Green Space Master Plan will dedicate more than 22 acres to green open space,” he said.

“The market appetite for affordable lots in a high-quality master-planned village which features large areas of parklands, close to recreational and retail amenities including sporting ovals, supermarket, cafes and retail specialities has been a major attraction for buyers.”

Latest data from the Queensland Statisticians Office for the year to September 2016 has identified the Ipswich City region as having a record 1,813 vacant lot sales.

“Values achieved have shown considerable uplift growing 5.50 per cent over this last year on a per sqm basis although keeping an affordable median of $195,000,” Mr Martin said.

“The region also boasts its highest lot registrations on record over this 12-month period with a total of 2,504 standard lots, which highlights the ongoing demand in this location.

There is a strong pipeline of supply which will assist in keeping affordability in check with this annual period (to September 2016) recording an additional 3,188 lots approved across 96 projects, bringing the total closing stock level for Ipswich City at 15,270 lots.”

Monterea Ripley forms an integral part of the Monterea Neighbourhood Village and will be located directly next door to a proposed 8,000 sqm shopping centre including a major supermarket, speciality retail shops and commercial precinct with a total of 636 car parks.

About 120,000 people are expected to call the Ripley Valley home over the next 20 years and construction is underway on the $1.5 billion Ripley Town Centre.

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