Okeland sell Providence, Ipswich site for new childcare centre

Okeland sell Providence, Ipswich site for new childcare centre
Okeland sell Providence, Ipswich site for new childcare centre

Okeland Communities (formerly Amex Corporation) has secured the sale of a South Ripley land parcel to the childcare operator Mother Duck. 

The $1.1 million sale of the 2,500 sqm site on Botany Drive, South Ripley was the first time Okeland had sold down non-residential land within the Providence community. 

Separate primary and secondary schools are already under construction by the State Government on a site adjacent to the new childcare centre and due to be opened for new students in 2020.  

The new Mother Duck centre, designed by Context Architects (above), will provide 180 spots with eight separate classrooms spread over three levels.

A Development Application has been submitted to Ipswich City Council for the final piece in the development of a major new education precinct at the Providence township in the Ripley Valley.

Okeland Communities Project Manager Michael Khan said, “With more than 1,000 homes and families the Providence community is now approaching critical mass for a range of community services and infrastructure."

“Providence is the heart and soul of the Ripley Valley, Queensland’s fastest growing corridor, and we look forward to delivering a town centre that provides our community with everything they need to live their very best life, he added.

The completion of the masterplan for the education precinct comes just weeks after the launch of a $3 million sport and recreation precinct with 4.5 hectares of playing fields, outdoor sporting equipment and shaded play areas for residents and sporting clubs.

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