The Ripley Valley Priority Development Area (PDA) will receive essential road and bridge infrastructure, with the Queensland Government overseeing the $7.1 million Binnies Road West Catalyst Infrastructure Agreement.
Queensland Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said the Binnies Road West Catalyst Infrastructure Agreement for Ripley Valley will connect more Queenslanders with affordable housing and job opportunities.
“As a result, this work will deliver more jobs to the south east.
“The agreement is crucial to unlocking an additional 3,300 affordable residential sites in one of the largest and most important urban growth areas in Australia.
“This continues Economic Development Queensland’s vision to promote sustainable development in Ripley Valley, and across every PDA around the state.”
Member for Ipswich, Jennifer Howard, said she was delighted that the new roads and bridges would help generate more local employment.
“Our economy is going to be stronger because of this growth, and the infrastructure delivered through this agreement will speed up that growth process, which is fantastic news for the city.”
Orchard Property Group Managing Director, Brent Hailey, said that the agreement is pivotal to meet the region’s future housing needs.
“The western end of this corridor would not have been able to be opened up without the catalyst infrastructure funding provided by EDQ.
“As one of several land owners, we were unable to proceed without this capital funding, which will see greater land supply and affordability in this corridor.”
The Ripley Valley PDA covers 4680ha and is located approximately five kilometres south west of the Ipswich CBD, and south of Cunningham Highway.