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1500 jobs created as Redbank Plains housing project begins

PREPARATION work for Devine's $360 million Eden's Crossing residential community begins this week and with it comes 1500 jobs.

The development is located off School Road, Redbank Plains.

Devine General Manager Communities Andrew Brimblecombe said the construction of the 960-dwelling community would see about 50 homes to be under construction at any one time.

Fifty workers will be involved in the current civil works.

Mr Brimblecombe said the first two stages of the project were expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Originally scheduled for next year, he said demand at Devine's adjoining Mountview estate prompted them to bring the Eden's Crossing project forward.

"There are now limited blocks remaining in the first three releases in the Creekstone Village precinct of Eden's Crossing," he said.

"The amenity is here, the land is affordable and it's a great place for families.

Mayor Paul Pisasale, who joined developers yesterday for a sod-turning ceremony yesterday, said Eden's Crossing estate would provide substantial opportunities for the Ipswich community and its economy.

"It will not only deliver new jobs for the construction industry, but also creates a flow on effect that will generate additional local jobs in industries such as real estate, electrical, plumbing and landscaping," he said.

"We're pleased that developers like Devine are recognising Ipswich's enormous growth potential and investing in the future of this vibrant city."

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale and Devine Group Devine Communities general manager Andrew Brimblecombe at the site for the $360 million Eden's Crossing development in Redbank Plains.
Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale and Devine Group Devine Communities general manager Andrew Brimblecombe at the site for the $360 million Eden's Crossing development in Redbank Plains. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

The estate adjoins Devine's Mountview estate, extending development across the other side of the Centenary Highway towards the White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Estate.

About 30% of the 110ha masterplanned community has been dedicated to green open space with hiking and bike paths and four parks.

Construction of an access road to connect the estate to the Centenary Highway is planned for next year.

"There are also plans for a proposed train station linking Ipswich and Brisbane, with a Redbank Plains South Station," Mr Brimblecombe said.

"There is an existing bus service in the area, which will be expanded in time to service Eden's Crossing."

A new state primary school planned adjacent to the site is due to open in 2017 and a Woolworths retail precinct has also been approved for the site adjoining Eden's Crossing.

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