Ripley Valley booms as big contract won

MOVING IN: First home buyers Dean and Kimberley Morgan have bought land at Providence.
MOVING IN: First home buyers Dean and Kimberley Morgan have bought land at Providence. Contributed

A MULTI-million dollar construction contract has been awarded in the booming Providence community in the Ripley Valley.

BMD Urban has been awarded the contract for civil construction works on 144 new lots at Providence in Ripley Valley, which is one of the top 10 fastest selling developments in the country.

The contract value is almost $5 million and includes regional trunk infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer mains.

BMD was awarded the tender from Amex Corporation, the developer behind Providence which is the largest residential community being developed in the fast-growing Ripley Valley.

Providence project director Michael Khan said construction on Providence was ahead of schedule thanks to much higher than expected consumer demand.

"Over the first six months of sales we've been selling more than one block of land every day to a mixture of first home buyers, empty nesters, investors and builders who can see the value of buying early into Providence," Mr Khan said.

"Civil works construction on stages 1, 2 and 3 are nearing completion. The bulk earthworks on stages 4-6 are also finished.

"This brings the total to 338 lots that are at varying stages of construction at present."

He said civil works on stages 4-6 would include sewerage, stormwater, water mains and roadworks across three new stages for more residents to begin building later this year.

In addition to these works, there will also be services such as electricity, NBN fibre to the home, natural gas and landscaping.

Construction on Providence is several months ahead of schedule, and is quickly transforming the grazing land into a new masterplanned community, which will house up to 20,000 people.

Providence is a 670ha masterplanned community that will be developed over the next 20 years and include two primary and two secondary schools, a health and wellbeing precinct and 200ha of retained bushland and landscaped open space.

Topics:  development ripley valley

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