Fun day to mark opening of Ecco Ripley's Brooking Parklands
FAMILIES have a new destination as developers of Ecco Ripley open the first of what will eventually be 40ha of parkland across the development.
Developers Sekisui House officially open Brooking Parklands tomorrow with a family day.
The 4ha parkland has been named after the Brooking family who first built in the area 25 years ago.
Stage One of the master-planned Ecco Ripley development has sold out with construction set to begin in the coming weeks.
Ecco Ripley will boast 4000 homes on completion, set on a 194ha site at 582 Ripley Rd.
Sekisui House Australia CEO and Managing Director Toru Abe said Brooking Parklands was just the start of what was set to be a fantastic new community.
"We are so excited to be officially opening Brooking Parklands for people in the region to enjoy," Mr Abe said.
"Providing 4ha of parkland for people to explore, it is also a demonstration of Sekisui House's commitment to upfront delivery for the community."
Mr Abe said a key part of the playground's design was to involve the parents in their children's play.
"Our state-of-the-art playground designed by Urban Play, gives children and adults alike the best in outdoor experiences," he said. "There are also open play areas, barbecue facilities and shaded entertainment areas throughout the parklands for the future residents and the community to enjoy.
"It is very exciting to see our vision for this great new community taking shape and Brooking Parklands will become a key feature for future residents."
Mr Abe said demand for Stage 2 of the development was strong.
"Interest in purchasing at Ecco Ripley continues to be very strong and being only 10 minutes from the Ipswich CBD and 40 minutes from Brisbane, Ecco Ripley is perfectly located for those looking for a city lifestyle without the hustle and bustle on your doorstep."
Brooking Parklands will officially be declared open to the community with a race for children at the event, opened when the finishers of the race run through a ribbon which will be held by the parkland's namesake, the Brooking family.
Ipswich Deputy Mayor Victor Attwood said it was tremendous to see the delivery of community infrastructure within this emerging community and to see the park officially opened.
"Ecco Ripley is the first new residential estate to kickstart the new Ripley Valley master-planned community in Ipswich," Cr Attwood said.
"It is a welcome addition to the Ipswich region. Brooking Parklands is the perfect addition and will be great for the new residents and wider community.
"It will inject even more atmosphere into what's already the fastest-growing city in Queensland, and is sure to attract people from the region to consider Ripley Valley as their new home."
Ecco Ripley is one of the first communities to be approved for The Green Start PILOT initiative supported by the Green Building Council of Australia.
The family day will run from 10am-1pm tomorrow with free activities including an inflatable soccer field, wildlife display, music by Ronwyn Walker, a discovery hunt, tree planting and gardening activities.