Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ripley Valley Revealed; First Residents Expected to Be in Homes by End of Next Year

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Ripley Valley Revealed; First Residents Expected to Be in Homes by End of Next Year

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Byline: Joel Gould joel.gould@qt.com.au

THE first residents in the Ripley Valley development could be living in their homes by the end of next year.

The first stage of the development by Japanese home builder Sekisui House will comprise 64 lots which will be available to the public for purchase early in 2013.

The sales centre will include the showcase Shawood design home that is being used in the Sekisui House development at Coolum. While those homes will not be available in the first release at Ripley Valley, Sekisui House manager for development and communities Chris Hall said the sales centre would C[pounds sterling]demonstrate our design skills and aspirationsC[yen].

The initial 64 houses are only the first stage of an initial 12-stage development that will see 540 dwellings constructed. Sekisui House will build 2500 homes over 25 years with a population of 120,000 slated for the community by 2027.

Mr Hall estimated that C[pounds sterling]30 to 50 jobsC[yen] would be created in the initial construction of the first stage of homes. …

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