Storms, flood and the pandemic have barely slowed Ipswich’s rapid population growth in the first three months of 2022.
Growth, Infrastructure and Waste Committee Chairperson Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said there had been a slight dampening of key residential development figures, but overall growth was still strong in Ipswich.
“We had 1,093 new residents in Ipswich between January and March this year, taking the City’s population total to 241,413.
Artist impression of Ripley town centre.
“Ipswich is the fastest growing local government area in Queensland and the continued population growth is a vote of confidence in the city’s affordability, abundant lifestyle offerings and exciting new businesses and industry possibilities,” Mayor Harding said.
Mayor Harding said an additional 393 dwellings were built in Ipswich between January and March, bringing Ipswich’s total to 87,931.
“Ripley was the growth hotspot this quarter, with 77 new homes and 235 new residents, followed by Spring Mountain, Redbank Plains and Deebing Heights,” Mayor Harding said.