INTERNATIONAL developer Sekisui House has released two much anticipated stages of land and unveiled a $5 million park to meet exponential demand at its 4000 home masterplanned Ecco Ripley community in the Ripley region.
More than 4,500 people turned out to Ecco Ripley's Park Alive event recently which coincided with the release of two new stages.
The stages comprise 75 lots featuring a variety of single and duplex lots, house and land packages and turn-key homes.
Ecco Ripley has also launched its state-of-the-art park, fully equipped with playground equipment, multi-purpose courts, soccer and rugby goal posts, large kick-about areas and walking tracks.
Sekisui House General Manager Atsuhide Seguchi said the park opening and release of new stages was a significant milestone for the Ecco Ripley community taking shape around the Ripley Town Centre which was officially opened earlier this year.
The land release was the largest single-day release undertaken by Sekisui House and is the result of pent up demand for residential living options in the region.
"We are very excited to be able to introduce such a variety of options for home buyers, with new home designs and a vast range of house choices giving buyers fantastic purchasing options,” Mr Seguchi said.
"We have two stages of land and home packages, as well as turn-key homes comprising terraces, townhouses, duplexes, quadplexes and Sekisui House's traditional homes, all now on the market.
"The Park Alive day was a great opportunity for neighbours to interact and welcome potential new home buyers, and there were plenty of activities on throughout the day for all ages.
"Families looking to buy a new home were able to experience first-hand the lifestyle on offer and walk through the brand-new display homes, and the feedback was extremely positive.”
The event saw the launch of brand-new display homes include two never-before-seen double-story home designs, with the introduction of the Jarrah home design which can fit on smaller lots.
Sekisui House state sales manager Scott Blaney said Ecco Ripley now has more home options available than ever before.
"The Jarrah double-story home design maximises the living space and the backyard area, without compromising internal space,” he said.
Mr Blaney said Ecco Ripley have introduced Essentia, a new inclusions range which offers the highest level of standard inclusions offered by Sekisui House, which is now showcased at the Ecco Ripley Display Centre.
"Ecco Ripley's home designs are open-planned, child friendly and six-star energy rated, offering stress free living for families,” he said.
Ecco Ripley's multimillion dollar green heart, Faye Carr Park was officially opened by Sekisui House General Manager Atsuhide Seguchi at the Park Alive event.
The park was endearingly named after Yuggera Elder from Ipswich, Faye Carr. In 2016 Ms Carr was named Ipswich Citizen of the Year, she was also recognised as National NAIDOC Female Elder of the year in 2017 and was presented with the keys to the city earlier this year for her "tireless commitment and outstanding work" in bettering the lives of the Ipswich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
"This is a major milestone for Ecco Ripley and the broader Ripley region, and it meets our commitment to creating unique recreational spaces for the community to enjoy.
"Ecco Ripley prides itself on its sense of community, and there's no better way to encourage this further than by bringing everyone together for a great day out at the park,” Mr Seguchi said.
All of the Ecco Ripley parklands have been delivered through community consultation. They are designed to enhance an active lifestyle and as a place to bring together family and friends in relaxed natural surrounds.
The Faye Carr Park is part of Ecco Ripley's masterplan which commits to over 20 per cent of the overall development to parklands and green open space.
Land at Ecco Ripley is priced from $174,000 with three-bedroom, two-bathroom house and land packages starting at $354,500. Lots range from 300 square metres to 569 square metres.
”These two stages are the closest land offering to the entertainment and lifestyle hub of the Ripley Town Centre, and offer picturesque views of Flinders Range,” Mr Blaney said.
Owners have access to the exclusive Ecco Ripley facilities, which include walking tracks, creeks, playgrounds, multi-purpose courts, kick-about areas, a dog park, outdoor gym and barbecue areas. With all lots in the Lighthaven neighborhood no more than 200 metres from 10 hectares of extensive parklands and green open spaces.
Over the next 20 years, the Ripley region is forecast to become home to as many as 120,000 people.
The Ecco Ripley master plan includes 40 hectares of recreation and green open spaces, and already more than 400,000 ground cover species, shrubs and native trees have been planted.
Developer Sekisui House is one of the world's largest residential development companies and has invested more than $2 billion in projects, including the award-winning Central Park in Sydney, since expanding into the Australian market in 2009.
For more information, phone 1800 RIPLEY or visit www.eccoripley.com.au.