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21 October 2010

Redbank Plains booming with development

REDBANK Plains' newest resident Lynne Eleison said when she looked for a place to live in Ipswich, there was only one suburb she considered.

Tom and Lynne Eleison have returned to live in
Redbank Plains from Lockrose. Redbank Plains is
Ipswich's fastest growing suburb.

REDBANK Plains' newest resident Lynne Eleison said when she looked for a place to live in Ipswich, there was only one suburb she considered.

And Mrs Eleison was not the only one who dreamed of Ipswich's eastern suburbs.

The Springfield to Bellbird Park region is officially the city's fastest growing, with Redbank Plains the number one destination for the region's new residents.

Ipswich passed the 170,000 population mark at the end of September and Ipswich City Council has revealed the five most popular suburbs people have moved to during the past three months.

They are Redbank Plains, Springfield Lakes, Augustine Heights, Brassall and Raceview.

While figures from the past 12 months show the most popular suburbs listed are the same but placed in a different order, with Springfield Lakes coming out on top, Redbank Plains placed second and Brassall placed fifth.

Mrs Eleison and her husband Tom settled on a house in Redbank Plains on Monday.

"It's a quiet area with no trouble and it's close to everything," Mrs Eleison said. "It was perfect.

"We aren't getting any younger and where we are is just a two minute walk to the shops so as we get older and need to use taxis more it won't be that expensive.

"We used to live in the country in Lockrose so we did not want to be in the middle of the city either."

Jodie Mitchell from Ray White Real Estate Goodna said the proximity of Redbank Plains to a major shopping centre in Orion and easy access to Brisbane were its great selling points.

"We sell a lot of houses in Redbank Plains, I assumed it was the fastest growing suburb in the city," Ms Mitchell said.

Full story: QT.com.au

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