16 July 2014

Council says yes to Bellbird Park residential housing development

Paul Tully: The varying lots will 
provide a generous mix of housing
 sizes and styles for families to
 choose from. 

MORE families will soon be able to call Bellbird Park home following Ipswich City Council's approval of 168 new residential lots in the Brentwood Forest Estate.

Investa Residential Group Pty Ltd has been given the green light to develop the 59.61-hectare site into low density residential housing.

Planning and Development Committee chairman Councillor Paul Tully said the area had experienced significant growth and the next stage would offer a range of housing options.

"The City of Ipswich is growing at a rate of 2% per year and, as we welcome more people to the region, we need to keep up with housing demand," Cr Tully said.

"Bellbird Park is an ideal location.

"The proposed allotments will comprise a range of sizes between 347sq m and 886sq m.

"The varying lots will provide a generous mix of housing sizes and styles for families to choose from, while keeping in line with the area's low density character."

A new state high school has also been earmarked for the area following an influx of new families.

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