Ecco Ripley is the only community in the entire Ripley region and one of only a few in Queensland to be awarded a coveted Five Star Green Star Community Rating by the Green Building Council Australia, in acknowledgement of the attention paid to the key areas of economic, social and environmental responsibility.
The peer-reviewed masterplan carefully integrates the built environment, landscape and sustainable features, with over 20% of Ecco Ripley to be dedicated to green open space allowing all homes to be located no more
than 400m from fun-filled, family parkland precincts.
Surrounded by recreational parks, childcare centre, and Ripley Town Centre offering retail, dining and healthcare facilities, bring a connected convenience to all Ecco Ripley residents.
Healthy and Active Living
Award-winning Pebbles Park and Faye Carr Park have been recognised for their public open-space design using evidence-based practice as part of the Heart Foundation’s Healthy Active by Design initiative. These parks offer a range of sporting, exercise and fitness areas, along with well-designed accessible walking paths in place to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle within Ecco Ripley. A full size outdoor gym located in Faye Carr Park and a membership gym at Ripley Town Centre also provides publicly accessible gym facilities and space.
A dedicated Community Development Officer and Community Centre space - Minka Place, is an ideal facility for community development together with the ECCO Ripley Neighbourhood Group to organise and deliver exciting community programs and initiatives.
Ecco Ripley is positioned only 2.3km and within the catchment of the Ripley Valley State School and the Ripley Valley State Secondary College. Also conveniently located within a 10km radius of the University of Southern Queensland (USQ Ipswich) and TAFE Queensland Ipswich Campus offers a various range of courses and certifications.
The development features a range of MIRAI homes which incorporates innovative and sustainable design features such as self-cleaning façades, low-e glazing, 80% recycled material insulation, solar panels, and a smart security system. A home that focuses on health and wellbeing, energy savings, and carbon footprint reduction.
12,000 jobs are expected to be created over the life of the project. All 2,000 homes will benefit from NBN fibre optic cabling and future technologies.
Buses, on and off road cycling and pedestrian footpaths will ensure residents of Ecco Ripleys Brooking rise and Lighthaven communities are not restricted to just transport by car.
“By achieving its Green Star Communities rating, Ecco Ripley demonstrates a commitment not only to environmental responsibility but to the economic future and social wellbeing of the community. This Green Star rating is proof for the residents and businesses of Ecco Ripley that they are living, working and investing in a community that is designed for prosperity, longevity and liveability.” - Green Building Council Australia