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Ripley Town Centre
Ripley is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,405 (2016 census)
 • Density 109.8/km2 (284/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4306
Area 12.8 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Ipswich
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Ripley:
Flinders View Flinders View Swanbank
Yamanto Ripley Swanbank
Deebing Heights South Ripley South Ripley

Ripley is a suburb in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Ripley had a population of 1,405 people.

Ripley urban development

Ripley in its current form exists as a small community of under 1,000 residents. The area is part of the Brisbane metropolitan western growth corridor project. The development, known as Ecco Ripley is in response to the local and state governments solicitation for land releases to alleviate expected and forecasted population growth from the general population growth of the existing communities as well as growth from interstate and overseas migration.

Once the area is fully developed, Ripley is expected to have a population of 120,000 people with an estimated 50,000 residential dwellings. The city development will provide employment with 200,000 job positions estimated. The Ripley development takes advantage of the suburbs and areas within the western growth corridor such as Amberley, Ebenezer, New Chum, Swanbank, Deebing Heights and Willowbank with suitable land for new business and industrial developments.

The development is to be the country's largest planned community.


A new government primary school has been proposed for Ripley. The school is tentatively expected to open in 2023 with an allocated site on Binnies Road. The proposal is pending a development application to the Ipswich City Council. Ripley Valley State School and Ripley Valley State Secondary College are located in the adjacent suburb of South Ripley.


Ripley is serviced by bus route 531 between Springfield Central and Yamanto.

Planned transportation links includes an extension of the Springfield railway line to Ipswich and commuter railway stations between Ipswich and Springfield.

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