About Us

“I want to be able to take my 7-year old son, my 5-year old and 10-month old daughters to these places in 20 years and be proud of the legacy we have left behind.”

– Adam Shephard, Managing Director, Amex Corporation

Providence is very much a family affair

Created in the tradition of the great town founders of yesteryear, Providence is the masterwork of the pioneering Shephard family, through their company Amex Corporation – one of Australia’s most successful, family-owned, residential specialists.

With personal passion and careful hands-on management, the family has developed a clear vision for the thriving community it will be in 10, 20, 30 years and more. 

Proud history of successful residential development

Amex Corporation was founded by father David Shephard and is led today by his sons Adam and Cameron. With roots in the property industry dating back to 1971, and 25 years on-the-ground experience in Queensland, Amex has an impressive track record of achievement including the creation of 13 sustainable new communities across Australia.

Committed community creators

You’ll see the Shephard ‘family touch’ shine through in every community-first detail in Providence including:

  •   A unique ‘return to authentic neighbourhood values’ design.
  •   Substantial up-front investment in community facilities.
  •   Thoughtful initiatives to bring the community together.

Creating a timeless legacy

Over a decade ago, the Shephard family was among the very first to see the wonderful potential of the Ripley Valley to become home to a thriving new community. In conjunction with the Government of Queensland and the Ipswich City Council, Amex Corporation a lead role in shaping the vision for the Valley as a whole.

For them, Providence is more than just the largest landholding in the Ripley Valley and the company’s flagship project, it’s their opportunity to leave a legacy that will make their kids, and their kids, and the ones after, proud. And it’s the chance to create a whole new home-town that you’ll be proud to call your own.


Founding Partners  

“A professional, passionate and proud team are creating Providence as a new benchmark in quality residential living.”

The team of specialists who have come together with Amex to bring Providence to life are leaders in their field of expertise. Each Founding Partner shares the Shephard family’s passion for the Ripley Valley – and their obsession for creating something extraordinary here.


Oliver Hume is a residential real estate organisation with over 60 years’ experience within the property and development industry. In just the past 11 years, they have successfully delivered more than 230 residential projects.

With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast, Oliver Hume has a proven track record both locally within Australia and internationally. Currently overseeing over 90 residential projects along the eastern seaboard of Australia, they are Australia’s leading residential project marketer, spanning master planned communities through to inner-city high density apartment buildings.

Their partnership with Amex has ensured that buyers receive exceptional care and service – and that Providence has grown quickly into one of Queensland’s most sought-after new addresses.

RPS is an international design and planning consultancy with a Brisbane-based team delivering world-class communities in Queensland. RPS clients took out more than half of the award categories at the 2015 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Queensland Awards for Excellence, including the prestigious President’s Award.

Heading the Providence design team is RPS’s Steve Barwell. His personal mission - to set a whole new benchmark in true neighbourhood living - is evident in every thoughtful detail of Providence’s planning.


Amex couldn’t choose a better partner to nurture the stunning natural environment in Providence than Cardno - master landscape architects to Brisbane’s much-loved South Bank Parklands.

Dean Butcher leads the landscape design team. In Providence he has set out to create South East Queensland’s grandest parkland address. And you’ll see those grand plans come to life - with parks and nature corridors threaded everywhere and almost a third of Providence’s land devoted to green space.

With over 17 years of ‘designing success’ for local and national clients, Ellivo Architects bring to Providence a wealth of practical experience and a reputation for creating vibrant places where people just want to be.

Ellivo’s Providence team is led by Director Scott Whiteoak – a 29-year veteran with a particular passion for sustainable construction – and a mission to make Providence a town as renowned for its beautiful and inviting public buildings as it is for its glorious parklands.



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