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Providence School Enrolments Pass 300

Excitement is building towards the opening of the $120 million Providence education precinct with enrolments at the two schools passing more than 300...

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Five Reasons Why Buying Your First Home Has Never Been Easier

Buying a block of land and building a home is still the Great Australian Dream. But for the last few years the dream has been difficult for many to...

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Talented Ipswich Artists Go On Display At Providence

Some of Ipswich region’s most inspiring artists will take centre stage at a new art exhibition taking place at the Providence South Ripley township...

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Christmas Spirit Lands At Providence As Santa Pays A Visit

Christmas is always one of the most exciting times at Providence South Ripley with a host of events and activities to enjoy.

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Ripley Valley State Secondary College - Your Questions Answered

With construction now in full swing and just over two months to go until the first day of school at the new Ripley Valley State Secondary College we...

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Exclusive Elevated Homesites From Under $200,000 Released At Providence

With stunning views towards the spectacular D’Aguilar range and walking distance to schools, community park and the future Town Centre, the Park Rise...

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The Jobs And Infrastructure Boom Driving The Ipswich Economy

Over the last decade Ipswich has emerged as one of the fastest growing local government areas in the country with billions of dollars of investment...

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Canine Lovers in Heaven as Providence Opens First Dog Park

Providence will roll out the red carpet for canine lovers and their furry friends next month when it hosts a mega celebration to launch the...

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Providence: The Home Of Health & Fitness In Ripley Valley

With summer fast approaching, many people are turning their attention to getting into shape to make a splash at the beach. Luckily there are now...

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First Home Buyers Heading Back To Land Market

First home buyers are moving back into the new land market with lower interest rates, a new Federal Government stimulus package and a return to price...

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New Providence Schools Reach Double Milestone As Enrolments Open

The State Government has released the final catchment maps and names of the two new state schools being built in Providence South Ripley.

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Families Snapping Up $5,000 Bonus At Providence

Providence South Ripley is celebrating the upcoming opening of our two new schools with a $5,000 bonus* for buyers ready to make the move to one of...

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Providence and Its First Family Celebrate Birthday Milestones

Little Archer Commons is the mirror image of the community he calls home – growing up fast, changing before our eyes and about to celebrate his...

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Ripley Valley’s Best Community Festival Returns For 2019

The Providence Heart & Soul Festival will return bigger and better in 2019 with an exciting new focus that puts the emphasis on food, music, families...

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New Providence Land Release Pays Tribute to Ripley Valley Pioneers

A limited new release of land at the Providence South Ripley master planned township pays tribute to two of the regions pioneers who helped establish...

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Ninja Warrior Street Challenge Comes To Providence South Ripley

The Providence Ninja Street Warrior Challenge will culminate with a special Father's Day event on September 1 (Sunday) with the biggest and most...

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Providence Education Precinct Gathers Pace

Progress towards the launch of Providence’s new $120 million education precinct is gathering pace with a host of activity over recent weeks

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Providence Sales Spike Delivers Premium Stage Sellout

Providence South Ripley developer Okeland Communities is rushing to bring a range of new homesites to market after the stellar success and sellout of...

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RVFC Brings Football Home To Celebrate NAIDOC Week

The Ripley Valley Football Club (RVFC) will celebrate an important milestone this Friday with their first seniors home game at the new Providence...

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New Providence School Principals Announced

The Queensland Government has announced the foundation principals who will take the reins at Providence's two new schools in 2020.

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Business Leaders Of The Future Taking Flight At Providence

Providence recently reached a major milestone in its campaign to help create the global brands of tomorrow with more than 300 new business...

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Ripley Town Centre Set For $1.5 Billion Expansion

The Ripley Town Centre will undergo a $1.5 billion expansion over coming years to include a range of new healthcare, education, recreational,...

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UPDATED - Temporary Road Closure – Providence Parade/Greenview Avenue/Parkway Avenue

UPDATED - Okeland Communities undertaking civil works at the intersection of Providence Parade/Greenview Avenue/Parkway Avenue

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Mother Duck childcare heading to Providence

A new 120-place childcare facility managed by leading operator Mother Duck is expected to open at Providence to new students in 2020.

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Football club blooms out of Providence’s field of dreams

Some people move to a new suburb and look to join a sporting club. Brodie Kenyon and his mates went one step further when they set up home in...

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A Property Buyer's Guide To The Federal Election Result

Any Federal Election is a landmark moment in our nation’s history but there was a sense that the recent Federal election was particularly crucial for...

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Positivity and perseverance pay off for Providence rugby league star

Jake Foster’s decades-long career in Rugby League is a perfect example that positivity and perseverance are key ingredients for success.

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Scotty Cam And Women’s AFL Stars Coming To Providence

Australian TV legend and building guru, Scott Cam, along with some of the biggest names in women’s AFL will be visiting Providence South Ripley on...

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$4 Million Sporting Precinct Open For Business In Ripley

The next generation of Ipswich sports stars have a new place to hone their skills with the launch of a new $4 million sport and recreation precinct...

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Providence Unveils $3 Million Of Premium, Elevated Land To Satisfy Demand

Okeland Communities has released $3 million of new premium homesites in South Ripley’s most prominent new township, Providence, amidst growing demand...

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Providence Helping Locals Get Back Into The Workforce With BUSY Traineeships

As part of its ongoing program of community development, Providence developer Okeland Communities has teamed up with BUSY At Work to launch the ‘Busy...

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Providence Plans New Outdoor Haven For Dog Owners And Active Residents

Residents of South Ripley’s Providence township will have even more opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors, thanks to developer Okeland Communities’...

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Sheparding In a New Era In The Ripley Valley - Meet the Family Behind Providence

Sometime in the next few weeks, somewhere in Providence, the pop of a champagne cork will signal a major milestone for one family as they become the...

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AMEX Corporation rebrand aligns with future growth

Family values and a strong sense of history have inspired Providence developer Amex Corporation to rebrand as Okeland Communities, underpinning the...

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New Providence Forty West Cafe Owners Bringing A New Perspective

The new owners of Providence’s signature café, Forty West, are on a mission to go beyond serving quality food and drink, and ensure the popular venue...

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The Rich History of Ripley Valley Is Worth Exploring

The Ripley Valley of today is a thriving economic hub of residential and commercial development, and since being declared a Priority Development Area...

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Providence Takes Child’s Play To New Heights With Nature Play Partnership

Providence South Ripley has become the first masterplanned residential community to partner with Nature Play Queensland (natureplayqld.org.au) as...

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What is Nature Play and why is it super important for our children?

Most of us instinctively know there is an issue with our kids becoming more and more attached to screens and choosing indoor over outdoor recreation...

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It’s Holiday and Christmas Time! Here’s Some Things To Do In Ipswich These Holidays

It’s Christmas time and that can sometimes mean two things to Providence residents – the holidays are here and you’re looking for something to keep...

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Providence in 2018: A Year of Milestones and Success

As the Christmas and holiday season descends upon us I am filled with pride at how much we have accomplished together in Providence during 2018. It...

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The Homes In Providence Making The Buying & Living Experience Easier

South Ripley’s Providence has been planned and constructed to become the area’s pinnacle of residential communities. Australia’s best have been...

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Ipswich Land On The Rise As Demand For Smaller Lots Increases

The largest masterplanned community in the booming Ripley Valley expects to add hundreds of new families over the next 12 months as the Ipswich land...

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Ipswich Defence Industry Jobs Take Centre Stage At National Conference

Representatives of the defence industry and contractors descended on Ipswich in November for a major summit to discuss the opportunities for local...

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Streamers Fly And A Community Grows As Providence Celebrates 1,000th Settlement

Providence has continued to cement itself as the most popular masterplanned community in the Ripley Valley, after recently settling its 1,000th land...

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2018 Heart and Soul Festival a massive success

Providence’s annual Heart and Soul Fesitval was once again the talk of the Ripley Valley with over 4,000 member of the community attending to enjoy...

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New bus service links Providence and Springfield Central

Translink has announced a new bus service will commence in the Ripley Valley from 2019, making it easier for Providence residents to get to and from...

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Land set aside for two new schools in South Ripley

TWO new schools will feature in a multi-million dollar education precinct which will be built at Providence in South Ripley.The 14.4 hectare site...

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Boom 'burbs moving on up

Sky's the limit as lifestyle lures millions to the Sunshine State. Suburbs will soar skywards and cities spring out of paddocks as millions of extra...

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Property swing upwards over next two year

Queensland is in the midst of a cyclical property upswing that will last two years before plateauing, according to experts who also see the...

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Christmas hope at Providence

Christmas at Providence is one of the most special times of the year when the community comes together to enjoy the festive season and celebrate all...

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Three generations create a bigger Providence family

Providence South Ripley has quickly gained a reputation for delivering a great lifestyle regardless of your age. One local family has taken their...

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New pilates classes to build wellness

Providence continues to deliver on its focus of building a happy, healthy community by hosting Pilates classes every week.Thought of as the...

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Space to run at Providence

Construction of our new $2.3 million sports facility is ramping up and is on schedule to host its first events in late 2018. The first stage of this...

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Providence unlocks new lots to capitalise on optimistic Ipswich land market

AMEX Corporation’s $1.2 billion Providence masterplanned community at South Ripley has launched another major land release at the project amid an...

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Ripley Valley sports precinct to provide new home for stars of tomorrow

A new $3 million sports and recreation precinct in the booming Ripley Valley will be home to Queensland’s next generation of sporting heroes when it...

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Space to play at Providence

A gentle stroll down one of Providence’s most beautiful avenues will deliver you from the hilltop park to the excitement of our East District Park....

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Relax in Providence's parklands

The first of our ‘Three Peaks’ parks is expected to open in December this year. Located on an elevated hilltop in the new Horizon neighbourhood, the...

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