Four Reasons Providence Is Everything A Town Should Be

Four Reasons Providence Is Everything A Town Should Be

23 OCT 2020

When looking for a new home, most families will start by looking for great schools, followed by plenty of parks and open spaces, proximity to major infrastructure like shops and transport and great community atmosphere.

The perfect mix of all of these is why Providence township at South Ripley, is now home to more than 1,500 families.

Providence’s developer Okeland Communities has spent many years carefully crafting the township into the most popular community in one of the largest urban growth corridors in the country.

On completion Providence will include 7,000 new homes, four schools (two of which opened in early 2020), 200 hectares of open space and a Town Centre, Providence will have everything a family requires, all within a few minutes drive.

Here are just four of the reasons Providence should be your home.


Despite only opening in January this year, the Ripley Valley State School and Ripley Valley State Secondary College located in the heart of Providence have quickly gained a reputation for excellence with enrolments at both schools far outstripping initial forecasts.

Ripley Valley State Secondary College is open for Years 7 and 8 students this year and will grow each year to offer Year 7 to 12. The school master plan identifies further staged development as the school grows to accommodate the full Year 7 to 12 enrolments.

The schools, which will cater for more than 300 students, are part of Providence’s $120 million education precinct that also includes a new childcare centre.


The Providence masterplan places a high priority on delivering green and open spaces with many major facilities already completed.

While inner city dwellers celebrate just a few square meters of open parkland, Providence residents’ will enjoy more than 200ha of open and green spaces; an area larger than the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, City Botanic Gardens and Southbank Gardens combined.

In just five years Okeland has already delivered a vast array of open space for residents to enjoy, including;

  • The 4.55ha Providence District Sports Fields (Ironbark Park) with multiple playing fields and community facilities.
  • The popular Splash n’ Play Waterpark and playground
  • A 2,500 sqm dog park and off-leash area
  • Outdoor exercise park with yoga area and cross-training space featuring cutting-edge fitness equipment and is home to Queensland’s first Kompan City Bike; and
  • Kilometres of interconnected bike and footpaths.


A significant portion of land in the heart of Providence has been earmarked for a future Town Centre that will provide residents with place to shop, dine and socialise.

Leafy walkways, a signature public plaza, welcoming cafes, major supermarkets, handy banks, convenience stores, boutique shopping and a wide range of restaurants will ensure the future town centre is alive with energy, atmosphere and possibilities.


Since it was first launched in 2014, Okeland Communities has put a strong emphasis on facilitating community-led health initiatives and there are now a range of regular options including bootcamps, pilates, HIIT and circuit training. Established walking and running groups also meet weekly.

Many of the health and fitness programs are run close to the Providence Community Centre which has just received a major overhaul to provide locals with a space to pursue their creative and business dreams.

Providence is the largest masterplanned community in the Ripley Valley growth corridor where there is a massive $4.4 billion worth of residential projects currently underway which will ultimately provide around 50,000 dwellings to house 120,000 people.

To date, more than 1,400 homesites have been sold at Providence with a population now approaching 3,000 people.

Located on 6 Amity Way, South Ripley, Providence’s Land Sales and Community Centre is open 10am – 5pm, 7 days. For more information call 1800 604 246, email or visit

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