Waterlea Walloon Gives RAAF Keys to Queensland


February 2018 – Media Release


Quickly taking shape as one of the most anticipated masterplanned communities in the City of Ipswich, Waterlea Walloon is providing a place for members of the Australian Defence Force stationed at Amberley to call home.

Waterlea is a $350 million residential development being built to incorporate 1,500 new homes, with residential blocks of up to 800 square metres.

Post-launch sales have already hit the $28.4 million, but with the expanded RAAF base at Amberley only five minutes away and the population of the Walloon/Rosewood Corridor predicted to reach more than 40,000. Waterlea Development Manager Andrew Cook said there is still more than enough opportunity to secure a spot in the growing estate.

“We really are in a unique position to provide Amberley base personnel and the wider community with the entire lifestyle,” Mr Cook said.

“Its location provides a peaceful country style of living with natural attractions perfectly suited for families, but we haven’t needed to sacrifice creature comforts for this experience.

“Waterlea is also within close proximity to Ipswich and is well connected by roads and transport to Brisbane, Queensland’s capital,” he said.

Ipswich is located only 10 minutes away from Waterlea by car while Brisbane is 45 minutes, and both city centres are connected to a train line which is less than a kilometre from Waterlea’s front gate.

“Waterlea is the closest masterplanned estate to the Amberley base, making the perfect option for service men and women who are looking for a new home for themselves or for their families,” Mr Cook said.

The community’s 1,500 homes will be spread across 13 distinct residential neighbourhood precincts, and complemented by several kilometres of cycling paths and hiking trails.

Waterlea will also feature a refreshing serpentine creek and grand parklands, accompanied by a central business hub with café, childcare and health and wellness offerings.

Amberley base staff who enjoy the outdoors will also benefit from an array of fitness stations and barbeque areas.

Mr Cook said a Waterlea home was a sound investment option for buyers due to the $40 million being spent on infrastructure services for the Walloon region by local authorities.

“Our estate will be the first of many as population and amenities continue to grow, so it truly is a ‘ground floor’ situation before the market reaches heights unknown.”

Waterlea land is priced from $161,000 with house and land packages available from $343,500, resulting in a price difference of up to $50,000 for larger blocks compared to competing estates in the area, which are a similar distance from Ipswich and further from the base.

Waterlea is located on Rohl Rd, Walloon, and is open for inspection daily from 10am-5pm. Visit www.waterlea.com.au.