Creating Premium Communities

01 October 2018

Two schools planned

Ripley mum Hayley Kellner is excited for the new schools to open as her son Milo will start prep shortly after

Ripley mum Hayley Kellner is excited for the new schools to open as her son Milo will start prep shortly after.

Article originally published in the Queensland Times newspaper, 1 October 2018. Written by Ashleigh Howarth.

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 will be transformed into two separate schools, a primary school and a high school, and feature general learning areas, administration centres, lecture theatres, as well as dedicated spaces for performing arts, music, and sport.

The precinct is set to welcome students in 2020. The primary school will cater for 1000 students and the high school will cater for 1500 students. The first intake of students will include children in Prep to Year 6 in the primary school and Years 7 and 8 in the secondary school. New year levels will be added to the secondary school each year as students’ progress.

The confirmation of the opening date by the State Government follows the Department of Housing and Public Works submitting proposed infrastructure designation application materials to Ipswich City Council earlier this year. The department is currently finalising architectural plans for the schools with detailed plans to be released in a few months. Ripley mum Hayley Kellner is one parent who is eagerly anticipating the opening of the new school, with her son Milo set to start prep in 2021.

“We’ve prioritised the family lifestyle … for us to have a school a couple of minutes away is going to be so much easier to coordinate,” Ms Kellner said.

“I really want him to go to the neighbourhood school, and have his friends close by and be proud of that school environment rather than having to travel.

“I think a school does really foster a sense of community. With all the activities a school puts on, it’s a great way for the parents to get know each other as well – it’s not just about the kids.”

Providence project director Michael Khan said the confirmation of the first intake would be cause for celebration among families that now call Providence home.

“The opening of the schools will be a major milestone for Providence and an important step towards our goal of establishing a true master-planned community that caters for the needs of young families.”

It is predicted the region will be home to 120,000 people in the coming years.

Initial civil works are already under way on site ahead of the building construction which is expected to commence later this year.

Providence display village launch

31 August 2018

Providence puts the ‘Best On Show’ at new display village launch

The Duffy family and Paterson family at the Providence Display Village Launch Event

Michael & Carlene Duffy (centre), Nick (left) & Emma (right) Paterson, Indigo 5yrs and Ivie Paterson 2yrs from South Ripley, at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

Ripley Valley’s Providence master planned community will unveil a new $15 million display village this weekend (September 1) with more than 1,000 visitors expected to descend on the community for a fun-filled day of food, entertainment and informative presentations.

The event, which kicks off at 1.00pm, will include food trucks, a play zone with face painters, kids playzone, sideshow alley, live entertainment, show bags, and a spectacular firework’s display at 6.00pm.

Shaun Parsons and Catherine Le Fevre with Andrew Winter at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

Shaun Parsons and Catherine Le Fevre with Andrew Winter at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

Centre stage of the event will be hosted by broadcaster Ben Davis with Selling Houses Australia’s Andrew Winter providing insights on buying property and Michael and Carlene Duffy from The Block providing home styling tips.

The new display village will include nearly 30 homes designed to provide a window into the incredible lifestyle available when location, amenity and a strong sense of community are combined with innovative thinking.

Builders on display at the new village include Metricon, Rivergum Homes, Stylemaster, Simonds, Burbank, Bold Living, Coral Homes, Bella, Desire Homes, Homes by CMA, Stroud Homes, Silkwood Homes, GJ Gardner Homes and Brighton Homes.

Kathleen and Aaron Pattemore, with their kids, Joseph 3yrs & Samara 5yrs, from Raceciew, with Andrew Winter, at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

Kathleen and Aaron Pattemore, with their kids, Joseph 3yrs & Samara 5yrs, from Raceciew, with Andrew Winter, at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

Event Details

What: ‘Best on Show’ Providence Display Village Launch Event featuring food trucks, kids activities including side show alley, giveaways, guests presenters and live entertainment.
Where: Providence Parade, South Ripley
When: Saturday, September 1, 1.00-6.00pm
Who: Special guests Andrew Winter (Selling Houses Australia), The Block’s Michael and Carlene Duffy and MC Ben Davis.
Displays: 29 homes (23 open at launch) from leading builders including Metricon, Stylemaster, Simonds, Burbank, Bold Living, Coral Homes, Rivergum Homes, Bella, Desire Homes, Homes by CMA, Stroud Homes, Silkwood Homes, GJ Gardner Homes and Brighton Homes.

Michael & Carlene Duffy with Andrew Winter at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

Michael & Carlene Duffy with Andrew Winter at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

One of the highlights of the village will be Rivergum Homes’ Oxygen Series designs, which features the ‘Volar’ and ‘Latitude’ homes that have been designed to create a perfect balance between South East Queensland’s temperate climate and modern design.

Rivergum will use the Providence Display Village as a stage to showcase how builders today are keeping the great Australian dream achievable and affordable in the face of increasingly harsh weather conditions and soaring electricity bills.

Rivergum Homes National Design Manager John Eckert said the designs incorporated elements that acknowledged a potential buyer’s obvious desire to be comfortable in their own home.

“The whole range has been designed with solar flip, where the outdoor entertainment area, kitchen and living area is flappable on every plan, so we can get the best available solar orientation,” he said.

Cameron (seated) and Andrea Palmer and their kids Bradley 4yrs and Curtis 2yrs, are the Facebook winners, with Carlene (blonde) and Michael (right), at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

Cameron (seated) and Andrea Palmer and their kids Bradley 4yrs and Curtis 2yrs, are the Facebook winners, with Carlene (blonde) and Michael (right), at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

“We’ve also made sure all of our homes, Latitude in particular, has cross ventilation throughout all living areas, with windows and door openings that line up with each other to ensure that cross ventilation through the home.

The Latitude also utilises external solar screens to mitigate the heat load on glass surfaces and high level fans to encourage air movement.

Working individually or together each of these features can have a dramatic impact on the temperature inside a home and reduce the need for energy-hungry air-conditioning.

The impact of smart design on the hip-pocket can be significant. A Canstar Blue survey1 recently found 62% of Australians were cutting their air-conditioning usage to save money with 69% believing air-conditioning was the largest contributor to their power bills.

Canstar estimates a split-system air-conditioner can cost about $648 to run for 12 hours a day through summer and, but just $216 if running for four hours a day. Ducted air can cost more than $3,200 over summer if running 12 hours a day and $1,080 if on for four hours a day.

Andrew Winter with Michael & Carlene Duffy, at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

Andrew Winter with Michael & Carlene Duffy, at the Providence Display Village Launch Event (left to right)

Ripley Valley Sports Precinct

14 June 2018

The Bullsbrook Country Fair

Bullsbrook Community Fair

The Bullsbrook Country Fair was held on Sunday 8th April and turned out to be a huge success with an estimated 8,000 people attending the event. Amex Corporation were proud to sponsor the event which was held on the site of the proposed town centre of Amex’s exciting new land development, “Kingsford”.

Highlights of the day included the RAAF aerial display, mechanical bucking bull, water dunking machine and the hilarious scarecrow competition. The Country Fair was very well organised and had something for everyone including free kids games, face painting, live music and even a giant pumpkin competition. Attendees enjoyed the numerous plant, produce, craft and information stalls on offer and the Bullsbrook Volunteer Fire & Emergency Services were also on display celebrating their 65th anniversary. The day wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts from the Bullsbrook Residents & Ratepayers Association (BRRA) , the Lombardo Family and the numerous volunteers, sponsors and local businesses that were involved in making the event a huge success.

We look forward to taking part in next year’s Bullsbrook Country Fair and continuing the tradition for many years to come.

Bullsbrook Community Fair

Bullsbrook Community Fair

Bullsbrook Community Fair

Bullsbrook Community Fair

Bullsbrook Community Fair

Ripley Valley Sports Precinct

4 May 2018

Ripley Valley Sports Precinct to provide new home for stars of tomorrow

Ripley Valley Sports Precinct

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 hosts its first sporting events later this year.

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli today joined representatives of Amex Corporation, developers of the Providence masterplanned community, to officially start construction on the facility.

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.

This growth in population is expected to result in the creation of several new clubs in the area from a range of sports, including rugby league, Australian rules, hockey and touch football.

Spread over 4.55ha, the initial stage of the first major sports precinct for Ripley Valley will include two rectangular fields and an integrated oval suitable for a variety of sports. 
Fully equipped with public toilets and storage for use by sporting clubs, a 100-space car park, playground and barbeque, the community asset will become the home of sport in the booming Ripley Valley. Future stages will include more fields and club house for resident clubs.

Mayor Andrew Antoniolli said the new facility would give local kids the opportunity to enjoy all the physical, mental and social benefits of physical activity as part of a sporting club.

“Ipswich’s greatest sporting son Allan Langer started his career on a field just like this,” he said. “Over time we hope to see the establishment and growth of numerous sporting clubs based right here that will give our young people the best opportunity to excel and start their journey to greatness.”

Providence Project Director Michael Khan said the new facility was the next step in the development of a community where health and lifestyle were the central focus.

“Living a healthy and productive life with time spent in the great outdoors with family and friends is at the heart and soul of everything we do at Providence,” he said.

“To give our current and future residents access to a sporting precinct where they can enjoy any number of sports year-round has been a long-term goal and we are happy to be partnering with Ipswich City Council to deliver his important initiative.

“These facilities not only become a focal point for the young people and their families on the weekend but provide a space that promotes health and well-being during the week for all members of the community.”

The sporting precinct is the first of three new community assets that will be delivered at Providence over the next 12-18 months as part of Providence Parklands project.

Providence Parklands will eventually include 200 hectares - double the size of Brisbane Botanic Gardens, City Botanic Gardens and South Bank Parklands combined - of formal parklands, nature reserves and green sporting and recreational space.

The first of Providence’s ‘Three Peaks’ parks is expected to open in December this year. Located on an elevated hilltop in the new Horizon neighbourhood, the space will enjoy stunning views over Providence and the Ripley Valley.

“Topped by a stunning, architect- designed viewing platform the new park will be the ideal place to enjoy a drink as the sun sets over another glorious day in the valley,” Mr Khan said. Positioned on half a hectare, the common area will be one of three hilltop lookouts scattered around Providence linked by designated walk and cycle paths, connecting all of Providence’s neighbourhoods.

Amex is also in the process of preparing designs for a new East District Park.

Created a place where adventure rules, the new district park will include one of Queensland’s first playgrounds created on the principle of Nature Play. This concept is based on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.

Mayor Andrew Antoniolli

Providence Project Director Michael Khan

Amex Community Fun

11 April 2018

Community Fun at Sunrise

Amex Easter Fun

Our growing community at Sunrise at Wellard is really starting to blossom. Lyndon Gibbings, Sales Manager for Amex Corporation, organised a residents Easter Egg hunt over the Easter long weekend. It was a fantastic turnout and the families of Sunrise had a great time hunting for Easter Eggs in the main park and playground. A resident puppy named Charlie stole the “cutest dog pose” award, making the most of the soft grass and taking a hard earned nap!

Recently we filmed some great conversation with the Pineda-Meneses family and they shared their positive experiences they’ve had during their time living in Sunrise. They are passionate about their life and wellbeing at Sunrise at Wellard and Frank Pineda said “the developers have been great to us. They have got back to all our questions and requests in good time and we have asked and requested many things from them, so it’s impressive.” You can view more comments on tape from the family on our Facebook and Instagram channels. With an estate landscape family activities such as the Easter Egg hunt and clearly an engaged and happy family, Sunrise at Wellard is growing and emerging as a superb residence for buying land and building a home for you and your family to enjoy.

Amex Easter Fun

Amex Easter Fun

Amex Easter Fun

Bullsbrook set to flourish

4 December 2017

Amex Enters WA’s North-East Market!

Bullsbrook Swan Valley

Bullsbrook is set to flourish following Amex Corporation’s acquisition of 247 hectares of land in the Swan Valley township. The project will comprise 2,500 residential lots and feature a centerpiece new town centre.

With its backdrop of the magnificent Darling Scarp and River Red Gum studded creek that runs through the site, future residents will enjoy a healthy outdoors lifestyle ideal for families, with views from the escarpment extending to the Perth CBD with discovery trails and natural experiences along the creekline.

Located directly across from the newly opened multi-million dollar Ethel Warren Community Centre, library and established sporting facilities; on the doorstep of the renowned Bullsbrook College providing P – Y12 education, new residents of the Amex project will enjoy amenity from the very day they move in.

The Amex project will add considerably to this amenity with a public primary school, childcare and district-level playing fields being provided within the site.

The new town centre is planned to provide a new hub for the overall Bullsbrook region. It will comprise a major district-level town centre, based on an urban village concept with up to 25,000m2 NLA of retail space.

The project sits in the centre of the existing Bullsbrook town site and represents a major greenfield urban development opportunity that will deliver a vision based on shared principles setting a new standard for housing and community facilities within the area.

Amex Corporation estimates the timing for planning approvals for the initial stages of construction to occur in 12 months’ time. The project will be developed over a 15 to 20 year period.

Further updates will be announced as the project progresses.

South Ripley Festival

20 October 2017

South Ripley Festival

Ripley Valley Festival

More Heart and Soul As South Ripley Festival Returns For 2017

The Heart and Soul Festival at Providence South Ripley will return bigger and better in 2017 with a host of exciting new features including cooking demonstrations by MKR finalists Valerie and Courtney and more than 80 market stalls.

After a hugely successful debut in 2016 that saw thousands of local residents and visitors enjoy a full day of events and activities the festival will return on 24 September from 9am-3pm. 

The event will once again include a host of entertainment and workshops celebrating sustainability and the talents of local artists and performers. The festival will be headlined this year by My Kitchen Rules finalists Valerie and Courtney who will be putting on cooking demonstrations at 10am and 2pm.

Bringing together residents and local businesses, the festival will showcase over 80 stallholders and a diverse range of food trucks to create a day of fun and learning, in addition to supporting the region’s local talent by showcasing a host of live performances from local artists.

In a show of the community support underpinning the festival, established Ipswich band The Huntsmen will play through the day and provide the stage and sound management for the younger artists.   

Kids’ activities include three live children’s shows, aboriginal cultural performance, jugglers, stilt walkers, magicians and belly dancing.

Created by Providence residents, the free-of-charge Heart and Soul Festival was developed during resident-led committee meetings to create an event reflecting the values, interests and aspirations of its residents; as such, Heart and Soul has been given its name due to the festival being born out of the true ‘heart and soul’ of its residents.

The annual festival is becoming a unique part of Providence’s tradition with the aim of capturing the essence of the community’s multiculturalism and inclusive culture in a family environment.

Providence project director Michael Khan said the resident-developed event was an extraordinary example of community collaboration.

“It’s fantastic to see a community-led festival of this scale happening at Providence.

“A core Providence value is ‘creating community’ and we want to ensure that as the population in Providence grows, so does the sense of belonging to somewhere truly special.

“In recent years, we focused on building the ‘bricks and mortar’ foundations from which the Providence community can grow. With the Sales and Community Centre, Forty West Cafe and Splash’n’Play Water Park all now open and fully operational it has been amazing to see residents embrace the opportunities these leading facilities represent.

“This community-developed Heart and Soul festival strongly indicates that Providence is a thriving community underpinned by supportive, driven and happy residents,” he said.

Providence Community Development Officer Felicity Hill said the community is one of self-empowerment.

“Our goal is to build a self-sufficient and empowered community where residents feel welcome and valued and build lasting relationships. To achieve this, we proudly support residents in coming together to create the kind of community they wish to be part of.  

Ms Hill anticipates that this will be Providence’s largest community event of the year and expects Heart and Soul to become a leading regional event.  

“We hope this event will be run completely by residents, and Providence will simply provide sponsorship,” Ms Hill concluded.    

Baldivis Square

31 March 2017

Baldivis Square forges links

Baldivis Square shopping centre

Prime Group’s $30 million Baldivis Square shopping centre on Makybe Drive opens its doors on Monday.

The 6000sqm shopping centre, anchored by an IGA supermarket, has 16 specialty retailers, including a dentist and medical centre, and work on a childcare centre will start before the end of the year.

The centre is expected to transform the strip into a bustling, pedestrian-friendly meeting place with outdoor seating, bike racks, trees, landscaping and public art.

Prime Group managing director Joe Passione said the developer wanted to create a community focal point and had worked hard on creating open spaces and carefully selecting high-quality tenants.

Axia Commercial Property’s Adam Musbah said the neighbourhood centre was fully leased, apart from one contested restaurant space.

The centre has committed to creating an inner-city atmosphere with a strong emphasis on local community engagement. For example, Baldivis IGA owner Pat Rock said it was supporting local producers where possible, including Baldivis Fresh Eggs and local Peel District wines and WA craft beers.

Owner of the cafe, Brother of Mine, Jos Whettingsteel, who has worked with Jamie Oliver in Britain, will be working with Makybe Rise Primary School students to maintain the herb garden.

Baldivis, just 46km south of Perth, was developed for residents in the 1990s and is one of the fastest growing suburban areas with a big proportion of young families and several new schools built in recent years. Stockland developed the first Baldivis residential estate, Settlers Hills, and opened Baldivis shopping centre in 2007.

Jan Juc SLSC on the Bells Bash and Danger 1000

15th February 2017

Congratulations Jan Juc SLSC on the Bells Bash and Danger 1000

Bells Bash event

Amex, as proud sponsors of the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), would like to congratulate the Jan Juc SLSC and all its member and volunteers for hosting yet another successful Bells Bash Cliff Run and Danger 1000 swim for 2017.

The Bells Bash, hosted by the Jan Juc SLSC, was held on the 13th January 2017 with participants racing along the 8km course which includes the Great Ocean Walk track from Jan Juc to Bells Beach. Congratulations to all winners with special mention to the 8km winners Nic van Raaport and Ellie O’Kane in their respective categories.

The following day also saw Jan Juc SLSC host the Danger 1000 which is Torquay’s biggest open water swim. 2000 competitors between the ages of 9 and 75 took part in the 500m, 1km and 2.5 km events at Cosy Corner. Congratulations again to reigning champion Sam Sheppard who finished in 11 minutes and 58 seconds and Sophie Thomas who won the open female division in 13 minutes and 37 seconds.

Open division winners

After such a big weekend of events and significant effort by the club who receive money raised by the event, the real winners of the weekend are undoubtedly the local community. A community who are the benefactors of the diligence and community service of the Jan Juc Surf Lifesaving club to the safety of our beaches.

Congratulations again to the entire Jan Juc Surf Lifesaving club and its 400 strong volunteers on the day!

Race winners

Ipswich Mayor to launch new community facilities at Providence - SE QLD’s newest master planned community

11th July 2016

Ipswich Mayor to launch new community facilities at Providence - SE QLD’s newest master planned community

Providence Announces Splash n Play Regional Water Play Park

On Saturday 9 April, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale officially launched the new Sales and Community Centre and licensed café at a family fun day at Providence, the region’s newest community.

Mayor Pisasale said Providence will eventually house 20,000 residents, with a large amount of open parkland, green space and recreation areas making it particularly appealing to families.

“An amazing 80% of the $100 million in sales so far have been made to owner occupiers who are attracted by a safe family friendly environment and picturesque location.

“Providence is quite unique due to the amount and quality of parks and community facilities being delivered so early in the life of such a large development.

“In addition to fantastic community facilities there will be 200 hectares of the 670-hectare site dedicated to open space.

“Providence in South Ripley, is experiencing some of the strongest growth in land values in the Western corridor, with median land price growth of 11% since it launched in 2014. That’s way ahead of the growth in most capital cities,” Mayor Pisasale said.

Of the ten new residential communities within the municipality of Ipswich, Providence has attracted 30% of total sales in the last three months.

Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann also lent his support at the launch.

“The Providence Sales and Community Centre, licensed café Forty West, Splash’n’Play Water Park and Adventure Playground are major drawcards for young families and home buyers across the South East,” Mr Neumann said.

The Community Centre will be available for community activities free of charge. Community groups can book space in the Providence Sales and Community Centre for community or local club events and other purposes such as small gatherings or meetings.

Work is underway to schedule future community events and use of the space along with Ipswich City Council and other local community groups.

Families see out summer with a sizzle at opening of new $3.4 million Splash’n’Play Water Park

29th February 2016

Families see out summer with a sizzle at opening of new $3.4 million Splash’n’Play Water Park

Kids, toddlers, parents and anyone looking to escape the heat of the last week of summer enjoyed a family event and sausage sizzle on the weekend to celebrate the opening of the South West region’s newest water park.

The $3.4 million Splash’n’Play Water Park in Providence is the first water play area of its kind in the Ripley Valley and a major drawcard for families across the region.

Providence Director Michael Khan said Splash’n’Play Water Park and Adventure Playground helped make Providence the most family-friendly community in the Ripley Valley and encouraged active living, fun and a sense of adventure.

“With this last burst of heat seeing out the summer, over 2500 people came along to enjoy the outdoors, dip their toes in the water, play in the cool and soak up the community atmosphere,” Mr Khan said.

“Our designers, Cardno - Landscape Architecture have created the park to be an entirely family friendly and sun safe area where fun and relaxation combine to make the perfect day out.

“It’s great to see the delight on the kids’ faces as they run through the water, and equally on the parents’ faces as they watch their kids play while relaxing in the shaded seating areas.

“Kids can also let their imaginations run wild in the adventure playground with a flying fox, custom sky walk with rope nets, air bridges linking the sky cabins and slides to keep them entertained,” he said.

Mr Khan said the Splash’n’Play Water Park and Adventure Playground was an inviting oasis dotted with palm trees, shade sails, BBQ areas, picnic tables and a grassed amphitheatre which provided open space for community events.

Young visitors said they couldn’t get enough of the aqua arches, ‘misty mountains’ and gushers that spurt water unexpectedly from the ground.

Splash’n’Play forms part of the larger District Park facility and adjoins the Providence Centre and café which will open in April.

“Providence is the perfect place for families to build their dream home and enjoy the benefits of a safe community with a focus on the outdoors, environment, active lifestyles and a return to true neighbourhood living,” Mr Khan said.

“This is a completely free facility for the community to enjoy at leisure and our residents are already planning to spend their days packing a picnic and heading down to the park,” Mr Khan said.

Over the next 20 years Providence will be constructed across 670 hectares, approximately three times the size of Brisbane’s CBD land mass and will be the largest single development in the Ripley Valley.

For More information on Providence visit the Providence website: Click here.

Little Green welcomes Peet Limited

22nd February 2016

Little Green welcomes Peet Limited

After successfully creating and establishing our vision for Little Green as a community-focused, premium lifestyle development, AMEX Corporation has sold Little Green to respected developer, Peet Limited.

An experienced property developer both locally and around Australia, Peet was founded over 120 years ago and is one of Australia’s leading and most innovative developers of communities.

As of the 1st March 2016, Peet Limited will take over the construction, development and delivery of the project. Peet is committed to upholding the values of the project and is passionate about honouring Little Green’s key pillars of liveability, connectivity and a tight-knit community feel.

On behalf of the entire team at AMEX Corporation, it has been an absolute pleasure bringing our vision for Little Green to life. We look forward to welcoming Peet as the new custodians of this vision, and we wish all our purchasers the best.

Little Green Sponsors Wyndham Diwali

15th November 2015

Little Green Sponsors Wyndham Diwali

Little Green Sponsors Wyndham Diwali

On Saturday 14 November 2015 AMEX’s Little Green Project jointly sponsored the Wyndham Diwali, Festival of Lights.

The free multicultural event drew almost 26,000 attendees, with the Little Green marquee attracting a steady stream of interested people throughout the day which concluded with a show of fireworks!

The Little Green marquee hosted activities in the morning with a roving balloon artist and face painter for all those who visited the marquee, and many also left sporting a Little Green Tattoo for the day.

In the afternoon, nutritional company Foost arrived with two smoothie bikes so adults and kids alike could pedal their own ‘Little Green’ smoothie. Foost reported a total 195 Little Green smoothies pedalled by event goers in three hours – a new record for the nutrition company!

In the evening, Social Playground attracted plenty of attention printing over 150 images and loading images to Instagram, of event goers wanting a photo of themselves at the event especially on the smoothie bikes!

The event was a great success with the attendees warming to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the boutique community life that Little Green has to offer.

Ripley’s newest community the first to reach 300th Sale

6th August 2015

Ripley’s newest community the first to reach 300th Sale

Providence is the first masterplanned community in the Ripley Valley to reach its 300th sale, cementing its position as the area’s most desirable place to live.

The Wallace family, the 300th buyers, were greeted with the news on the weekend and couldn’t be happier with their decision.

"My wife and I have lived in Victoria and Western Australia in recent years so were familiar with some of the other great developments the Amex Corporation had created. When we moved back to Queensland, we were really excited to hear that they had a new development called Providence at South Ripley. We went and had a drive around straight away,” Mark Wallace said.

"Buying in Providence ended up being an easy decision for us. The facilities and amenities that are planned for the development are amazing, with our eldest son - almost three - very excited by the Splash’n’Play area opening this summer.

“It’s only a short distance to Springfield Central and everything happening there and it’s a really easy drive to the train station to get to work.

"We are really excited by the lot we have chosen. It will front a park with play equipment and plenty of space for the kids to kick the ball around. It’s also an easy walk to everything that is planned - the health hub, town centre, Splash’n’Play.

“We selected Simonds as our builders and are getting a quality four bedroom home, with a good size backyard for under $400,000! You can’t get this quality for that price anywhere else in Greater Brisbane,” Mark Wallace said.

Providence Director, Michael Khan said it was no coincidence that Providence was selling fast and was the first to reach 300 sales, given its sought after features and affordable house and land packages.

“We’ve hit the 300th sale ahead of schedule and people are snapping up the blocks to secure their perfect spot in what is fast becoming Ripley Valley’s most desirable new residential community.

“Buyers are telling us that Providence is without a doubt the most sought after location due to the community facilities being developed, its proximity to Ipswich and Brisbane, affordable price points, size and position of land, and focus on family friendly outdoor living.

“The project team has brought forward the release of stages 8A, 13 and 14 and we are confident these stages will sell equally as fast.

“We have plenty happening with the first purchasers building their homes and scheduled to move in in July. With over 80 homes now under construction, there is a real sense of a community growing.

“The HomeExpo will be opening on 22-23 August showcasing 24 homes, and construction has started on the Providence Neighbourhood Centre and Splash’n’Play District Park. We also recently opened the James Ivory Bridge that is 75m long and provides a vital link over Bundamba Creek,” Mr Khan said.

Mr Khan said buyers saw the potential in Providence with $7.4 million being spent on community facilities in the next 12 months and a focus on active living through the provision of parks, bike paths, sports fields and exercise areas.

Providence in the Ripley Valley will deliver an entire new town in one of the fastest developing areas of Australia. Over the next 20 years Providence will be constructed across 670 hectares, approximately three times the size of Brisbane’s CBD land mass and will be the largest single development in the Ripley Valley.

Providence is being developed by Amex Corporation, an Australian family-owned residential development company that has been operating in Queensland for 28 years, and has delivered 14 communities across Australia.

New $6.5 million Providence Bridge paving the way to job prosperity and economic growth in Ripley

17th June 2015

New $6.5 million Providence Bridge paving the way to job prosperity and economic growth in Ripley

Police Minister and Member for Bundamba Jo-Ann Miller has today opened the James Ivory Bridge in Providence, paving the way to major development which will drive social and economic growth in Ripley Valley and provide affordable housing for Queenslanders.

The Western Corridor’s Ripley Valley is set to become a social and economic hub with a total of $12 million dollars in catalyst funding committed by the State Government for key infrastructure projects so far.

This includes $6.5 million for the James Ivory Bridge and upgrades to Ripley Road, $4.2 million for a regional trunk sewer main and $1.3 million for a regional trunk water main to service the entire Ripley Valley Priority Development Area.

Minister Miller said the bridge was a vital piece of infrastructure that represented economic growth and prosperity in the region.

“The State Government’s $6.5m investment in the James Ivory Bridge and essential road upgrades marks the start of Ripley Valley’s growth as a major development hub,” Minister Miller said.

“Ripley Valley and Providence will deliver long-term social and economic value, given its proximity to Ipswich and Brisbane and the high demand for new housing in the region.”

A total of $53.5 million will be spent in Providence over a two year period creating the equivalent of 330 full time construction jobs.

This includes $22.8 million in catalyst and civil works to date and $30.7 million in the next 12 months on catalyst works, the display village, home construction, and construction of the Providence Neighbourhood Centre, Splash n Play Water Park and a major sports park.

Providence Project Director Michael Khan said more than $7.4 million will be invested into creating community facilities in Providence over the next 6 months, equating to approximately $25,000 for every buyer to date.

“Work is already underway with key infrastructure, civil works and housing projects under construction and the first residents set to move into their homes in the next 2 months,” Mr Khan said.

“What sets Providence apart from other developments is its focus on community, services, active living and key infrastructure.

“This massive injection of funds and community focus firmly cements Providence as a leader in economic growth, social wellbeing, and cutting edge development for South East Queensland,” he said.

The bridge has been formally named James Ivory Bridge after the early grazier and dairy farmer who acquired the land in 1859 and later sold in 1880. The property that is now known as Providence, was just some of his extensive land holdings across the Ipswich and Esk regions in the 1800s.

Parklands at the heart of new community

21st May 2015

Parklands at the heart of new community

Little Green in Tarneit is designed to be different in all the right ways – a community of diversity and choice, based on ideas taken from the world’s best neighborhoods. Because of its boutique size of just over 300 homes, Little Green achieves a great feeling of community and exclusivity.

Carefully thought out common areas, spaces to relax, socialise and unwind, add to this ambience. Little Green also offers a unique program of community events in its natural amphitheatre and around the central park.

Since opening at the end of February, Little Green has sold more than 50 blocks and the developer, Amex Corporation has recently released the latest stage. Titled the Family Release, it features quality blocks ranging from 238sqm to 512sqm, all located within a minute’s walk of the community’s central parkland.

Amex Corporation Executive Director Cameron Shephard said the purchasers had been predominantly local buyers looking to buy one of the community’s larger lots with more room to move.

“We have been astounded by the early response from the Tarneit community who are looking to either purchase their first home in the location they know and love, or trade up from their existing property to a larger home-site to support their growing family,” Mr Shephard said.

“The overwhelming majority of our purchasers to date have been owner occupiers, which speaks volumes for the level of amenity and attention to detail invested into the community’s family-focused master plan,” he said.

Designed around the key pillars of connected living, smart design and true community, Little Green has just over 320 blocks with a substantial 7,500sqm parkland as its centerpiece.

This dedication to greenspace is set to include a number of activity nodes from yoga, health and fitness facilities, an interactive active play space, through to an urban plaza, kick-about area and a playground for the kids. Health and fitness have played a key role in the project’s masterplan, with a running track dotted with fitness nodes creating a circuit around the entire neighbourhood.

A sense of community also lies at the heart of the project, with the inclusion of a number of community spaces such as a landscaped amphitheatre, a barbeque area and meeting spaces to encourage engagement and enjoyment with family and friends.

Located in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities, residents at Little Green will have everything at their fingertips, with a number of existing schools, shopping precincts and transport facilities nearby.

Tuart Ridge Hosts an Exciting New Movie Series

30th April 2015

Tuart Ridge Hosts an Exciting New Movie Series

Baldivis Movies on the Move screened ‘The Lego Movie’ in Treetops Park, Tuart Ridge on the Friday the 17th April 2015. The new pop up outdoor movie night series created by Baldivis Events Inc is moving across different parks and public open spaces in Baldivis, aiming to foster a closer community spirit.

After a swarming first screening, the second event of the series was held in Tuart Ridge estate using sponsorship funds provided by Amex Corporation.

Approximately 300 excited Movie goers attended the evening with people coming from as far as Secret Harbour and Kwinana.

Families and Friends arrived in the pristine park dressed as their favourite movie characters prepared for a sensational night ahead.

The entertainment was endless consisting of music, quizzes, giant games, face painting, balloon twisting, a bouncy castle and more. There was plenty of food and refreshments on offer throughout the evening including; a variety of showbags, Café2U coffee, Captain Soft Serve, Ye Olde Fashioned Popcorn and a sausage sizzle prepared by Baldivis Events Inc.

It was a warm Friday night and the vibe in the park was buzzing. Delighted winners claimed various dancing awards and fancy dress prizes, plus an excited family took home the sensational Telstra Sonos giveaway, presented by the NBN Experience Van.

With the premium Baldivis Estate near completion, it was great to see the thriving community come together and enjoy an evening in the picturesque Treetops Park. Amex Corporation was thrilled to assist Baldivis Events Inc in providing this wonderful event to the Baldivis community and look forward to the series returning to Tuart Ridge in 2016.

For information on Tuart Ridge call Satterley on 9368 9078 or visit the Tuart Ridge website: Click here.

Providence Announces Splash n Play Regional Water Play Park

12th April 2015

Providence Announces Splash n Play Regional Water Play Park

Providence Announces Splash n Play Regional Water Play Park

Amex Corporation is proud to announce that a stunning water play park is scheduled to be opened to the public at Providence in the Ripley Valley region of South East Queensland next summer.

Children of all ages will be able to cool off as they race through a maze of aqua arches, ‘misty mountains’ and giant gushers that spurt water towers unexpectedly from the ground.

Ripley Valley’s first water play park will feature a dedicated toddler water playground, an older children’s zone, and space for adults. Combined with the adjoining Adventure Play area, the new destination will be known as Providence Splash n Play.

“We’ve designed the Splash n Play water play park with fun-loving families in mind. There is the toddler area with ‘wiggly’ sprayers that little tots can control, and the bigger kids zone with 4m-high water features that shoot water down to the ground,” said Providence project director Michael Khan.

“There are even day beds where Mums and Dads can relax on the large seating platforms watching their children play.”

As the largest development within Ripley Valley, Providence is creating hectares of active recreational spaces for the community. The Splash n Play water play park, the neighbouring Adventure Park and bikeways will cement Providence’s position as the community heartland for families living in the Ripley Valley.

The Adventure Park will be a great place for kids of all ages to explore and create their own games using the cableway flying fox, elevated skywalk with enclosed rope bridge, see saw, swings and a spinner.

Around 80 per cent of the Splash n Play water play area is covered in shade structures, making it a sun safe place to enjoy the summer. As well as shade structures, the park is dotted with palm trees, creating a cool oasis on hot summer days,” said Mr Khan.

Commencing near the District Park, where the Splash n Play area and the Adventure Play is located, there will be a network of bicycle paths criss-crossing the development, enabling residents to make their way to this destination without having to drive their cars.

Construction will start shortly, in order for Providence Splash n Play to be open in time for next summer.

Splash n Play forms part of the 200 hectares of landscaped open space and retained bush land at Providence, which will eventually be home for up to 20,000 people.

The 670-hecatre Providence community is the largest single development within the Ripley Valley and is being developed by Amex Corporation. Amex Corporation is an Australian family-owned residential development company that has been operating in Queensland for 25 years, and has delivered 14 communities across Australia.

AMEX Corporation launches land development in Melbourne’s West

24th March 2015

AMEX Corporation launches land development in Melbourne’s West

Amex Corporation, the family owned, West Australian-based developer, has announced its first active project in Victoria in almost a decade with the launch of a land subdivision development in Tarneit with an end value of approximately $60million.

The project, called ‘Little Green’, represents the southern portion of a significant land holding totaling over 125 hectares, which Amex Corporation has owned in joint venture with private West Australian company, Cotswold Investments, since 2005.

Amex Corporation plans to release the land holding as two separate developments over the next three years. Combined, the end value of these two projects will exceed $300 Million.

The project, which launched to the public last weekend, has recorded an impressive start in the market with 90 percent of its first release sold in the opening weekend alone.

The developer last sold an active project in Victoria in the early 2000s however since then it has retained holdings of a number of land sites all in various stages of rezoning and planning.

Amex Corporation currently boasts a number of active projects in Western Australia and Queensland, including a $1 billion new community in Ripley, South East Queensland, totaling approximately 7,000 lots, which has sold an average of almost 30 blocks per month since it was released to the market early last year.

Amex Corporation’s new Tarneit project forms part of the wider Tarneit North PSP which was approved in September 2014.

Amex Corporation executive director, Cameron Shephard said Amex Corporation had cemented strong relationships in the Victorian marketplace over the past 20-plus years and was keen to have an active presence in 2015.

“Amex Corporation has been developing land in Victoria since 1993 however since the early 2000s our remaining land holdings had been located in regions where rezoning was yet to take place.

“We have recently seen the rezoning of two of our Victorian land holdings which will allow us to release three new projects to the local market over the next three years.

“Amex Corporation has been active in the Victorian market for the better part of two decades and we have forged strong relationships here as a result. Amex Corporation is part of this state’s development fabric so we are pleased to be focusing our attention in Victoria again over the next few years.

“Our new project in Tarneit will see Amex Corporation have active projects across three states. The market is strong and interest rates are at a historic low so we are confident moving into 2015 that all our projects will comfortably sell on par with if not exceed market expectations.

“We have been working closely with the Metropolitan Planning Authority and Wyndham City Council over the past three years to deliver a masterplan that is both innovative and responsive to the current market conditions so we are thrilled with the early eager response from purchasers over the launch weekend,” he said.

Amex Corporation will launch the southern portion of its Tarneit land holding in February this year, with another project in Torquay to launch in late 2016 and the northern portion of the Tarneit land holding slated to launch in 2018.

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