The final allotment at Lanser’s award-winning Freeling Estate has settled, bringing to an end over a decade of development in this iconic South Australian town…
Famous for its wheat and for being home to the hit TV show McLeod’s Daughters – Freeling is a picturesque South Australian town neighbouring the Barossa Valley region. Its quiet pace, convenient location and historic charm are just some of the reasons this country town was identified for residential renewal by the team at Lanser in 2005.
Since then, Freeling has become home to 345 new families alongside new parks and play spaces, an upgraded freeway intersection, 692 new trees, the new FARM Centre and a revitalised main street.
“The best part of our job is seeing people move into their news homes and a new community take shape,” said Lanser’s Managing Director – Jason Green. “From the local sporting clubs and the new pre-school to the pubs and new businesses along Hanson Street – Freeling is thriving and we’re proud of what we’ve been able to help create here.”
As we look back – the highlights of creating Freeling Estate include:
- Freeling Estate was one of the first greenfield developments in Australia to receive connections to the National Broadband Network
- It was once home to a thriving display village with 13 homes on display from some of South Australia’s best builders
- Lanser worked with the Light Regional Council to help upgrade the town’s main street in 2010 and helped to fund new footpaths, trees, lighting and street furniture for the township
- Some of Freeling Estate’s Directors commercially supported some of the local shops in their early years – helping to grow them into the vibrant businesses they are today
- Freeling Estate was home to the 2011 Channel 9 Telethon Distinctive Home and Land lottery. The land, donated by Lanser, contributed to the success of the lottery that supports nineteen local charities
- Lanser obtained a ‘Black Spot’ grant to upgrade the Hanson Street intersection with the Theile Highway, and also contributed $330,000 to the project improving sightlines and safety for South Australians
- Lanser sponsored events at Freeling’s primary school and local sporting clubs including as the Freeling Netball Club and the Freeling Fliers basketball team
- Freeling Estate was the recipient of an ‘Award for Excellence’ at the 2021 Urban Development Institute of Australia’s SA Awards. The development was named SA’s Best Residential Development (50-600 lots). This followed a commendation that Freeling Estate won in the same category in 2010.
“Freeling Estate will continue to be a source of pride and happy memories for the team at Lanser as we hope it continues to be for all the families who have chosen to make it home,” said Green.