Freestone auction draws attention

IT MAY now have just a community hall and notorious sculpture, but back in 1911 Freestone was on the cusp of becoming a thriving little town.

The community was expected to grow around the railway line, hence the division of a block on 437 Shellys Rd into 37 lots.

Ranging in size from 809m2 to 1879m2 the potential development will go under the hammer on Saturday and ReMax agent Nicola Beggs said it’s a unique opportunity that has attracted both local and outside interest.

“We’ve not just marketed it locally so we’ve had quite a few out-of-town inquiries,” she said.

“Obviously there aren’t as many as we would have received 18 months or two years ago but the fact there are established lots is certainly generating interest.”

Ms Beggs said these kinds of lots are quite common in the Maryvale and Tannymorel area, but not so much in Freestone, which is not earmarked for further development in the new planning scheme.

“It’s really quite unique,” she said.

Freestone is just 12km from town and Ms Beggs said even though the 37 lots are going to auction as a whole, she’s had locals contact her interested in purchasing an individual block.

The on site auction will begin at 11.30am on Saturday.



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