Hickinbotham names ‘villages’ Eden and Liberty

‘Liberty is about ‘setting yourself free’. Eden is a ‘new beginning’ – says Michael Hickinbotham

Two Wells’ new residential development has a name – two in fact!

The development will comprise two “villages” named ‘Eden’ and ‘Liberty’.

The announcement comes following an informal project update in Two Wells on November 6, where representatives from state government, the Hickinbotham Group, District Council of Mallala, and local business groups attended.

DesignIQ urban designer, Michael Visintin, talked through the project, explaining the Two Wells township expansion concept would feature two villages – ‘Eden’ and ‘Liberty’, with the village of Eden, which is located to the east of the project area (behind Tangarri Estate), earmarked as the first stage of the new development.

“The community made it clear at early ‘placemaking’ sessions the township expansion should complement and integrate with the existing township,” Mr Visintin said.

“Eden and Liberty will do just that.

“Both Eden and Liberty will offer diversity and choice of block sizes.

“Eden will be the first stage of the proposed development.

“That’s why the name works so well, it’s all about ‘new beginnings’ and making a new statement.”

The village of Eden will have 235 ‘country living’ allotments, which will be between 1200sqm to just over 1ha in size.

An entrance park to the Eden village is planned as a beautiful entry statement with trees forming an avenue as residents enter.

Mr Visintin said it would have a natural feel to complement the area.

A focal point of Eden is a planned ‘nature scape’ park.

“This park will encourage and inspire children to ‘learn through play’ and take ‘measured risks’,” he said.

Describing the village of Liberty, Mr Visintin said the estate would be about ‘setting yourself free’ and offer a range of block sizes for all life stages.

Across the railway line at Liberty, a proposed Lutheran B-12 school is set to be the focal point of this village.

“There will be excellent connectivity between the school and homes at Liberty,” Mr Visintin explained.

“Both Liberty and Eden will feature linear pathways and trails which will complement the area and integrate with the landscape.”

Lutheran Schools’Association deputy director Dr Lloyd Fyffe also attended the meeting.

Mr Fyffe gave a brief overview of the proposed Birth-to-Year 12 (B-12) school and commented, “the proposed school would provide quality education and choice for local people and the region.”

He went on to say the community had identified the need for a junior and senior school early in the planning process and Lutheran schools were passionate about lifelong learning.

“Lutheran schools work hard to build a ‘learning community’ in and around their schools,” he said.

“The school will be close to wetlands, providing scope for learning opportunities in ecological sustainability and agricultural education.”

Hickinbotham Group managing director, Michael Hickinbotham, said the names of the villages captured the spirit of the Two Wells township expansion and the proposed school was an exciting prospect for the development.

“Liberty is about ‘setting yourself free’. Eden is a ‘new beginning’,” Mr Hickinbotham said.

“Liberty and Eden will provide choice for all stages of life.

“We are really excited the proposed Lutheran B-12 School will be the focal point of Liberty.

“It will be close to homes, making it easy for people to drive or walk to and, importantly, be part of.”

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