The Witchcliffe Ecovillage is a wholly privately funded, 50:50 joint venture partnership between Sustainable Settlements Pty Ltd and Perron Group Pty Ltd. The project’s developers have been in partnership for 20 years.

Project Developers

The Witchcliffe Ecovillage is a wholly privately funded, 50:50 joint venture partnership between Sustainable Settlements and the Perron Group. The project’s developers have been in partnership for more than 20 years. Mike Hulme brings a complete focus on sustainable residential development, while the Perron Group team brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in all property related matters. The partnership is able to fund their projects without external bank involvement, which is a large part of how they are able to be so pioneering.

Sustainable Settlements Pty Ltd is a company owned by the Sheridan-Hulme Family Trust and directed by Mike Hulme. The sole purpose of this company is to design and develop sustainable human settlements. The Witchcliffe Ecovillage is the first model of just how sustainable our regional human settlements can be. Due to the complexity and huge amount of thought and effort required to plan and construct such a project, the company is only interested in focusing on one project at a time. Sustainable Settlements is the project manager of the planning, construction and marketing of the Witchcliffe Ecovillage.

The Perron Group Pty Ltd is a substantial, diversified private investment group with an extensive portfolio of commercial properties, land development activities, an automotive distribution business, interests in mining and other investment activities. The Perron Group has a strong commitment to sustainable practices with early adoption of green energy use, water harvesting, and recycling activities through its network of shopping centres and office buildings. The Perron Group is proud to be a partner in the Witchcliffe Ecovillage.

Perron Group

CEO, Ross Robertson; Stan Perron (deceased); Executive Director, Ian Armstrong.

Sustainable Settlements

Partners, Mike Hulme and  Michelle Sheridan