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Make a cuppa, get comfortable and catch up on information and inspiration from Witchcliffe Ecovillage News HQ.

Tribute to Stan Perron

Many of you will know from reading our website that the Witchcliffe Ecovillage is a joint venture between Sustainable Settlements Pty Ltd and Perron Developments Pty Ltd. It is the culmination of a 22-year association between Mike Hulme and the Perron Group on various...

What to expect when you’re expecting (an Ecovillage)

You’ve been patiently waiting for news from us so we’re thrilled to finally kick off our communications and marketing efforts in earnest. We have a plethora of exciting initiatives planned for 2019 designed to inform, engage and delight you. As early subscribers to...

The good life: community garden update

Ecovillage demonstration garden In the early days of the Ecovillage planning process, we were asked by the Shire to prove that our proposed community gardens would be large enough to supply the fresh food needs of future residents. It was difficult for us to find...

Construction update: dam building

Construction has commenced on two new dams at the Ecovillage. The dams are a key part of our strategy to capture stormwater runoff from the village and to recycle it for use in growing food in the community gardens and agricultural lots. They will also enable us to...

New staff join the Ecovillage team

The new year has heralded all sorts of beginnings for the Witchcliffe Ecovillage team, including the exciting addition of two new staff members: Jeff and Jo Thierfelder. A husband and wife duo, they individually bring a wealth of professional skills and experience to...

Stage 1 of the Ecovillage is underway

We are thrilled to announce that we have broken ground and the construction of Stage 1 of the Witchcliffe Ecovillage has finally begun. This January, we began work on the construction of the Ecovillage dams and stormwater drainage systems, playing field and highway...

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