Civil construction of Stages 1-3 has mostly been completed including roads, carparks, drainage, paths, services, stone walls and the dam crossing. Works to finalise the microgrid in Stage 3 should be completed at the end of April when switchboards have been delivered.
The dam crossing across the central dam was required to link the northern and southern sections of the Ecovillage and we needed to wait until the end of summer to empty the dam to enable the earthworks to be completed. The dam is now ready to fill up again as rainfall is starting and we will come back next season to complete the roadworks.
We have commenced the process to hand over roads to the Shire and we anticipate roads will be open to general public access toward the end of April.
After a career in public works engineering, it is a rare privilege to have the opportunity to plan, design and construct a new village from scratch. Thank you for entrusting us with establishing the infrastructure for your village and I look forward to seeing the built form and landscaping evolve in the coming months and years.