The Document Library will be a repository of all the important documents you’ll need to read and understand if you want to become a resident of the Witchcliffe Ecovillage. We are constantly adding new links to important documents and recommended reading to this page as they are finalised, so be sure to check back here often.

Key Ecovillage Documents

Ecovillage Life Cycle Assessment Report

Life Cycle Logic was commissioned to conduct this LCA study to inform the development of the Sustainable Building Design Guidelines for the Witchcliffe Ecovillage. The study aimed to conduct an LCA on a base case building design, which would act as a benchmark against which a range of design options could be compared.

>> Download Life Cycle Assessment of the Witchcliffe Ecovillage Passive Solar Cottage Lot Base Case Design and Design Options – June 2020

Ecovillage Structure Plan - Land Use Map

This Land Use map shows the ‘Village Centre’ zoning and can be used to ascertain which lots are included within the 50m radius of a ‘Village Centre’ zone, a condition required under the Shire’s Local Planning Policy 7 - Short Stay Accommodation. This means that homes built on lots within this area would be able to be used as short stay accommodation with Shire approval.

>> Download Ecovillage Structure Plan – Land Use Map (November 2017)

Ecovillage Lot Price Inclusions

The Witchcliffe Ecovillage is far from a standard residential subdivision. If you’re considering buying a residential lot in the Ecovillage, we want to ensure you understand you’re buying a lot more than simply a piece of dirt on which to build a house.

>> Download Lot Price Inclusions

Groupie Lot Eligibility Criteria

The dwellings on Groupie lots are designed to be a very sustainable small home with low ongoing living costs, suitable for someone with a lower asset base or income. 

>> Download Groupie Lot Eligibility Criteria

Ecovillage Information Handbooks

Project Overview Handbook

These handbooks are a great place to get to know the Ecovillage. They offer plenty of detailed information and are sure to answer many of your questions.

>> Download Project Overview Handbook

Ownership Handbook

These handbooks are a great place to get to know the Ecovillage. They offer plenty of detailed information and are sure to answer many of your questions.

>> Download Ownership Handbook

Water Handbook

These handbooks are a great place to get to know the Ecovillage. They offer plenty of detailed information and are sure to answer many of your questions.

>> Download Water Handbook

Building Your Home Handbook

These handbooks are a great place to get to know the Ecovillage. They offer plenty of detailed information and are sure to answer many of your questions.

>> Download Building Your Home Handbook

Residential Energy Handbook

These handbooks are a great place to get to know the Ecovillage. They offer plenty of detailed information and are sure to answer many of your questions.

>> Download Residential Energy Handbook

Ecovillage Local Development Plans (LDPs)

Ecovillage Sales Contract Pack

Firstly, be sure to check out The Sales Process if you are interested in finding out more information about purchasing a lot in the Ecovillage. When you’re ready to buy, contact us at [email protected] or on (08) 9757 6688 and we’ll send you a link to your strata’s sales contract documents on a secure portal of our website. You’ll need to read through these documents thoroughly and accept them to proceed with the sales contract. 

Ecovillage Site Information (for builders & designers)

Augusta-Margaret River Shire Planning Documents

Local Planning Policy 7 - Short Stay Accommodation

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance on the appropriate location, scale, use and management of short stay accommodation in the Shire. 

>> Download Local Planning Policy 7 – Short Stay Accommodation

PS01 Ancillary Dwellings

“Ancillary Dwelling” (or Granny Flat) refers to the development of ancillary self-contained accommodation on the same lot as a single house.

>> Download Information Sheet – PS01 Ancillary Dwellings

Local Planning Scheme No. 1

This document (specifically pages 38-42) provides information relating to allowed land uses in the ‘Village Centre’ zone, e.g. what type of businesses can operate.

>> Download Local Planning Scheme No. 1