Witchcliffe Ecovillage wins top gong at the UDIA National Awards in Melbourne

By Clara Evelyn Fischer

Witchcliffe Ecovillage is thrilled to announce its recent triumph at the prestigious UDIA National Awards, where it secured not one, but two esteemed accolades. The Ecovillage, nestled in the picturesque landscape of the Margaret River region in Western Australia, was honoured with the prestigious UDIA National Awards for Excellence in the category “Sustainability” as well as the overall Project of the year Award, underscoring its commitment to innovative eco-conscious practices and community-centric design.

Witchcliffe Ecovillage “was recognised for being one of the most sustainable urban developments in the world” – UDIA Western Australia

The UDIA National Awards serve as a beacon for excellence in the property development industry, recognizing projects that exhibit outstanding achievement in urban development. With a focus on sustainability and environmental stewardship, Witchcliffe Ecovillage stands out as a shining example of responsible development.

“This recognition is a testament to the dedication and passion of our team, as well as the unwavering support of our community and partners. It also highlights the increasing significance of sustainability and innovation within our industry, reaffirming the positive influence our project has had on both the community and the broader industry landscape. As we celebrate this achievement, we invite everyone to join us on April 21st for Sustainable House Day, where they can experience firsthand the innovation and sustainability of our Ecovillage community,” said Mike Hulme, Director and Co-Founder of the Witchcliffe Ecovillage.

The Sustainable Urban Development award acknowledges Witchcliffe Ecovillage’s holistic approach to sustainable living, integrating self sufficiency in renewable energy & water, extensive community gardens and regenerative agriculture practices into its design. Meanwhile, the Award for Excellence celebrates the Ecovillage’s commitment to preserving and enhancing the natural environment, showcasing its efforts to protect biodiversity and minimize ecological footprint.

At the Witchcliffe Ecovillage, sustainability is not just a buzzword but a way of life, ingrained in every aspect of the community’s ethos. From passive solar design and waste reduction initiatives to organic farming, the Ecovillage embodies a vision of a resilient, flourishing future for both its residents and the planet.

Get to know the Ecovillage on Sustainable House Day, 21 April 2024

In conjunction with this momentous occasion, Witchcliffe Ecovillage is excited to announce Sustainable House Day, taking place on April 21st. This event offers an exclusive opportunity for the public to explore the innovative and sustainable features of the Ecovillage firsthand. Visitors can engage in guided garden and house tours as well as insightful discussions led by experts in sustainable living.

To buy tickets for our Sustainable House Day event, please visit ecovillage.net.au/SHD