Last updated: March 5, 2016 (5 months ago)
Listing created on: May 6, 2008
Bellbunya Community Association
(Belli Park, Queensland, Australia)
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2007
- Start Living Together: 2008
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Website address: http://www.bellbunya.org.au
- Contact Name: Joan McVilly
- Phone: +617 5447 0181
- Community Address:
114 Browns Road
Belli Park, Queensland, 4562
We are exploring living in ways that are spiritually, socially, environmentally and economically sustaining, whilst sharing and engaging with the world.
In December 2008 we created a four-bottom-line intentional community / ecovillage on the Sunshine Coast hinterland at Belli Park, near Noosa, to model sustainable community living.
The first bottom line is personal transformative growth and the recognition of the divine that exists in all of us and our planet. The community thus has a spiritual, though non-denominational, basis. Our intention is fundamentally outward focused, with the intent to interact and influence society in positive ways.
The second is social sustainability and connection. This incorporates facilitating people from different ages, backgrounds and economic circumstances, setting a community size of 12 or more. It incorporates governance that is honouring to all, recognising the need to be heard; and communication and conflict resolution skills.
The third is economic sustainability, which incorporates desirable industry that supports individual economic sustainability as well as our larger mission. We also seek the growth of non-currency based internal economies, exploring the grace economy.
The fourth is environmental sustainability, which incorporates food production on our rural site; water gathering, treatment, and dispersal; ecological building design, construction, and refurbishments; and renewable energy. Overarching this is care of the natural country of which we are the current stewards.
We host workshops and retreats in areas such as personal and spiritual growth, deep ecology, permaculture, community building and social justice.
Our 16 hectare (40 acre) property has full conference/workshop facilities including a hall, restaurant, and suites of accommodations for small groups. We welcome enquiries for holding workshops and retreats that further our sustainable and ethical practices.
We are also open to additional community members at this stage. There may be building sites and rental spaces for like-minded people who share our vision and have the energy and enthusiasm to see this project through.