Christie Walk

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

  • Last updated: February 1, 2016 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: March 15, 2011

Mission Statement

liveable cities

Community Description

Urban Ecology Australia (UEA)is a non-profit, community-based organisation, promoting people-and-nature-friendly urban settlements.
Ecological Cities. The eco-village associated with UEA is known as Christie Walk

An eco-city is a city in balance with nature. We can make eco-cities here and now by incorporating energy and water conservation features in buildings, industry and transport, and by cultivating natural ecosystems and human communities in urban public spaces.

Christie Walk is a medium density housing development located in downtown Adelaide which combines many ecologically sustainable and community enhancing features. It was initiated by UEA and serves as a demonstration site to show how cities could be built.

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 1991
  • Start Living Together: 2001
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Not currently, but there is a list or possibly in the future
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Jane Thomas
  • Phone: +61 8 82126760
  • Community Address:
    105 Sturt St
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
  • Location


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability)
  • Programs & Activities: School, Educational Institute or Experience
  • Location: Urban


  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments:

    2000 sq metres


  • Adult Members: 30
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    book a tour by email, email us for information, ring us, contact us


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: None
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments:

    but it is voluntary

    we do charge a fee but it is not required

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


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