Christie Walk

Last updated: June 17, 2013 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: March 15, 2011

Christie Walk

(Adelaide, South Australia, Australia)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 1991
  • Start Living Together: 2001
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Sue Gilbey
  • Phone: +61 8 82126760
  • Address:
    105 Sturt St
    Adelaide, South Australia, 5000
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    book a tour by email, email us for information, ring us, contact us

  • Membership Process

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.


  • Visitors accepted: Yes

Social Factors


  • Type: Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.)
  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: 2000 sq metres

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: but it is voluntary

    we do charge a fee but it is not required



  • Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.



sustainable communities

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge