Last updated: January 26, 2012 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: January 28, 2010

Sydney Coastal Ecovillage

(, New South Wales, Australia)

  • Status: Forming
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address: http://www.scev.org
  • Address:

    , New South Wales, 2000
    Australia

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Email Lyndall at lyndall@scev.org or Linda at scev@y7mail.com

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Eco and social sustainability.

Community Description:

Sydney Coastal Ecovillage will be located in a rural setting that is a comfortable distance from Sydney, for work purposes and for residents to be able to stay in touch with established networks.
The project has been on the drawing board for over two years, with a committed band of interested, prospective, ecovillagers and a mailing list of over 400. The search is on for suitable land, although a 70 hectare property, already with approval for 130 dwellings, at Narara on the Central Coast, is high on the list of options. There will be a variety of dwellings, including cohousing models and opportunities for creative alternative, sustainable dwellings.
We plan to build a thriving community of over 200 people of all ages and
diversity. We envisage several village based businesses and opportunities for resource co-operatives and homegrown produce. Perhaps we will have regular markets and invite local farmers to sell their organic produce with us.
Consultants, artists, writers may come and go as assignments dictate. Our community centre will be the focal point for national conferences on sustainable living, permaculture, green building, as well as fun activities that involve the local community. Entrepreneurial and artistic pursuits will be encouraged and supported.
Our village and our processes will be a showcase and teaching ground for interested visitors. We endeavour to inspire others to live more
 lightly on the earth and show that it is possible without compromising a comfortable lifestyle. We seek like-minded people who want to create a life beyond the ordinary.

Population

  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

Government

  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Current number of residences: 130
  • Additional Comments: Searching for land

    More info when land found

    Possibly more smaller dwellings

    Will be a mixture including cohousing

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses

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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.
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