The village is still being developed and only open to the public for tours on Open Days which are held once a month, see Upcoming Events. The entrance gates are locked and any other visits outside of the Open day, need to be arranged as a private tour (fee applies).
The Narara Ecovillage Co-operative Ltd has settled its purchase of the Gosford Horticultural Institute site from the NSW State Government, as of 31 May 2013. See details here. The Stage 1 Development Application was lodged with Gosford City Council on December 18th, 2013. It comprises subdivision for 60 dwellings which includes two additional DAs for 27 cluster homes and related infrastructure. We are very excited. If you would like to follow and support us on this journey, please subscribe to the newsletters. If you would like to join us on this journey, please contact Lyndall (both buttons above).
Robert Gilman defines an ecovillage as “a human-scale, full-featured settlement in which human activities are harmlessly integrated into the natural world in a way that is supportive of healthy human development and can be successfully continued into an indefinite future.”
We are an intentional community developing a leading-edge residential ecovillage at Narara on the Central Coast of NSW. (See Location and directions)
We’re not a traditional development where a developer makes all the decisions, takes the profit and leaves you to it.
“We” are the developer and we all get to have our say in choosing how to develop this site so it works for us, now and into the future. It’s an active and ongoing discussion between members, stakeholders and experts.
We’re looking for community…connection… sustainability…fun…We’re inspired by life...So come with us on this exciting journey.
As Gandhi said…”Be the change you want to see in the world”.
"We will research, design and build a stylish, inter-generational, friendly demonstration ecovillage near the coast not too far from Sydney, blending the principles of eco and social sustainability, good health, business, caring and other options that may evolve for our well being."
Find out more about our vision.