Narara Ecovillage granted first community-owned water licence in NSW
In a first for a community enterprise in NSW, the Narara Ecovillage Co-operative (NEV) announced today that it has secured permission to operate its own fully integrated water system. Granted by NSW Minister for Energy and Utilities Don Harwin on the recommendation of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), the licences allow NEV to provide residents with drinking water from the community’s own catchment and on-site dam, treat all sewerage and provide recycled water for use in the village. When combined with stormwater harvesting and management, the system will allow the community to be 100% water self-sufficient. [read more]
Narara Ecovillage WICA Application Manager Geoff Cameron (left) and Site Manager Tony Hester (far right) explain the ins and outs of the new water treatment system to Central Coast Council Wyong Ward election candidates, Louise Greenway (New Independents) and Kyle McGregor (Labor). Photo: Richard Cassels.
Jun 6, 2017 – Narara Ecovillage secures additional grant for Central Coast Smart Grid … $190,000 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) .
ARENA Funding … This grant will help Narara Ecovillage become a world-leading … NararaEcovillage and the smart grid will be a source of local jobs in new …
Jun 8, 2017 – Priscilla Queen of Narara is firmly ensconced at Narara Ecovillage … NEV Founder; Dominic Zaal, ARENA Program Manager; Lucy Wicks … “This grant will (help the village) become a carbon-neutral sustainable living centre.