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Narara Ecovillage: Where families thrive in community
On the Coast Families (October 2020)
“I love free-range eggs and free-range children: can I have both at Narara Ecovillage? Yes, Yes and Yes!”
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Eco Home Now Reality
Western Times (January 2020)
“It was the ultimate Christmas present, more than 20 years in the making, when Narara Ecovillage founder Lyndall Parris and her husband Dave moved into their completed home.”
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Sustainable House Day Wrap Up
Owner Builder Magazine (December 2019)
“More than 500 visitors and members mingled and exchanged information, with the opportunity to talk to architects, designers and builders, while children enjoyed riding their bikes, playing on the trampolines or climbing the treehouse.”
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Collaborative Housing – The eco-village making home ownership more attainable
Domain (November 2019)
“It can appeal to younger families or Millennials… it meets a lot of the challenges that older people are facing with housing, such as affordability and social isolation.”
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Power to the People
Sydney Morning Herald (August 2019)
“Lyndall Parris, founder of Narara Ecovillage on the NSW Central Coast, has watched her vision for a better community become reality. ‘For me, it’s so joyful.'”
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A Great Place to Live
Collaborative Housing (July 2019)
“We were sold when we started to meet the people involved… and we were impressed on the energy going to build the community itself, before we were building our houses.”
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Think: Sustainability
2SER Radio (July 2019)
Starting from Scratch – If you could start our society again from scratch, how sustainable would you make it? Our Project Director, John Talbott, and other Narara Ecovillage members talked to 2SER about our aspirations and how starting afresh doesn’t always mean leaving old problems behind.


How to live in an Ecovillage: Narara organisation selling plots of land (18 Feb 2019)
In a lush valley bordered by Strickland State Forest, a group of passionate individuals are starting to build their own little township.
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Multi-generational communityMulti-Generational Community
Financial Review (1 AUG 2018)
Alternatives to traditional aged care are slowly emerging, including models that maximise independence, promote individual choices and social connectedness.
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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 Co-Village 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.

Ecovillage a step closer to Australia’s best community-owned energy …

May 5, 2017 – A key element of the Narara Ecovillage’s ‘smart grid’, a $165000 … “We’re so thrilled to have secured the grant from ARENA,” she said.

Narara Ecovillage secures additional grant for Central Coast Smart Grid

Jun 6, 2017 – Narara Ecovillage secures additional grant for Central Coast Smart Grid … $190,000 from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) .

Narara Ecovillage Smart Grid – Australian Renewable Energy Agency

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 …

Narara Ecovillage leads the country in environmental technology …

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.

Central Coast Gosford Express Advocate 6.6 (1)

The eco-village people, 3 Sep 2016


Natural Health 2014

Sustainable living dream starts to develop
ABC documentary, 1 Nov 2013

Natural Health & Vegetarian Life
JPG, Summer 2011