Sydney Central

Event Details

ATA Sydney Central meeting - Narara Ecovillage
July 9, 2018 at 6:30 pm

When: Monday 9 July 2018, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
Where: EnergyLab, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW 2008 (click here and here for maps).
Cost: Due to the change of venue and associated costs, a $5 donation would be appreciated.

Note: that the talk starts at 6.30pm and finishes at 7.30pm with time before and after to chat with other attendees and the presenters.


Have you ever wanted to know how to build an ecovillage or are interested in living in one? This month we are featuring Narara Ecovillage (NEV) which aims to research, design and build a stylish, inter-generational and friendly demonstration ecovillage that blends the principles of ecological and social sustainability along with systems of good health, business, caring, ethical governance and the capacity to continue to evolve. Come and listen to Tony Hester (site manager at NEV) and Grant Rickey (Board and Project Control group member) present on this bold and inspiring vision.

The NEV Co-operative currently consists of around 80 families and after much hard work, the first sub-division has been completed and the construction of the first houses will start soon. The ecovillage is located in an extraordinary bushland setting nestled in the Narara Valley on the Central Coast.

The ecovillage will incorporate a solar mini-grid, an independent water supply and on-site sewage treatment to provide recycled water for use in gardens and houses. Tony & Grant’s presentation will begin with a general introduction to the development of the ecovillage and then dig into detail on a range of topics including; the infrastructure development timeline, sustainable building standards & systems, governance structures, volunteer coordination, master planning & next steps as well as maintaining community cohesion & resolving conflict.

Narara Ecovillage is asking us to “Imagine a group of people of all ages, living sustainably as a thriving community in a contemporary development near Sydney – having fun, living lightly, being connected…”

Members and non-members are asked to book a place for this talk by selecting REGISTER on this link.

Directions and further details:
Please arrive at 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.

EnergyLab is about a 15-minute walk from either Redfern Station or Central Station. Entry to the premises is through a metal gate with access to a 2-storey sandstone building along a driveway towards the rear of the property.

Buckland St., Chippendale is well-serviced with buses including the 412, 413, 422, 423, 426, 428, 431, 433, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, L23, L28, M10, M30. Bicycles can be safely locked inside the building. Parking is limited in the area although Broadway Shopping Centre offers a nearby option.

Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted. As we have paid an NGO rate for the EnergyLab space, a $5 donation would be appreciated.

The ATA is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members with information so that they can make well-informed sustainable decisions.

ATA Sydney Central Branch - David Winterton (Co-Convenor)
Email direct:
Phone: 0403 911 083
Visit the ATA website or our ATA Sydney Branch Events Page

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Created by Doug Rolfe on July 3, 2018 at 4:41 pm. Last modified by Doug Rolfe on August 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm.

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