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The Benefits of Living at Illabunda

Living at Illabunda will be a unique experience in Sydney with many benefits such as:

  • Being part of a living and growing community with people of all ages and walks of life, sharing common values and goals.
  • Governance structures to empower the community members to manage their living environment and future.
  • A safe and healthy environment for children to live and grow and to learn to appreciate the natural environment and their community.
  • Living in a compact low maintenance private lot with immediate access to large community spaces, only a few paces away from every dwelling.
  • Use of a community centre which is the focus for village social activity including informal gatherings, BBQs, community meetings, education and arts, cooling off in summer.
  • Easy access to Parramatta, Norwest Business Park and the city by peddle power, public transport or car.
  • Your own forest for exploration, peaceful time out and contemplation or bush-care work.
  • Access to community gardens for the satisfaction of growing your own healthy, organic* food and seedlings for local bush regeneration.
  • Space around for some chooks and bees for delicious home-grown honey and eggs.
  • Open space for kids to play and community gatherings and events.
  • Lovely views.  Sunrises and sunsets!
  • A workshop where you can build and repair stuff or just potter around.
  • Minimal reliance on mains water with potable water from harvesting rainwater and stormwater treated on-site for re-use.
  • Grid-interactive solar photovoltaic electricity generation on each dwelling.
  • Solar hotwater.
  • Reticulated natural gas for cooking and heating.
  • Opportunity for the community to try out other forms of energy generation and independent living.
  • Reduced energy and water charges year after year.
  • A community based composting and recycling service.
  • Opportunity for operating a community share car and other share ideas.

* Accreditation as an organic site is an opportunity which the village community can explore


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