Main Arm Eco Village comprises 11 shareholdings on 80 acres at 941 Main Arm Road 10 minutes west of Mullumbimby in the Brunswick River biosphere and 20 minutes west of the popular surfing and tourist town of Byron Bay northern New South Wales Australia. The land is 45 minutes from an airport at Coolangatta which is next the Gold Coast in the state of Queensland. The Byron area attracts a range of music, spiritual, yoga and writers’ festivals which make the area a priority location for international visitors.
We are now at an exciting stage where we are applying for a 12 bedroom eco-tourist facility to be constructed in the entrance to the village. This facility will be the enterprise centre of the village and will act as a centre for existing and proposed rural landsharing communities in the surrounding area to participate in the display of activities such as permaculture food production and be a place of change energy using music art theatre and food to demonstrate peace by getting in touch with self, nature and community.
All eleven entitlements for the construction of residential dwellings are sold however on receiving development consent for the eco-tourist facility in 2019 an opportunity for participation in investment in the facility will be possible. The cost of investment in the facility is expected to commence at $350,000 per room in the form of units in the Main Arm Eco Centre Trust with the option of leasing back the rooms to the management company.
The facility will provide short term accommodation for up to 3 months to allow access to the riverine environment around the Brunswick River, the subtropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest on the land as well as access to a wide range of environmental and cultural aspects of the Brunswick Biosphere in this Bungalung country.
Main Arm Eco Village was commenced in 2002 with the placing of a deposit on the land through a shelf company. The purchase was completed in 2005 with roads and dams put in to allow access to the north east facing residential, environmental and agricultural opportunities on the diverse topographic land with access to riverine, metasediment, rhyolite and basalt soils.
Byron has a subtropical climate with 1.2 to 1.7 metres of rainfall per year. The land has a rich diversity of soils and rainforest flora and fauna featuring 100 species of native vegetation and 100 species of native birdlife.
The village was set up as a spiritual community for peace being on an energy line from Mount Warning to Cape Byron. The community will potentially utilise the change energy in this area of more recent volcanic activity in the ancient land of Australia. The village gained rural landsharing community status in 2011 through Byron Shire Council and gained substantial commencement in satisfying council conditions of consent in the last couple of years. Some five preliminary buildings of the eleven entitlements have been erected.