The Witchcliffe Ecovillage is a groundbreaking Ecovillage development located in the town of Witchcliffe in south west Western Australia, 9 km from the tourism/winery hub of Margaret River. It is owned and project managed by Sustainable Settlements Pty Ltd, a property development company focused on the design and development of highly sustainable subdivisions.
Our objective at the Witchcliffe Ecovillage is to create the most sustainable, fully featured ecovillage possible–a model to demonstrate what can be achieved in a residential subdivision with good planning, strong environmental principles, sensible financial management, technological innovation, and community engagement. We are very proud to claim that the Witchcliffe Ecovillage will feature:
100% renewable power generation;
100% self -sufficiency in water through onsite rainwater harvesting;
Self-sufficiency in seasonal fresh foods;
A local micro energy grid that utilises smart grid technology;
All waste water recycled on site;
Highly efficient solar passive homes that all front public open space and/or community gardens;
Sustainable employment, small business and education opportunities;
Conservation of remnant vegetation and creek lines;
Extensive shared path network to encourage pedestrians and bikes; and
Ongoing community engagement to foster a healthy, caring, socially inclusive community.
The Witchcliffe Ecovillage project is owned and project managed by Sustainable Settlements Pty Ltd, a property development company focused on the design and development of highly sustainable subdivisions. After 8 years of planning and development, we have recently (January 2019) begun construction of the Ecovillage, and Stage 1 lots will be available for pre-sale in June 2019, with construction of houses to commence in mid 2020. For more information, please visit our website www.ecovillage.net.au.
Membership & Visitors
- Open to new members
- Rarely open to visitors
Interested people can visit our website and register their interest. They will be kept up to date with the project's progress with newsletters, and informed about future Open Days and events. To become part of the Ecovillage, future residents will purchase a survey strata lot in the Ecovillage.