On Saturday 15 July a large group of people gathered in the Darlington Hall to listen to and discuss co-operative housing in the Perth Hills. We are experiencing growing interest in more community oriented, sustainable and affordable housing, also in this area. With two to three opportunities in Greenmount it was a good time to get together and gauge interest in concrete sites and projects. The response was overwhelming, nearly 90 people rsvp-ed and 50-60 came along on a cold, rainy winters day.
Late June I had the privilege of going on a cohousing journey to and with a great bunch of people in Albany. It was a full on weekend, with a professional development workshop at the City of Albany, Sundowner and even an ABC radio interview on the Friday, and workshops on both Saturday and Sunday. Below is the wrap up written by the Cohousing Albany Group.
There was much excitement when late last year when the City of Fremantle announced an opportunity for a co-operative housing project on 7 Quarry St in Fremantle. It was an opportunity we had been waiting on and working towards for some time. The three information sessions our group held were each booked out, demonstrating great interest in sustainable, affordable and community living.
But you may be thinking that it’s gone awfully quiet since then and wonder what’s going on? Particularly if you do not receive our newsletter updates (make sure you subscribe!) Anyway, time for an update/overview of what’s been happening with Quarry St these past 8 to 9 months.