Green Fabric weaves relationships between people & places, helping them to build, cooperatively, the houses & communities they would like to live in.
It grew out of The Green Swing, a collaborative housing initiative co-founded by Eugenie Stockmann that began with a desire to demonstrate sustainable, community-oriented infill development & ended with the completion of two multi-award winning developments in the inner-city suburb of Lathlain, 5km from Perth’s CBD.
With The Green Swing success, Eugenie kept hearing “we need more of this” so she decided to work as a catalyst for this & in 2016, established Green Fabric as a platform to facilitate & promote sustainable community building & living, connecting people, with projects & resources.
Green Fabric educates, consults & facilitates in the sustainable community living sector by working with the formation of groups interested in community led developments, providing expertise & know how to assist projects to be informed & become a reality, research & development of models for cooperative building projects & providing information, education & mentoring to interested parties & stakeholders. We also work with government organisations to foster innovative building projects & to promote & create real opportunities for affordable housing.
If you are a landowner looking for others to develop together, or if you are searching for like-minded people to create a collaborative & sustainable living environment, we can help. We can facilitate small developments or large multiple-dwelling residential projects.
Our passion is to grow a sustainable urbanism that delivers affordable housing & quality of life with social & environmental benefits.
GREEN FABRIC FOUNDER
Eugenie is a sustainability expert. She is passionate about creating & facilitating more sustainable communities with a focus not only on the buildings, but also on facilitating more sustainable lifestyles of the people that live within those buildings & communities.
She co-founded The Green Swing initiative & lives in the group’s first co-operative housing project, Genesis, which has won multiple sustainability awards. Eugenie founded Green Fabric to facilitate & promote sustainable community housing projects. She has a diverse background in finance, project & office management & a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainability from Murdoch University, focusing on Sustainable Urban & Regional Planning.
Sharon Clifford has worked in & with community for over 20 years. Through her creative outlook & genuine interest for people & sustainability, she lives with the question of how to move forward into a more collective, sustainable future effecting change that wanting to emerge. Working with balancing natural rhythms, her engagement oscillates between the micro & the macro; breathing between the deep questions of the individual or group & our everyday co-creating; the individual within the community, the inner with the outer. She brings together, that which is sustainable, & in moving forward, helps to co-create something better.
Housing Co-operative Consortium
Green Fabric has brought together a national consortium of people and organisations that have worked together developing a governance and funding model which delivers affordable home ownership for key workers and people on moderate incomes.
The consortium understands the issues of relying on a speculative model of development to deliver affordable, high quality housing in the medium and high density market. It has developed a model that enables buyers to access housing effectively at wholesale cost with an estimated saving of 20% – in perpetuity.
Pictured: Melinda Marshall (townplanner), Eugenie Stockmann (Green Fabric), Anthony Rizzacasa (Senior Development Manager, North Point Property Group) & Sid Thoo (Achitect). Not pictured: Jenni Mattila (Mattila Advisory).
Green Fabric is supported by ‘The Weavers’. An advisory group passionate about facilitating and promoting sustainable community building and living, as well as working in collaborate with others to grow the platform.
The Weavers provide advice on the overall strategic direction of Green Fabric, raise awareness of Green Fabric in the community, conduct advocacy and outreach activities, encourage and facilitate collaboration between Green Fabric and other aligned initiatives, and support Green Fabric in achieving its strategic objectives.