At the end of 2018, the proponents of Harmony Park Housing Co-operative in Singleton (WA) made the difficult decision to not move forward with the proposed co-operative housing project. It is not the first sustainable, resident-led project that didn’t get off the ground; on our website we also share the story of proposed GreenAcre Ecovillage in Wellard. Here are five important lessons that I have learnt from lost opportunities such as these.
The Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS conducted a 12-month research project into cohousing for seniors, examining the opportunities presented by cohousing for seniors in NSW, the existing barriers to uptake, and ideas for overcoming these barriers.
The project at Lowry St in Shelly passed a major hurdle recently: DA approval for the front dwelling! Anita, the land owner, is excited about progressing to the next steps focussing on getting construction underway, obviously sooner rather than later. We’re currently getting quotes from builders and looking at proceeding with survey strata process, creating opportunity for two parties to purchase land & house package in this very desirable location, and be part of this exciting project and little community.