Hesperia tours Witchcliffe Ecovillage in Margaret River
May 8, 2023
To continue Hesperia’s focus on sustainability, a group of Hesperia staff members, accompanied by several other passionate individuals, recently embarked on a trip to the Witchcliffe Ecovillage. The team, including Brad Pettitt MLC, founder of DesignFreo Pippa Hurst, and builder Jeremy Scrivener, aimed to explore and learn from this innovative sustainable development located in Margaret River.
Upon reaching their destination, the team was warmly hosted by Mike Hulme and Michelle Sheridan, who welcomed them to the Witchcliffe Ecovillage. Mike, an expert in sustainable development, generously devoted his time to provide the team with a comprehensive understanding of the project. He guided them on a tour, showcasing the village’s innovative features and practices.
The Witchcliffe Ecovillage stands as a testament to the power of sustainable development and exemplifies what can be achieved when a principled approach to sustainability and leadership are applied in the development sector. This visionary project has been in the making for over a decade, overcoming numerous planning and approval challenges. Its initiation serves as a testament to the immense dedication and commitment to realising a sustainable vision.
Sustainability Manager, Mark Taylor said Hesperia is already working to show sustainability leadership in the development sectors that we operate in. Walking through this living example of sustainability principles being put into practice, and seeing residents engaged and enthusiastic about where they live, was refreshing and inspiring.
“The Eco Village has working, effective examples of microgrids, onsite waste water recycling, urban food production, low carbon building materials and high level of self-sufficiency without at all compromising an excellent quality of life.”
“What Mike and Michelle have done is de-mystifying and de-risking ways of doing things that are rarely seen in WA but will need to part of the way we live, work and develop our built environment going forwards.”
This journey undertaken by the team, fuelled by their passion for sustainability, highlights the importance of collaboration and learning from successful sustainable developments like the Witchcliffe Ecovillage.
By sharing experiences and insights gained from such initiatives, we can foster a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.
In keeping in line with our sustainability practices, the team opted to rent electric cars from Mojo Car Share, choosing the Tesla Model Y for their adventure. Mojo Car Share, is known for its commitment to sustainable transportation, providing the perfect solution for eco-conscious travel needs.
To learn more about the Witchcliffe Ecovillage, please visit ecovillage.net.au.
For more information on Mojo car share, visit their website at mojocarshare.com.