The Paddock Eco Village Castlemaine

We Push Buttons was proud support the launch event in Castlemaine for an exciting new property development beginning in Castlemaine, The Paddock Ecovillage.


On Friday 16 June at 7.30pm at Buda Historic Home and Garden, a full house of interested individuals and families had the opportunity to hear from the project team behind The Paddock eco village. Participants were part of a presentation and workshop outlining stage one of this remarkable new development.

The event was followed up by a site visit the following morning. Visitors were treated to muffins and coffee around a bonfire and walked through the plans for 27 architect designed homes set around areas of shared space and communal gardens.  Around 75% of the total land area will be taken up by food gardens, small wetlands, walkways and recreation areas.  A community centre will sit at the heart of the development.

The Paddock eco village will model a new standard for sustainable community living and is an inspiring model for future housing developments. With each home being smaller than average and drawing power from grid connected solar panels, the village will have low bills and carbon emissions.

“We want to create a new standard for sustainable living that fosters a sense of community and a close connection to nature.” Heather Barret, one of the project leaders.

It was a beautiful morning and the bush was in its full winter glory.

The Paddock information session – June 3 at Harvest cafe.

To register for the meetings and/or to find out more, readers are invited to go to: Phone inquiries may be made between 9am and 11am on weekdays on 0419 327 791.

News - 20 Jun 2017 - by Debon Dwyer

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