The property has been selected because of its location, availability of water, natural features, existing infrastructure and zoning.
The land, 23 acres (9 ha) in total, is gently undulating with water views or rural views overlooking a valley. River flats border the permanent Sucklings creek, which runs through the property. It has a northerly aspect and most areas of the property get all day sun – even in winter. Much of the property was cleared for a golf-course before the new owners bought it, providing numerous house sites yet leaving stands of native vegetation and many mature eucalypts. The endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot and other wildlife, as well as a huge variety of native birds, live here.
Water is plentiful with good rainfall and, apart from the permanent creek for which we have some water rights, there are two large and two smaller dams on the property, one of which is spring fed. There is also a fresh-water bore which has the potential to supply 50,000 litres per day to the community.
The existing infrastructure, comprising seven 2bdr residential units, motel rooms, a pool complex and community building, will become the village centre, The Hub.
Existing accommodation enables prospective residents to explore the property, meet the residents and familiarise themselves with the project.
Two types of zoning (residential and business/commercial) within the Village give flexibility for different living and income-generating arrangements. The business/commercial zoning allows residents to run small businesses from home or let their dwelling for short or long term holiday accommodation. The residential zoning allows for permanent residents or long term rentals.