When I undertook my recent city walk, I discovered a number of things along the sides of my square walk. One of these was Christie Walk, a 2000sqm urban housing development in the Adelaide CBD, designed as an ecological project.
Completed in 2006, it is home to about 40 people and 70% of the residences are owner occupied. I was keen to have a walk through, but I hadn’t booked a tour, so I can only provide a few pictures and some key details.
There are 27 low-impact apartments and townhouses, 2 x 20 000L rainwater tanks beneath the carports, permeable paving, green walls and roofs, several community gardens, a beehive. small pond and efforts to be carbon neutral.
The co-housing project has a tunnel entrance and I think the mural, here, depicts the story of the sustainability features, if my research is correct. I dashed in to get a photo or two to share with you.
The aim of the project was to start with the idea and build the community around it. I remember hearing about it and seeing the result, 16 years on, was inspiring.
You can read more about it here.
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