Planning Sustainable Solutions assists communities and individuals to realize their sustainable development initiative, project or dream.

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Planning Sustainable Solutions provides consulting support in the following areas:

  • Ecovillage Design

Design and development of communities, residential developments and rural developments that wish to adopt ecovillage principles.

  • Training in Ecovillage Design Education (EDE)

Running training in the four dimensions of Gaia Educations Ecovillage Design cirriculum from individual sessions on Economic, Social, Ecological or Spiritual dimensions to a complete course.

  • Facilitator of change

Can lead groups in the 'Changing the Dream' symposium and Deep Ecology processes.

  • Town planning

Support through the initial planning stages of the project – planning applications, planning scheme amendments, building permits and other local government requirements in three states (VIC, NSW and QLD).

  • Community development

Assist with business plans, organizational structures and funding options. Community structure, Ecovillage Design, Land trusts, Community Title.

  • Rezoning processes
  • Ecological sustainability

Advise on ecologically sustainable buildings and development, natural systems and permaculture.

  • Liaison and networking

Foster networks with the right people, build supportive relationships, and influence government authorities and the local community.

  • Earth Construction

Building with low impact, low cost materials of either cob or earthbag technologies. Sculptured buildings, landscape features or retaining walls.

  • Project management

Help with the day-to-day operations of your project, such as meeting facilitation and efficient process design, so that you achieve your project goals.