Bundagen is an intentional community established in August 1981 with three guiding principles:
- social harmony;
- environmental responsibility;
- and economic independence.
We are a rural land sharing co-operative and wildlife sanctuary. We see our community as having essentially a caretaker role for this piece of coastal land and aim to create only low impact development. Regeneration of native vegetation in environmentally fragile areas is a focus, as is an emphasis on organic gardening.
Bundagen Co-operative owns and manages a total of 313 hectares of private property on the mid-north coast of NSW, just south of Coffs Harbour.
Bongil Bongil National Park forms all our boundaries including a headland and ocean beach. Bundagaree Creek runs through part of the land and we have two freshwater lakes.
A percentage of our land has high environmental value, approx 50% of which is protected and managed under a formal Conservation Agreement. Our land sits within the Gumbaynggirr nation.