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Andrew Snook, Rural Permaculture Design
Petes Permies, Aug 2015 PDC

999 Morewell-Thorpdale Rd

Fire

Thorpdale 3835

Fire risk as it currently stands is minimal on this property. It is in the middle of a
heavily developed agricultural area, which has mostly been cleared of trees and native
vegetation. Further more, between the primary and secondary fire sectors are a series of
river courses and wet species communities. These conditions make it a low risk property.
But in the event of a fire, the property is well equipped with two large water reservoirs for
use.

Shire: Baw Baw
Property Size: 38.85 Ha
Zone: Rural
Desc:
Gentle north facing aspect with two high points in the south east and west corners. A valley forms in
the centre where a water way flows down to intersect with another water way. The property has two
dams, one on the south end of the property and one on the north edge along the road.
Aspect: North facing
Topography: The property has two high points in the south east and west corners. A valley forms in
the centre where a water way flows down to intersect with other waterways, flowing in from both the
east and west edge, then joining and flowing north.
Services: Water tank, grid power, gas, phone and internet, septic tank.
Existing Infrastructure:
Large garage space
Large Shed
Small Shed
Fencing: Existing Exterior.
Water Tank: 1 on main house
Existing Stock: none
1: History.
Livestock, agriculture
2: External Influences:
Water flowing into the property from the south face from a large dam on an adjoining property, and
from the north end of both the east and west faces, then flowing out of the property on the north
edge.
Likes to be included:
Personal use: Veges, orchard, chickens, food forest, water harvest, wheat and grains, hay, forage,
animals, orchard birds, bees, frog/fernery, fire protection, security from climate change, native plant
regeneration.
Commercial: Trade the surplus
Dislikes, likes to be avoided:
Synthetic fertilisers and sprays, water pollution,
Future Vision: Self sufficient, sustainable landscape.

Facing north over Lower Reservoir

Facing east from the House

Facing east over the Lower Reservoir
toward the House

Lower Reservoir

Facing south towards the Valley
Reservoir

Climate
Mean Maximum Monthly Temperature

Mean Maximum Rainfall

Mean Minimum Monthly Temperature

Broarder Climate Date

Project Concepts
The concept of this design is a long term sustainable and secure
landscape. Community engagement and expression is encourage
by the construction of additional accommodation, communal
kitchen areas, accessibility to garden facilities and other creative
spaces, and a share in the yield and the fruits of labours. Care
of People. Return the Surplus
Another design element is in planning for security from
climate change. Much of the property will be reforested with
native local plants to encourage hydrological activity, water
storage and slow release, and to harness the orographic effect.
This will increase regional water security, local river system
health and help to regulate local temperature. Care of Earth
Lastly part of the project is aimed at recovering the lost
forest ecosystems and associated fauna through regeneration.
This is one of the most important elements of the design as
nurtures our deeper desires to connect with other beings, and to
thrive with other life in an interactive, inter-connected world.
Care of Spirit, Care of Earth, Return the Surplus.

Satelliteite Contour Map
Ro
ad

230

Road

240
Ro
ad

220

230
240
240

250

Scale 1:2500

250

Basemap

Lower Reservoir
House

Garage
Water flow direction

Shed
Valley Reservoir

Scale 1:2500

Sectors and External Influences

Primary Fire Sector
Hot Winds
Summer Sun
Winter Sun

Cold Winds
Secondary Fire Sector

Scale 1:1000

Zones
Zone 4
Zone 3
Zone 2

Zone 3

Zone 1

Zone 5

Zone 2

Zone 0

Zone 1
Zone 3
Zone 4

Scale 1:2500

Zone 4


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