In 1982 Billen Cliffs Pty Ltd was formed by a group of people
sharing a common interest in rural lifestyles, affordable innovative
housing and land regeneration. Billen Cliffs became Strata Title
The Village of Billen Cliffs stretches over 800 acres at the western
rim of the great Caldera of Mt. Warning, surrounded by world heritage
areas, national parks and state forests – nestled on the
North Western slopes of Mount Billen between the villages of Larnook
and Cawongla on the Rock Valley road, found on the map at the
hub of the towns of Lismore, Kyogle and Murwillumbah in the Northern
Rivers of New South Wales, Australia.
From the bare paddocks of 1982, Billen Cliffs now sprouts many
beautiful dwellings with gardens and lush vegetation, providing
a refuge for an abundance of wildlife as well as home to many
families of humans.
There are a number of important by-laws
adopted by the community to reflect the spirit in which the community
has been established and maintained. To protect wildlife, a by-law
was approved by the community in 1992 prohibiting dogs and cats
(although those already present were allowed to stay). Other by-laws
prohibit firearms and agricultural poisons, enforce a speed limit
and restrict disturbances from neighbours.
Billen Cliffs Village residents have a wide variety of skills
and talents: permaculture, carpentry, solar electrics, artists,
musicians and craftspeople, stand up poets, massage, various healing
modalities and the unemployed. We are all different, diverse and
valuable members of Billen whose input is valued and appreciated.
Billen Cliffs Village is a growing, sustainable, evolving, self-governing
Most residences on Billen Cliffs operate on sustainable power
systems, predominantly solar power. Not all blocks have dwellings
Two possible meanings of “Billen” have been given
by local Aboriginal people: “flat top mountain” and
“the place where the parrot landed”.
Billen Cliffs villagers acknowledge that we are custodians of
the traditional country of the Widyabal Bundjalung people.
Billen Cliffs Village land comprises of:
115 individually titled 2 acre lots: 230 acres
Hamlet common areas: 200 acres
Community ‘commercial’ area: 20 acres
Reafforestation & conservation areas: 300 acres
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