Saturday, December 19, 2009

What is "The Drip"?

"The Drip", named after a permanent spring that emerges from the sandstone cliffs of the Great Dividing Range, is a 60 acre privately-owned property 30 kms northeast of the renowned Australian wine-growing township of Mudgee and adjoins the environmentally significant Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve. The World Heritage listed Wollemi National Park, home of the Wollemi Pine,  is nearby.

Settled in the early nineteenth century by descendants of James Blackman, one of the first Europeans to enter the Mudgee valley, "The Drip" was purchased by Clive Poolman and Michael Creighton in 1992 and is being developed as a private eco-retreat for family and friends.  The property comprises a rich mix of natural bushland, including sandstone cliffs and ridges,  grazing paddocks, extensive gardens, orchards and cultivated parkland.  "The Drip" is being developed along green, sustainable, organic principles with a strong  emphasis on minimizing the carbon footprint through use of renewable energy sources and the design of energy-efficient twenty-first century architecture.  Areas of degraded farmland are being regenerated with native vegetation. The restoration of habitat for the local fauna of the Munghorn Gap, particularly the endangered Regent Honey Eater,  is a priority.

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