I spent a fair bit of time at Mt Oak in the early ’90s. So pleased to hear its still going. The following is from the Mt Oak website.
Mt Oak is 1140 hectares of granite outcropping mountains of Drooping Sheoak and Black Cypress Pine, Apple Box grassy woodland and Monaro temperate grasslands, on the Murrumbidgee River and the Murrumbucca Creek
In 2010, over 80% of the land came under a Voluntary Conservation Agreement
Mt Oak is on Ngarigo country at Billilingra, near Bredbo on the western edge of the Monaro Plains of Southern New South Wales
Mt Oak was established at the 2nd ConFest in 1977 as a new type of collective community challenging the very notion of land ownership, and as a proving ground for pioneering dry-land self-sufficiency techniques such as permaculture, alternative energy and the keyline system.
The 10 year anniversary ConFest was also held at Mt Oak.
After more than 30 years, though the Mt Oak Community Association members (old and new) may live elsewhere, the original ecological, ownership and concensus principles still apply to the land, while the restoration and stewardship of the rare and threatened ecosystems and species has become the primary focus for today’s community association and friends