The idea is to collect a flock of hackers who are happy enough to stay put & would form an undisturbed base-line community which, basically, hacks as it pleases with a background idea to “sponsoring” occasional *-camp style events, either locally or down in Perth (where access is simpler for interstaters/internationals).
ADSL/LAN would be provided (blue cables to each residence, common switches & wireless router), probably a resident server for web & stuff, cheap rent (maybe $100-$150 a week?), basic facilities (laundry, kitchen etc) provided, town has shops, hospital, many broader services (including stuff like parks, a maze, barbecues, skate & BMX tracks, museum, hotel, motels, caravan park, lookouts, historical sites, scenic drives, clubs for golf/trotting/pistols/hockey/ponies etc).
Premises have ample space for growing stuff, so those with a gardening angle should have fun. However, individual residences can be set up to be pretty much autonomous, so a green thumb is far from a prerequisite.
If this sounds fascinating to you, please do chip in with suggestions & ideas: what would you like?
What would make the place attractive for you to spend weeks/months/whatever living at? Aside from peace & quiet, which appears to be ample. (-:
At the moment, no wider community principles have been explored, but as a safe, quiet place — yet not utterly isolated — it seems like a fairly reasonable modicum of facilities & people for raising a family in. For example, the town does have schooling, yet the character of the *-camp would lend itself fairly readily to auto-exploring styles like home education.
Regular transport to the big(ger) smoke also means that more complex facilities are within reach (like specialist shops/industry, jets, boats, oz-wide sports finals, paint-ball, etc), & it seems reasonable that weekly expeditions of a people-mover or so to the city would be likely.
So... whaddaya think...?