Town Teams are positive and proactive organisations that are open to businesses, landowners and residents working collaboratively with their local government to improve a place or area.
Town Teams are ‘doers’. They get stuck in and have a go. The Town Team approach is innovative, creative and fun!
A Town Team might be a brand new group, an existing community group that aligns with the Town Team Charter or a collection of community groups working to improve a place (for example – a Town Team might form as an umbrella group of community groups in a country town).
It’s free to join the movement and there are no membership fees. See the 4 simple steps to register as a Town Team here.
The only requirement to be a Town Team is to align with and live the Town Team Charter.
The charter is a shared story of what Town Teams are and how they should behave. It helps explain our movement’s collective values and expectations.
It’s a summary of the ‘Town Team Way’.
“The imagination, the sweat, the enthusiasm, and the efforts of its people are the greatest resource that any place has”.
Marcus Westbury, founder of Renew Newcastle and author of Creating Cities
What do Town Teams do?
The ‘Book of Doing: 100 Town Teams in Action’ provides many fantastic examples –
Download a PDF version of the Book of Doing below.
Watch How to Start a Town Team
Watch the Town Team Story
Be part of the Movement!
The movement is growing rapidly! There are currently 106 Town Teams spread across Western Australia, Tasmania, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Queensland and Christchurch, New Zealand.
The impact of our movement will grow as more teams are created or existing community groups join, and each group completes multiple actions to improve their place.