Town Team Movement is an ‘under-arching’, non-profit organisation helping to create a network of town teams around Australia and New Zealand.
What We Do
We are leading a renaissance of community involvement. We help town teams get organised and be active and positive ‘doers’ in their local communities. We help to:
- Inspire active citizenship
- Build connected, resilient communities and better places
- Establish new Town Teams
- Work with and assist local governments with placemaking, community development and creating a positive, ‘can do’ culture
- Support and mentor existing Town Teams including:
- Helping them to organise, engage and empower their communities
- Sharing knowledge, resources and best practices
- Hosting networking and learning events
- Assisting them to be financially sustainable
- Promoting events and activities of Town Teams
- Providing advice, support and mentorship
More information on Town Team Movement
We have unique knowledge and deep experience of how town teams work, what their challenges are and the huge opportunities for this non-profit, community-based sector to grow.
There are other organisations trying to do broadly similar things to help the community such as: Neighbourhood Connect, Transition Towns, Business Improvement Districts, resident associations, Chambers of Commerce, Rotary, Lions Club, Neighbourhood Watch, and One Planet Communities.
Town teams aim to encompass all these kinds of activities and more in a place-focussed approach.
We are guided by a group of passionate members that have lived and breathed town teams over the last 6 years. The members are the vision-keepers of the organisation and vote on the Directors of the organisation.
Our Directors are also volunteers that oversee the strategic direction and corporate governance of the organisation.
Our paid staff and contractors are led by Chief Executive Officer, Dean Cracknell. These are the people who can work with you and your community.
You can read more about our Directors and staff in the Our Story So Far document.