Written by Neil Power (Neillo)
The Directors of Red Earth City (REC) have decided recently to split the REC Town Council into two separate bodies.
Red Earth City Pty Ltd has been the legal entity behind Burning Seed since 2010. Its council has overseen the event and supported other Burner initiatives under the banner of Burning Man Australia. For more details on its history, you can go here.
The two new bodies will include: a Burning Man Australia Community Board, which will just focus on developing Burn culture around the country, and the Burning Seed Town Council (TC), which will focus solely on staging the Burning Seed event and its future growth and development. This is a tremendously exciting development as, for the first time, Burning Seed will have a Town Council that can concentrate just on the event.
The positions on the new TC include: REC Director Phil Smart; Event Coordinator and Finance Team Lead, Shaye Harty and Caroline Brosnan respectively; and nominees from Team Leads and the old REC Town Council, Jarred Taylor, Victoria Victory and Neil Power. But we also have space for someone from outside the event’s organisational group.
One of the TC’s many important tasks this year is to research and consult the community on the best options for a new legal entity under which Burning Seed can operate in the years ahead. It is hoped that this new structure will be in place for the 2017 event so this new TC is likely to be a short-lived affair.
In the meantime, TC has responsibility for ensuring that Seed operates to best practice at all levels and it will be key in defining what sort of event Burning Seed is and wants to be in the future.
So if you would like to help us achieve all these goals, and if you (preferably) have experience in event management and development and would like to join Town Council, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with details.