MAV Power to the People Conference

Transition Banyule was asked to give a talk to the 2016 Power to the People Conference, convened by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the Bank of Ideas, on Thursday 15th September, about Transition Banyule and the Transition Streets program.


Barbara, Megan and Mary put their hands up to give the talk.  They focused on how Transition is going proud and strong in Banyule through our 5 groups, and the success of the Transition Streets program in particular, which is now into its second year and growing fast.

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It was an uplifting and engaging event, attended by people from all over Australia, all keen to take new ideas and learnings back to their Councils and communities.


Our two ‘asks’ of Councils were:

  • that when they organise events we would love them to include concrete ways for people to get connected. This can be through facilitated discussion groups, sharing with those sitting around us in the audience, e-lists or sign-up sheets with local organisations.
  • And that to facilitate the growth and spread of Transition throughout Victoria and Australia, we ask that Transition and Councils co-create a National Transition Hub.

There was a really positive response to our talk, and the Hub idea was slated to be discussed further, so we will see what happens.

We put up a link to download the electronic version of the Transition Streets workbook, so here it is again on the Transition Newcastle website.  Please select the national version of the workbook.


We were very honoured to have this opportunity to talk about Transition Banyule, Transition Streets, and our passion for making sustainable change to our world.  We thank MAV for giving us this opportunity to share our knowledge and enthusiasm with so many people, from all around the country.  We look forward to connecting with everyone over the coming months and years.

If you are interested in checking out the other Transition Groups in Banyule:

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