Home Welcome to Transition Point Chevalier (TPC 2015)

We have following active sub-groups up and running: The Old Homestead Community Garden with the Dignan Street Community Garden Hub, and the Bulk Purchasing Group. Then there is our Resource Pool for community members who would like to borrow mulchers, hoes, juicers etc. We also have set up recycling for soft plastics at Pt Chevalier Primary School, Te Ra Rd - to avoid this going into landfill - please read more here.

For more detailed information please see the minutes from our monthly meetings below. Archived versions from the previous years are available here: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.

We'd love to see you at one of our monthly meetings or a sub-group meeting! General meetings for 2015 will be held at the Pt Chev Bowling Club, 25 Dignan Street on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 07:15pm. There will be no meeting in December and January. Meetings for the year 2015 are on Tuesday 10 February, 10 March, 14 April, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 11 August, 8 September, 13 October and 10 November.

Transition Pt Chevalier - End of Year Event - December 11 @ 6pm(ish)

As many of you know, each December we gather at Pt Chevalier Beach (the end FURTHEST from Coyle Park) for a shared picnic, chill out, song and swim (none of which are compulsory, you are completely free to do as you please!).

So please come along: from 6pm on Friday December 11. High tide is at 7.26pm.

Hope to see you there! If the weather is ghastly then we will reconsider and on the day - but a little bit of wind and cloud has never put us off before :)

Transition Point Chevalier - Mission Statement

TPC House Rules


Upcoming Events


Monthly meeting: Meeting business: 7.15 - 8pm - please be on time as we will start on the dot.

Talking point: At 8pm we will show a short film, have a short presentation or focus on a topic of interest to our group. You are welcome to skip the "meeting" and just come at 8pm for the talking point. Next month: Repair cafes! Come along to see video clips and discuss the potential in workshops that help us repair that broken appliance or toy.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month except December at the Bowling Club, 25 Dignan St.(reminder will be advised via email or please ask).

The last meeting of this year will be our Christmas party on 4th December Edith St end of the beach from 6-8pm, pot luck shared dinner.

Dignan Street Community Garden group meets Fridays 9-11.30ish, a Sunday group is in the making, weekend working bees will be annonced via Neighbourly Events. Contact Ally (phone 846 3853 or email ) for further details, there will be no meeting in January.

Old Homestead Community Garden group meets on demand, weekend working bees will be annonced via Neighbourly Events. Phone 027 283 6662 or email Anna for further details.

SWAP5 – a great afternoon of browsing tables full of preloved things from toys, clothes, tools, plants, produce, art & crafts, kitchenware, working&safe appliances etc. Koha is (up to) 5 items/things you want to see loved and used by someone else because they still have so much life in them but are redundant for you. Equally, you are encouraged to take (up to) 5 items home.

Our third Point Chev Games Night on 16 September 2015 - please see poster here, number 4 to follow on 21 October 2014.

Apart from a community arvo out, our “Mission Possible” has already achieved heaps if many participants finds at least one or two desired things. That’s a lot of stuff reused and repurposed and no money nor energy needed to produce them. All leftover items will be donated to the Hospice shop. Please bring no more than 1 book pp.

Community Fruit Tree Planting has been achieved 01 Sep 2012 in Premier Reserve and trees need ongoing TLC, TBA. - please see here. Contact Adrian for further details.

Purchasing group, contact Niki for further details.


Sub-Group Activities and Statements of Purpose

Dignan Street COMMUNITY GARDEN and COMMUNITY GARDEN at the Old Homestead - mission statement tba.

BULK PURCHASING GROUP - "The purpose of the purchasing group is to put in place structures that provide access to food and other products consistent with the overall aims of Transition Pt Chevalier. To do this, we wish to create a purchasing community, in which we develop relationships with producers and suppliers and also strengthen our relationships with each other. Producers, suppliers and products will be chosen by the extent to which they met the following purchasing principles (note, these are not in order of importance and are not all relevant to all products): organic, local, fair trade, low packaging, as few steps as possible to the grower or manufacturer, cheaper than retail, high quality."

LIBRARY GROUP (hibernating) - "To get books and mixed-media in the public library and have associated displays and other events that will inform and raise awareness of issues relevant to Transition Point Chevalier"

GARDENING GROUP (hibernating)- "To enable and encourage the expansion and efficiency of urban sustainable gardens and food production." Monthly visits to member’s properties provide insights, understanding and experience of a wealth of gardening options that are out there.


Past Events

Please see annual archived versions - links above under "Welcome".


Monthly Meetings

The first 15 minutes of each TPC meeting will be a 'Marketplace'. This is where you bring things from home that you've grown, made or pulled out of a cupboard and don't want anymore. We also welcome information about local sources of food and other products that fit with the overall aim of TPC. No money will change hands, people are encouraged to give away or swap what they have to offer. Small scale co-ops may spring up as a result of information sharing and bulk ordering. Fill us in on your secret sources of local products and bring anything you have to give away or swap! (Marketplace is hibernating)

For held meetings in year 2015 please see the minutes below.

If you have advanced items for the agenda, please contact the chair of the appropriate meeting.


Notes from the monthly meeting on November 10th, 2015

Notes from the monthly meeting on October 13th, 2015

Notes from the monthly meeting on September 8th, 2015

Notes from the monthly meeting on August 11th, 2015

Notes from the monthly meeting on July 14th, 2015

Notes from the monthly meeting on June 10th, 2015

Notes from the monthly meeting on May 12th, 2015

Notes from the monthly meeting on March 10th, 2015

Notes from the monthly meeting on February 10th, 2015



To contact Transition Town Point Chevalier, please email.

Communications people for 2015 are: Guido.