In 2010, Burning Seed, the first official regional Burning Man event to be held in Australia, needed a legal entity that would cover the national footprint, to allow the conduct of a safe and compliant event to interact with the default world.

The private company Red Earth City Pty Ltd (ABN 72 141 969 226) was incorporated and registered with a constitution for the Burning Man Australia community.

The Red Earth City Organisation was formed by the Red Earth City Pty Ltd  company in August 2010

The formation of the Red Earth City (REC) organisation was achieved, in its first year, with the introduction of the company's Committee Guidelines, which is an internal document, approved by a resolution of the Directors.

This allowed conduct of the company's business and affairs to be delegated to a larger Town Council.

It also called for the broader community to have a say in its function, permitting Town Council to develop the Red Earth City organisation and operations with the community's input.

In June 2011, the following year, the company's constitution was also changed at a Special General Meeting of the company's 3 Shareholder Members.

Constitution of REC Pty Ltd - PDF file (click to download)

This was done to introduce purposes of the company and include non-profit & winding up provisions.

These early initiatives made the company and its organisation to be run in a non-profit way.

It also allowed the organisation, with the community's input, to look at adapting over time with how it is structured and carries out it affairs.

The constitutional amendments determined an ongoing commitment to transparency, consensus decision making and ensured the requirements for the conduct of safe gatherings, events and activities are met.

These amendments formed part of an expression of the wider aspirations of Burning Man Australia & The Burning Man Project, as a way of life lived consistently with the Ten Principles.

 

"a registered private company
operated constitutionally in a not-for-profit manner
as a self assessed, ATO approved, 'Cultural Organisation'
facilitating the umbrella of Burning Man Australia
covering the Australian footprint of the Burning Man Project
a catalyst for collaborative & creative culture in the world."
 
Last Update 15th May 2021