We are looking for local community champions!

Sydney Olympic Park is a great place to live, work and play, but we'd like to make it even better!

We're looking for local people who would like to:

  • Meet new people and learn new skills
  • Get involved in creating a better community
  • Join the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team community group


What is happening?

The Sydney Olympic Park 'Town Team' is a positive and proactive group of local people who meet regularly to connect and drive actions to make Sydney Olympic Park even better! It was formed in 2019, was restricted in activity due to COVID-19 and is now coming back to life . To find out more about its background click here.

We’re excited to be relaunching again. We’re looking for a mix of local residents to represent each of the residential buildings in the Park, plus local businesses.

Let us know you’re keen to get involved by registering your details. We will use your details to involve you in the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team meetings and discussions taking place in February 2022.


What to do in the meantime?

1. Join the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team Facebook page to keep up to date with the community. Please note that clicking on this link will redirect you to an external Facebook page not managed by Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

2. If you don’t have Facebook, keep an eye out for posters around the Park and updates on #mySOP Engage.

3. Register on #mySOP Engage - the community engagement platform for Sydney Olympic Park and provide your ideas on various projects and help shape Sydney Olympic Park.

4. Visit the community information page and learn more about how to connect, participate and explore.


Why get involved in your community?

  • Meet local people

    Meet other positive and friendly people in your community. They might be living near you and you don't even know.

  • Learn new skills

    Getting involved in your community and volunteering are excellent ways to learn new personal and professional skills.

  • Lead an action or help out + have fun

    Getting involved in the community is not all hard work. There should be plenty of fun as well.

What is a Town Team?

It is a growing movement of action, led by local people, just like you! Town Teams are positive and proactive community groups that might include residents, businesses, landowners all working collaboratively to improve an area. There are now 82 Town Teams registered around Australia. Sydney Olympic Park founded the first Town Team in New South Wales in 2019. You can find out more about Town Teams at www.townteammovement.com.

How could you contribute to a Town Team?

Diagram showing how different types of people can contribute to a team including knowledge holders, dreamers, drivers, connectors, communicators, doers, fundraisers and listeners, who all help the person or people known as the glue that the group forms around. Below are two notes, one questioning which role energises you? And another stating that each role is important.

Project examples

Town Teams resources

Learn more

Town Team Charter

FAQs

Frequently asked questions


What is a Town Team?

Town Teams are positive and proactive community groups that might include residents, businesses, landowners working collaboratively to improve an area.

They have a go and try new things - from social activities, to environmental initiatives, to events and creative projects. There are 82 Town Teams registered so far. You can find out more at www.townteammovement.com.


Why would I want to get involved in the community?

Would you like to feel more connected, to feel a sense of belonging? Many people do. The best way to achieve this is to meet neighbours, local businesses and like-minded people, share and try new things. You might be surprised how rewarding it can be. Give it a go. There is nothing to lose!


What could I do?

Let's discuss it. There are many ways to get involved and contribute - from attending meetings, leading a project or activity and organising an event. There's social media and communications, fundraising and many other things to try.


What structure is required for the Town Team?

Town Teams take many forms from very informal groups through to formal incorporated organisations. It will evolve over time and is something that is collectively decided by the community members who are part of the town team.


Who manages the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team?

Community members who are part of the Town Team will collectively decide how it will be managed. Town Teams are run for the community, by the community.


Who can be part of the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team?

The Sydney Olympic Park Town Team is aimed at improving the sense of community in Sydney Olympic Park. It's open to everyone who has a shared interest in that aim. This can be residents, local business owners, landowners, workers, students.


When did the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team start?

The Sydney Olympic Park Town Team started in June 2019 as an initiative led by local residents in Sydney Olympic Park. For more information on the background of the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team click this link.


What time commitment is needed for being part of the Town Team?

The Town Team is a volunteer group. The important thing is to volunteer only the amount of time that feels comfortable to you and at the same time allows you to contribute in a meaningful way. This will evolve over time. The best way is to get involved, find other like minded people and see what works best for you and the Town Team.


Does is it have to be called the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team?

No. It can be anything that the members of the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team decide. Some examples of the names of other Town Teams in Australia are Leederville Connect, Ignite Wicky, Vic Park Collective.


Why do you need my personal details in the registration section?

So we can let you know what is happening and how you might get involved.


Why are the discussions taking place in February 2022 and not earlier?

We want to provide sufficient time for the Sydney Olympic Park community learn about the Town Team group. Also many people may not be available during the December and January holiday period.


I understand that the Town Team discussions will take place in February 2022. What do I do in the meantime?

1. Join the Sydney Olympic Park Town Team Facebook page to keep up to date with the community. Please note that clicking on this link will redirect you to an external Facebook page not managed by Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

2. If you don’t have Facebook, keep an eye out for posters around the Park and updates on #mySOP Engage.

3. Register on #mySOP Engage - the community engagement platform for Sydney Olympic Park and provide your ideas on various projects and help shape Sydney Olympic Park.

4. Visit the community information page and learn more about how to connect, participate and explore.


I have an idea or would like some more information. Who can I talk to?

Please email the project contact via enagage@sopa.nsw.gov.au. They'd love to hear about it!