Transition Kwoorabup Denmark (TKD) aims to help build self-reliance, resilience and re-localization in the Kwoorabup area/ Shire of Denmark (Western Australia) in response to peak oil and climate change. TKD is an affiliate group of Denmark Environment Centre.
TKD began as a student project for Great Southern Institute of Technology, Denmark.

Modus Operandi.

In the Shire of Denmark, with some 85 community groups, a large 'greenie' population and both a high education profile (reputedly been the highest of any postcode in Australia) and a very high level of self-employment (and associated underemployment - resulting in significant discretionary time), there has been little need for TKD to initiate or program activities or projects (unlike other transition initiatives worldwide). Instead, it seeks to provide a narrative that identifies community activities as being 'transitional' and links the many community initiatives together. The facebook page and email list for 'members' drives this connection. A wikispace website archives information.

As an organisation, there was an early steering committee, which has devolved into an 'empty-centered' structure. The only 'role' is maintaining the facebook site, wikispace pages and the email list (currently Donald Clarke).

The significant initiatives that TKD has been involved with over the last 8 years were a local food produce group, a local food market, support for the Denmark Environment Centre to have a 'transition' as well as a natural environment focus, a plastic bag free campaign, a family cycling group, a local business sustainability survey in association with the Chamber of Commerce, and early support for the Sustainability Expo. All these initiatives have moved on of their own accord under their own community group.

Important 'transitional' projects in Denmark WA include:
  • Denmark Community Windfarm
  • Denmark Tip Shop
  • Plastic Bag Free Denmark WA
  • DecoHousing Denmark
  • Kwoorabup Local Markets
  • Denmark Local Produce
  • Denmark Produce Swap
  • Denmark Bike Plan
  • Green Town Project

The Transition South West Initiatives Network

  • involves Transition Network Initiatives in SW Australia - Albany, Kwoorabup Denmark, Margaret River, Balingup, Pemberton, Bridgetown, Bunbury, and other initiating groups in the region.

  • go to: http://transitionswaus.wix.com/network