December 2017

Brisbane Tool Library meeting

Meeting at the Burrow-West End

“We’re meeting at the Burrow for some drinks and chatsWe would love everyone to come by; volunteers, supporters, and anyone interested to get to know each other and to learn more about the exciting work going on with the Brisbane Tool Library & the New Economy Network Australia. Please swing by if you can, all are welcome!Do you also have tools/camping or sport equipment to donate? Bring them at the event and we will give them a second life! For those of you who may be new to our project, the Brisbane Tool Library is a social enterprise that provides resources such as specialised tools, camping gear, sports equipment, and more where people may not have the means or need to own these items. This library will help to reduce waste and consumption, as well help build a resilient community.For more information: staff@brisbanetoollibrary.orgwww.brisbanetoollibrary.orgThe New Economy Network Australia (NENA) is an exciting new network of individuals and organisations across Australia who are working to strengthen, amplify and promote an ecologically healthy, socially just and culturally diverse economy for Australia. Members of NENA work together to support each other’s initiatives and forge collective strategies that will transform the Australian economic system.For more information:

Wednesday 6


The Burrow West End

52 Russell St, West End. QLD

November 2017


Ilab – The University of Queensland: Germinate Bootcamp Weekend

24-26 November

Samford Commons Maker Festival


4 November


October 2017

Island vibe festival

Brisbane Tool Library workshop

Friday 27


Brisbane Tool LIbrary – General Meeting (second & last part)!

We have almost finalized the legal aspect of getting incorporated as not for profit association. Yey!!!
Please join the meeting in order to:
– vote for the constitution (that you must have received by email)
– vote for the committee members
– become officially part of the first group of members of this awesome project!

*If you didn’t receive the email but you’re willing to be part of our member mailing list, please contact

Thursday 05


September 2017

Transition Town Kenmore: Brisbane Tool Library presentation

The Brisbane Tool Library is a social enterprise that will provide resources, such as tools and skills.

As a social enterprise the Brisbane Tool Library aims to:

1) Provide access to specialized tools where ownership of the tool is cost prohibitive
2) Enhance environmental sustainability, decreasing material consumption
3) Help building resilient neighborhoods                                                         4) Employ disadvantaged people & create social stability
5) Move toward a new sharing and circular economy

Come and learn more about how to support this new enterprise at Transition Town Kenmore meeting at Kenmore Library Meeting Rooms. Free tea/coffee. All welcome.

Thursday 14


Kenmore Library

9 Brookfield Rd, Brisbane

NENA – BrisLETS Market Showcase

Brisbane Tool Library will be there with a stall, approach and get to know more about our circular economy proposal.

Saturday 02


QCA Galleries Griffith University

QCA South Bank Campus, 226 Grey Street, South Bank

New Economy Conference Australia

“Measuring what really matters: beyond GDP”

“From the Consumer Machine to the New Economy: How do we redefine progress and transition to an economy based on quality rather than quantity?” Panel discussion chaired by Anthony JAMES, Rescope Project– featuring: Michelle MALONEY and Stephen BRIGGS Australian Earth Laws Alliance; Mike SALVARIS, ANDI; Sabrina CHAKORI, Brisbane Tool Library and other speakers.

Saturday 02

Griffith University Southbank Campus

11:00-12:00     Building S02, Room 6.37


She skills

We’ve been invited to present the Brisbane Tool Library at the She Skills shed. We support this kind of projects that nurture the DYO (Do Your Own) culture – repair, reuse, create! She Skills is also an amazing project that aims to empower all women with the skills and confidence to imagine, design and create great things.

Saturday 26

She Skills

23/133 Hyde Road, Yeronga 4104 12:00 a 16:00

First general meeting of the Brisbane Tool Library!

For the last 5 months many volunteers have been working in different teams, now, we will have the opportunity to all participate to the same meeting!

*FROM 6.30pm TO 7.15pm*
1st part of the meeting adressed especially to visitors & new volunteers:
– updates and general presentation of the project and of the different working groups. Time for questions and to discuss with the volunteers.

*FROM 7.15pm to 8.30pm*
2nd part of the meeting (internal discussion) will cover:
– discussion on the constitution to get incorporated as not for profit
– selection & vote of the commitee members
– distribution of other different roles (such as the volunteer coordinator, event manager and NGOs liaison)

The Brisbane Tool Library is a social enterprise  and community hub that will provide resources,  such as tools and skills.

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