RECSPECT is the Red Earth City Speak Up Service.

The purpose of RECSPECT is to expand our approach to transparency and allow our community to “speak up” about any concerns that they may have about the Red Earth City organisation, events, Board, Town Council, Committees, volunteers, contractors or fellow Burners.

We have an exciting new initiative that has just gone live -  RECSPECT! 

RECSPECT is the new Red Earth City Speak Up reporting system.  

The purpose of RECSPECT is to expand our approach to transparency and allow our community to “speak up” about any concerns that they may have about the Red Earth City organisation, events, Board, Town Council, Committees, volunteers, contractors or fellow Burners.

The service is provided by Core Integrity ( who use an online system called ClearView Connects.    The system will allow you to make reports (anonymously if you wish) and to communicate with the reviewers online.  Any reports made using the phone number will be entered into this system also.  

The reports made via the Speak Up service will be managed by Darren Bickham from Harmonise2Grow (  Should the report be about Darren or Harmonise2Grow, then Williams Solicitors, the REC legal counsel, will manage the report.   

It’s important for you to understand that Core Integrity, Wiliams Solicitors and Harmonise2Grow will operate independently of the REC Board with regards to RECSPECT, which gives you absolute confidence that your concerns will be handled appropriately, even if your report is about the REC Board! 

The REC Board, volunteers for Red Earth City and Burning Seed do not have access to the system.

You can make a speak up report in the following ways:

  • via phone on 1800 950 725,
  • the web (mobile device or PC) -
  • using this QR code, which will open up the reporting website
  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How it works 

  1. You make a report using one of the methods outlined above
  1. Your report comes in via the coreintegrity system to the appropriate reviewer
  1. The report is assessed by the reviewer and appropriate action commenced.  This could include the reviewer coming back to you to ask additional clarification questions. 

Additional resources (such as investigators, forensic accountants or counsellors) will be appointed as necessary.    

Criminal matters will be reported to the appropriate authorities.  Some criminal matters will also need to be managed and investigated by the reviewer (or others as appointed), in conjunction and consultation with the appropriate authorities.

  1. The reviewers will manage all aspects related to the RECSPECT report, including all contact and correspondence with stakeholders.  
  1. The reviewers will make recommendations to the REC Board, or others as appropriate, based on the findings of any investigation into each whistleblower report.

The reviewers will provide regular reports to the REC Board on the operation of the RECSPECT hotline.  These reports will be statistical based and will not identify any individual reports or participants.  The reviewers will also look at the reports more wholistically to identify any trends or systemic issues, making recommendations for actions to remove or minimise the risk of the incident(s) that led to the report occurring again.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact:Community Care


Red Earth City is an Australian Burning Man Organisation officially affiliated with the Burning Man Project's Regional Network.
Formed from Red Earth City Pty Ltd.
ABN 72 141 969 226
Registered Office: 4/71 King St, Newcastle, NSW 2300
Postal: PO Box 2012, Cairns, 4870