With many Hands

What is Burnie Works?

Burnie Works is a collective impact initiative contributing to positive change in the areas of education, employment, justice, child youth families and wellbeing.  It is place-based work that has emerged from issues and opportunities identified in the pataway / Burnie community and enables action with a large cast of stakeholders through working groups and community projects. In Burnie, the key stakeholders come from the focus areas and are both govt and NGO representatives, local industry, palawa and others with lived experience.

Burnie Works has a collaboration agreement with the Australian Government, Department of Social Services, Department of Communities Tasmania, Burnie City Council, Beacon Foundation and the University of Tasmania. 

Burnie Works has a Local Enabling Group, a systems leader and a backbone team made up of project officer, understanding measurement evaluation and learning officer, communication and community engagement officer and administration officer.  The collective impact initiative is funded by Stronger Places, Stronger People – implemented by the Australian Government, Department of Social Services in partnership with state and territory governments and 10 communities across Australia.  The longer term goal of Stronger Places, Stronger People is to interrupt the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage that is concentrated in particular communities around Australia, including Burnie in North West Tasmania.

Survival Cards

As part of a social recovery movement, these Burnie Works Survival Cards encourage us to find life within and around us.

The cards can be used personally, with family and friends, in groups and professionally.

All cards were illustrated by Liz from Ebb Draws

Latest News


Reports 2020-2021

Cover Page Section One Final Style Edit Pataway Works IMPACT Evaluation And Learning On The Ground IMPACT Social Recovery IMPACT Burnie Works For F1D IMPACT

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Burnie Works, the brand.

Burnie Works Ltd was rebranded in June 2021 which coincided with the collective impact initiative becoming it’s own entity. Burnie Works was originally hosted by

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*acknowledgement of pirinilaplu from pataway, lutruwita.