BIG had it’s beginnings in partnership with the Burnie City Council in 2014 and was built into a strategic plan for the community.  BIG was the spark for Burnie Works today as we know it.  The group is made up of representatives from education, community and industry leaders.  It is essentially a committee to drive educational outcomes for Burnie students, traditionally targeting years 5 – 12.  The group has changed membership over the years and has looked at emergent areas such as support with education for teen parents and parental engagment more broadly.  

The group is currently seeking to extend its community membership and update their strategic plan too incorporate changes with Burnie Works becoming an independent entity, outside of Burnie City Council in 2021.  

For more information and BIG opportunities, contact BIG Chair, Shona Arnold.