A top academic praised Burnie’s innovation and progress after a visit to the region with a national group.
Stronger Places Stronger People (SPSP) is a federal government initiative with representatives from ten communities across Australia.
Burnie was invited to be part of the SPSP initiative in 2019.
For three days, representatives did a wide range of activities across Burnie.
Burnie Works chair Chris Lynch said he enjoyed welcoming people from all over Australia to the region.
Attending a walking tour at Burnie Community House was Sharon Goldfeld, who is on the Steering Committee for Restacking the Odds, which aims to ensure that children and families can access the services they need.
Professor Goldfeld said she was impressed by the services offered for children in Burnie.
Mr Lynch said the work of academics such as Professor Goldfeld was vital to SPSP and organisations like Burnie Works.