Stronger Places Stronger People Burnie Visit

Stronger Places Stronger People Burnie Visit

Burnie Works is excited to announce that Burnie will be hosting the Stronger Places Strong People National Leadership Group visit this month.

Stronger Places Stronger People (SPSP) is a community-led, collective impact initiative, stewarded by the Australian Government in partnership with state and territory governments across ten communities across Australia. Burnie was invited to be one of these communities in 2019.

SPSP seeks to create better futures for children and their families through locally tailored and evidence-driven solutions to local problems, in partnership with local people.

The collective impact way of working brings people together to agree on the best local action that will achieve positive community change.

Burnie Works, together with its local partners and stakeholder groups will welcome leaders and team members from the SPSP communities, for 3 days of shared learning and team building commencing with the National Leadership Group’s quarterly meeting on Monday 15 August.

Burnie Works Board Chair Chris Lynch said he “looks forward to welcoming friends from Logan and Gladstone in Queensland, Bourke in New South Wales, Mildura in Victoria, and the Far West Region of South Australia (including Ceduna).

“Although these communities have very different geography and demographics, they are each working towards solving their own unique local problems. We are all using a community-led collective impact approach to build locally tailored solutions for our communities, and we can’t wait to share what we have learned and achieved so far in Burnie.”

Burnie Works would like to acknowledge our partners and stakeholders who will be participating in the visit – the Burnie Community House, Burnie Child, Family and Learning Centre, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre – Connected Beginnings program, CatholicCare Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Tasmanian Minerals, Manufacturing and Energy Council, Hellyer Regional Collective, Cooee Primary School, industry and community members. Government partners to Burnie Works, the Department of Social Services and the Tasmanian government, also participated in the visit.