Bank of useful ideas
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Bank of useful ideas

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that the Bank of useful ideas launched in Burnie this year.

It’s involved the Burnie community getting together to come up with some awesome opportunities to create vibrancy and then submitting some even more amazing ideas.

We’re now at the pointy end of this round of the Bank of useful ideas … all the ideas are in and now we’d love to hear from you, as a Bank of us customer, to tell us which idea you’d like to see get off the ground in Burnie.

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The shortlisted ideas are:

Events for everyone
Community coming together
Making Burnie a destination

Ecofest

Not just about zero waste!

Expanding the vision of Ecofest

There are so many things people and businesses can do to reduce their impact on the environment, and everyone can make a difference in either small ways and bigger ones!

In 2020, if successful in receiving funding, Ecofest will include workshops, presentations, and tours around environmentally sustainable businesses and advanced manufacturing in Burnie. There are world class businesses doing amazing things in this area and Ecofest want to share the experiences so people can learn about new ways to do things better!

Community coming together
A place to play, relax and grow
Developing a shared voice

Cafe Ahimsa

Meaning: non-violence, safe place

A cafe creating employment and training for community members who have additional needs.

The cafe would partner with other community organisations, community gardens and not for profits to create a community and a safe environment for people to gain work experience and be a part of the Burnie business community. There are not a lot of employment opportunities for young people with additional needs in Burnie and Ahimsa would fill this gap by providing a space for people to shine.

Developing a shared voice

Yellow Brick Road

Creating community connections

950m of colour and fun linking the Burnie Child and Family Centre and the Burnie Community House.

By inviting parents and children to design a panel of footpath between the two Centres, and getting artistic support to bring it to life, the idea is to create a greater sense of community connectedness.

Imagine a colourful path linking the sites together to symbolise the partnership and connection that already exists and to promote working together for the community.

Events for everyone

Place of paper

Take off! Technology meets traditional Paper Plane making in this innovative and engaging festival.

Burnie has a history steeped in the paper industry and as the 10-year anniversary approaches since the closure of the Pulp Mill this is the chance to recognise the past and look forward to the future.

The skilled minds of young and old will compete in a paper plane making competition, the likes of which has never been seen. The festival will involve workshops, demonstrations and competitive events.

Think STEAM, meets origami, meets advanced manufacturing!

Events for everyone
Community coming together
A place to play, relax and grow

Burnie Reads

A city where everyone is reading their way to a better life.

Burnie Reads will be a yearlong celebration of reading, with a range of activities that bring reading to life and creatively engage people with reading and reading related activities.

From paper making through to the writing and illustration process, and literary lunches, book clubs, book nooks, cute and fluffy story dogs and more - this project will bring many different ideas together to create enthusiastic, confident and passionate readers who become role models in the community for others.

Making Burnie a destination

Celebrating our history

Bringing history to the streets of Burnie

The city of Burnie has a story to tell and this idea is about bringing it to life! Through collaboration with the museum, Council and local artists, projections and pop up installations will be scattered throughout the city of Burnie.

Not only will this create vibrancy and excitement in Burnie’s streets, but it will also give visitors and locals alike a snapshot of Burnie’s history and what makes it an amazing place to live!

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Share your skills

We’d like to build a directory of skilled, passionate, knowledgeable people who would be willing to share their expertise to help get the best ideas off the ground.

The type of skills needed will depend on the ideas that are submitted.

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