Bank of useful ideas
Bank of useful ideas

Recipients Announced

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Bank of useful ideas

This initiative has 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 … We shortlisted down to 6 great ideas and asked our customers to have their say.

Now we are pleased to announce the 4 successful ideas.

The Numbers

  • 2 day workshop
  • 50 attendees
  • 16 ideas submitted
  • 6 shortlisted ideas
  • 4 successful ideas
Bank of useful ideas

The recipients are:

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.

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.

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.

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!

Bank of useful ideas
Bank of useful ideas

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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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Bank of useful ideas
Bank of useful ideas
Bank of useful ideas
Bank of useful ideas
Bank of useful ideas