Bank of useful ideas


What we will support

  • Ideas that fit with the opportunities identified in the Burnie workshop
  • Ideas from Tasmanian owned and operated businesses, events, not-for-profit organisations and Tasmanian residents
  • Ideas that offer long term benefits for the Burnie community

We won’t support ideas

  • That only benefit an individual, or Bank of us staff member (or their immediate family)
  • From Political organisations or campaigns
  • That discriminate against people based on race, religion, gender, age, ability or sexual preference.
  • That pose significant risk to public safety or cause environmental damage
  • From any organisation promoting drugs, smoking, alcohol, or gambling.
  • or that could be seen to be in competition or conflict with Bank of us.

Things that may help you with your application

  • A letter or two of support
  • The finer details of your idea: provide as much detail as you can.
  • Tell us what you’ve invested in the idea to date or what you intended on contributing to the success of your idea (this may be $$$, putting together a plan, or maybe your blood, sweat and tears)
  • Your idea will be assessed against the areas of opportunity by the Bank of useful ideas advisory committee and Bank of us executive to determine the level and type of support.

Unfortunately, not all ideas will be able to be supported regardless of merit.


Events for everyone

The people of Burnie love attending events. We’d love to support ideas that give everyone – young and old, residents and visitors, history buffs, arts-lovers, sports-fanatics, eco-warriors and foodies – something special to add to their to-do list.

Community coming together

When it comes to community, the people of Burnie are extremely passionate. If you have an idea that brings people together, promotes inclusiveness and engagement or strives to boost health and wellbeing – we’d love to help you get it off the ground.

A place to play, relax and grow

The City by the Sea is an amazing place to live – we want to make it even better by getting behind ideas about green spaces, gardens, parks and playgrounds, as well as activating our spectacular waterfront.

Making Burnie a destination

We want visitors to experience everything Burnie has to offer, from history and culture, to natural beauty and delicious food. Let us know your ideas to encourage people from near and far to stop (and stay) in our City.

Developing a shared voice

There are so many great things happening in Burnie already. Do you have an idea that creates connections, or celebrates what is being done and shares Burnie’s success stories? Tell us your ideas that will give Burnie a sense of place and identity.