Burnie Works is a place-based Collective Impact initiative, in Burnie on the North West Coast of Tasmania. Burnie has a long history as an industrial city and is going through long term change. The focus of the framework is to create long term positive change in the community in the areas of education, families and employment, using collective impact as the way we work in our community.
Burnie has a culture of long term inter-generational unemployment, with statistics showing a high rate of unemployment and a contrasting high job vacancy rate in the area. This complex problem requires Burnie to build on the collaborative work already happening and target the issue from multiple areas including education, health, social disadvantage and unemployment. By doing this Burnie aims to create long term change in community and culture, to create a vibrant, adaptable community as envisaged by the Making Burnie 2030 community strategic plan.