" Saw this and thought of you: http://www.rdatasmania.org.au/client-assets/documents/tips/Fundamentals_Tips_RDAT.pdf" - woolfinioz
" Great example of focussing in what is strong in the community rather than what is wrong with the community. Good luck with the fund raising! A large corporate sponsor might be a good idea as well as the support from the general community." - Innovation Leaders Network
" I suggest you get in touch with the Ravenswood Community Garden via the Community/Neighborhood House there. They have been running a community garden for over a decade. They would have good ideas re fund raising and about making do with no cost/lo cost options." - Innovation Leaders Network
" Identify new mechanisms to reward and recognise "active citizens" - increasing their influence will inspire others to follow suit." - woolfinioz
" Build community capacity (human/social capital). Create programs/activities that empower people. Ensure that community members have control over the decision making process. Aim to identify and develop ‘champions’. These champions are potential community leaders that may drive further related actions." - Heidi W
" We need to connect the major population centres with safe and scenic bicycle/pedestrian pathways from Wynyard through to Devonport. Ulverstone has excellent pathways from one side of town to the other - all towns need similar. This would create a great deal of cycling tourism.
BMX racing is now an Olympic sport, yet the only complete track in NW Tas is in Wynyard. The old Devonport track has had its starting hill demolished by the council and the Ulverstone track was bulldozed. These need to be reinstated to give kids a place off road to engage in healthy exercise." - KurtTuthill
" Start with why ... ask the '5 why' questions" - Chelsea
" I'm reading a fantastic book at the moment called 'More human; designing a world where people come first' by Steve Hilton. It's based on 'design-thinking' or human-centred design and there's a wonderful section I just read last night on human-scale politics that I highly recommend. https://www.amazon.com/More-Human-Designing-World-People/dp/0753556782 " - DonThomson
" Seems like many people from the Tas Leaders Program are very proactive in building better communities - continuing to encourage more Tas Leaders graduates would be one place to start. Engaging and working with the Alumni would make sense as they are our existing or emerging leaders in Tasmania" - Peter
" Show information that demonstrates how many total state level MPs we have in Tasmania compared to the total population here. Quick example is how different that figure is in Tasmania compared to Queensland. In other words, why is this so for such a lowly populated state like Tasmania? and what can be done to rectify this pressing issue of over governance at a state level?
" - Rodney
" Being involved in a community project is a way of getting folks into activity which is a real world democracy action. Re being involved in political matters... that's another issue altogether!" - Innovation Leaders Network
Question: How can we make the most of Launceston & the region being the most digitally connected in Australia?
" Have a look at how the Superfast Broadband rollout in Cornwall, UK has helped the region. This website has lots of interesting case studies, analysis and videos which might give people in Launceston, Tasmania some food for thought: http://www.superfastcornwall.org/" - Kwoolfie
" Better regionalised seo within digital services - searches are currently very broadly seo. Encourage/facilitate regionalised promotion to support local business" - LeeAdamson
" 1. Change perceptions
2. Visually make the outdoor spaces reflect a "smart city"
3. Open space collaborative centres? (eg. a physical space (innovation centre - outdoors?) in the city for people to come and pose questions and collaborate on ideas).
4. Encouraging, supporting and being open to innovative (& creative) thinking
5. Don't reinvent the wheel - use the skills, talent and passions of the people you have
Also advise checking these out - http://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-18-most-innovative-cities-on-earth-2014-8#london-england-has-the-most-economic-opportunity-of-any-city-in-the-world-according-to-pricewaterhousecoopers-one-key-is-that-london-is-a-gateway-to-the-world-with-its-six-international-airports-4
" - Chelsea
" A few stories to outline the possibilities that embracing technology can bring to cities and its citizens.
And another that outlines the benefits of using bitcoin and other blockchain solutions at a government level. http://www.coindesk.com/blockchain-perfect-government-services-heres-blueprint/" - adampoulton
" An example we can borrow from is the 'Creative Tech Manifesto for Bristol 2016'.
Check it out here: http://techspark.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Bristol-Creative-Tech-Manifesto-2016.pdf
This manifesto is the voice of Bristol's tech cluster. It has given 'those in the know' a chance to articulate what they need in their city to prosper. They set this out as 10 policies that they encourage city leaders to support. In fact, they released this before a local government election, instructing the future Mayor on how to be a catalyst for growth. What a powerful form of civic engagement.
The next House of Assembly elections are likely to be May 2018.
The next local government elections are likely to be September or October 2018.
Could Launceston have its own 'tech' manifesto, ready to instruct future leaders?" - Kevin
" Launceston could copy Wagga Wagga (waggawagga.tv) in NSW and use our NBN connectedness to create a streaming TV channel for sport groups, community and clubs. This year, they are completely re-launching waggawagga.tv into a LIVE 24/7 online entertainment and information portal. You will be able to log onto their website anywhere in the world and find the 24/7 channel streaming shows, interviews, sport, and productions on local Wagga Wagga businesses.
Visitors/tourists will be able to log onto waggawagga.tv and access their library of video-on-demand productions, plus a directory that promotes retail, hospitality, service industries, arts, sport and a whole lot more!
waggawagga.tv are giving the business people of Wagga Wagga the chance to become part of something very special. Something that has not been done before within a regional city – or even in metropolitan areas. The ability to both advertise their business directly to their target market – the people of Wagga Wagga – and be a central part of a brand new way of communicating Wagga’s unique voices, characters and culture to the world via the power of the web!
WaggaWagga.TV will also have a 24/7 running channel known as a “play out” system and will showcase original, replayed and live content via Livestream Australia as the portal.
This means viewers will be watching something streamed every time they log onto the site and it can be of a variety of things such as local productions of entertainment, live events, sports and commentary from around Wagga and the country, replayed content that has already been broadcast on the site, advertisements of local businesses, organisations and events.
Local businesses have the opportunity to be found within the site via a directory that comes in three options;
Free directory with lead photo, listing of business name, logo, phone number, address and website plus opening hours
Photo gallery with listing of above, plus, 5 x photos, description of your business and features of your business highlighted – $19.95/month ($10 per month extra for priority placement.)
Video gallery with listing of above, plus up to 5 videos of any length showcasing what the business has to offer, live social links to your social media pages plus up to 5 x attachments or external link buttons. These could be used to put up menus if you’re a restaurant, brochures of your products or services or a live link to your pay-wall or shopping cart if your website supports purchasing online. $39.95/month ($15 per month extra for priority placement.) Visitors to the site will be able to search via industry pages, or through a quick search box on the site. If they choose to search via pages or by any other manual means, the video listings will appear at the top of each page with the largest thumbnails, followed by the photo gallery listings and then finally the FREE business listings. Priority listings appear above these.
Here is the video explaining the Directory with our local hosts. CLICK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=674789612666264&set=vb.370572276421334&type=2&theater" - bofa
" Should this question be the other way around? How can regional plans engage community to turn innovative ideas into action." - Vintagetasmania
" The North has decided that we would like to engage the community ourselves and be our own leaders. We will share our stories of success and failures whilst supporting those around us. It's up to us to open the conduits and use what is already out there. The followers are just as important to community engagement and their role and contribution should also be celebrated. " - Vintagetasmania
" Support the community to self help" - AlopiSLatukefu
" Engage in authentic dialogue and being consultative" - AlopiSLatukefu
" Meetings for interested people" - JohnB
" Create an attraction to involve people" - JohnB
" Identify focus groups" - JohnB
" Community awareness" - JohnB
" Advertise ideas" - JohnB
" Mechanism for feedback" - JohnB
" Decrease incentives to do plans for the community - but to use planning as a means to empower social entrepreneurialism and crowd source funding and other community responses." - AlopiSLatukefu
" Identify industries" - JohnB
" Involve in vision" - JohnB
" Local identity ownership" - JohnB
" The North-West ~ Utilise leaders - from specific industries and backgrounds - & empowerment of those leaders and of community. Bringing the right people into the conversation. ~ Celebrate the success and stories of one another's strength, & utilisation of networks. ~ Collaboration" - NakorePopowski
" There needs to be engagement (not just consultation) to ensure locals have "ownership'' of the plans to begin with, and a role in achieving them. We have to engage individual small businesses - because small business is where the North-West's economic future lies (by and large) and many small businesses have opportunities they don't have the time/resources to take advantage of. So, by engaging small business, we find out what the true issues & constraints are, and also get a list of specific opportunities that may lead to new businesses and new employment" - Chris
" Time is a big factor of course, but we also need to make engagement both interesting and ensure it results in actual outcomes. Having different options for people to engage in regional plans is an essential ingredient in this process, and while I won't claim to be an expert, I'm hoping to play a part in this in my role in Local Government." - CoreySpeers
" Benchmarking through assessment of regional innovation systems theories - global solutions to local problems. The Wales technopole project proposed by the Welsh Development Agency in 1992, developed a regional innovation system (network) providing a link for Small to Medium sized (SMS’s) to collaborate in a web of information and knowledge exchange. Science &Technology initiatives share some important features - they are announced at the highest level and are widely promoted; they set specific targets; they are long-term multiyear commitments; the level of spending is significant, they involve partnerships and collaboration; they focus on experiential learning and links to national prosperity; and, they attack on multiple fronts. The Knowledge and Innovation (Kemp, DETYA 1999) report publicised new policy and funding for research training, higher education research and experiential learning. The Government and the Business Council of Australia organised the National Innovation Summit in 2002 with over 500 participants to consider ways to improve performance of Australia's innovation system. The Innovation Summit Implementation Group (ISIG) developed the Innovation Unlocking the Future (ISIG, 2000) report that assessed and prioritised the Summit recommendations (BAA 2008). Comparison: Unlocking the Future versus Industry Canada, Innovation Policy Branch strategy ‘Developing a Knowledge Culture’. Comparison/contrast: ACOA website, Atlantic Canadian innovative educational strategies versus benchmarked (international comparisons) OECD." - Heidi W
Question: Our multicultural families are asking for a water safety program. How can we support this idea.
Question: Are people aware of The Multicultural Playgroup which is open to all families in the Mowbray area?
" Yes we need this community based playgroup that allows for further connection to community. The NSCCcommunity family worker is a regular visitor keeping people up to date with information and opportunities available in their local community" - Northern Suburbs Com
" No, could you please provide more information." - Colin Anker
Question: We need the MRC Multicultural Playgroup to continue as it is the only playgroup of its kind
" Without a doubt the best program of it's kind. Bella is amazing at her job and it shows in the results she is getting :) Continue with the great work Bella is doing please please. " - Sammi
" No we don't !!! The program is so beneficial and Bella is amazing in coming up with different ideas. " - Matilda
" Without a doubt the best program of it's kind. Bella is amazing at her job and it shows in the results she is getting :) Continue with the great work Bella is doing please - 7248" - Sammi
" Our community tells us they are looking for opportunity to engage with cooking programs with their children and the current healthy families program is easily transferable through the primary schools in our area 7248" - Northern Suburbs Com
" It is important especially these days that our children grow up understanding the need for a healthy diet." - ChrisCross