ABCDE Learning Sites

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 The City of Launceston has collaborated with Bank of I.D.E.A.S to deliver two Asset Based Community Driven Effort (ABCDE) Learning Sites in the suburb of Rocherlea in 2017, and Ravenswood in 2018. From May 2019, Council is working with the Mowbray community to implement Launceston's third ABCDE Learning Site over a 12 month period.

The Learning Sites enable a community to identify their assets, build connections and create change in the heart of the community to benefit those living within the area. The approach is about focusing on 'what's strong, not what's wrong'. As one of the first local governments to embrace this strategy based approach, the City of Launceston has worked with local leaders within the suburbs to identify, connect and mobilise their assets in order to take action, make positive change and directly shape their own community’s future.


To learn more about the ABCDE Learning Site in Ravenswood, watch our community video online here.


How it works

The Learning Site will occur over a 12 month period based on eight touchstones. The City of Launceston has employed a Community Connector for this period to guide the Mowbray community through the process.

8 Touchstones

  • Recruiting a community connector;
  • Finding a community builder team;
  • Hosting conversations to discover assets and what people care about;
  • Engaging local groups and associations;
  • Building connections through social interaction activities and shareable community opportunities;
  • Visioning and planning by asking 3 key questions:
    1. What can we do?

    2. What do we need outside help with?
    3. What do we need outside agencies to do for us?

  • Implementing change (doing and reviewing); and
  • Foster celebration.


Reach out, say hello and get involved in the Mowbray Learning Site!

Sarah McCormack
Community Connector - Mowbray Learning Site
P: 0428 109 948


Past ABCDE Learning Site reports


Community Newsletters