Celebration of Mowbray Learning Site

Published on 07 July 2020


The City of Launceston has celebrated the conclusion of the Mowbray ABCDE Learning Site program with members of the Mowbray community, and officially announced that Youngtown will be the next suburb to host the program.

The Learning Site initiative is aimed at facilitating local communities to identify their strengths and work together towards common goals.

The City of Launceston launched the program in 2017 at Rocherlea, followed by Ravenswood in 2018 and Mowbray in 2019.

Today Launceston Mayor Albert van Zetten joined members of the Mowbray community at the Town Hall Reception Room to release the Mowbray suburb's Learning Site Report for 2019-20.

"Projects like this are an opportunity for people to tell us what they love about where they live, what their suburb's strengths are, and what opportunities lie ahead," Mayor van Zetten said. "Not only has it been a learning experience for the Mowbray community, but we as a Council have also learned much as well.

"The people of Mowbray have been enthusiastic supporters and today is about celebrating the projects that were undertaken as part of this program; things like the creation of a short film by Mowbray Primary students, the installation of solar lights in some of the suburb's street trees, public art paste-ups, and new public seating.

"But we're also excited to announce that Youngtown will be the next suburb to host the program, and to let Youngtown's community groups, volunteers and leaders know that we'll be asking for their help in coming weeks.

"We want to talk about the people, organisations, social groups, natural environment, economy and cultures that help make Youngtown a great suburb to live, work and study in, and we can't wait to get started."

Any member of the Youngtown community who is interested in finding out more can email Sarah McCormack, Learning Site Community Connector, at Sarah.McCormack@launceston.tas.gov.au