Invermay Learning Site concludes with celebration

Published on 14 February 2024

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Following 18 months of projects, initiatives and new connections, the conclusion of the City of Launceston's Invermay ABCDE Learning Site program was celebrated by community members today.

Invermay is the City of Launceston’s sixth Learning Site, with previous sites occurring in the suburbs of Rocherlea, Ravenswood, Mowbray, Youngtown, and Kings Meadows.

DOWNLOAD the Invermay ABCDE Learning Site Report July 2022 - December 2023(PDF, 10MB)

The Asset Based Community Driven Effort Learning Site program encourages residents in different suburbs of Launceston to bring forward new perspectives and ideas to make Launceston an even better place to live.

City of Launceston Mayor Matthew Garwood said the Invermay Learning Site had been another incredibly productive and fun initiative.

"Each time the ABCDE Learning Site program visits a new suburb, we wonder if it will be as exciting and engaging as the suburb before," Mayor Garwood said.

"With each community having its own different energies and ideas, the Learning Site program has gone from strength to strength.

"So many people have trusted the process and given their time and talent to the Invermay Learning Site, including two local primary schools, a Big Picture School, The University of Tasmania students and staff, retirees, volunteers, professionals, artists, business owners, migrants and refugees, sports enthusiasts, Fijian gardeners, filmmakers, neighbours and residents.

"We brought people together and forged new connections through the community’s ideas.

"The community painted and threw gumboots, grew gardens, created murals, drew illustrations for new Invermay street banners, studied the Inveresk history, talked about emergency preparation, designed logos, learnt about homelessness, made a short film, created a sculpture, made Swampie bags, managed a large community garden and discovered the amazing Invermay Bowls and Community Club.

"We sincerely thank the Invermay community, for your Swampie spirit and for embracing the ABCDE Learning Site."

City of Launceston Community Connector Sarah McCormack said a new suburb was yet to be selected for future programs.

"With the Invermay Learning Site program now winding up, we'll be taking the remainder of 2024 to review what we've learned from past programs, to help us grow the program for Launceston," Ms McCormack said. 

"We have some exciting ideas for the future that will build on the success of this model with the community, and we look forward to announcing more details later in the year."