This document summarises the learnings and underlying philosophy that informed a partnership project in the remote far north west of South Australia. Although focused on the challenge of building strong local employment in remote communities, this document can be used to inform anyone who is considering working in remote communities in order to make a good start and prioritise ethical engagement and community benefit in the work they are planning to undertake.
Local knowledge and stories create positive change in Burnie
The whiteboard in Kylie Burgess’ office tells a story about the power of community. It’s covered in notes and ideas about turning local knowledge and lived experience into positive change for the community of Burnie in Tasmania’s north-west.
Dusseldorp Forum acknowledges the First Peoples of Australia and the Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we work and live. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to Elders past, present and future.