Emerging Voices & CIIP: Empowering Local Change Makers

We often get caught up in our busy lives and forget that the people we elect to State Parliament are there to represent what we want for our State.

Emerging Voices helps each and every one of us realise the power of our voice in our community and how we as individuals can shape Tasmania.

TasCOSS will use this transformative, two-day program in each of the four communities selected for the CIIP, helping individuals to identify the power of their voice while also allowing them to work as a team in their community with a better understanding of how to create lasting change together.

By offering Emerging Voices to the local leaders, TasCOSS can help participants increase confidence, self-awareness, build relationships and become change makers in their own lives as well as in their communities.

Through this training, community consultation and other activities, TasCOSS’s Community Innovation and Investment Project (CIIP) aims to engage with, and support, individuals to be their community’s change makers.


Read more about Community Innovation and Investment


Results of the West Coast Region Jobs Consultation

A stand out theme across the whole region was the opportunity to access vacant buildings across the community for various developments and initiatives.

Results of the Break O’Day Region Jobs Consultation

A common theme was the need to find sustainable industries for the winter months and to have training opportunities with local job outcomes attached.

Results of the South East Region Jobs Survey

A common theme was the need to support alternative work models for professionals and to foster creative means of employment.

Results of the Derwent Valley Jobs Survey

A common theme that arose was the need to support the next generation to succeed and prosper in the Derwent Valley.

South East Region Jobs Survey: We Need Your Local Knowledge

We want to help you build a community with strong employment opportunities, to do that we need your input because local people know the south east region best.

Jobs Action: Valuing the People of Tasmania’s West Coast

We have no doubt the people of the West Coast have ideas with the potential to enhance the resilience and vitality of their region and its communities.

Addressing Inequality through Community Capacity Building

By connecting with these communities, facilitating conversations and sharing in the decision-making, we are working together to reduce employment inequality and disadvantage in our State.

The Co-Design Method & CIIP

The co-design model is designed to engage and involve communities during the development and decision making process and this sits at the heart of this Project.