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Visions for Tasmania ... from TasTogether ...

the Tasmanian community Visioning process for 2020 Visions

This powerful process is evolving now ...

A draft overall Vision for Tasmania is ...

"Together we will make Tasmania an icon for the rest of the world by creating a proud and confident society where our people live in harmony and prosperity"

This has evolved from 10 Categories or "building blocks" ie 

Education and Training for Life

Our Vision - We will be a society with a focus on whole of life, whole of community learning.

Goals for the Year 2020 

  • an education system that is world class with a responsive, accessible and inclusive approach to learning
  • an informed and resourced education system designed for those who want to learn
  • a holistic approach to life long education
  • smooth transition and clear pathways between education and employment

Social Justice and Equity

Our Vision - To have an inclusive and compassionate society.

Innovation and Excellence - the Imaginative Island

Our Vision - We have a world-class reputation for innovation, imagination and intelligence.

Ecologically Sustainable Tasmania

Vision - We will have an ecologically sustainable future.

Goals for the Year 2020 

  • an awareness and understanding throughout the community that all life depends on ecologically sustainable practices
  • resolution of the "environment versus development" debate
  • a society that incorporates intrinsic and future ecological values
  • Tasmania as a global model of a no waste, renewable energy society

Health and Wellbeing

Vision - We will have a high quality of life and healthy lifestyle.

Goals for the Year 2020

  • a preventative approach to health that focuses on well-being rather than illness
  • a Gross Well-being Index as a measure of social, economic, and environmental well-being across the community
  • all Tasmanians have access to affordable health and well-being services
  • effective partnerships between the public and private sectors for the delivery of health services

A Creative Tasmania

Vision - We will have an international reputation for excellence in the arts and culture.

Goals for the Year 2020

  • * a diverse range of artistic and cultural endeavours will be part of mainstream Tasmanian life and integral to our social and economic development
  • * greater recognition and understanding of Aboriginal culture and heritage
  • * Tasmania will have a national reputation for excellence in its sporting achievements and recreational facilities
  • * Tasmanians will value and protect our cultural heritage, including our built heritage

Inclusive and Open Government

Vision - We will have a form of government that is inclusive, open, and close to the people.

Goals for the Year 2020 

  • a form of government that is cooperative rather than adversarial
  • long term strong political leadership
  • youth, women and minority groups included and empowered through the decision making process
  • Tasmania Together's vision and goals will be achieved

Revitalising our Rural and Regional Communities

Vision - We will invigorate our rural and regional communities.

Goals for the Year 2020

  • * equity throughout rural and regional areas in relation to distribution of resources and services
  • * reversal of the population decline by increasing job opportunities for young people
  • * celebration of rural and regional diversity
  • * sustainable and appropriate land use

Creating Jobs and Wealth

 Our Vision - All Tasmanians who want a job will have one.

Goals for the Year 2020

  • the creation of new and niche markets based on Tasmania's economic strengths
  • a national and international reputation based on 'brand Tasmania'
  • a close link between business investment, education and training, and job creation
  • all Tasmanians benefiting from economic development
  • an increased population level

Pride and Confidence

Vision - We will have a proud and confident community

Goals for the Year 2020 

  • A confident community that emphasizes the value of Tasmania to the world
  • a heightened sense of community through more involvement in decision making on the future of the State
  • a clear and positive commitment to change and innovation
  • a community with a high level of self-esteem, goal setting, and self determination
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Last modified: 03/10/09