Free lifestyle program

Are you unemployed, not in the work force or looking for work?

Burnie City Council and Waratah Wynyard Council are supporting the Healthy Communities Program, a ten week plan run by Outside the Square Solutions that covers all aspects of well-being to provide skills that will help the Burnie, Wynyard and Waratah communities (over the age of 18 years old) to gain confidence to help when seeking employment and improve their general health and well-being.

Burnie Mayor Steve Kons said, “There are many reasons and factors why there are community members out of the work force. It was identified in the Making Burnie 2030 plan that as a community we would like to see the unemployment rate lowered and the percentage of people participating in the workforce increased by 2030. This program is one example how Council can support and aim to achieve this goal.”

Outside the Square Solutions are running a free ten week healthy lifestyle program that covers all aspects of well-being from good nutrition to time management and physical activity.

The first session begins on Tuesday 5 February 2013 at 10am to 12:30pm and then will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays for ten weeks. The sessions will be held at the Upper Burnie Sports Stadium on Southwelll Street, Upper Burnie.

Here are some examples of the skills that can be gained by joining this free program:

  • Healthy eating options
  • Work place OH&S and food hygiene
  • Procedures
  • Fitness and exercise classes
  • Basic stretching and exercise activities
  • Budget busting cooking
  • CPR and first aid
  • Computer training
  • Job seeking skills and techniques
  • Time management and budgeting
  • Application letters and resume writing
  • Personal presentation and hygiene

“This program is a fantastic opportunity. By taking part it will not only will give you more confidence to apply for employment, but all of the skills learnt over the ten weeks will certainly be positive skills to place on your resume. I really encourage anyone who is looking for work to take part. It shows you are keen and motivated to learn and these are very hireable characteristics to have,” Mayor Kons said. 

This program is part of the Healthy Communities Initiative and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through Council of Australian Government (COAG).

Details can be found at To register please contact 0437 675 332 or email

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728