There are a few best-kept secrets about Tasmania.
There are the ones about how we have the best natural environment, the cleanest air and offer the best tourist experiences. Or the one about how we are the most generous in a crisis.
All of those are true, but the best-kept secret about Tasmania is about why we choose to live here - it's because of community
Communities shift and change over time and the needs of the residents may change.
However, Tasmania has a pretty good knack of rolling with the punches and ensuring demand is met with a solution.
Our strength in the community is even rubbing off on Sydney-based developers Traders in Purple, who have joined forces with St Mark's church at Deloraine to develop part of their land to help purchase a second church at Meander.
The funds from the development will be used to help secure St Saviours Church at Meander, to ensure it is not sold towards the National Redress Scheme.
The second example of a need in a community being filled in a different way is the reveal of a child care centre at the Launceston Health Hub.
While that may not sound to be anything out of the ordinary, this Discovery Early Learning Centre will be open for 16 hours a day to meet the complex needs of shift work and working parents.
The centre will be open from 6.30am to 10.30pm on Monday to Friday to allow for more parents to have care at more times. It was primarily established to support hospital employees and other health care professionals.
Being located at the Launceston Health Hub means that the centre's children are also nearby to general practice, allied health facility and chemist if they require it, which will give many parents peace of mind.
Both of these developments show an innovative solution to a need in the community and the nous of individuals to make those solutions happen.
It shows how communities needs' are always changing, but the future is looking bright if innovative ideas like these continue to evolve and be accepted by the residents who live in those communities.