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Burnie is a city in north-western Tasmania that erupted at the peak of the international architectural movement known as Art Deco. It is a celebration of the modern age and an advertisement for the bright future that was to come about as a result of industrialisation of the age.

The Pulp Paper Trail

paperLocated on the foreshore at Burnie, opposite where the remains of the paper mill stand is an interpretive walk, The Pulp Paper Trail.

The Pulp Paper Trail was designed to honour the men and women who came from and to the North West Coast of Tasmania to work at Burnie’s pulp and paper mill between the years of 1937 and 2010. Slowly the historic paper mill is being demolished. Locally known as ‘The Pulp’, the mill was a dominant part of both the life and the landscape of Burnie for almost three quarters of a century. At its peak, The Pulp employed around 3,600 people.

The history of the mill is also a major part of the history of Burnie itself and this 600 metre long path, The Pulp Paper Trail, tells the story.

Burnie Coastal Pathway

Coastal_PathwayIn February 2010 Burnie officially launched the 3km Coastal Pathway shared cycling and walking pathway from Emu River to Cooee. 

This was part of  A master plan for a 110 kilometre shared walking and cycling path connecting the five municipalities between Latrobe and Wynyard is now complete. The North West Coastal Pathway master plan and accompanying design tool kit have been developed to inform each council’s construction funding applications and own local pathway planning. The construction estimate for the remaining sections of the North West Coastal Pathway is up to $26.4 million. Local Councils have already completed about 44 kilometres of shared pathway and it’s hoped that sections will continue to be added as funding becomes available.

Copies of the North West Coastal Pathway master plan and tool kit can be obtained from the Cradle Coast Authority web site:

North West Coastal Pathway

NWTas-coastal-pathwayThe Cradle Coast Authority secured funding from the State Government's Trails and Bikeways Program at Sport and Recreation Tasmania to prepare a master plan for a recreational pathway between Latrobe and Wynyard.

Known as the North West Coastal Pathway, the path's plan includes alternative routes and cost estimates plus considers existing pathways, transport plans, environmental management and the logistics of different scenarios. The plan for the North West Coastal Pathway has been provided to local councils as a practical guide to construction planning and preparation of funding applications.

pdfView the North West Coastal Pathway Plan here
pdfView an Executive Summary of the Plan here
pdfView the North West Coastal Pathway Design Toolkit here
pdfFor more information on the project, download the Community Factsheet here
pdfView the Media Release announcing the project commencement here
pdfView the Media Release announcing the plan completion here

Waterfalls of North West Tasmania

Guide_Falls_11Many falls are not well known and are located in deep, gorge-like valleys, which may be difficult to access; others are situated adjacent to good roads, with popular picnic and barbecue areas, such as Dip Falls and Guide Falls. Take care when visiting rainforests, as tracks, steps and platforms can be slippery at any time. Some of the most popular north west waterfalls, are mentioned on this site:




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