Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Mayor Anita Dow

Mayor Anita Dow

YESTERDAY I had the pleasure of participating in a flag raising ceremony to mark the start of NAIDOC Week 2017. I also had the opportunity to attend a community lunch hosted by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation. NAIDOC Week is important not only to Aboriginal people, but also to the broader community, as it celebrates the Aboriginal community, history and culture and this year’s theme is ‘Our Languages Matter’.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Burnie Chamber of Commerce and Industry on recently celebrating their 80th anniversary. The BCCI plays an important role in representing the interests of Burnie businesses and to advance the development and growth of the Burnie area. Congratulations also to Dale Elphinstone who was named a captain of industry by the BCCI, for putting Burnie on the map for advanced manufacturing.

RESIDENTS of the Burnie municipality and all children, including school groups, are now able to enjoy free entry to the Burnie Regional Museum. The Burnie Regional Museum’s collections represent the history and the surrounding North West region, from the time Europeans ventured out from Port Sorell in the mid-1820’s to explore the wilderness of the North West, up to the present day.

This is a great opportunity for locals to engage, or re-engage, with their history and experience the stories of our ancestors.

ONCE again, the recycling efforts of the Burnie community have been recognised. Burnie recently took out top honours for the State at the Mobile Muster Awards, for keeping old mobile phones out of landfill. If you have an old mobile phone you no longer need, please drop it into the Mobile Muster box at Council’s City Offices, at 80 Wilson Street Burnie.