Tuesday, 08 August 2017

Mayor Anita Dow

Mayor Anita Dow

COUNCIL has welcomed last week’s announcement regarding the State Government partnering with Burnie and Waratah Wynyard Councils to fund the Cooee to Wynyard section of the North West Coastal Pathway project. This announcement has been a long time coming for the Burnie and Waratah-Wynyard communities, as both councils have been lobbying the State and Federal Governments for funding for this section of the project for several years.

This project will result in the development of approximately 25km of continuous coastal pathway and will provide numerous benefits to local communities including health, tourism, recreation and economic benefits.

I would like to thank Waratah-Wynyard Council and the Cradle Coast Authority for their continued ongoing support for this project.

WHEN the Masters Games kick off in October we are expecting between 4,000 and 5,000 inter and intrastate visitors to pass through the region we are encouraging our local businesses to get Games ready. The majority of sports will occur during normal working hours, but when they’re not competing, many of the visitors will want to visit our cafes, restaurants, shops, bars and tourist attractions and we want to ensure that our local businesses are ready for them. We’re asking businesses to review their opening hours to ensure they can make the most of this visitor influx, and of course, be available to showcase all the wonderful things our city has to offer.

LAST week I attended the official opening of the Burnie Mens Shed at the Wivenhoe Show Grounds. This is a wonderful facility that will provide a space for men to come together for friendship and activities. Congratulations to all involved for getting this important community group off the ground especially Mr Leo Quinn.