Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Mayor Anita Dow

Mayor Anita Dow

THE first stage of the Romaine Dam upgrade work is now complete, and the walking track and bridge across the spillway are now re-opened to the public.

Over the next couple of months work will continue to relocate water mains within the dam core. Once complete, works will progress to raise the dam embankment and complete the project.  The Amanda Court access and some areas of the dam crest are still closed to public access, including the playground and bbq. Alternative access to the reserve is provided by Cypress Court.

BURNIE City Council is opposed to the planned State Government takeover of TasWater and we, along with many other councils, will continue to lobby the Legislative Council on this issue. There is no crisis in water and sewerage. TasWater has made significant progress since its formation in 2013 and has a fully funded plan to upgrade infrastructure across Tasmania. It is working as hard and as fast as it can to get the job done while keeping your water bills as affordable as possible. 

Given the State Government has failed to provide any evidence on how its takeover will benefit ratepayers, we have no choice but to reject it and make our feelings known to the Legislative Council, which will ultimately decide the fate of the proposed takeover.  

COUNCIL is seeking feedback on the rollout of the NBN within the Burnie municipality. Representatives from Council will be attending a meeting of a Federal Parliament Joint Standing Committee on the NBN later this month, and we would like to offer the committee an insight into the public’s perceptions on how effective the rollout within our municipality has been. If you would like to participate in the survey please visit www.burnie.net