Tuesday, 07 November 2017

General Manager - Andrew Wardlaw

General Manager - Andrew Wardlaw

THE resignation of Anita Dow from the positions of both Mayor and Alderman has resulted in by-elections to be held for both positions, conducted by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission. Candidates for both positions have been announced with the polling period commencing today and closing at 10.00am on Tuesday, 5 December 2017. Ballot papers will be mailed to all eligible voters and results will be announced by Saturday, 9 December 2017.

COUNCIL is exploring the potential to develop linear play spaces along the coastal pathway, with a current focus on an urban play space close to the CBD. Consultation sessions were held last week to gather views on the concept, ideas for possible locations and the type of play experience that could be provided. There was a wide range of representation from the community and many ideas generated. Our consultants, Playstreet, will consider these ideas and undertake further work on developing the concept. A final consultation session is planned for January 2018 with further information to come.

TOGETHER with its consulting partner Syrinx Environment Pty Ltd, Burnie City Council recently won the Sustainable Remediation Project Recognition Award for the Landfill Leachate Treatment Wetlands at the Burnie Waste Management Centre. The Australasian award is for projects that comply with international sustainable remediation standards and pay significant attention to environmental, economic and social benefit. The waste centre wetlands remove significant flow from the sewer network, increase environmental flows in the Cooee Creek tributary, provide water quality improvements for downstream users and enhance the habitat for native flora and fauna. Congratulations to all involved in this significant project.

FINALLY it was great to see another successful B&E Burnie Ten and the Healthcare Insurance 321-Go kids’ race. These are fantastic community events promoting our city and encouraging an active lifestyle. Thank you to the terrific sponsors who make these events possible.