Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Mayor Anita Dow

Mayor Anita Dow

TOMORROW we welcome the arrival of the Sun Princess into the Port of Burnie. The Sun Princess marks the start of the 2017-18 cruise ship season, bringing approximately 3000 passengers and crew. I look forward to greeting the passengers and I thank our wonderful team of volunteers who warmly welcome our visitors.

I recently attended a farewell for the University of Tasmania’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen. Council has worked closely with Professor Rathjen on the redevelopment of the Cradle Coast Campus at West Park. I thank Professor Rathjen and UTAS for their ongoing commitment to this important project and the economic and social benefits this will bring to Burnie and the North West.

A free Hardwaste Collection is scheduled for Burnie and Ridgley urban areas during the week of 13-16 November 2017 on the same day as regular kerbside refuse collections. This service will allow residents who pay the compulsory Kerbside Waste charge an opportunity to dispose of items that cannot be placed in the regular weekly collection. Waste must comply with a list of acceptable items and be within the maximum disposal of 2m3. Registrations are essential and will be accepted from 9 October to 6 November. To check if your home is on the collection routes and to register, go to www.burnie.net or phone the Works Depot on 6430 5801.

SPRING Swing Rock with Kitty Martini and the Tom Collins Trio will be held at the Uniting Church on Friday 13 October and includes a free lesson in rock & roll dancing! Learn to Dance Burnie will be teaching the basics from 7.30pm, with the band starting at 8.00pm. For more information visit www.burnieshines.com