Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Mayor Anita Dow

Mayor Anita Dow

LAST week Council made a submission to the Legislative Select Committee – TasWater Ownership Inquiry. Council’s position is that local government ownership and control is in the best interest of the Burnie community in the long term. Council supports LGATs position but felt it important to make a further submission on behalf of Burnie ratepayers.

LAST week I attended the ‘Battle for Australia Day Commemorative Service’ at the Burnie RSL. Ceremonies were held around Australia to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all those who served in the drawn out struggle to defend Australia against Japanese forces during WWII. Thank you to the Burnie RSL Sub-Branch for coordinating the commemorative service.

OUT of the Shadows and Into the Light Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk will be held this Friday, 15 September 2017. The walk commences at 5.30pm from the Burnie Park. There will also be a sausage sizzle, raffle, entertainment and a guest speaker. Everyone is welcome to come and walk to help raise awareness and remember those lost to suicide. For more information, contact Debbie King on king.debbie@gmail.com

NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2017 Burnie City Council Australia Day Awards. The Awards aim to recognize citizens who have made a significant contribution to the City of Burnie and municipal area through volunteer work or paid employment (where the contribution is significantly higher than what is expected). Nominations will be accepted for Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year. Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.burnie.net or are available from Council’s City Offices. Nominations close Friday 25 November at 4pm.