2011 Media Releases

Band line up announced for RACT Night on the Terrace

The countdown is not only on for Christmas but for Burnie’s New Year’s Eve celebration too.

100th cruise ship to visit Burnie

There are two cruise ships left to visit Burnie for 2011.

Call for teams for Burnie’s Super Cook Out

We have all been inspired by the many cooking television shows and now it’s your turn to show off your cooking skills.

Permit granted to demolish 52 buildings on paper mill site

The Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal today made a decision to grant a conditional land use permit to allow demolition of 52 buildings on the western area of the former paper mill site at South Burnie.

‘Tis the season to recycle

Christmas is a time for giving, which means it’s a time for increased waste.

Time to clear fire hazards

As the weather warms up, Burnie City Council would like to remind owners and occupiers of vacant land within the Burnie region to clear fire hazards from their properties.

RACT announced as A Night on the Terrace naming sponsor

A Night on the Terrace, the popular New Year’s Eve celebration has a new name.

Biggest cruise ship for the season arrives on Sunday

The biggest cruise ship for this season is set to arrive in Burnie this Sunday 11 December.

General Manager resigns

Burnie City Council General Manager Mr Paul Arnold today announced that he will be stepping down from his current role after 11 and half years.

Free household hazardous waste collection day

Here is an opportunity to clear your home of unwanted chemicals before Christmas.

Round two grants announced

A helping hand has been given to successful clubs, organisations and individuals as part of Burnie City Council’s 2011/2012 Financial Assistance Grants program.

New exercise equipment installed for community

It is now easier to access exercise equipment.

Burnie wins Young Legends Award

The City of Burnie has won the Young Legends category award at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Sustainable Cities Awards. This was announced yesterday at the national awards ceremony in Western Australia.

Bass Highway/West Park Road Grove Intersection Upgrade update

The next stage of works are set to begin shortly at the Bass Highway/West Park Grove intersection.

New name for City’s Museum

The City's Museum has been renamed the Burnie Regional Museum, formally known as the Pioneer Village Museum.

Register now for farm chemical collection

Thinking of cleaning out your shed before Christmas?

New Mayor to greet cruise ship

New Mayor Steve Kons will be robed and ready to greet over 2000 passengers this Friday, 4 November 2011 as the next cruise ship arrives in Burnie.

Pioneer Village Museum celebrates 40 years

In 1971 on 1 November the Pioneer Village Museum opened its doors for the very first time.

Cheese tasting tradition in Burnie continues

For many in the community the Cheese Tasting Centre on Old Surrey Road has been a regular stop for delicious cheeses for a very long time. The Cheese Tasting Centre shut its doors for the final time last Friday 28 October 2011.

House of Horrors to stay open for Halloween after huge success

The ghosts and creepy crawlies were out to scare last night at Burnie’s House of Horrors.

Students art works on display at Makers’ Workshop

An exhibition of objects and images by the Art Craft Design Diploma students from the Tasmanian Polytechnic in Devonport and Burnie will be on display in the Makers’ Workshop from Wednesday 2 November until Sunday 27 November.

Controversial painting loaned to Gallery

In October 2010, the Burnie Regional Art Gallery was unable to bid for an oil painting by Irish artist John Day titled Wyvenhoe, Tasmania (1856).

Call for community to complete CBD traffic survey

Burnie City Council have engaged GHD to conduct a CBD wide traffic study to assess the technical, safety, capacity and amenity functions of the current CBD road network.

Alderman John Munro steps down after 21 years

After 21 years as an Alderman at the Burnie City Council, John Munro decided it was time to step down.

Burnie Council say farewell to Alderman Colin Winter

After 12 years as an Alderman at the Burnie City Council, Colin Winter decided it was time to step down.

Time to spray Ragwort on your property

Now is the time to spray your Ragwort.

Plan for Burnie 2030 released

Earlier this year the Burnie City Council extended an invitation to the whole community to be bold, to share their dreams, to shed their inhibitions and get excited about the future of Burnie.

Free family walk and ride day

Burnie families will soon have the chance to enjoy picturesque coastal pathways and win some great prizes while having lots of fun.

Pioneer Village Museum celebrates Seniors Week

Seniors Week will be celebrated from 1 October to 7 October.

Celebrate Burnie Shines at the Pioneer Village Museum

October is full of excitement in Burnie.

First cruise ship for the season

The first cruise ship for the 2011/12 season is set to arrive in Burnie this Saturday 1 October.

West Park/Bass Highway intersection upgrade commences

Work is set to start Monday 3 October on the West Park Grove/Bass Highway intersection upgrade.

Council adopts Economic Development Plan

At its September Council meeting tonight (20 September 20110, Council endorsed the Burnie City Council Economic Development Plan.

Burnie ready to shine

Burnie Shines 2011 is set to be officially launched this Wednesday 21 September.

Round two of community grants now open

Round Two of the Burnie City Council’s 2011/2012 Financial Assistance Grants Program to Clubs and Organisations, is open for application.

Mediation process ends with good result

A permit application was made to the Burnie City Council by Telstra earlier this year for the installation of a telecommunications facility to be located on the Ridgley Highway.

High tea fun for school holidays

School holidays have never been so classy.

Western side of waterfront closed for works

Stage 2 of the waterfront upgrade is progressing well.

Burnie City Council announce Audit Committee members

At the April meeting, Council unanimously voted to establish a Burnie City Council Audit Committee. This position was taken after a successful Notice of Motion from Alderman Steve Kons to investigate the establishment of an Audit Committee.

Community feedback session on South Burnie foreshore

Public comment is open until 12 September 2011 on the newly released South Burnie Foreshore Strategy.

Antiques Valuation Day at Pioneer Village Museum

Have you ever wondered what your family heirlooms are worth?

Council remind dog owners of their responsibilities

Burnie City Council would like to remind dog owners of their responsibilities.

2030 vision of Burnie ready for final public submissions

The community’s vision for Burnie in the year 2030 is now in its final stages.

South Burnie foreshore strategy open for comment

Burnie City Council is calling for public comment on the newly developed South Burnie Foreshore Strategy.

Council to develop West Park precinct master plan

Burnie City Council is continuing to move forward with a plan to develop the West Park precinct.

Burnie gets ready to impress as the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards judge visits this week

The City of Burnie representatives are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Keep Australia Beautiful national Sustainable Cities judge, Dick Olesinski, this week as it vies to become the 2011 winner of the Australian Sustainable Cities Awards.

Saddened by loss of city great

Burnie City Council is today in mourning after hearing the news that former employee Stephen Hite had sadly passed away.

Extra boardwalk access for pedestrian safety

Work is set to commence shortly on the West Beach boardwalk to provide an extra pedestrian access point onto North terrace between Alexander Street and King Street.

Ragwort now needs to be eradicated

Ragwort in the Burnie municipality is to be eradicated.

Burnie waterfront seating opportunity

Burnie City Council are currently inviting eligible businesses to express their interest in having the opportunity to have their company name placed on one of Council’s new locally made waterfront seats, as a way of recognising the significant contribution that the “Makers of Burnie” continue to make in Burnie.

New exhibition at Pioneer Village Museum

There is a brand new exhibition set to open at the Pioneer Village Museum for National Family History Week.

Sunrise to visit Makers’ Workshop

Television star James Tobin from the morning show Weekend Sunrise will broadcast his weather reports from the Makers’ Workshop between 7:00am and 8:30am this Saturday 23 July 2011.

Burnie goes red for a great cause

The trees around Burnie are looking a little different this week.

New long day parking option in CBD

Burnie City Council have introduced an early bird all day parking scheme to help the affordability for workers in the CBD needing to park for long periods.

Your family photos are needed

The Pioneer Village Museum is preparing to celebrate National Family History Week from 29 July until 8 August and is calling for your favorite family photos.

Pulp days remembered

Memories of the days of The Pulp will be relived at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Saturday 16 July.

Community should have few extra coins ready for new tip charges

On Tuesday 21 June, Burnie City Council adopted the 2011/12 budget estimates, including an updated fee structure for the Burnie Waste Management Centre.

West Park Expression of Interest Process unsuccessful

Burnie City Council has announced that Council has been unsuccessful in attracting a successful submission for the development of the West Park Precinct site.

Round One grant winners announced

Successful community clubs, organisations and individuals are celebrating with the announcement of the successful applicants for Burnie City Council’s 2011/2012 Financial Assistance Grants program.

Council plans for the future with new waste transfer and resource recovery facility

Burnie City Council tonight adopted an overall 3.9% increase in rates and charges income.

Council follows strategy to maintain financial sustainability

Burnie City Council adopted the 2011/12 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates at its meeting tonight.

Capital works continue to create liveable city

Burnie City Council will undertake $14.665m in capital works for its 2011/12 program.

Council adopt new system for equity

Burnie City Council have approved its 2011/12 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates.

BSE farewell CEO

The Burnie Sports and Events Board today announced the resignation of their Chief Executive Officer.

Paper clothing competition winners announced

The 2011 Paper Clothing and Paper Mask Competition winners have been announced.

Call to public to have final say

It’s your last chance to have your say about Burnie’s future direction.

Free entry into Pioneer Village Museum

The Pioneer Village Museum is generously offering the opportunity to reminisce and learn about Burnie’s history free of charge, to celebrate International Museum Day.

Paper clothing competition deadline

Time is running out.

Burnie Youth Council members elected

The Burnie Youth Council is made up of representatives from each primary and secondary school in the Burnie area.

Fifth birthday for Kids in the Park

Once again the Burnie Park will become a magical wonderland on Easter Sunday.

Dog microchipping day

Burnie City Council is holding a dog microchipping day in conjunction with the Tasmanian Canine Association.

Junior soccer has new home

Burnie City Council has been able to assist the Western Schools Junior Soccer Association in finding a new home for this winter season.

Video conferencing technology unveiled in Burnie

Burnie City Council today launched video conferencing links at its Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre launched by Sid Sidebottom MP.

Stage 2 of the Waterfront project to begin

With a boost for local employment, Burnie City Council can today announce local firm Stubbs Constructions as the successful tenderer for stage 2 of the Waterfront upgrade at Hilder Parade.

The Challenge goes out to work places

The Burnie Challenge will be held at Shorewell Creek starting at Hellyer College on April 10 and is part of the Healthy Communities Initiative that is set to help increase the Burnie community’s participation in healthy eating practices and lifestyles.

Ten new Makers at workshop

Ten new artists will be creating Tasmanian made products from the Makers’ Workshop.

Pioneer Village Museum production sold out!

A full house will enjoy a special evening at the Pioneer Village Museum this Saturday afternoon.

The race is on – entries close this Friday

At some point we have all wished we could take part in the reality television series The Amazing Race. Here is your chance.

Primary school students ready for the challenge

Burnie Primary School students are not afraid of the Commando.

National Foods investment a huge win for Burnie

Burnie City Council welcomes the announcement from National Foods regarding its $120 million investment in cheese manufacturing in Burnie.

Installation will take you to the shoreline

This Friday March 18, as part of the Ten Days on the Island 2011 Festival (25 March - 3 April 2011), the exhibition Shorelines will be officially opened at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery by Elizabeth Walsh, Artistic Director of Ten Days On The Island.

Challenge to the tradies

On April 10 at Shorewell Creek, young and old will take The Burnie Challenge and battle through the muscle aching four km course consisting of 14 manmade obstacles.

Burnie Challenge four weeks away

Heartbreak Hill and Dead Leg Swamp are just to name a few of the 14 obstacles part of Burnie’s brand new event, The Burnie Challenge.

Assistance on offer to community groups

Round One of the Burnie City Council’s 2011/2012 Financial Assistance Grants program to Clubs and Organisations is open for applications.

Doors open for the future

The doors will be open this Sunday for all to see what the community has said about Burnie’s future.

Fernglade reserve re-opened

Fernglade Reserve is now ready to be enjoyed again.

New toilet facilities for Cooee

Cooee now has brand new public toilet facilities.

Big cruise ship season ahead

It’s great news for the City today with a bumper season of cruise ships secured to visit Burnie again next summer.

The challenge has been set

We all know we should be more active but no one said we couldn’t have fun at the same time!

Burning off scheduled at Fernglade

Fernglade Reserve was among one of the areas in the Burnie region that received damage from the heavy rain fall in January.

Call to past Burnie residents

Do you know someone who once lived in Burnie?

Works progressing after flood damage

Over the past three weeks Council staff has been working to address the effects of the flash flooding that occurred in January.

Local children star in Council’s strategic plan

What will Burnie be like in 2030?

Update on Flood Damage

The cleanup is continuing in the Burnie region after heavy rain last week caused flood damage in some areas.

Flood damage in Burnie

Heavy rain fall in the Burnie region has kept Council workers and SES volunteers busy over the last couple of days.

Burnie community pulls together to help flood victims

Everyday more devastating footage of the Queensland floods is spread across our television screens.