2012 Media Releases

Final preparations for RACT Night on the Terrace

Final preparations for the popular RACT Night on the Terrace New Year’s Eve celebration is in its final stages.

New young collector exhibition now on display

The Burnie Regional Museum is excited to have a new young collector’s temporary exhibition.

Council urge land owners to clear fire hazards

Summer is here and Burnie City Council would like to remind landowners and vacant land owners within the Burnie region to clear fire hazards from their properties.

Swap a weed for a native plant

Swap a weed for a free native plant by coming along to a tree planting event to help improve the biodiversity of Cooee Creek.

19 performances secured for Burnie’s subscription season

19 performances were revealed at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre as part of the exciting subscription season launch this evening.

New waste facility complete

The construction of the new Burnie Waste Transfer and Resource Recovery facility is now complete and was officially opened this morning by Mayor Steve Kons.

First cruise ship for 2012/13 season

The MS Volendam will kick off Burnie’s 2012/13 cruise ship season tomorrow morning (20 November 2012).

Annual family walk and ride day on this Sunday

Dust off your bike or grab your walking shoes and celebrate the warmer weather by joining Burnie City Council’s annual Family Walk and Ride Day this Sunday, 18 November starting at 11am.

Former local comedian returns to Burnie

Former local comedian Josh Earl, is returning to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre for one performance of his new hilarious show on Thursday, 22 November at 8pm.

House of Horrors ready to scare

The House of Horrors is not for the faint hearted.

To coincide with Halloween, a spooky house to wander through has been created by the Burnie City Council and the Burnie Show Society in the Geoff Bennet pavilion at the Wivenhoe Show Grounds.

Halloween disco for youth

There is ghoulish fun to be had this Friday night.

The perfect season to spray ragwort

As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time for land owners to take control and spray ragwort on their property.

Access for everyone complete at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre

The Burnie Arts & Function Centre is now easier for the entire community to access.

Doing Things Better - Building Stronger and Better Councils

Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Council General Manager Greg Winton and Burnie City Council General Manager Andrew Wardlaw were joined today with Burnie Mayor Steve Kons, Waratah-Wynyard Acting Mayor Alwyn Friedersdorff and Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam to outline the progress of talks to find natural synergies between the three Councils.

Variety of Seniors Week activities

Seniors Week is an opportunity for Tasmanians of all ages to join together and celebrate the valuable contributions of our seniors.

Burnie Shines launched with celebration

October just got brighter. Burnie Shines was officially launched this afternoon at Burnie’s surf club overlooking the waterfront. Event organisers from over 100 events as part of the month long festival joined together to reveal the full and colourful program.

Round two of grants now open

Round Two of the Burnie City Council’s 2012/13 Financial Assistance Grants Program to Clubs and Organisations is now open for application.

Music through the ages at the Museum

Be taken on a musical journey at the Burnie Regional Museum, on Sunday 23 September at 2pm.

Popular antiques valuation day returns to Museum

It’s time to find out what Great-Aunt Emily’s silver is worth.

Free dance performances in Burnie gallery

Visual arts meets dance.

Tasdance will be performing a free piece titled Somewhere Else inside the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Wednesday 5 September at 6pm and Thursday 6 September at 11:30am and 12:30pm.

Regional Showcase and New Lease of Life for Portside

A joint release from the Cradle Coast Authority and Burnie City Council

The Cradle Coast Authority has signed a 10‐year lease with the Burnie City Council to relocate to the
Portside Building in Spring Street.

New exercise program to be launched in Burnie

A new affordable fitness program is being launched in Burnie this week.

Free skateboard workshops

Burnie City Council has partnered with Skateboarding Australia to deliver 17 free skateboarding workshops at the Burnie skatepark over the next 12 months.

Free student workshop with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Burnie is the host for the only String Workshop for students in Tasmania this year, as part of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ACO2 Tasmanian tour.

Council appoints new General Manager

At a special meeting held on Tuesday, 24 July 2012, Burnie City Council appointed a new General Manager for a term of three years.

Family History Week celebrated at Museum

To celebrate national Family History Week (27 July to 5 August), the Burnie Regional Museum is running free workshops.

Council decide to pursue expression of interest process for heritage train

Burnie City Council decided at its July meeting (Tuesday 17 July) to begin an expression of interest process for the purchase of the Burnie heritage train, after the fire damage it received earlier this year.

Council donate vehicle to local charity

Burnie City Council at its July meeting (Tuesday 17 July) voted to transfer ownership of a second hand utility to local charity, Produce to the People.

Burnie’s waterfront recognised for its transformation

Burnie City Council is thrilled to have been recognised and awarded a winner for the waterfront development in the category of Delivering Excellence in Natural and Built Environments at the 2012 Local Government Awards for Excellence.

Bass Highway – West Park Grove intersection upgrade complete

Works at the Bass Highway – West Park Grove intersection are now complete.

Rubber collection kicks off the young collector’s exhibition

The Burnie Regional Museum will reveal their first Show and Tell: Young Collectors exhibition on Monday 25 June 2012.

Bernie invites the community to his grand opening celebrations

Burnie’s mascot, Bernie the Blue Tongue Lizard will officially open his new store at shop 21 in the Plaza Arcade Burnie, this Thursday 21 June with a big party to celebrate from 11am to 1pm.

Reasonable rate rise in tough times

Burnie City Council last night adopted its 2012/13 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates.

Capital works focused on maintaining existing infrastructure

Burnie City Council will undertake $6.297m in capital works for its 2012/13 program.

Waste changes part of the plan for the future

Burnie City Council is in its second year of a five year strategy of increasing waste charges to prepare for the transition to the Waste Transfer and Resource Recovery Facility

Burnie thrilled with storm water funding

The Burnie region has received $4.25 million in funding to deliver a storm water improvement program across the municipality.

Call for events for Burnie Shines

Burnie Shines is back for its 12th year and is calling for all styles of community events to be a part of this popular month long celebration.

Puppet show perfect for school holiday fun

Terrapin Puppet Theatre is touring their newest production to Burnie during the June school holidays.

2012 Paper Clothing Competition

After the inspiring professional Paper on Skin Fashion Parade and Gala Award Night last week, the younger community from schools across the whole North-West Coast, are now ready for their turn to shine in the Annual Paper Clothing competition.

Burnie Council frustrated by complaints about the Burnie Port upgrade

Burnie City Council today expressed its frustration with Tasmanian groups who have condemned the allocation of $4 million to upgrade the Burnie Port.

Burnie Youth Council announces new Youth Mayor

The Burnie Youth Council, consisting of representatives from all colleges, primary and secondary schools in the Burnie region, met today in the Burnie City Council Chambers and held their annual election.

Fire damage to heritage train disappointing

Council was made aware of the fire that was deliberately lit to their asset in the early hours of this morning.

Work set to start on new waste transfer and resource recovery facility

Burnie Mayor Steve Kons will turn the first sod at the current Mooreville Road Waste Management Centre, where work is set to begin tomorrow (Friday 11 May) on the construction of a new waste transfer facility.

Tasdance kicks off national tour in Burnie

Tasdance will begin their national tour in Burnie at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre this Friday 11 May at 7:30pm.

Family fun centre great for Burnie

Burnie will have a new fun centre as of this Friday.

Photos unveiled at the Burnie Regional Museum

From daguerreotypes to digital, the new exhibition at the Burnie Regional Muesum will explore how photography has evolved over the past 170 years and changed our lives in the process.

Hilder gates installed at Burnie Waterfront

The traditional Hilder Parade gates will be returned to the Burnie Waterfront.

War stories told through song

Inspired by his own family history, performer Darren Coggan connects us to an iconic part of our heritage, through song in his performance titled War Stories.

9000 free chocolate eggs for annual Easter event

The Kids in the Park annual family day just got a lot sweeter.

Car wash for a cause

The children from Milpara Outside School Hours Care Centre are holding four car washes for charity.

Burnie Mayor signs up for the Burnie Challenge

Entries are flying in at a record rate for the annual Burnie Challenge, scheduled this year for Sunday April 15, starting at 11am from Hellyer College.

Bunnings gets the green light to commence project in Burnie

The Tasmanian Planning Commission has given approval to allow use and development of the site at the corner of Bass Highway and Reeve Street in South Burnie for a Bunnings store.

Burnie Mayor says Burnie is the heart of Tasmania

Burnie Mayor Steve Kons has rolled up his sleeve to prove that Burnie is the heart of Tasmania.

Free family day at Burnie’s Waterfront

The new Burnie Waterfront will once again be buzzing with free family activities and entertainment this Sunday, 18 March 2012 from 10am to 2pm.

Applications Open for Burnie City Council Grants

Round One of the Burnie City Council’s 2012/2013 Financial Assistance Grants program to Clubs and Organisations is open for applications.

Bass Highway/West Park Grove Traffic Alterations - Temporary closure of right turn lane

Users of the Bass Highway/ West Park Grove intersection are advised that from Thursday 1 March 2012 until the following Thursday 8 March 2012 the right turn from the Bass Highway into West Park Grove will be temporary unavailable due to the upgrade works.

Founder of Burnie Regional Museum releases book

Founder of the Burnie Regional Museum Mr Peter Mercer and Museum Curator Miss Georgia Luck are set to launch a new book that further explores the history of Burnie.

Community urged to park in correct areas at Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe has become a hive of activity.

The challenge is back on – entries now open

The hugely successful Burnie Challenge is back.

Waterfront project to be launched with big celebration

Burnie’s waterfront has been transformed.

Works start to improve access to the Burnie Arts and Function Centre

Work is set to start at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre on Thursday 16 February 2012 to upgrade the entry access at the centre.

Burnie CBD Traffic Review released

After extensive technical investigations and community consultation, consultants GHD have released the findings of the Burnie Central Business District Traffic Review.

New seating installed in the theatre

The Arts Theatre in the Burnie Arts & Function Centre has just been installed with new carpet and seating.

Four cruise ships in five days

Burnie is expecting four cruise ships to visit in five days.

Bass Highway/West Park Road Grove intersection progressing on schedule

The Bass Highway/West Park Grove intersection upgrade project is on track at the halfway point with the works scheduled for completion mid April 2012.

Action packed calendar for youth this summer

School holiday boredom can be easily avoided this year.