2013 Media Releases

Tis the season to spray ragwort

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

Fire damaged train carriage finds new home

After an expression of interest process, Burnie City Council has secured a new home for the fire damaged train engine.

Free Saturday parking in multi-storey car park before Christmas

Burnie City Council is offering free parking on the Saturdays leading up to Christmas in the multi-storey car park (7, 14 and 21 of December 2013).

Burnie Arts & Function Centre announce a bold and adventurous 2014 Season

The 2014 Performing Arts Subscription Season will be a year of discovery.

Free sports taster day

A variety of sports will be on show by local clubs this Sunday, 24 November 2013 at various locations in Burnie with the aim to attract more young people to participate in sport.

Aquatic Centre information session

The community is invited to attend a short information session regarding the exciting future of the Burnie Aquatic Centre this Sunday 10 November at 10am at the Burnie Surf Life Saving Club.

Caterpillar restructure

Mayor Steve Kons said, “Today’s announcement of Caterpillar’s restructure in Burnie is very disappointing news.

Spreading the word about 26TEN

Have you heard of the 26TEN program?

World acclaimed David Helfgott returns to Burnie for solo recital

World renowned pianist David Helfgott is returning to Burnie, performing at the Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 29 October at 8pm.

Slipstream Circus set to perform brand new show in Burnie

Slipstream Circus will unveil their brand new performance, Sleepless at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 25 October and Saturday 26 October at 7.30pm.

Burnie receives a Liberty Swing

Enjoying the breeze in your hair, as you swing your legs back and forward on a playground swing is a favourite childhood memory for many. For people confined in a wheelchair, they can only dream of experiencing that feeling. Until now.

Aquatic Centre information session

The community is invited to attend a short information session regarding the exciting future of the Burnie Aquatic Centre this Saturday 12 October at 10am at the centre in Terrylands, Burnie.

Community leaders look to the future

Three local Councils hosted a futures forum last night in Burnie with local business leaders and government representatives.

The Choir of High Hopes presents Journeys in Burnie

Get ready to be inspired.

Heads of agreement released

Burnie City Council has welcomed the release of the Heads of Agreement between Council and the University of Tasmania, which covers a proposed $8 million project at West Park.

Tasmania's premier ensemble back in Burnie!

Following Virtuosi Tasmania’s successful concerts in 2011 and 2012, the ensemble returns to the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Sunday 15 September 2013 at 2pm.

Positive direction for new pool in Burnie

Burnie City Council is thrilled to receive a $3 million promise from the Liberal Party today to go towards an $8 million aquatic facility, including a 25 metre indoor swimming pool.

Burnie scores $2.3 million for youth centre

Burnie City Council is celebrating the announcement of $2.3 million in funding for a new youth centre in Acton.

Council welcomes revisions to West Park site future

Burnie City Council is pleased to confirm that after extensive discussions with the University of Tasmania (UTAS), the Heads of Agreement has been revised to better reflect the community’s expectations of the Makers’ Workshop and West Park land.

Bowls Australia News - South Burnie to stage bowls' best

The Super 6 and Australian Sides Championships will head to South Burnie in Tasmania next year

World renowned violinist to join Tasmania Symphony Orchestra performance

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra returns to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Saturday 17 August 2013 at 7.30pm.

Burnie Council excited by funding announcements

Burnie City Council has welcomed the announcement of the Federal Government’s Jobs and Growth package.

Shakespeare as you have never seen it before!

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is coming to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Saturday 10 August 2013 at 8pm.

Director of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre scores Churchill Fellowship

The Burnie Arts & Function Centre will soon be represented around the world.

Burnie Youth Council call for feedback on noticeboard idea

The Burnie Youth Council would like to see a community noticeboard installed in Burnie to provide a central location for youth to find out about events happening on the North-West Coast.

Call for people working with youth

Do you provide services to young people in Burnie?

Terrapin Puppet Theatre is back with their new show Pip & Pooch!

Terrapin Puppet Theatre is back with its latest children’s show Pip & Pooch, on Saturday 13 July 2013 at 2pm at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

A show for everyone who loves Bunnings!

Comedian Harley Breen is bringing his highly anticipated comedy show, I heart Bunnings, to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 12 July 2013 at 8pm.

Council adopt responsible and sustainable budget

Burnie City Council last night adopted its 2014 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates.

Focus on improving and maintaining assets

Burnie City Council will undertake $13.092m in capital works for its 2014 program.

Young United Nations Representative to visit Burnie

Adam Pulford, the 2013 Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations is visiting Burnie to meet and motivate other young people.

Community grants announced

Successful community clubs, organisations and individuals are celebrating with the announcement of the successful applicants for Burnie City Council’s round one of the 2013/14 Financial Assistance Grants Program.

Call for events for Burnie Shines

Burnie City Council is calling for registration of events being held in October to be included in the 2013 Burnie Shines program.

Internationally acclaimed Guitarist Matthew Fagan Returns to Burnie

Matthew Fagan, internationally and nationally acclaimed guitarist, is returning to the Burnie Regional Art Gallery to perform Lord of the Strings on Sunday 2 June 2013 at 2pm, as part of the arts UNEARTHED program.

Opportunity for ratepayers to receive rates notice electronically

This year, you can choose to receive your rates notice a little differently.

Child care centres set to merge

Burnie City Council runs three long day child care centres under the name of Burnie Children’s Services.

Watch out Burnie & Zeehan, Geraldine Quinn is coming!

You’re the Voice: Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac is coming to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 31 May 2013 at 8pm and the Gaiety Theatre in Zeehan on Saturday 1 June 2013 at 8pm.

New date for street sports event

Can you ride a skateboard, scooter or BMX bike?

Community sessions to discuss vision for UTAS expansion in Burnie

The University of Tasmania will start a series of sessions next Monday (May 13) to discuss plans for the North West region and proposed campus expansion with the community.

UTAS and Council to set out education vision

In late March, Burnie City Council at a special meeting agreed on a heads of agreement that outlines the University of Tasmania and Burnie City Council working together to expand educational opportunities for the North-West region on the land at West Park.

Award winning circus act perfect for families

Gravity and Other Myths’ production of Freefall is coming to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Wednesday 8 May 2013 at 11am and 8pm.

Burnie celebrates 25 years as a city

26 April 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of the date Burnie was proclaimed a city by Queen Elizabeth ll.

Contemporary dance inspired by the greatest love story of all time

R&J, an Expressions Dance Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre production is coming to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 30 April 2013 at 8pm.

King Arthur comes to Burnie in April 2013

The Evandale Village Singers will present Henry Purcell’s King Arthur at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Sunday 21 April 2013 at 2pm, as part of the Gallery’s arts UNEARTHED program.

Challenge set for Sunday

How tough are you?

Applications close soon for community assistance

Round one of the Burnie City Council’s 2013/14 Financial Assistance Grants Program to Clubs and Organisations is open for application, but closes shortly.

Burnie to become the smart city

Burnie City Council at a special meeting last night agreed on a formal Heads of Agreement with the University of Tasmania to commence plans to develop on the land at West Park.

Joint Council Infrastructure Forum

Councillors, Aldermen and Executive Managers from Waratah-Wynyard, Circular Head Council and Burnie City Council today attended a Joint Council Infrastructure Forum in Wynyard.

The Da Vinci Machines Exhibition is coming to Burnie

The Burnie Regional Art Gallery and Burnie City Council are extremely excited to announce that the Da Vinci Machines Exhibition will be touring to Burnie in February 2014.

Start preparing your paper garment

Burnie City Council is now calling for entries for its annual Paper Clothing and Paper Mask Competition.

Burnie holds awards event to recognise volunteers

The Burnie City Council’s 2013 Volunteer Recognition Awards will be held on Tuesday 14 May 2013.

World acclaimed Dame Kiri Te Kanawa comes to Burnie

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, world acclaimed opera singer, is set to take the stage at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 19 March 2013 at 8pm, as part of Tasmania’s International Arts Festival, Ten Days on the Island.

Celtic Music as you have never heard it before

Sprag Session is bringing Celtic music as you have never heard it before to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Wednesday 20 March 2013 at 7pm, as part of Tasmania’s International Arts Festival, Ten Days on the Island.

Radical urban circus heading for Burnie

360 ALLSTARS is a radical urban circus hitting the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 22 March at 8pm, in association with Tasmania’s International Arts Festival, Ten Days on the Island.

Face painting event for new exhibition

In conjunction with the new exhibition at the Burnie Regional Museum named Early Burnie, the Museum is running an exciting calendar of events.

Free outdoor gym sessions

Burnie City Council has teamed up with the Cradle Coast Healthy Communities team to provide a no cost gym program on the outdoor gym equipment around Burnie.

Burnie Musical Society brings Les Misérables to town

Burnie Musical Society is bringing Les Misérables to the stage of the Burnie Arts & Function Centre this Friday 8 March through to Saturday 23 March 2013.

Terrapin Puppet Theatre tour new children’s show

Terrapin Puppet Theatre and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in association with Ten Days on the Island and the Burnie Arts & Function Centre present Shadow Dreams on Sunday 17 March 2013.

Geoff Goodfellow comes to Burnie and Rosebery in March 2013

Geoff Goodfellow, celebrated poet, is set to take perform at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Monday 25 March 2013 at 7:30pm, as part of the arts UNEARTHED program.

Heybridge land leased to Forestry

Burnie City Council has entered into a licence agreement with Forestry Tasmania for the land at Heybridge, formally known as the Tioxide site.

Free competition at Burnie skate park

Can you ride a skateboard, scooter or BMX bike?

Council’s issue joint response to Tarkine campaign

Three North-West Mayors today issued a strong message in reaction to the Wilderness Society’s ‘Be My ValenTarkine’ Campaign.

Council entities

Mayor Steve Kons has stated that the recent article in the Advocate newspaper regarding the review of Council’s entities, may have given the wrong impression to the Burnie community, that all the Aldermen sought the cessation of Burnie Sports and Events (BSE).

Burnie youth plan concert for bush fire appeal

Sabian Lynch, a local youth member has gained support to hold a bush fire benefit concert. Sabian has run previous youth concerts under the name of Unconsecrated Bookings and Promotions and is a member of Burnie City Council’s Youth Making Changes Around Burnie.

Council supports National Condom Day

Condom flowers will be placed out the front of the Burnie City Council offices on the afternoon of Valentine’s Day (14 February) to promote National Condom Day.

Burnie arts program expands

The Burnie Arts & Function Centre and Burnie Regional Art Gallery’s Arts for the Community program has taken on a bold new identity, arts UNEARTHED.

Supportive of the decision for the Tarkine

Burnie Mayor Steve Kons is pleased with the announcement from Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke MP to include only listing the indigenous values of the Tarkine on the National Heritage List.

Museum opens for eight Saturdays

In celebration of the Burnie Regional Museum’s upcoming new exhibition, Early Burnie; the museum will open for eight Saturdays.

Three of Tasmania’s best actors in Burnie

Art, a comedy by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton has enjoyed outstanding success on the West End and in Broadway, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Early Burnie explored in new exhibition

The Burnie Regional Museum has plenty to celebrate.

One of Australia’s greatest storytellers kicks off 2013 season in Burnie

William Yang is one of Australia’s greatest storytellers.

Burnie Australia Day award recipients announced

Burnie’s Australia Day award recipients were announced today (Saturday, 26 January 2013) at the Australia Day event at Town Hall in Burnie.

Family fun at Burnie’s waterfront

Looking for an affordable and fun day out with the family?

Australia Day celebrations in Burnie

The Burnie Australia Day Special Committee invites all to celebrate 2013 Australia Day (26 January) in Burnie for a morning of entertainment.

Burnie City Council contributes to Tasmanian Fire Appeal

Burnie City Council at its January meeting (Tuesday, 22 January), unanimously voted to help the local communities affected by the recent fires.

Free lifestyle program

Are you unemployed, not in the work force or looking for work?