2014 Media Releases

Intergalactic New Year’s Eve celebration in Burnie

Burnie’s A Night on the Terrace New Year’s Eve community celebration will be out of this world.

Port developments positive for Burnie

Burnie City Council is in full support of the $12 million Burnie Port Optimisation Project, offering greater capacity for rail and more viability and efficiency in freight handling.

Three cruise ships in seven days

There are three cruise ships on the way to Burnie in the next week.

Town and gown brings higher education into the heart of the city

The North West community will have the chance to celebrate the achievements of their local students as they witness the stream of gowns and caps in Burnie’s first Town and Gown procession city this Tuesday, 9 December 2014.

Free Saturday parking in multistorey car park before Christmas

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! To help spread the Christmas cheer Burnie City Council is providing free parking in the multistorey car park on Saturday 6, 13 and 20 December.

Local construction company announced for Burnie pool project

With a boost for local employment, Burnie City Council can today announce local firm Stubbs Constructions as the successful tenderer for the Burnie Aquatic Centre Redevelopment Project, including the integration of an upgrade to the PCYC facility.

Fun day for the family to get active

Dust off your bike, grab your sneakers and get your family ready to participate in the Burnie City Council annual Family Walk and Ride Day on Sunday, 30 November 2014.

Burnie Children Services transferred to local provider

Burnie City Council can confirm the transfer of Burnie Children Services to local provider Discovery Early Learning Centres after undergoing an expression of interest process.

Burnie’s 2015 subscription season revealed

The 2015 Performing Arts Subscription Season will be a year of international flavours, outrageous comedies, and a celebration of Australian heroes.

NBN representatives invited to Council workshop

Burnie City Council has opened their door to NBN representatives seeking answers and a briefing on associated timelines of the NBN roll out in Burnie.

Volendam cruise ship visits Burnie

The Volendam cruise ship will sail into Burnie on Tuesday, 18 November 2014.

Car crash site on Bass Highway to promote safe driving

The scene of a crashed car is sending a strong message to drivers and passengers going by Burnie.

Australia’s musical future is coming to Burnie

The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s precocious little sister, ACO2, will perform at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 8pm.

Museum exhibition on war opens on Remembrance Day

The Burnie Regional Museum’s new exhibition will officially open on Remembrance Day (Tuesday, 11 November 2014).

Youth spooky disco on for Burnie Shines

There is something for everyone during Burnie Shines.

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra brings Mozart focused program to Burnie

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is returning to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Thursday 6 November 2014 at 7.30pm to delight with the music of Mozart and music inspired by Mozart forming the basis of this concert.

The Health Care Insurance 321-GO Kids’ Race is on this Sunday, 26 October 2014 at Burnie’s West Park Oval.

The Health Care Insurance 321-GO Kids’ Race is on this Sunday, 26 October 2014 at Burnie’s West Park Oval.

New training module to benefit Council

Burnie City Council staff will benefit from the newly launched Integrity Commission training module.

Final race preparations in place

The final preparations are being completed for the B&E Burnie Ten this Sunday 19 October 2014.

Burnie shortlisted for funding to focus on unemployment

Burnie City Council has been shortlisted for funding to help with Burnie’s unemployment issues.

World music star brings tropical island rhythms to Burnie!

World music star, Grace Barbé from the Seychelles, is performing at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre this Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 8pm.

New Burnie Aquatic Centre makes a splash

Burnie’s Aquatic Centre is set to be redeveloped, with Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley in Burnie to confirm the Australian Government’s $3 million commitment today.

First cruise ship for season to Burnie

The 2014/15 Burnie cruise ship season starts Monday, 6 October with the arrival of the Dawn Princess.

Weather improves on cue for Burnie Shines

Today is the first day of Burnie Shines 2014.

Free information session for learner drivers and their parents

Teaching your child to drive can be a stressful experience.

Support for airport freight study

Burnie City Council is pleased to hear the Burnie Airport Corporation is exploring freight opportunities.

Free waste weekend in Burnie to encourage a spring clean

Don’t forget to bring your token to the Burnie Waste Management Centre for the free waste weekend in Burnie.

One actor, one mystery script and no rehearsals

You are invited to a play, where there will be a mystery actor each show, who will be handed a script for the first time in front of your eyes just as the show starts.

Rubbish shadow puppet show with 3D finish in Burnie

Find out why people are raving about Swamp Juice, a shadow puppet comedy show made out of rubbish at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Monday 1 September at 6.30pm and Tuesday 2 September at 11am and 8pm.

Council wants to borrow your umbrellas

Burnie City Council would like to borrow your bright coloured umbrellas.

Sunday session of chamber music in Burnie

Virtuosi Tasmania is back with their magnificent show Master String Quartets on Sunday 10 August at 2pm in the Burnie Regional Art Gallery.

Japanese exchange students welcomed to Burnie

Ten visiting Japanese students will be officially welcomed to Burnie by Mayor Steve Kons tonight (29 July 2014) at a welcome reception at the Burnie City Council Chambers.

School holiday show for children

Australia’s premier contemporary puppet theatre, Terrapin Puppet Theatre, will be performing Big Baby on Saturday 12 July at 2pm at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

Be a part of Burnie Shines

Burnie City Council is calling for registration of events being held in October to be included in the 2014 Burnie Shines program.

French recognised for outstanding commitment

Deputy Mayor Sandra French AM has been awarded a Local Government Award for Outstanding Commitment and Service to Local Government.

Youth council spring into action

Burnie has a new Youth Council.

Burnie team take out bronze in national competition

Burnie City Council has taken out third in the national Local Government Managers Association (LGMA) Management Challenge.

Council focus on delivering an affordable upgraded aquatic centre

Burnie City Council will undertake $17.190m in capital works for 2014/15 program.

Council adopt a sustainable budget

Burnie City Council at a special meeting tonight (Tuesday, 24 June 2014) unanimously adopted the 2014/15 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates.

Burnie Council team to represent Tasmania in national competition

Burnie City Council has earned their right to represent Tasmania at the national Local Government Managers Association (LGMA) Management Challenge in Melbourne this Friday.

New parking system in the multi-storey car park

Out with the old and in with the new.

Music straight from the front line

The incredible singer, songwriter and diplomat Fred Smith, as seen on ABC Television's Australian Story will be performing his amazing show Dust of Uruzgan at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 3 June at 8pm.

Whimsical and playful children’s theatre at its best!

South Australia’s longest running theatre company for children, Patch Theatre Company, will be performing Mr McGee and the Biting Flea at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 6 June at 6.30pm and Saturday 7 June at 11am and 4.30pm.

Direct from the USA – The Glenn Miller Orchestra

For the first time ever, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre on Thursday 5 June at 7.30pm.

Burnie Council to call for Expressions of Interest for Burnie Children’s Services

Burnie City Council has signalled its intention to commence a process to exit out of the direct delivery of child care services, and to seek expressions of interest from organisations willing to operate these services.

Burnie prepares to by hypnotised in adults only show!

Las Vegas trained comedy stage hypnotist Zeiken Black is returning to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 23 May at 8pm.

Celebrate completion of lights at Wivenhoe showgrounds

The Wivenhoe showgrounds have never been so bright!

Burnie Sports and Events to be transferred back to Council

The sporting entity of Burnie City Council, Burnie Sports and Events (BSE) will be transferred back to Council on 1 July 2014.

A wonderland in the Burnie Park for Easter

Burnie Park will be a magical wonderland on Easter Sunday (20 April 2014) as part of the annual community family event, Kids in Park.

Paper clothing competition the perfect school holiday activity

The annual Paper Clothing and Paper Mask Competition is on again.

New Fernglade bridge open

Fernglade Road has a new bridge and is now open.

Support young makers market

Young creative people in Burnie are hoping that the community will bring full purses this Saturday for the youth market and street performer festival.

One of Australia’s most loved comedians hits Burnie & Rosebery

One of Australia’s favourite comedians, Dave O’Neil will perform at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 2 May at 8pm.

Autism awareness events in April

April is Autism awareness month.

Final days to marvel genius

If you haven’t been to see the Da Vinci Machines Exhibition at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, you should get a wriggle on!

Works to start at West Park

Burnie City Council has granted a permit application to the University of Tasmania (UTAS) to use part of the land at West Park for an educational establishment, and to develop two new buildings for use in conjunction with a modified Makers’ Workshop and Domestic Arts building.

Education precinct gets the big tick

Burnie City Council is looking forward to the first stage of development works commencing at West Park with the announcement of the University of Tasmania (UTAS) obtaining a permit application to develop two new buildings for use, in conjunction with a modified Makers’ Workshop and Domestic Arts Building.

Burnie Musical Society’s latest hit – Oklahoma!

Following the success of Les Misérables, Burnie Musical Society presents Oklahoma! at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre. Oklahoma! will have a ten show season, opening on Friday 28 March at 7.30pm and closing on Saturday 12 April.

Burnie hosts national bowls championship

Over 260 players and officials will arrive in Burnie this week for the 2014 Super 6 and Australian Sides Championships.

Calling for young makers, creators and buskers

Burnie City Council is calling for young creative people to take part in a youth market and street performer festival.

Let’s get dirty!

It’s time to pull out your old running shoes and take on the Burnie Challenge.

Stage to be flooded with a lake of water

The ground breaking dance piece, Lake, will be performed on Wednesday 19 March at 8pm at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

From London’s West End to Burnie - The glorious melodies of the ‘30s & ‘40s

Former lead performer on London’s West End, Claire Dawson is set to wow audiences with the show Blitz! A Sentimental Journey on Thursday 6 March at 8pm at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

Wheel action at the Burnie skate park

This Saturday, 1 March 2014 at the Burnie skate park there will be over $1,000 worth of prizes from Red Herring as part of the Know Your Odds Skate, Scoot and BMX competition.

Follow up session regarding Les Clark land

Burnie City Council has been running consultation sessions with the community regarding the future use of the remaining land at the Les Clark precinct.

One of Australia’s finest performers in an intimate performance

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Lior, is set to wow Burnie audiences with his intimate acoustic performance at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre this Saturday 1 March at 8pm.

Council jump for joy with further securement for new pool

The upgrade of the Burnie Aquatic Centre is now more certain with both the Tasmanian Labor and Liberal Parties promising funding for the Burnie Aquatic Centre upgrade.

Council welcomes back Alderman Bentley

Local driving instructor and leader of the City of Burnie Brass Band, Mr Robert Bentley is the newest Burnie Alderman.

Road closure in place for Fernglade bridge replacement

Works to replace the Fernglade bridge will start this Monday 17 February 2014.

Community consultation session about Les Clark land

Burnie City Council is currently running a public consultation process regarding future development of the Les Clark Precinct.

Council delighted with news of 50 new jobs secured

Burnie City Council is delighted by the announcement made today by Deputy Premier Bryan Green, confirming that the State Government would provide a payroll tax relief to Serco call centre in Burnie, creating 50 new jobs and securing 160 jobs at the centre.

Maiden visit from Seabourn Sojourn cruise ship

The Seabourn Sojourn cruise ship will visit Burnie for the first time tomorrow (Wednesday, 12 February 2014).

Who is Sylvia?

Launceston based theatre company, CentrStage is bringing the award winning production, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? to Burnie, at the Arts & Function Centre on Friday 14 February and Saturday 15 February at 8pm.

Free guided tours of the Da Vinci Machines exhibition

This weekend the Burnie Regional Art Gallery will finally open its doors to the anticipated Da Vinci Machines Exhibition.

Garden opening in honour of community stalwart

The Upper Natone Reserve Special Committee invites the community to celebrate the opening of a new interpretative native garden at the Upper Natone Reserve in memory of Alan Page.

Da Vinci Machines Exhibition set to open Saturday

After more than a year of preparation, the Da Vinci Machines Exhibition at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery will open its doors to the general public this Saturday 8 February 2014 at 10am.

Council calls on other parties to commit to pool funding

Burnie City Council is thrilled with the news that the Tasmanian Liberal Party have pledged a $3 million election promise to go towards an $8 million aquatic facility, including a 25 metre indoor swimming pool in Burnie.

Alderman Ryan steps down from eight year role

Burnie Alderman Malcolm Ryan announced today that he will be stepping down from his Local Government duties as a Burnie Alderman as of tomorrow (Friday, 31 January 2014).

Australia Day award winners announced

On Australia Day in Town Hall at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre the recipients for the Burnie Australia Day awards were announced.

Australia Day celebration will welcome 15 new citizens

The Burnie Australia Day celebration will be a fun morning that will reflect on the past and celebrate the future and our way of living.