2015 Media Releases

Council welcomes CAT Taskforce investment

Burnie City Council welcomes today’s announcement by the Caterpillar Transition Taskforce of $1 million funding to create advanced manufacturing jobs in the region.

Council welcomes Structural Adjustment Package

Burnie City Council has welcomed Brett Whiteley’s announcement of a package of measures to assist workers impacted by the pending transition of Caterpillar Underground Mining manufacturing to Thailand.

Youth Council to unveil new lockers

Thanks to an initiative by the Burnie Youth Council, there are seven new storage lockers available for the public to use, located in the Marine Terrace multi-storey car park.

Council working toward high speed broadband for local businesses

Burnie City Council is continuing to explore avenues to ensure local businesses are not disadvantaged by the Federal government policy on rolling out the National Broadband Network.

Council welcomes Port project completion

Burnie City Council has welcomed today’s announcement of the completion of the first stage of the Burnie Port Optimisation Project.

Burnie's 2016 subscription season launched

The 2016 Performing Arts Subscription Season was launched on Thursday 19 November at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre and it promises to be a year full of big, colourful shows and outstanding performances.

Making Burnie 2030 five year review

Burnie City Council is undertaking a five year review of the Making Burnie 2030 community strategic plan.

Fire at Waste Management Centre

Early this morning a fire broke out in the waste transfer shed at Burnie’s Waste Management Centre.

International container terminal welcome in Burnie

Burnie City Council has welcomed the announcement by Tasports and DP World Australia to work towards building an international container terminal at the Burnie Port.

Thailand Trade Mission

The recent State Government led trade mission to Thailand was a very important and worthwhile initiative according to Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow.

2015/16 Cruise ship season begins

The 2015/16 Burnie cruise ship season starts on Sunday 25 October with the arrival of the Dawn Princess.

Halloween Party

The youth of Burnie are encouraged to be part of the Burnie Shines experience, with a youth friendly Halloween Party being held on Friday 23 October 2015.

Domestic violence support welcomed

Burnie City Council has welcomed today’s announcement regarding the Federal government’s $1.05m grant to the Women’s Legal Service Tasmania to help women experiencing domestic violence access vital legal assistance and other support services.

Race pacers a welcome addition to Burnie Ten

For the first time ever, race pacers will feature in the 2015 B&E Burnie Ten.

Standard entries closing soon for Burnie Ten

Would-be participants in the 2015 B&E Burnie Ten, only have until midnight Tuesday 13 October to register under the standard fee.

Ol' Blue Eyes is Coming to Town

Start spreading the news! Ol’ Blue Eyes is coming to town when Tom Burlinson stars in Frank – A Life in Song at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre on Saturday 10 October at 8 pm.

Time to spray ragwort

With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time for land owners to take control and spray ragwort on their properties.

Red Riding Hood with a twist!

Terrapin Puppet Theatre’s innovative Red Racing Hood is racing into the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 6 October at 2 pm – just in time for the school holidays.

Burnie Shines 2015 - Skin Deep

Burnie is once again gearing up for Burnie Shines – the much anticipated month long festival of community events, held each October.

Council backs Whiteley's call for Caterpillar funding

Burnie City Council has welcomed Brett Whiteley’s call for federal funding to help keep Caterpillar Underground Mining workers employed and in the region.

Origin of O takes you on a digital journey

World renown TaikOz in collaboration with The Digital Shamans are bringing Origin of O to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 29 September at 7pm for their only Tasmanian performance.

Burnie Regional Museum's surprise Saturday opening

The Burnie Regional Museum will be having a surprise Saturday opening - this Saturday 12th September from 10am to 4.30pm - offering the public one last chance to see the 100 Years: 100 Objects - Our Stories from the First World War exhibition before it comes to a close.

AOD Residential Rehabilitation Service for Burnie

Burnie City Council welcomes the news that a twelve bed residential rehabilitation treatment service is to be established and operated in Burnie by The Salvation Army.

Primary school children on the maths trail

Over the coming days, nearly 1500 primary school children and their families will be combing the streets of Burnie in search of answers to the Burnie CBD Maths Trail, as part of Burnie’s Learning Week, which runs until Sunday 6 September.

Council welcomes mooring dolphin announcement

Burnie City Council welcomes today’s announcement regarding the construction of a mooring dolphin for the Burnie Port.

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a dinosaur? Well now is your chance, when Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo pays a visit to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 25 August at 11am and 6pm.

Grigoryan Brothers - This Time

The highly acclaimed Grigoryan Brothers will be performing works from their newly released album This Time at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre on Thursday 6 August at 8pm – as a special bonus Subscription Season event.

Burnie's Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre turns 5

Burnie’s Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC) is celebrating 5 years of providing early intervention support to North West Coast children and their families.

The Lost WWI Diary

Renowned stand-up and character comedian Damian Callinan breathes life into the subjects of a World War One diary in The Lost WW1 Diary production featuring at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Thursday 23 July from 7pm.

Celebrate NAIDOC Week and support indigenous artists

This week is NAIDOC Week, and celebrations are being held across Australia to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Council adopts 2015/16 Budget

At a special meeting held tonight (Tuesday 30 June 2015), Burnie City Council adopted the 2015/16 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates.

Council welcomes White Paper release

Burnie City Council welcomes the release of the State Government’s White Paper on health reform.

Paper Clothing Competition Workshops

Would you like to enter Burnie City Council’s Paper Clothing Competition but don’t know where to start? Well, help is available.

Council providing support for CAT families

Burnie City Council is committed to supporting Caterpillar Underground Mining workers and their families in the lead up to the company’s transition to Thailand.

The Voice of Tourism Australia comes to Burnie

Talented Tasmanian indigenous performer, Dewayne Everettsmith will be performing at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 10 July at 8pm.

Targa is coming back to Burnie

Burnie City Council is excited about the return of an overnight stop for the 25th anniversary of Targa Tasmania in 2016.

Paper Clothing Competition 2015

The Paper Clothing Competition is on again for 2015 and we are calling for entries!

Council welcomes State Budget outcomes

Burnie City Council has welcomed the outcomes of today’s State Budget.

Jesus Christ Superstar set to wow audiences in Burnie

The Burnie PCYC is excited to present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar to Burnie audiences early next month.

Revised edition of Federation Walks of Burnie brochure launched

Burnie City Council, in conjunction with the Burnie Tourism Association and the Burnie Regional Museum are excited to launch the revised edition of the Federation Walks of Burnie brochure today.

It’s time to get on with the job

Burnie City Council has called for quick responses to outcomes from Tuesday’s Advanced Manufacturing Summit.

Council hosts Regional Cabinet Meeting

Burnie City Council extended a warm welcome to the Premier and his Cabinet today when it played host to a Regional Cabinet Meeting.

Implementation of controlled parking near NWRH

Burnie City Council is implementing controlled parking restrictions in streets surrounding the North West Regional Hospital in an effort to alleviate vehicle congestion in the area.

More questions raised at health forum

Following last night’s public health forum, Burnie City Council is concerned that there are still unanswered questions regarding the Government’s White Paper on health reform.

Burnie Youth Council announced

This year’s Burnie Youth Council elections have been run and won, with candidates from Burnie High School and Burnie Primary School taking out the top jobs.

Kelly – a life or death drama

The Burnie Arts & Function Centre is proud to present Kelly, an award winning drama about Australia’s most famous bushranger Ned Kelly and his brother Dan

Council supports consolidation of maternity services at NWRH

Burnie City Council supports the consolidation of maternity services at the North West Regional Hospital.

Council works with community to resolve parking congestion

Burnie City Council is working with concerned residents to resolve parking congestion issues for the streets surrounding the North West Regional Hospital.

Council calls on government support for Caterpillar employees

Burnie City Council has called on the State and Federal Governments to consider funding projects to create short to medium term employment opportunities for Caterpillar workers

The Fabulous Singlettes

The music of the 60’s and 70’s will be brought back to life when The Fabulous Singlettes perform at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Friday 17 April 2015 at 8pm.

Michelangelo: The Exhibition is coming to Burnie

Burnie City Council and the Burnie Regional Art Gallery are very excited to announce the Australasian premiere of Michelangelo: The Exhibition.

Burnie Mayor seeks non-political decision on maternity services

Burnie Mayor Anita Dow has urged Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson against making a political decision about the location of maternity services for the Cradle Coast region.

Council calls for action for CAT families and suppliers

Burnie City Council has called for action from the Federal and State governments following today’s Transition Taskforce meeting.

Community devastated by loss of Caterpillar manufacturing

Burnie City Council has expressed its disappointment and concern by today’s announcement by Caterpillar that it will be transitioning its hard rock vehicle manufacturing operations to Thailand.

Count down to Kids in the Park

Burnie Park is set to undergo a magical transformation in preparation for Burnie City Council’s Kids in the Park event.

Training opportunity for removal of debris from Round Hill

A combined services clean-up operation will be carried out at Round Hill over the weekend of 10 – 12 April 2015.

Calling all young makers and creators

Burnie City Council’s Youth Makers Market is on again and we are on the look-out for young creative people to share their talents and sell their wares.

The Listies Make You LOL!

One of Australia’s most sought after family comedy duos, The Listies, are bringing their hilarious new show to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre for a school holiday treat.

Burnie City Council initial response to White Paper

Burnie City Council welcomes the release of the Health Minister’s White Paper on health reform.

Memorial event to commemorate 100th anniversary and Baird

Burnie commemorates ANZAC history with a new memorial project.

It’s time for the Challenge!

The time has come for competitors of the 2015 Burnie Challenge to test their strength in Burnie’s most extreme sporting event.

Council welcomes security of Autism funding

Burnie City Council has welcomed Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s announcement regarding the extension of funding for the Burnie Autism Specific Early Learning and Care Centre (ASELCC).

Council welcomes new mining proposal

Burnie City Council welcomes news of a proposed new mine south of Burnie.

Burnie thrilled with funding win to tackle worklessness

Burnie has been announced as the successful community to receive up to $1 million of support to tackle worklessness.

Burnie gets its chance to see what Hobart is raving about

The Hobart community is raving about the circus Spiegeltent experience.

Burnie aquatic centre closes for redevelopment

In celebration of the Burnie Aquatic Centre Redevelopment Project, the community enjoyed free entry to the pool over the weekend and a last dip before the doors close (6pm Sunday, 15 March 2015) for construction until May 2016.

Council welcomes freight funding announcement

Burnie City Council warmly welcomes the announcement of additional funding to expand the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme (TFES).

Reminder to utilise Burnie waste token during March

The Burnie community are being encouraged to have a tidy up during March.

The Burnie Challenge just got tougher

Burnie’s extreme sporting event is on again!

Call for street sport competitors

Burnie City Council is calling for all keen skateboarders, scooter and BMX riders.

Last cruise ship for the season

The last cruise ship for the Burnie 2014/15 season will visit Monday, 9 March 2015.

Burnie on countdown for the Tasmanian International Arts activities

The Burnie Arts and Function Centre is a major venue hub for the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival.

Two large cruise ships in a week

Burnie is expecting two large cruise ships to visit in the next week.

Disney musical classic Beauty and the Beast in Burnie

A tale as old as time will be presented at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre, when the Burnie Musical Society presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast for a ten show season, opening on Friday 27 February at 7.30pm and closing on Saturday 14 March.

Burnie welcomes irrigation funding

Burnie City Council has welcomed the announcement of irrigation Federal funding to the Circular Head area.

Memorial plans revealed for 100th anniversary of Gallipoli landings

Burnie City Council has revealed plans of two memorial walls to be constructed at the Burnie cenotaph to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, commemorated on 25 April (ANZAC Day).

Exclusive Q and A with Richard Gill announced

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) will host a free Afternoon with Richard Gill in the Burnie Regional Art Gallery directly following the performance, A Taste of Italy, on Sunday 15 March at 4:30pm.

Biggest ship for the season to arrive Monday

Burnie’s cruise ship season is in full swing.

Burnie City Council calls for transparency in Health Reforms

Burnie City Council is concerned that the State Government has already made decisions about the future of health services in the State and that the North-West will see a reduction in services that will significantly impact the region’s two hospitals.

Three tales to test your forgiveness

When is doing the wrong thing, the right thing? Are there limits to even the most absolute moral laws? Can evil ever be justified?

Burnie Australia Day award recipients announced

As part of the annual Burnie Australia Day Ceremony, outstanding local community members and groups are presented the prestigious Burnie Australia Day Awards.

Jesse Teinaki returns home to perform at Australia Day ceremony

Local former X Factor contestant Jesse Teinaki, will return home to perform at the Burnie Australia Day Ceremony.

Dawn Princess cruise ship to visit Sunday

The Dawn Princess is scheduled to visit Burnie on Sunday, 25 January 2015.