2016 Media Releases

Burnie's 2017 Performing Arts Subscription Season

The 2017 Performing Arts Subscription Season will be officially launched at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre this evening, and once again the season has something for everyone including Ten Days on the Island programming.

New home for Burnie peacocks

Three local residents at the Burnie Park will soon have a new place to call home, with the three resident peacocks set to be relocated in coming weeks.

Marine Terrace Car Park - Free Parking

Burnie City Council is offering free parking at the Marine Terrace Multi-Storey Car Park every Saturday in the lead up to Christmas.

Councils continue the push for Coastal Pathways funding

Burnie City Council and Waratah-Wynyard Council will continue the push for funding for the Coastal Pathways project.

Sets by the Sea Update

Burnie City Council has today announced that it is unable to provide a permit for the Sets by the Sea event scheduled to be held at Council’s West Beach reserve on 10 December 2016.

Emu River flooding the focus of Burnie flood submission

In the wake of the June flood event which caused significant damage and disruption to businesses and residents in the River Road industrial area, Burnie City Council has made a submission to the State Government’s Flood Review Enquiry.

Cruise ship season kicks off

The 2016/17 cruise ship season kicks off on Saturday with the arrival of the Sun Princess into the Port of Burnie.

An evening with Rick Price

Rick Price presents a dynamic and emotionally powerful, one man show, performing at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre on Friday 18 November at 7.30 pm.

DP World shows confidence in Burnie Port

Burnie City Council has welcomed the news that DP World Australia is moving ahead with its plans to develop an international container terminal at the Port of Burnie.

Sets by the Sea

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow has sought to clarify the current position in relation to why permits have not yet been granted for the proposed Sets by the Sea music event scheduled to be held on the Council’s West Beach reserve in early December.

Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove to visit Burnie

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Lady Cosgrove will be warmly welcomed when they visit Burnie on Tuesday, 18 October.

Burnie Aquatic Centre official opening

The Burnie Aquatic Centre will be officially opened on Saturday 15 October 2016 and the public are encouraged to come along and help make a big splash.

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.

Burnie's turn to get Wicked

Wicked – the untold story of the Witches of Oz, kicks off at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre from Friday 21 October 2016.

Burnie Arts & Function Centre turns 40

The North West Coast’s premier function and events venue, the Burnie Arts & Function Centre, is celebrating a significant milestone this month, it’s 40th anniversary.

Spring into Burnie Shines

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

Legislative Council called on to pass rail line legislation

Burnie City Council is calling on the Legislative Council to pass rail line legislation to allow for the progression of the Coastal Pathway Project.

Contractor announced for Burnie Tennis Club upgrade

Burnie City Council has awarded RT & NJ Construction Services Pty Ltd the tender for the construction of the Burnie Tennis Club court upgrade.

Burnie shines a light for muscular dystrophy

Two iconic Burnie buildings will be bathed in red light on Wednesday night, to help shine a light on muscular dystrophy.

TasWater decision a blow for Burnie ratepayers

Burnie City Council is shocked and disappointed by TasWater’s decision to cut annual distributions to owner Council’s to $20 million.

Youth lead the charge for an all ages metal and punk music gig

Thanks to an enterprising group of young people, metal and punk music lovers will soon be treated to an all ages gig featuring local and Hobart bands.

Wetland treatment project well underway

Work on Burnie City Council’s wetland treatment system at the Waste Management Centre is progressing well, with the wetland expected to be completed by the end of October.

Snugglepot & Cuddlepie Competitions

Burnie Arts & Function Centre is running three competitions for Snugglepot & Cuddlepie – Live on Stage”, which will be performed at the Theatre on Thursday 1 September at 12pm and 6pm. There are two beautiful copies of The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie to win, and a family pass is also up for grabs.

Maternity Services Announcement welcomed but long overdue

Burnie City Council welcomes the long awaited announcement today of the consolidation of birthing services to the North West Private Hospital on the 1st of November 2016 and the introduction of coordinated ante and post-natal care services at both the Mersey Hospital and North West Regional Hospital and across the region via outreach services. This provides certainty for our communities as they adjust to this significant change in Maternity Service Provision on the Coast.

Councils host Liberal Senate Team Meeting

Burnie City Council, Waratah-Wynyard Council and Circular Head Council today played host to a Liberal Senate Team Meeting at the Wynyard Council Chambers.

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

The gorgeous tale of Gumnut babies, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, will be told at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Thursday 1 September at 12:00pm and 6:00pm.

A local touch to The Marriage of Figaro

On Tuesday 30 August, Opera Australia will bring a never seen before production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre, as part of its 2016 regional tour of Australia.

Draft CBD Masterplan on public display

The Draft CBD Masterplan will be on public display today (Wednesday 3 August) and tomorrow (Thursday 4 August) at the former Bakers Dozen shop in the Centro Shopping Complex.

Burnie to host Education Forum

As per a resolution at last week’s Council meeting, Burnie will host a public forum to discuss the proposed changes in the Education Act, particularly in relation to lowering the school starting age for Prep by six months.

Land 400 disappointment

Burnie City Council is disappointed with today’s announcement by the Department of Defence eliminating the Elphinstone Group’s bid with Team Sentinel for Land 400 Phase 2.

CBD Masterplan released for consultation

Burnie City Council is encouraging community input and feedback on the draft City Centre Masterplan, recently developed by GHD following a community forum and consultation with local business and stakeholders.

2016 Paper Clothing and Paper Mask Competition

The Paper Clothing and Paper Mask Competition is on again.

Kids' Party Confidential

Kids’ Party Confidential is a hilarious and highly interactive kids comedy show!

Sounds Fantastic

The Derwent Symphony Orchestra will join the Cradle Coast Orchestra at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Town Hall on Saturday 30 July at 7.30 pm for an evening of wonderful music in Sounds Fantastic.

Opening Up New Possabilities for Burnie

The Burnie City Council has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Possability for the development of an Intensive Support Service on land in Burnie.

New Burnie Aquatic Centre is Family Friendly

The new Burnie indoor swimming pool has seen steady numbers following the opening today.

Burnie Aquatic Centre Opening

The Burnie City Council has announced that the Burnie Aquatic Centre indoor pool will be opening its doors to the public at noon on Tuesday, 5 July.

B&E Burnie Ten Launches into 2016

Registrations will open Saturday for the B&E Burnie Ten, the renowned road race that attracts thousands of competitors each year.

Land 400 contract a game changer

The prospect of a potential $10 billion armoured defence project being rolled out in Burnie would be a game changer for the advanced manufacturing sector in our region, according to Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow.

Slipstream is lost and found

Slipstream Circus will be performing Lost & Found at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre on Friday 8 July and Saturday 9 July at 7pm.

Council welcomes Liberals UTAS funding announcement

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow has welcomed news that the Liberal Party will fund $150 million towards the UTAS Education Driven Revitalisation of Northern Tasmania.

Council adopts 2016/17 Annual Plan & Budget Estimates

Burnie City Council adopted the 2016/17 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates at its June Council Meeting held this evening.

Council to represent Tasmania in Australasian Challenge

A Burnie City Council team will represent Tasmania at the national Local Government Professionals Australia (LGPA) Management Challenge in Melbourne this week.

Wivenhoe Lights Funding

Burnie City Council has welcomed Labor’s announcement of funding for the Wivenhoe Lights Project should it win the Federal Election next month.

Burnie Tennis Court Funding

Burnie City Council has welcomed the news that funding has been secured for the Burnie Tennis Court upgrade.

New date and venue for Election Forum

A new date has been set for the Burnie Election Forum, which was postponed last week due to the floods. The Forum will be held on Thursday 23 June from 4:30pm until 7pm at the Burnie RSL in Alexander Street.

Flood damage update

Burnie City Council officers are still busy assessing damage and cleaning up after the floods that wreaked havoc across the State earlier this week.

Register now for Burnie Shines 2016

Registrations are now open to be part of the 2016 Burnie Shines program.

Labor funding announcement welcomed

Burnie City Council has welcomed Labor’s commitment to invest in the Coastal Promenade and Shared Pathway Project as well as supporting the Cradle Mountain Master Plan.

Politicians announced for Election Forum

Politicians from the major political parties will participate in the Federal Election Forum being held at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 7 June, starting at 4.30pm.

Burnie to host Election Forum

North West Coasters will have the chance to hear party policies on key issues affecting the region, when Burnie hosts a Federal Election Forum at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 7 June at 4:30 pm.

State Budget Response

This year’s State Budget has had mixed results for Burnie and the region according to Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow.

NBN is the key to innovation

Access to Fibre to the Premises in Burnie’s Central Business District is a key factor in driving innovation in the region, according to Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow.

State Budget Wish List

With the State Budget due to be handed down in less than a fortnight, Burnie City Council would like to see funding for key community infrastructure projects for the city included.

Students get the chance to 'Try a Skill"

Over 400 Year 9 students will have the chance to try a skill at the WorldSkills Australia Try’aSkill program being held at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

Council looks forward to future funding announcements

Burnie City Council has not given up hope of securing funding through the Federal Budget for key infrastructure projects in the city.

Burnie's Federal Budget Wish List

Burnie City Council is hopeful that funding for key community infrastructure projects will be included in the Federal Budget on Tuesday evening.

Council seeks State support for Wivenhoe Lighting Project

The Wivenhoe Recreation Ground could soon be able to host more night football and cricket games if the Burnie City Council gains support from the State Government.

CAT Transition Taskforce has positive impact but there is work to do

The Caterpillar Transition Taskforce has generated positive outcomes for those affected by the company’s transition to Thailand, however there is still work to be done, according to Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow.

Council welcomes Labor's UTAS funding annoucement

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow has welcomed news that Labor will fund $150 million towards the UTAS development project, should they win the Federal Election.

Burnie urges Labor to extend their NBN commitment further

Following today’s announcement that Labor will commit to secure a proper fibre link for the NBN on the West Coast if they win the election, Burnie City Council is calling on a similar commitment for Burnie’s CBD.

Spike: The Echidna

Spike: The Echidna, an interactive production told through contemporary shadow theatre, will be playing at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Wednesday 11 May at 11am, 1pm and 6pm.

Coastal Shipping Reforms

Burnie City Council is encouraged by reports that the coastal shipping reform legislation could be considered when Parliament returns next month.

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day will be celebrated in style at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre at 7.30pm on Saturday 30 April. This year will be the fifth annual celebration of International Jazz Day on the North West Coast.

Council awaits funding announcement for Burnie Tennis Courts

Burnie City Council is eagerly awaiting a response to its National Stronger Regions Fund application for the Burnie Tennis Court upgrade.

Burnie Community’s Overwhelming Response to return of Targa

The Burnie City Council has highlighted the significant benefits to the community following the running of the 2016 TargaFest in Burnie on Wednesday night.

Winston Churchill Fellowships

The Burnie Regional Museum will officially open its latest temporary exhibition – Winston Churchill Fellowships in Tasmania – on Friday 15 April at 1pm.

Burnie celebrates the return of Targa

After nearly ten years, Targa Tasmania is finally coming back to Burnie as part of the event’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

Baroque Pops with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Baroque Pops will be performed by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Town Hall, on Friday 22 April at 7.30 pm.

Parking system improvements

Improvements will be made to Burnie City Council’s new parking voucher system following community feedback.

Fantastic response to Michelangelo

Michelangelo: The Exhibition, currently showing at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, has been open to the public for a little over a week and the response so far has been extraordinary.

Kids in the Park is just around the corner

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

They Saw a Thylacine

Melbourne theatre company, Human Animal Exchange, bring their production They Saw a Thylacine to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre’s Theatre on Tuesday 5 April at 7.30 pm.

Work in Early Childhood Development pays off

Burnie City Council has welcomed the latest results for Burnie from the Australian Early Development Census.

Push for Stronger Regions funding continues

A Coastal Pathway between Burnie and Wynyard is a step closer thanks to the State Government providing in principle agreement for access to, and alternative use of, the rail line west of Burnie.

Claire Dawson is a Woman on the Edge

Tasmania’s ‘Queen of Cabaret’, Claire Dawson, is back in Burnie and playing her most popular character, the chronically confused SiSi.

UTAS Northern Regions funding

The launch of the University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) proposal to deliver an education-driven economic revitalisation of Northern Tasmania has been warmly welcomed by Burnie City Council.

Doors ready to open for Michelangelo: The Exhibition

After more than a year’s preparation, the Burnie Regional Art Gallery will open its doors for Michelangelo: The Exhibition on Saturday 12 March at 10 am.

Call for street sport competitors

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

Prepare to be challenged

Burnie’s extreme sporting event is on again!

Enter the Paris Underground

The Paris Underground Cabaret, presented by Madotti and Vegas, will be performed at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Saturday 5 March at 7:30pm.

Council applauds long-awaited signing of MoU

Burnie City Council has applauded today’s signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Tasmania, State Government, TasTAFE and the Cradle Coast Authority.

Ted Egan - The Anzacs

Natural born storyteller Ted Egan will be performing The Anzacs: 100 Years On in Story and Song at the Rosebery District School Hall on Friday 27 February at 7:30pm and at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Saturday 27 February at 7:30pm.

Burnie youth urged to have their say

Burnie City Council is encouraging the city’s youth to have input into Council’s five year Youth Strategy.

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 for Citizen, Young Citizen and Community Event of the Year.

Australia Day Ceremony 2016

The Burnie Australia Day Special Committee invites everyone to attend the Australia Day ceremony which is being held at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on Tuesday 26 January, starting at 10:30am.

Federal funding for Tittie Gee Creek Bridge welcomed

Burnie City Council welcomes funding to assist the replacement of the Tittie Gee Creek Bridge, which was announced this week under the Federal Government’s Bridges Renewal Program.

Kitty Flanagan: 'Seriously?'

Well-known stand-up comedian Kitty Flanagan will kick-off the Burnie Art & Function Centre’s performing arts subscription season with Kitty Flanagan - Seriously? on Saturday 6 February at 8pm.