2017 Media Releases

Announcement of Deputy Mayor

Burnie City Council held a Special Council Meeting this evening to elect a new Deputy Mayor. The position became available after former Deputy Mayor Alvwyn Boyd was elected as Mayor earlier this month.

Spirit of Tasmania Ferries

Burnie City Council has welcomed the announcement by the State Government that the Spirit of Tasmania ferries will be replaced ahead of schedule.

Regional benefits from Rex’s new fare

The region is set to benefit from a new agreement between Burnie Airport Corporation and Regional Express.

Burnie Airport Media Release

Burnie Airport and Rex deliver a win for the coast

A Pre-Christmas After School Hours Program: Paper Christmas Crafts

The Burnie Regional Art Gallery is offering an unusual workshop in the week leading up to Christmas for children of all ages.

Search for Young Achievers Closes Soon

Nominations for the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards close on Wednesday 13th December! Why not nominate a young person you know who is achieving great results or who is actively involved in your community? You could make the world of difference to a young person’s confidence whilst giving them well deserved recognition with a nomination!

Defining Art

It is well known that the Burnie Regional Art Gallery’s permanent collection is focused on works on paper.

HA! High Art Summer Show

The HA! High Art Summer Show 2017–18 will be opened at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Thursday, 7 December at 6pm by Alison Thomas, Artist and Teacher of Visual Art, Burnie High School.

2018 Performing Arts Subscription Season

The team at Burnie Arts & Function Centre is thrilled to bring you the 2018 Subscription Season. The program seeks to cater for everyone with classical music, contemporary theatre, dance, jazz, opera, comedy, popular music, family theatre and musical theatre.

Ready to Launch - 2018 Performing Arts Subscription Season

The team at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre has been busily preparing for the Launch of the 2018 Performing Arts Subscription Season on Thursday 30 November 2017, from 6.00pm.

Colour Me Crazy Fun Run

The Colour Me Krazy fun run is organised by local youth leaders from the Burnie Youth Council, Hellyer College and Marist Regional College, and aims to raise money for the Burnie Youth Accommodation Service (BYAS), which provides emergency crisis accommodation for young people between the ages of 13-20.

Murchison Councils Demand Government Commitment to Supreme Court

The Mayors of West Coast, Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard, King Island and Burnie City Councils are seeking an election commitment to the redevelopment of the existing Burnie Supreme Court.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Melbourne City Ballet

Melbourne City Ballet’s exciting new ballet The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will arrive at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre on Friday, 17 November, 7.30 pm.

Time to Spray Ragwort

With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time for land owners to take control and spray Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) on their properties.

Resignation of Mayor Anita Dow

MAYOR Anita Dow today tendered her resignation to the General Manager as Mayor and Alderman of Burnie City Council.

The announcement follows Mrs Dow’s earlier public statement that she intended to resign from the Office of Mayor in order to contest the upcoming State Election.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

Burnie City Council has welcomed the announcement of the 15 batonbearers for the Burnie stage of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay.

Free Parking in the Multi-Storey Carpark

Burnie City Council has announced it will introduce free parking for the first hour and a half that a vehicle is in the Marine Terrace Car Park effective from 1 November 2017.

Burnie Musical Society is working 9 to 5

9 to 5: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the 1980 hit movie Nine to Five. The Burnie Musical Society brings 9 to 5: The Musical to the BAFC Theatre, opening on Friday 20 October, 7.30pm, with the season running through to Saturday 4 November.

Councils Welcome Investment in Suicide Prevention

Three north-west Councils have welcomed the announcement of a Suicide Prevention Trial across their communities.

School Holidays Activity - Burnie Try Skills Program

Grade 5-6 students will not be bored this school holidays, with the Burnie Try Skills Program offering some great opportunities for kids to get active.

Burnie Foreshore Market

Burnie City Council will be assisting the Burnie Foreshore Market to identify a new long term location following a trial at the South Burnie Foreshore.

Cruise Ship Season Kicks Off and Cruise Ship Volunteer Information Session

The 2017-18 cruise ship season kicks off on Wednesday 11 October with the arrival of the Sun Princess into the Port of Burnie. The Sun Princess marks the start of the season, bringing approximately 3000 passengers and crew.

Everything Starts with a Dream – Burnie Shines

Burnie is once again gearing up for Burnie Shines, the much anticipated month long festival of community events held each October. Burnie Shines will be officially launched on Friday 22 September at The Point, West Park, at 5.30pm by Mayor Anita Dow.

Burnie Youth Council Art Challenge 2017

The annual Burnie Youth Council Art Challenge will be held 3pm to 5pm daily over the week of 18-22 September at Studio 2 Eleven, 211 Mount Street, Upper Burnie.

Surf Club Lease

Burnie City Council and the Burnie Surf Life Saving Club have announced that they are working together to create an extension to the Surf Club building to compensate for the loss of space associated with the Wave Room.

Blythe River

Burnie City Council has responded to recent reports of sludge entering the Blythe River and advised that it is working with a property occupier in Minna Road and with the support of the Environmental Protection Agency Tasmania to resolve the issue.

Burnie says thanks to volunteers

Burnie City Council will say a big thank you to all of its volunteers when it hosts a Volunteer Thank You Dinner on Saturday 26 August at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre.

Virtuosi Tasmania

Virtuosi Tasmania will be performing in the Burnie Regional Art Gallery on Sunday 10 September at 2.00pm.

Grug and the Rainbow

Grug and the Rainbow will be performed in the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre on Thursday 31 August at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 6.30pm.

The Advocate Gift

The Advocate Gift exhibitions will be opened at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery and the Burnie Regional Museum on Friday, 18 August 2017.

Bell Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Bell Shakespeare Company is regarded as one of the world’s foremost contemporary Shakespearean Theatre companies and the Burnie Arts & Function Centre is proud to be presenting The Merchant of Venice in the Theatre on Tuesday 22 August at 7.30 pm.

Legends of Revue

John X presents Legends of Revue at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre Theatre on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 August at 7.30 pm.

Coastal Pathway Project funding announcement

Burnie City Council has welcomed today’s announcement regarding State Government funding for the Cooee to Wynyard section of the North West Coastal Pathway project.

Council to host State Cabinet Meeting

Burnie City Council will be extending a warm welcome to the Premier and his Cabinet when it hosts a State Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 1 August 2017.

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium

Come dive with us to the historical depths of the ocean and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries, when Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium visits the Burnie Town Hall on Wednesday, 2 August at 6.30 pm; and Thursday, 3 August, at 10 am and 12.30 pm.

Free admission to Burnie Regional Museum for Burnie residents

Residents of the Burnie municipality and all children, including school groups, will be able to enjoy free entry to the Burnie Regional Museum as of Saturday 1 July 2017.

Council adopts 2017/18 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates

Burnie City Council adopted the 2017/18 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates at its June Council Meeting held this evening.

Burnie welcomes proposed Forest Industry Expansion

Burnie City Council welcomes the announcement by Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) that they are furthering their plans to establish a saw mill operation in Burnie.

Bell Shakespeare's Workshops and Scholarship Auditions

Bell Shakespeare Company is facilitating a Regional Access Workshop, as well as auditions for high school students for the John Bell Scholarship.

50 Greatest Photographs by National Geographic Exhibition

Burnie City Council and the Burnie Regional Art Gallery are very excited to announce the Australian premiere of the National Geographic Society’s travelling exhibition, which brings 50 of its most celebrated photographs published in the magazine, from Washington D.C. to Burnie Tasmania.

Josh Earl: Over/Under

The Burnie Arts & Function Centre is pleased to present Josh Earl and his Over/Under tour, on Saturday 10 June at 7.30pm.

Register now for Burnie Shines 2017

Registrations are now open to be a part of the 2017 Burnie Shines program.

Up Close and BIG with Ivan Colhoun

The Up Close and BIG series, hosted by BIG, part of the Burnie Works collective impact initiative, is returning this month, with guest speaker Ivan Colhoun, Chief Economist, Markets for National Australia Bank.

Financial Management Strategy adopted

This year, Burnie City Council has introduced a target to reduce the rate burden to the community over the next 5 years by 1% per annum.

Oddysea - theatre for disabilites

Oddysea is an exciting deep sea adventure where you will be able to touch, taste and smell different parts of the story.

Eurovision Song Contest - Livestream

Livestreamed from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine, to the BAFC Theatre on Saturday, 13 May at 7.30 pm; is the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with 43 countries taking part, including Australia.

Council welcomes funding for CCTV camera expansion

Mayor Anita Dow has welcomed the announcement of funding towards the expansion of the CCTV cameral network in the Burnie CBD under the Commonwealth Government's Safer Communities Fund.

Burnie Challenge refunds

Burnie City Council has released information about the refund process for the cancelled Burnie Challenge event.

Burnie is in for a comedy hynosis treat

Comedy Hypnotist Matt Hale will be in Burnie on Friday 21 April to dish up a tasty serve of his modern brand of fun, friendly hypno laughs in this special show full of new routines.

What's that smell - it's Mr Stink!

CDP Theatre presents a play by Maryam Master, Mr Stink, on Saturday 22 April, 12 noon and 6.30 pm, in the Burnie Arts and Function Centre Theatre.

Local Drug Action Team welcomed

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow has welcomed today’s announcement by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, that Burnie has been selected by the Alcohol and Drugs Foundation to develop a Local Drug Action Team.

Youth Week launches at Festive-Alley

National Youth Week in Tasmania kicks off with the opening event “Festive-Alley” in Burnie this Friday from 3 to 5pm.

Still waiting for Mount Street upgrade

Burnie City Council and residents of Burnie are still waiting for a section of Mount Street to be re-sealed, following an announcement last year that the works would be undertaken in January.

Shiploads welcome in Burnie

Burnie City Council is thrilled with the announcement that Tasmanian retailer Shiploads will be setting up shop in Burnie later this year.

Burnie to establish Men’s Shed Working Group

The Burnie City Council are seeking expressions of interest from members of the community who would be interested in joining a working group to establish a Men’s Shed in Burnie.

Burnie to welcome Queen's Baton in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Burnie as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay.

Ten Days on the Island Facing North

Burnie Arts and Function Centre is a major venue hub for the 2017 Ten Days On The Island Festival and will showcase a variety of performances from around Tasmania and around the world.

Know Your Odds Skate, Scoot and BMX Competition returns to Burnie

Returning again for 2017, the Know Your Odds Skate, Scoot & BMX competition series is back on the North West Coast.

TasWater takeover

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow believes that Friday’s announcement by the Treasurer that a State Government takeover of TasWater was under active consideration was a calculated move by the State Government and the Treasurer.

Free movie screening as part of Food on the Foreshore

Burnie City Council and 3BG (Burnie Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Burnie Tourism Association & CityLink) will be holding a free movie screening of School of Rock as part of the Food on the Foreshore event this Saturday 25 February 2017.

Mardi Gras Parade screening cancelled

Due to low pre-sales of tickets, the screening of the SBS produced version of 39th annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, which was scheduled to be held at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre, has been cancelled.

Ten Days on the Island in Burnie

Burnie Arts and Function Centre is a major venue hub for the 2017 Ten Days On The Island Festival and will showcase a variety of performances from around Tasmania and around the world.

Proposed new by-laws available for public comment

Burnie City Council is inviting public comment on two proposed new by-laws.

Council and BCCI wait for news on International Container Terminal

Burnie City Council and the Burnie Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) are buoyed by the news that Tasports and DP World are furthering their discussions regarding the development of an international container terminal in the Port of Burnie.

State Budget submissions

Burnie City Council has written to, and met with Treasurer Peter Gutwein, outlining details of key projects for consideration as part of the 2017 State Budget.

Local schools benefit from Schools Waste Education Fund

Three local primary schools are set to benefit as they become recipients of grants from the School Waste Education Fund, a joint program offered by Cleanaway, in collaboration with Burnie City Council.

Norwegian Star cancels Burnie visit

Burnie’s fifteenth cruise ship of the season, Norwegian Star, has been forced to cancel its scheduled visit to Burnie on Thursday 9 February due to mechanical issues.

Official opening of Burnie Tennis Court upgrade

The official opening of the Burnie Tennis Court upgrade will be held on Saturday 4 February 2017, coinciding with the final day of play of the 2017 Caterpillar Burnie International.

Australia Day Award winners

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

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 Thursday 26 January, starting at 10:30am.

Community invited to provide feedback

Burnie City Council has released two key planning documents in their Final Draft Stage, and is inviting public comment.

Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Courts

Burnie City Council is calling on the State Government to fund the redevelopment of the Burnie Supreme and Magistrates Court in the upcoming State Budget.