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.

The Burnie Foreshore Market has been operating at Burnie Yacht Club, South Burnie on a three month temporary permit, expiring at the end of September.

The General Manager, Andrew Wardlaw said:  “A review of the market has been undertaken and it has been determined that this location has limitations that do not make it a viable long term option for the market.  In particular the site has insufficient parking for market patrons. Demand for parking will create conflicts with other recreational users, in particular the recreational boating community who need unrestricted access to the long bay parking area.  Concern has also been expressed about the safety of pedestrians that choose not to use the pedestrian crossing and randomly cross four lanes of traffic in an 80km speed zone.”

“It has been agreed with the organisers of the Burnie Foreshore Market that a permit extension will be provided with the final market to be held on the site on the first Saturday in December. During future markets at the site the organisers are to ensure that a suitable area is set aside for recreational boat users while the market continues to operate.”

The Mayor, Anita Dow said: “Council acknowledges the hard work and enthusiasm of the organisers of the market and will work with them over the next few months to identify an alternative location in the city for the market to enable it to continue into 2018”

For further information please contact

Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728