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.

Burnie will host an overnight stop on Wednesday night and the city is geared up to welcome the cars, drivers and support crews back, as well as provide a great nights entertainment in the city.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “We are so excited to host a Targa overnight stay in Burnie again. Targa Tasmania creates so much interest on a local, national and international level, so we are thrilled to be able to host an overnight stop again.”

“Accommodation is booked out throughout the city and surrounds, Targa will certainly provide a boost to the local economy.”

“Burnie is revved up for this event, we’ve got some fantastic activities on offer throughout Wednesday afternoon and evening.”

“CityLink has organized free entertainment in Wilson Street from 1pm including live music, jumping castles, ride-on jeeps and face-painting. At the Marine Terrace Plaza, people will have the chance to check out the very impressive Shannons Super Rig which transforms into a super automative expo for the motoring enthusiast. With its driving simulators, large plasma screens, gaming consoles and memorabilia displays this is something not to be missed!”

“Several retailers will also be providing late night shopping, and there will also be food vendors in the Marine Terrace Plaza.”

The public will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Targa cars and their drivers at TargaFest Burnie which is happening in the multi-storey car park from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.

“TargaFest is such a unique opportunity to see some of the world’s most impressive cars. This display will impress event the non-motoring enthusiast.”

For further information please contact

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

Email: jphillips@burnie.net