Burnie welcomes irrigation funding

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

Mayor Anita Dow said that the Circular Head project was extremely important to support the expansion of the dairy industry in the region.

"With investments such as the expansion of the LION soft cheese facility in Burnie, it is important that there is an increase in milk production in our region.

"The proposed irrigation project in Circular Head will ensure year round milk production, and remove some of the peaks and troughs of milk supply which undermines the profitability of milk processors.

"We congratulate all the stakeholder groups involved in preparing the submission for federal funding, and urge the region to support this investment for our economic future."

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net