By-Election promises to start rolling out

Burnie City Council is not concerned with the change of Prime Minister impacting on receiving funding for projects announced in the July Braddon By-Election.

Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said, “The Federal Government was very generous in supporting community projects at West Park, Montello Soccer Ground and Ridgley Cricket Club, along with the rollout of more CCTV cameras in the CBD.”

“We would be very surprised if this funding was withdrawn, and see it no differently to normal election commitments, which require a number of administrative processes to be followed prior to receiving the funding.”

Council is however, seeking to understand when the North-West Job Ready Generation package will be rolled out.

Burnie City Council Mayor Boyd said “with the forecast skills shortages on the North West Coast, it is important that this program is rolled out as a matter of urgency.”

For further information please contact

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