CBD Masterplan released for consultation

Burnie City Council is encouraging community input and feedback on the draft City Centre Masterplan, recently developed by GHD following a community forum and consultation with local business and stakeholders.

This feedback will allow GHD to finalise the Masterplan for consideration of Council later this year.

Presented to the public for the first time at a Burnie Chamber of Commerce and Industry breakfast meeting on Wednesday morning, the Masterplan has been developed by GHD WOODHEAD on behalf of Council.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “The Masterplan is about developing a long term vision for the future development of the Burnie CBD. It will provide Council, businesses and the community with a shared plan to reinvigorate our city."

"Council recognises that there are a number of global trends influencing the way people shop and interact in city centres. These, along with the UTAS development at West Park, the growth of tourism and the expansion of the Port of Burnie all need to be considered in the Masterplan.”

"As a community, we can proactively plan to ensure we have a thriving and attractive city centre in the future. The draft Masterplan provides a good foundation for community discussion and input".

Mayor Dow urged the community to view and comment on the Masterplan, and specifically encouraged businesses in the CBD to provide feedback.” 

"Just as Making Burnie 2030 is a whole of community plan, we want to see the CBD Masterplan owned and adopted by the business and broader community, so that it not only informs Council and government investment, but also initiates and guides private future development".

The Masterplan can be found on Council's website at www.burnie.net or copies are available at Council’s City Offices, 80 Wilson Street Burnie. All feedback and comments should be emailed to participate@ghd.com or mailed to GHD, PO Box 1269, Launceston Tasmania 7250.

The Masterplan will also be on public display in the Centro shopping centre (former Bakers Dozen shop) on Wednesday 3 August and Thursday 4 August. People will have the opportunity to discuss the plan with the consultant and provide feedback.

The draft Masterplan will be available for public input until the 26th of August.

For further information please contact

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

Email: jphillips@burnie.net