Call to past Burnie residents

Do you know someone who once lived in Burnie?

Burnie City Council is calling on local residents to encourage their friends or family members who are past residents of Burnie to have a say in the City’s future by taking part in a quick online survey.

The survey is part of the Council’s strategic plan review process, called MAKING BURNIE 2030.
MAKING BURNIE 2030 is a milestone community planning event where the community has the opportunity to plan towards the future we want for our City.

The full program extends for a week from March 1 to March 6. The aim is to engage as many people in our community to make sure we agree how we want to grow and develop in the future.

Acting Mayor and Chair of MAKING BURNIE 2030 Anita Dow said, “We are very interested in receiving input from anyone who has once lived or worked in Burnie. We would love to know their views of our City particularly now they have moved away and have experienced living in other towns and cities.

“It is extremely important that we have an understanding of the attributes people look for when they are choosing somewhere to live and or raise their family. Is it employment opportunities, lifestyle factors, or access to services and facilities they are looking for? Understanding these factors, as well as the reasons that influence people’s decision to move away from a region can assist in the identification of areas for improvement which will enhance the liveability of Burnie and ultimately the quality of life experienced by residents in the future.

“The survey focuses on what people look for in choosing a place to live, and their perspective on what’s great about Burnie and also where Burnie can improve for the future,” she said.

The survey is online now and will only take a few minutes to complete.
Past and current residents can also be involved in online discussions on the MAKING BURNIE 2030 Facebook page.

“I call on the community to contact their friends or families that were past residents of Burnie and encourage them to have a have a say in our City’s future,” Acting Mayor Dow said.

For further information please contact

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