Capital works continue to create liveable city

Burnie City Council will undertake $14.665m in capital works for its 2011/12 program.

Burnie Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said Council is continuing to renew and upgrade existing assets right across the municipality, to meet the needs of the community.

“The capital works program has been prioritised based on a rigorous process of consultation that has enabled Council to assess needs and develop sound business cases for each project.

“Council has been fortunate in obtaining some substantial grants, allowing us to continue some of the bigger projects that would not have been possible without this financial help. These grants are timely and we will take these opportunities to benefit the city both now and for the future,” Mayor Boyd said.

In addition Council commits a significant portion of funds toward ongoing renewal of assets.

The following table highlights the areas in which the capital works budget is allocated for 2011/12:

  •  Rural roads $3.535m
  • Urban roads $4.291m
  • Parks $3.607m
  • Stormwater $0.540m
  • Waste $0.085m
  • Buildings $1.639m
  • Plant, equipment & other infrastructure $0.966m

Total $14.665m

Key projects include:      

  • Completion of Waterfront upgrade north of the rail corridor. ($2.840m)      
  • Reconstruction of Upper Natone Road and South Riana Road after the January flood damage. ($2.000m with $1.500m contributed by State and Commonwealth disaster recovery programs.)      
  • Bass Highway/West Park Grove Intersection upgrade. ($2.900m with $1.400m contributed by the State.)       
  • An all weather access upgrade for the Burnie Arts & Function Centre. ($611,000, with $100,000 provided by the Commonwealth Government Accessible Communities grant.)      
  • New natural gas heating and chlorine dosing upgrade for the aquatic centre and concept plans for a new aquatic and leisure centre. ($545,000)    
  • Flood study implementation works for Cooee Creek, Shorewell Creek and Romaine Dam. ($350,000)

For further information please contact

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