Coastal Pathway Progresses Through Burnie

The Marine Terrace Coastal pathway project is nearing completion with some major works now occurring on the northern end of Marine Terrace.

This work forms part of the long term ‘North West Coastal Pathway’ strategy, which when complete will connect the communities of the North West Coast of Tasmania from Wynyard through to Latrobe, covering approximately 110 km of shared walking/cycling pathways.

The Marine Terrace Coastal pathway is the missing link in the coastal pathway section which stretches from the Emu River in South Burnie through to Red Rock in Cooee.

Burnie City Council Mayor Boyd said “An impressive cantilevered construction is currently being built which will form the viewing platform section of the pathway. The next step will be to widen the footpath and complete landscaping work on the corner of Marine and North Terrace and the pathway will then be complete through to the Waterfront precinct.

“Council has commenced minor works behind West Park Oval linking the pathway through the car park, which will be ready in time for the first Burnie parkrun which is planned on 2nd June. Once this work is complete, walkers and cyclists will have a complete pathway that continues on as far as Cooee and in the near future through to Somerset and Wynyard.

Mayor Boyd said “It was also very exciting to see the State Government announce funding for the new Coastal pathway between Cooee and Wynyard last year, which will further bring the vision to life for a pathway across the North-West Coast.”

For further information please contact

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