Council welcomes new mining proposal

Burnie City Council welcomes news of a proposed new mine south of Burnie.

Mayor Anita Dow said, “It has been a week of good news for Burnie. The proposed iron ore mine would certainly bring much needed direct and indirect employment opportunities and many economic benefits to our region.

“I congratulate Forward Mining for their confidence and interest in our region. It is pleasing to see exciting investments such as this being proposed in Burnie.”

Council expect to receive a development application from Forward Mining, which will be assessed under the Burnie Interim Planning Scheme. The project will also be assessed by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

For further information please contact

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