Council welcomes revisions to West Park site future

Burnie City Council is pleased to confirm that after extensive discussions with the University of Tasmania (UTAS), the Heads of Agreement has been revised to better reflect the community’s expectations of the Makers’ Workshop and West Park land.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “The revised Heads of Agreement will allow UTAS to enter into a long-term lease of the Makers’ Workshop, with the Makers’ Workshop building remaining in Council ownership.

“The revised Heads of Agreement also provides the opportunity for a development site other than the university on the land at West Park. The development site will be identified by a master plan process and must complement the university’s presence on the site.

“Council believes these revisions will go some way in alleviating some of the concerns expressed by the community.”

Council encourages the community to take part in the consultation process about the integration of UTAS and Makers’ Workshop activities to be conducted by UTAS.

“Council still firmly believes that the expansion of a university campus on the West Park site will be the best decision for Burnie’s future and we stand strongly on this choice,” Mayor Kons said.

For further information please contact

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