Doors open for the future

The doors will be open this Sunday for all to see what the community has said about Burnie’s future.

MAKING BURNIE 2030 is a milestone community planning event where every Burnie resident has the opportunity to plan towards the future we want for our City.

Over the last week various events have been completed to engage and gain input from the community to find out how we want Burnie to grow and develop in the future.

Rodney Greene Director of Community and Economic Development said, “This week we brought together 50 young people from schools in our region to put their thoughts, ideas and priorities forward.

“We also spent a few hours at the Burnie Community House where we invited the public to come along to this casual event and take part in shaping Burnie’s future. We have been blown away with the ideas and passion shown by the community.

“We have received feedback from eighty ex-Burnie residents now living around the world with their suggestions on how Burnie can continue to grow and develop.

“Dr Peter Ellyard inspired an audience on Thursday night as part of Futures Week. He showed that we as a community can really be in charge of our City’s future if we work together,” he said.

The major event for the MAKING BURNIE 2030 project is a two half day conference where registered community members begin to develop Burnie’s future.

“The conference takes place Friday (today) and Saturday. It will be a very hands on process. The community members attending will start to see Burnie’s future be developed before their eyes,” Mr Greene said.

Residents who are unable to attend the conference and would like to see the work accomplished in the two half day sessions, are encouraged and welcome to attend the MAKING BURNIE 2030 Open Day.

“The doors of the Town Hall at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre will be open on Sunday 6 March from 1pm to 4pm. We encourage the whole community to drop in for 15 minutes and have a look at the beginning of Burnie’s future and also add your comments,” he said.

For further information please contact

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