Hilder gates installed at Burnie Waterfront

The traditional Hilder Parade gates will be returned to the Burnie Waterfront.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “It will be great to see the gates returned to their rightful place. The gates were removed as part of the development works and while they weren't initially set to return to the Waterfront due to the new design, Council has been pleased to work with the Hilder family and community to restore the gates to the area.”

The Burnie City Council, with consultation with the Hilder family members discussed the most appropriate place for the gates to be installed.

“The gates will be ornamental, but they reflect and commemorate the Hilder name. The gates will be installed at the main entrance to the Waterfront, north side of the railway line, west side of the surf club,” Mayor Kons said.

Family member Vicki Hilder said, “It’s a great result. The gates mean a lot to our family as I am sure they do to the community. I am looking forward to seeing the gates re-installed at the newly developed Waterfront. It’s a terrific area Burnie has and it’s wonderful that the gates can be incorporated.”

The gates will be installed at the Burnie Waterfront on Monday, 23 April 2012.

For further information please contact

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

Email: ldobson@burnie.net