International container terminal welcome in Burnie

Burnie City Council has welcomed the announcement by Tasports and DP World Australia to work towards building an international container terminal at the Burnie Port.

Burnie Mayor Anita Dow said “Burnie City Council supports TasPorts 30 year port plan for the state. The Burnie Port is not only the city’s greatest economic asset, but also the region’s. The North West has a diverse economy which is essentially trade based and could be greatly benefitted by making exports more cost effective.”

“This will be a significant investment in critical infrastructure, and recognises the importance of the Port of Burnie to the entire state.”

“An international terminal would be a massive boon for our city, the region and the state’s economy. The terminal has the potential to open up our city and state to further national and international markets.”

“This development is a next step in the Burnie Port Optimisation Plan. This Joint Venture, together with the completion of stage one of the plan and the addition of a mooring dolphin to support cruise ships; shows significant confidence in the region, which is very encouraging for our city and the North West Coast.”

“Council is mindful that any decision is dependent on the outcome of coastal shipping reforms and we trust that the proposed legislation will consider Australia’s role as a major exporter in the ASEAN and the importance of trade based economies in regional Australia, as well as having the best interests of Australia and Australian employees in mind.”

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728