Labor funding announcement welcomed

Burnie City Council has welcomed Labor’s commitment to invest in the Coastal Promenade and Shared Pathway Project as well as supporting the Cradle Mountain Master Plan.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “Council welcomes Labor’s investment of $1.275 million to develop a coastal promenade and shared pathway at the Burnie Waterfront.”

The shared pathway will provide linkages from Portside to the waterfront, allowing users to safely travel by foot or bicycle right through to the UTAS precinct at West Park. The Coastal Promenade will be developed on the eastern end of Burnie Waterfront Precinct, allowing pedestrian and cycling access, and will complete the final section of the Burnie Waterfront Masterplan.

“This project will play an important role in revitalizing the CBD, and connecting important pathways. Burnie’s waterfront development was designed to increase visitor activity and enjoyment of the area, as well as creating an iconic public destination with flow-on economic benefits, she said.”

“This work will also complement the university development and build on the work which has occurred over recent years to create a city that is attractive for national and international students as well as professionals. We are also very focused on developing health and well-being opportunities for our community, so the completion of this shared pathway and promenade will certainly complement this.”

“The Cradle Mountain Master Plan is the most important tourism infrastructure project this region has seen for quite some time, so it is encouraging that Labor acknowledges the significance of this project.”

“We welcome Bill Shorten’s announcement that Labor will match State funding of $15 million for the Master Plan, however ideally the project needs a $30 million contribution from the Federal government.”

“Council now urges the Liberal Party to unveil its intentions regarding this key tourism project.”

For further information please contact

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