New date and venue for Election Forum

A new date has been set for the Burnie Election Forum, which was postponed last week due to the floods. The Forum will be held on Thursday 23 June from 4:30pm until 7pm at the Burnie RSL in Alexander Street.

An initiative of three business groups of Burnie (Burnie Chamber Commerce & Industry, Burnie Tourism Association and City Link) and supported by Burnie City Council, this forum will provide the opportunity for political parties to present their policies on the NBN roll-out, support for small business, the Cradle Mountain Master Plan and the future of Burnie Port in relation to the coastal shipping reforms.

Burnie City Council Mayor Anita Dow said, “Given the postponement of the initial event, some minor changes have been made to the forum.”

“Sue Smith will still be chairing the forum and industry representatives will now include Darren Alexander (ICT), Kirk Pinner (small business), Ian Waller (Cradle Mountain Master Plan), as well as a representative from the Freight Logistics Council who is yet to be confirmed.”

“Political representatives include Senator Richard Colbeck (Liberal Party), Justine Keay (Labor Party), Scott Jordan (Greens) and Senator Jacqui Lambie (Jacqui Lambie Network).

“The calibre of industry experts and politicians participating in the Election Forum is excellent. With the topics that are up for discussion, coupled with the quality of presenters, the Forum is shaping up to be very informative and will hopefully provide the audience with an understanding of policies.”

“This is not a debate. It is a chance for industry experts to offer their insight and then for each party to present their policies. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions in relation to each topic.”

The Election Forum will be held at the Burnie RSL on Thursday 23 June from 4.30pm. RSVPs are not required.

For further information please contact

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

Email: jphillips@burnie.net