South Burnie foreshore strategy open for comment

The South Burnie foreshore strategy is open for public comment until 12 September 2011

The South Burnie foreshore strategy is open for public comment until 12 September 2011

Burnie City Council is calling for public comment on the newly developed South Burnie Foreshore Strategy.

Aldermen at the August meeting tonight (16 August, 2011) noted the draft report and requested it be released for public comment.

Burnie Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said, “In early 2010 Council engaged consultants from Inspiring Place Pty Ltd to develop a strategic master plan for the foreshore area in South Burnie.

“Since then, the consultants have met with local user clubs of this area, held general public meetings and discussed options with stakeholders.

“The draft strategic design and master plan has now been developed from everyone’s input. It’s now time for the community to look over the plans carefully and offer further comment on your thoughts,” he said.

The draft report contains a number of recommendations for the further development of public open space around the Burnie Yacht Club and breakwater, the Emu River mouth and the Coastal Pathway between the Emu River and the Oakleigh Overpass.

“Burnie has really been transformed in many areas over the last 10 years and South Burnie is another foreshore precinct where major enhancement can be achieved to better our city for the enjoyment of our community and visitors,” Mayor Boyd said.

The South Burnie Foreshore Strategy can be viewed online or at the Burnie City Council city offices at 80 Wilson Street Burnie.

After public comment has closed the strategic design will be finalised based on public feedback.

For further information please contact

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