Stage 2 of the Waterfront project to begin

With a boost for local employment, Burnie City Council can today announce local firm Stubbs Constructions as the successful tenderer for stage 2 of the Waterfront upgrade at Hilder Parade.

Works are set to begin on Monday 11 April 2011.

Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said, “This exciting project will focus on developing the waterfront precinct north of the railway up to the beachfront. Our waterfront is a very important space for the community. Over the cooler months it is planned to further develop this area making it more attractive and family friendly.”

Stage 1 was a major project for Council and focused on making south of the rail way more pedestrian friendly.
The area to the north of the railway line is to be redeveloped as a continuation of the works already completed south of this site. The works will include the construction of sea walls, pre-cast terraces and steps, concrete pavement, barbecue shelters, play areas and landscaping. The play areas will comprise a boat shaped play and viewing area to the west of the site and a centrally located interactive water play space.

Stubbs Construction Managing Director Wayne Licht said, “We are so pleased to be able to work with Council again. This project is great for Burnie, local business and employment.

“We are really pleased to work on a project that really will enhance Burnie’s beauty. We can’t wait to begin work. I think the community will really benefit from the development. Burnie is such a great place to be and as a community we are continually trying to better the city,” he said.

The first stage for this development is east of the surf club. This area will be closed for construction until approximately mid-year. The whole project is anticipated to be completed by the summer peak time.

Mayor Boyd said, “The weather is starting to cool down and surf club carnivals have finished. We are completing this project in sections so that the community can still access the restaurants and sections of the beach during this process. We have spent a lot of time in community consultation and I thank the restaurants and surf club in this area for their support and input.

“We do ask the public to follow all signage in this area for their safety and to keep checking the Burnie Council website for updates,” he said.

Stage 2 of the project has received $1 million in funding from the Australian Government, part of a $3 million commitment to the Waterfront and Makers’ Workshop developments through the Better Regions program.

Read the latest progress updates and question and answer fact sheet.

If you have any further questions please contact Burnie City Council's Communciations Officer on the details below.

For further information please contact

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