Targa is coming back to Burnie

Burnie City Council is excited about the return of an overnight stop for the 25th anniversary of Targa Tasmania in 2016.

Burnie played host to overnight stops for sixteen years, before a course change saw the overnight stage moved to Strahan.

Mayor Anita Dow said, “We are thrilled with the news that Targa Tasmania is returning to Burnie for an overnight stop in 2016.”

“Previous overnight stops in Burnie have always been fantastic events, not just for the city, but for the region. There has always been strong community support for bringing back the overnight stay and Council is very excited that Targa Tasmania has chosen the 25th anniversary to return to Burnie.”

“Next year’s overnight stop will be a great boost for the city, with the economic benefits expected to be far-reaching. Given that it will be the 25th anniversary there is already a level of excitement building about the event. Up to 350 competitors are expected to compete, once you add in support crews, officials and supporters you are looking at a huge influx of people into the city and the region. We are already aware that some accommodation places are already filling up in anticipation of the event.”

“Council is always looking at ways how we can expand our tourism foot-print and the exposure that Targa Tasmania has nationally and internationally will be of huge benefit to the city and the region.”

For further information please contact

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

Email: jphillips@burnie.net