West Park Expression of Interest Process unsuccessful

A small section of the land at West Park

A small section of the land at West Park

Burnie City Council has announced that Council has been unsuccessful in attracting a successful submission for the development of the West Park Precinct site.

Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said, “Whilst there were a number of enquiries and interested parties as part of the Expression of Interest process, none were able to meet Council’s criteria for development of the site.

“Council recognises that this is one of the most valuable sites in our community and past consultation with our community has indicated that any development will need to meet a number of strategic criteria and provide benefits to the community.

“We have also been advised that the real estate and tourism markets are at a low point in the cycle and developers expressed a lack of confidence in investing in such a large scale project,” he said.
Council will now be assessing its future direction for the site, and may undertake further work to develop a master plan for the precinct that builds on the West Park Strategic Guidelines.

“At the beginning of this process we consulted with the community for their views of what they believed was best for this area. From the community’s feedback a strategic plan for the area was developed.

“The strategic plan ensures that we achieve a balance of land uses that contribute to the quality of life for Burnie residents. Included is the assurance that there will be public open space as well as land for cultural purposes, residential purposes, sport and recreation land uses and some commercial land uses including tourism and appropriate retail use.

“Council is disappointed that there will be a delay in development in this area, however it is far more important that we achieve the best outcome for our community,” Mayor Boyd said.

For further information please contact

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

Email: ljowett@burnie.net