Western side of waterfront closed for works

Stage 2 of the waterfront upgrade is progressing well.

Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said, “Works began in April on upgrading the waterfront precinct north of the railway to the beachfront.

“Stubbs Construction firstly focused on the area to the east of the surfclub. We have been pretty lucky with the weather during the winter months and works have progressed well in this time.

“Works have now commenced to the western side of the surfclub. This will mean that access to the BBQ and playground areas will be closed as of Monday 5 September from 7:30am.

“The boardwalk will still be open to the community; however access to the end closest to the surfclub will be closed due to these works. A new access point has been created onto North terrace between Alexander Street and King Street.

“This will actually be a permanent access point for the community, as the boardwalk currently allows users to exit at the surf club or at the West Park precinct, often creating the need for users to back track to get to their destination.

“The link will also address safety concerns associated with use of the rail corridor as a pedestrian thoroughfare.

“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.

Work is set to be substantially complete on the waterfront before Christmas.

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.

For further information please contact

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

Email: ljowett@burnie.net