Governance Information

Council produces financial, governance and strategic documents to guide its operations and to inform the community about the organisation, its services and future objectives.

If you cannot find the information you require on our website, please call us on 6430 5700 or email us burnie@burnie.net and we can track it down quickly for you.

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Council enforces a range of rules to ensure community safety and public order.

These rules are set out in Burnie City Council’s local by-laws, and cover a number of aspects of daily life, including: 

  • Highways - regulates and controls conduct on highways (local roads) in the Burnie municipal area
  • Parking - describes parking of vehicles, infringements and setting of sums to be paid
  • Public reserves and public buildings  - regulates, controls and protects public reserves and buildings owned by or under the control of the Burnie City Council
  • Street dining - regulation and licencing of dining of public streets
  • Waste collection and management - regulates the storage, collection and disposal of waste in the City of Burnie.

All residents, ratepayers and visitors are responsible for complying with by-laws and Council is responsible for providing by-laws education and enforcement.

User fees relate to contributions toward service delivery costs for Council services including: parking, waste management centre fees and the hire of halls and sporting grounds.

Statutory fees are levied in accordance with legislative requirements including: building fees, planning fees, parking fines and animal registrations.

Council reviews and adopts its fees and charges schedule each financial year.

Current fees and charges are shown below.

As part of its long and medium term planning role, Council develops a range of plans and strategies across various issues. The purpose of this is to guide decisions over the long term toward an agreed plan and direction.

A full index of current plans and strategies is available here: Plans and Strategies of Council

Council has several policies in place that provide guidelines to help manage certain situations or events involving the Council and its community.

 A policy sets out Council's views with respect to a particular matter. Policies ensure that council decisions are carried out consistently to support the vision for the region.

 If you have any questions on the content of these policies, please contact us.

The Public Land Register lists land classified as Public Land in the Burnie municipality under Section 177A of the Local Government Act 1993.

Maps are also available to read in conjunction with the Register.

The Public Land Register includes (but is not limited to):

  • Parks, reserves, playgrounds, walking tracks, sporting and recreation grounds
  • Public open space and cemeteries
  • Facilities and car parks - leisure, community halls, public toilets

Council maintains the Council Map, in accordance with section 208 of the Local Government Act 1993.

The Council Map comprises both urban and rural maps and indexes to roads.

The council map shows:

  • State highways and council roads (sealed/unsealed)
  • Stormwater pipes within the stormwater district
  • Landslide hazard areas
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