Council welcomes Burnie to Wynyard coastal pathway funding

Published on 24 November 2020

Mayor Steve Kons, Minister Fergusson and WWC Mayor Robby Walsh - The Advocate.JPG

Council welcomes the State Government’s commitment of $12 million over two years for the construction of the Burnie to Wynyard section of the coastal pathway, which includes future erosion protection measures.

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “In addition to the good news surrounding the coastal pathway funding, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson MP has also confirmed the establishment of a strategic infrastructure corridor on the Western Line between Wynyard and Burnie Port. This is required for the coastal pathway project to proceed, as well as facilitate access to the West Park Precinct.

“This will also allow Council to complete the Waterfront Master Plan which has elements that have been on hold for many years due to the lack of access to the rail corridor.

“Burnie City Council has been appointed as corridor manager and will have responsibility for management of access arrangements with adjacent landowners for private road crossings and service infrastructure.”

The State Government, Burnie City Council and Waratah-Wynyard Council are now in a position to work together to ensure the project is completed.