Waterfront Master Plan

  • Project typeConstruction
  • Project commencementThe Surf Club project is complete. Works on the Waterfront Eastern Promenade section has commenced
  • Completion Date28 February 2020
Eastern Promenade

The Eastern Promenade Boardwalk at the Waterfront is open to the public.

Take a photograph with your friends using the new photo-frame and enjoy the beautiful view! Don't forget to use the hashtag #discoverburnie

promenade boardwalk


Notification re: Beach Access during construction works
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 

Access to the beach via the rail corridor is not allowed by TasRail unless a permit is granted.

The only permitted pedestrian access in this area is the Hilder Parade Main entrance near Fish Frenzy.

As a condition of the TasRail Permit for building of the Promenade we are required to fence off access to the rail corridor and hence the beach adjacent to the new Promenade.

Additionally this will enhance safety of the construction area.

waterfront access

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Council is excited to announce it will soon commence the Eastern Promenade elevated boardwalk. This project complements the redevelopment of the Surf Club building and completes the Waterfront Master Plan.

The promenade will be extended to the Burnie Port boundary and will include a timber boardwalk to match the architecture of the existing waterfront boardwalk, complete with lookout and interactive photo frame at the eastern end to provide enhanced waterfront access and views consistent with the masterplan objectives.

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “The existing waterfront boardwalk is highly utilised and the addition of the eastern boardwalk will add to the overall experience, people will now have access to the amazing views from the new lookout that were only achievable in the past by Burnie Port employees!”

“Projects such as this add to the range of welcoming and attractive spaces across the municipality that foster a sense of community, belonging and pride.

“We are creating a great place to live, work and play through building stronger communities and promoting a broad range of quality leisure and recreational opportunities. These values are consistent with our community strategic plan Making Burnie 2030 that we are working toward.”

Fairbrother Pty Ltd will bring an experienced team to the project having recently completed works at the Burnie Surf Club.

Works will begin during September and are aimed to be substantially completed by Christmas. 

Monday, 13  May 2019 

The Burnie City Council and Burnie Surf Life Saving Club are excited to announce that the Burnie Surf Club redevelopment works are now complete.

The two story extension to the Surf Club building, designed by JAWS Architects, includes an increased Surf Club Room and Function Space, new kitchen and bar, increased storage area and an accessible toilet and lift.

Burnie Surf Life Saving Club President Stuart Paine said “I would like to thank the Burnie City Council for their commitment to our club, we are looking forward to using the expanded space which will now allow the club to host events and make the wonderful facilities accessible to people of all-abilities in the community.

Burnie City Council Mayor Steve Kons said “I would like to thank Fairbrother Pty Ltd, Jaws Architects and Council staff for their work on another important community project. The redevelopment project has delivered a first class facility for the rate payers of Burnie.”

“Council would also like to thank major stakeholders; Burnie Surf Life Saving Club, Bayviews and Fish Frenzy for their cooperation and patience during the construction works.

“I now look forward to the commencement of the second part of the waterfront project which is the construction of an elevated boardwalk on the Eastern bund, which is part of the original Waterfront Master Plan.” 


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