Plans and Strategies

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.

12 Result(s) Found

As adopted by Council 27 July 2021, Item AO124-21

The Annual Plan and Budget Estimates presents Council’s agreed direction in terms of its:

  • Annual Plan
  • Budget Estimates (Capital and Operating)
  • Rates Resolution
  • Fees and Charges

The Annual Plan sets out the key actions for the coming year that Council has committed to undertake.  

The Budget Estimates include the Capital and Operating Budgets for each department for the coming year and are based on Council’s long term Financial Management Strategy.

A number of components that form part of the Budget Estimates process, namely the Rates Resolution and the Fees and Charges schedule, were adopted at the Council meeting of 22 June 2021.

As accepted by Council on 21 November 2017, Item AO278-17

The Master Plan for the Burnie town centre identifies opportunities for growth and investment, and provide the structure for a thriving and vibrant centre through a coordinated vision. The master plan also addresses a number of key functional and design related issues identified, as a means of enhancing and improving the town centre for residents and visitors alike.

The Burnie City Council adopted its Four Year Council Plan at its meeting of 26 October 2021.

The Council Plan has been developed with the input of both Councillors and senior staff which contains three key deliverables that will determine the major areas of focus for the Council over the next four year period.

The Council’s key deliverables (goals) in our Four Year Plan are:

  1. to have a Vibrant Town Centre by enhancing the attractiveness and vitality of our town centre
  2. to use strategic management in planning for, delivering and operating all of Council’s Community Facilities to Support Liveability; and
  3. to be Environmentally Responsible by protecting and improving our environment as a whole.”

To achieve a Vibrant Town Centre the Council is committed to delivering a town centre that is clean, well maintained and attractive; ensuring that recreational and public space is activated and that entertainment and leisure events are facilitated with key partners, and that the town centre is multi-functional, well connected and lived in.

For our Community Facilities to Support Liveability - the Council is committed to ensuring that the building and maintenance of Council facilities aligns with Council’s strategic priorities and community needs and that facilities are maximized for community benefit, are well managed and are used safely.

The Council is committed to being Environmentally Responsible by protecting and improving our environment as a whole, to minimising Council’s negative impact on our environment, mitigating the impacts of climate change, and reducing Burnie’s waste stream to landfill while also supporting our community to improve our environment for future generations.

Importantly, the Council Plan also includes six enablers which will underpin the successful delivery of the Council Plan by ensuring an effective and efficient operating environment focused on: financial management; our people; community consultation; data to inform evidenced based decision making; digital transformation; and agility.

As adopted by Council 26 October 2021, Item AO190-21

As adopted by Council on 27 April 2021, Item AO067-21

The Financial Management Strategy provides guiding principles the Burnie City Council with a view to the future when developing the Annual Plan and Budget Estimates each year. It details the resources that need to be managed so that financial commitments can be met whilst also ensuring that the community needs are met now and into the future.

As endorsed by Council on 20 September 2011 AO274-11, revised 17 May 2016 AO116-16, revised 20 October 2020 AO246-20

Making Burnie 2030, a strategic plan for Burnie’s future that provides a set of clear directions for the whole community to work toward.

As adopted by Council on 21 June 2016, Item AO145-16

This road network strategy details an action plan for a more effective use of resources and providing a road management framework which supports economic activity and the linking of communities.

As adopted by Council on 20 November 2007 (SIS 2007), Item 505; and 18 July 2017 (Addendum Update 2017), Item AO164-17

The Burnie Settlement & Investment Strategy is a planning initiative of Burnie Council.

The Strategy provides a vision and framework of how integrated future land use planning, urban development and investment in Burnie can grow through to 2026.


As adopted by Council on 21 March 2017, Item AO060-17

This Stormwater System Management Plan provides a high level understanding of how Council manages its existing stormwater reticulation, opportunities to improve system management and planning for the future, document risks associated with stormwater and our plans to addresses potential risks to the community.

As adopted by Council 21 July 2020, Item AO166-20

This Strategic Asset Management Plan informs Council the way it delivers services from infrastructure including; transport, bridges and culverts, stormwater drainage, parks reserves and cemeteries, buildings and parking, waste management, vehicles plant and equipment.

As endorsed on 21 June 2016, Item AO146-16

The aim of the View road reserve management plan is to identify development objectives for the site and agreed actions for implementing. It details the management and development needs required to enable the best use of the site in order to protect the current values and support the needs of stake holders.

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