Community BBQ and Consultation

Published on 07 February 2024

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Come along to our Community BBQ and Consultation Event;

Food and Feedback 

📅 Saturday 24 February 2024

⌚ 9.00am to 1.00pm 

📍 Burnie Waterfront

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There will be a FREE Sausage BBQ that will be supplied by Burnie's Rotary Club.

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        Sea FM will be broadcasting live from the Event 


Last year in 2023, we asked you a lot of questions and gained a lot of insights regarding our community, our city and our region.

Now, we want to show you what we have learned, and what we have planned for our collective future.

Come along, learn about our planned growth and give us your feedback.

Did we get it right?

Community Consultation Tents:

Burnie City Council has been working on a draft settlement strategy for the Greater Burnie area that provides a blueprint for growth and development for the next 20 years. The project team is looking forward to receiving feedback from the community on the State of Play report, including why you love living in Burnie, and how you would like to see Burnie change and grow in the future. Submissions open on Thursday 15th February and close on 3 April 2024.

Burnie’s city centre has enormous potential that has not yet been fully realised. The Urban Plan is aimed at “bringing the beat back”. Restoring the city centre in a way that creates a vibrant, thriving, safe and well-connected centre that Burnie City Council, key partners and the community are proud of and stand behind. Come along and give your input into the Urban Plan that will help reinvigorate the beating heart of Burnie. 

After last years community consultation "Chip In" campaign, we have assessed all feedback and have shaped 3 names for the Cultural Centre. We are inviting the community to choose your favourite name! We will then be creating visual identities that will mirror the communities top choice. It will again go out for consultation later in the year.  Submissions will open on the 24 February for a 4-week period.

Burnie City Council’s Draft Community Engagement Framework outlines Council’s commitment to our community of when Council will engage with our community about matters that impact them, and to outline how this can be expected to occur. We are presenting our Community Engagement Framework on public exhibition to gain community feedback. Did we get it right? Submissions are currently open and close midnight, Friday, 1 March 2024. 

Community Information Tents:

  • Rethink Waste - Information, services and ideas to help avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Tasmania.

Representatives from Rethink Waste will be available to answer your tricky recycling questions, including what can and can’t go into your yellow bin, what is FOGO and what are the other recycling services available at your local waste transfer station and in the community. The stall is sponsored by the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group and the staff can also provide information on the new composting facility located at Dulverton Landfill, as well as the fully funded education opportunities available to your school or community group on all things waste. Call in and have a go at the “Good Sort” challenge for your chance to win a Rethink Waste merchandise show bag! 

With the launch of the updated and re branded SNAP SEND SOLVE App - our team will be on hand to help you become the best snapper you can be! 

Councils very own Natural Resource officer Phil, will be along to help educate our community on invasive weeds and problematic plants. Do you have a revegetation project on your farm or are you rejuvenating a riparian zone on a waterway. Come down to chat about all things NRM (Natural Resource Management) related. Learn about some of the natural area rehabilitation projects council are currently doing and ask for specific advice on local native plant or animal species. Would you like to bring along a weed species (wrapped in a sealed bag so no seeds spread) that you would like identified or help with control advice. Do you have a photo of a native animal or plant that you would like help with identifying, learn about a great citizen science App called iNaturalist to help develop a species list on your property or while walking in Burnie’s beautiful natural areas. Would you like to volunteer with council’s NRM team in those areas, or start a Landcare group of your own or join one in the area? He will be giving out tube stock to help with the rejuvenation of our native species. 

MRC supports and empowers migrants and refugees to settle and live fulfilling lives in Tasmania through effective, targeted, and meaningful services. Come along and find out how you can be part of this amazing organisation 

  • Marinus Link - The future is Bright for Burnie and Marinus Link!

A new draft report released by the Australian Energy Market Operator has again labelled the nationally significant project ‘urgent and actionable’. This means it’s all systems go for the team behind Marinus Link as they edge closer to completing the ‘Design and Approvals’ phase of the project. The future is bright for Burnie and Marinus Link project proudly aligning with the Council’s Making a Better Burnie 2044 Strategic Plan. Be sure to stop by the Marinus Link stall and hear first hand what’s around the corner for Marinus Link. They will also have maps of their proposed Heybridge converter station and perhaps a goodie bag or two to give away!

  • HIF Global - Fuelling our world with renewable energy, providing a solution today for a better tomorrow

HIF Global proposes to build a carbon neutral eFuel facility at Surrey Hills, 30km south of Burnie, on land within an existing forestry plantation.

eFuels are produced using renewable energy to make green hydrogen, which is combined with recycled carbon dioxide and can be used in existing cars, trucks, ships and planes without engine modifications. The plant will be capable of producing up to 100 million litres of eFuel every year of its 40-year operating life and will require a staff of around 150-200. Before HIF Global submit a Development Application later this year, they are keen to hear from as many local people as possible and answer any questions.

Phone: 1800 452 873 Email:

So come along and bring your appetite and your feedback.

  • Saturday 24 February 2024
  • 9.00am to 1.00pm 
  • Burnie Waterfront


Making a Better Burnie 2044
 This Community Consultation aligns with Council’s Strategic Plan - Making a Better Burnie 2044, through Goal 5 - Democratic and Engaged Communities, and through the enabler of Community Consultation.
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