City of Burnie
Burnie City Council (or City of Burnie) is a local government body in Tasmania, located in the city and surrounds of Burnie in the north-west of the state. The Burnie local government area is classified as urban and has a population of 18,895, which also encompasses Cooee, Hampshire, Natone and Ridgley.
|Burnie City Council|
Map showing the Burnie local government area.
|Population||18,895 (2016 census)|
|• Density||30.9/km2 (80/sq mi)|
|Established||6 January 1908|
|Area||618 km2 (238.6 sq mi)|
|Region||Burnie and surrounds|
|Website||Burnie City Council|
History and attributes
The municipality was established on 6 January 1908. Originally named Emu Bay, the name was changed to Burnie in 1931 following a petition from residents to name the council based on the town it was centred on. Burnie became a city council on 26 April 1988.
The city's motto is "non nobis solum" (not for ourselves alone); for many years this was on the council seal but in 1992 a new, more colourful logo was created that did not include the motto. It did also not include the emu (which had been Burnie's unofficial animal emblem). Burnie's floral emblem is the rhododendron.
Burnie is classified as urban, regional and small (URS) under the Australian Classification of Local Governments. Burnie does not include the adjacent town of Somerset that is sometimes classed as part of the Burnie metropolitan area.
The Burnie City Council consists of nine councillors, who each serve a four-year term of office. Traditionally the term "alderman" was used, but was changed by a council vote on 20 November 2018. The members following the 2018 election are:
|Giovanna Simpson||Deputy Mayor/Councillor||Independent|
|Suburb||Census population 2016||Notes|
|Burnie||596||Central business district|
|Heybridge||Partial, west of the Blythe River|
|Local government total||18895||Gazetted Burnie Local Government Area|
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Burnie (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
- "Agency Details: Emu Bay Municipal Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
- "Agency Details: Burnie Municipal Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
- "Agency Details: Burnie City Council". search.archives.tas.gov.au. Tasmanian Government. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
- "Local government national report 2014-2015". regional.gov.au. Australian Government. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
- Minutes 20 November 2018 Proposal for Council to Adopt the Term Councillor (PDF), Burnie City Council, 20 November 2018
- "Elected Representatives - Burnie City". burnie.net. Burnie City Council. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
- Burnie City Council (21 August 2018). "Burnie Council Map" (PDF). Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- "2016 QuickStats". Australian Bureau of Statistics.
- Burnie City Council official website
- Local Government Association Tasmania
- Tasmanian Electoral Commission - local government