Jury’s out on Burnie Court proposal

Tasmanian Labor

The Liberal Government must comprehensively engage with the Burnie community on their proposal for the new Burnie Court to be relocated to a residential area.

Labor Member for Braddon Anita Dow said the Liberals had promised $15 million for a new Burnie Court in 2018 and committed to redeveloping the current site in the Burnie CBD.

“Like the new Burnie Ambulance Station promised in 2018, this is another example of a project failed to be delivered by this government,” Ms Dow said.

“After three years of little to no action the government is now planning to relocate the court to a residential area, and it’s not good enough that there has been no community consultation.

“It makes little sense to move the Court outside of the Burnie CBD, and there has been considerable concerns raised by the Burnie business community, local residents and the legal professionals in the city.”

Ms Dow said the government must consult with the Burnie community.

“This consultation must be in addition to the planning process, because without community support this ill thought out plan is sure to fail.

“Labor went to the May 1 Election with a commitment to keep the Court in the CBD and the Liberals should commit to the same.

“It has now been three years since the Liberals made the promise to fund the much-needed upgrades of the Burnie Court. This is another broken promise from a government that continuities to fail to consult with communities and bungle key projects across our state.”

Anita Dow MP

Labor Member for Braddon

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