City of Burnie

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City of Burnie
A map showing the Burnie City LGA in Tasmania
Burnie City LGA in Tasmania
Coordinates 41°11′1″S 145°48′32″E / 41.18361°S 145.80889°E / -41.18361; 145.80889Coordinates: 41°11′1″S 145°48′32″E / 41.18361°S 145.80889°E / -41.18361; 145.80889
Population 19,887 (2015 est)[1]
 • Density 32.180/km2 (83.34/sq mi)
Area 618 km2 (238.6 sq mi)
Mayor Anita Dow
Council seat Burnie
Region Burnie and surrounds
State electorate(s) Braddon
Federal Division(s) Braddon
Burnie City Council Logo.jpg
Website City of Burnie
LGAs around City of Burnie:
Bass Strait Bass Strait Bass Strait
Waratah-Wynyard City of Burnie Central Coast
Waratah-Wynyard Waratah-Wynyard Central Coast

The City of Burnie is a local government area of Tasmania. It covers the city of Burnie and surrounding areas, although it does not include the town of Somerset - usually classed as part of the Burnie metropolitan area.

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 which 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.

City of Burnie is divided into two statistical divisions by ABS. Part A had TFR of 2.05 in 2001 and 2.18 in 2006. Part B had TFR of 1.74 in 2001 and 2.73 in 2006. Source


Burnie City Council offices

The Burnie City Council consists of nine aldermen, who each serve a four-year term of office; Ald. Anita Dow was elected as Burnie's Mayor in 2014. The Deputy Mayor is Ald. Alvwyn Boyd. The other members are:

Name Position[2] Party affiliation
Anita Dow Mayor/Alderman   Independent
Alvwyn Boyd Deputy Mayor/Alderman   Independent
Robert Bentley Alderman   Independent
Ron Blake Alderman   Independent
Teeny Brumby Alderman   Independent
Ken Dorsey Alderman   Independent
Sandra French AM Alderman   Independent
Steve Kons Alderman   Independent
Chris Lynch Alderman   Independent


Burnie Council recognises the following suburbs:[3]

Suburb Census Population 2011 Reason
Burnie 696
Acton 1,547
Cooee 559
Emu Heights 209
Downlands, Tasmania 237
Chasm Creek Includes in Wivenhoe
Mooreville 418 Includes West Mooreville
West Mooreville Included in Mooreville
Ridgley 746 Includes East Ridgley
East Ridgley Included in Ridgley
West Ridgley Included in Highclere
Highclere 399 Includes West Ridgley, Tewkesbury, Hampshire
Tewkesbury Included in Highclere
Upper Stowport Included in Natone
Natone 464 Includes Upper Stowport, Upper Natone
Upper Natone Included in Natone
South Burnie 367
Upper Burnie 1,761
Hillcrest 1,078
Brooklyn 606
Romaine 1,738
Montello 1,197
Parklands 815
Shorewell Park 2,032
Havenview 709
Wivenhoe 450 Includes Round Hill, Chasm Creek
Round Hill Includes Wivenhoe
Park Grove 2,358
East Cam 182
Camdale Includes Ocean Vista
Ocean Vista 358 Includes Camdale
Hampshire Included in Highclere
Stowport 398 Includes Glance Greek
Glance Creek Included in Stowport
Total 19,324
5 Variance
Local Government Total 19,329 Gazetted Burnie Local Government Area


  1. ^ "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2014–15". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 29 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Elected Representatives - Burnie City". Burnie City Council. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Burnie City Council (20 November 2014). "Burnie Council Map" (PDF). Retrieved 26 July 2015. 

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