Nationals in Government commit $5m in funding for Burnie City Council

A key project on Burnie City Council’s  priority list will proceed if the Nationals win Government, Tasmanian Nationals Senator Steve Martin has announced.

Senator Martin delivered the good news in the company of Burnie Mayor Steve Kons and Braddon Nationals candidate Sally Milbourne.

“The Nationals in Government will commit $5 million for the Burnie Cultural Precinct project which will see the amalgamation of the Burnie Regional Museum and the Burnie Regional Art Gallery into a contemporary facility that inspires a love of arts and cultural heritage through innovative, educational and participatory experiences,” Senator Martin said.

“The project is a response to community demand for a more vibrant and connected cultural facility with a goal to improve access, increase engagement, build partnerships and facilitate education.”

“The merger of the two facilities is a key component of the Gallery and Museum Strategic Plan which aims to create a world class precinct, providing a leading visitor experience for the broader community and tourists to Tasmania.”

 “I congratulate Mayor Steve Kons and his team in putting up such a convincing funding bid and I am glad that Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack has agreed to commit the funding,” Senator Martin said.

“It is all about my agenda to get a fair share for regional Tasmania and help build stronger local communities.”