Access for everyone complete at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre

Monday, 24 September 2012

The Burnie Arts & Function Centre is now easier for the entire community to access.

Works began in February to improve the access to the Burnie Arts & Function Centre and to provide protection during inclement weather.

Mayor Steve Kons said, “I think we can all remember visiting the Burnie Arts & Function Centre on cold, wet night and having to manoeuvre the slippery, steep stairs. Not an easy task, particularly for those with restricted mobility.

“This project has addressed the long standing limitations to the entries at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre. Previously none of the entries provide dignified and equitable access for a person with restricted mobility. 

“The outcome has been very successful. The Burnie Arts and Functions Centre is a vital community building and is often the centre of entertainment in our City. In the last financial year over 89,000 people visited this building. This project will hopefully encourage many more to visit, especially those who may have struggled previously due to the entry points.

“I would like to thank the users of this building for their patience and understanding during the construction phase.”

The Project cost a little over $700,000 with $100,000 funded by the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

 

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net