- Burnie, Tasmania
Infobox Australian Place | type = city
name = Burnie
state = tas
caption = A view of Burnie CBD and ports from a hillside suburb
pop = 19,030 (2004) [http://www.burnie.net/html/919_929.htm]
timezone = AEST
utc = +10
utc-dst = +11
City of Burnie
stategov = Braddon
fedgov = Braddon
landdistrict = Wellington
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of
Tasmania, originally settled in 1827 as Emu Bay. The town was renamed for William Burnie - a director of the Van Diemen's LandCompany - in the early 1840s. The city boundary usually includes the outer town of Somerset. Burnie is governed by the City of BurnieLocal Government Area
Key Industries: Papermaking; cheesemaking; Burnie port is the fifth largest container port in Australia; heavy machinery manufacturing; forestry; farming.
Facilities and Education
Key Amenities: A wide range of shops and services including multi-function civic centre and art gallery, post office, police station, Supreme Court, public and private hospital, as well as numerous sporting and social organisations. Burnie is also home to the Cradle Coast campus of the
University of Tasmania, a TAFE campus and Hellyer College.
Burnie Airportis located in the adjacent town of Wynyard, a 20 minute drive from the City of Burnie.
Burnie Port is Tasmania's largest general cargo port and Australia's fifth largest container port. It is the nearest Tasmanian port to Melbourne.
Burnie is connected with Devonport via the four-lane Bass Highway and a rail link which is used for freight purposes. Burnie is also connected to the
West Coast, Tasmaniaby the Murchison Highway.
Metro Tasmaniaprovides transport around the city and its suburbs.
The average temperature in summer ranges from 12.5 to 21 °C with drier days as warm as 30 °C, with around 16 hours of sunlight per day. In winter, temperature ranges from 6 to 13 °C, and only 8 hours of sunlight. Relative humidity averages over 60% for the year in the afternoon.
Burnie averages 994 mm of rainfall per year. Most of the rain is in the second half of the year from July to December.
source =Bureau of Meteorologycite web
August 2|accessyear= 2008
Australian rules footballis popular in Burnie, the city's team is the Burnie Dockers Football Clubin the Northern Tasmanian Football League.
The Advocate is the region's newspaper, its main press and mailroom is located in Burnie.
Burnie has access to the ABC, SBS, WIN and Southern Cross television stations. The fifth channel,
Tasmanian Digital Television, has recently started transmitting from the tower at Round Hill, East of the suburb of South Burnie.
There is one commercial radio station,
7BUat 558 kHz on the mediumwave band. Many Melbourneradio stations can be received in Burnie. Fact|date=August 2008
Notable people from Burnie
Alastair Lynch, Australian rules footballer
* Eddie Jones, rugby union footballer and coach
* [http://www.burnie.tas.gov.au Burnie City Council]
* [http://www.burnieten.com.au/ The Burnie Ten]
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