Minister Opens New Burnie LINC Facilities

Minister Opens New Burnie LINC Facilities

Tasmania Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff

Burnie LINC On Line And Open For Business

Victor P Taffa

A $2.8 Million commitment by the Hodgman Government has resulted in a new look Burnie LINC to service the local community for decades to come, Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff said.

Officially opened today, the new look LINC includes

  • 8 state of the art meeting and workshop spaces,
  • Revamped children’s area and parenting room,
  • ‘Chill Out’ space.

 

These are the first major building works on the Burnie LINC site since the building was opened as the Hellyer Regional Library by the Honourable Eric Reece, then Premier of Tasmania, in 1975.

This innovative refurbishment includes free access to e-magazines, e-books, and e-music, with free wifi and device charging bars to ensure the Burnie community can access unparalleled digital access to information sharing and learning.

“The Government is proud to support the Burnie LINC and ensure it is well equipped to continue to provide important literacy, learning, and information services to the local community.” Mr. Rockliff said.

Burnie LINC is part of the state-wide network benefitting from recurrent annual funding of $300,000 for the LINC Literacy Skills Development Program, integral to the Hodgman Government’s ten-year strategy for improving adult literacy and numeracy outcomes.

“With the budget back on track the Government is reinvesting in essential services such as education. I congratulate all involved in this exciting redevelopment.” Mr. Rockliff said.