Premier’s misleading mail-out on TasWater

PREMIER Will Hodgman has sent a mail-out to Brighton residents, apparently funded by taxpayers, attempting to sell the State Government’s hostile takeover of TasWater, the council-owned water and sewerage corporation.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the leaflet, mailed to all Brighton residents in recent weeks, contained the Government’s usual false and misleading claims about TasWater’s performance and reiterated the Liberal’s deceptive promises about future costs. Continue reading “Premier’s misleading mail-out on TasWater”

Brighton Show has plenty on offer for the whole family

THE 7HOFM Brighton Show offers an entertaining day with something for everyone on November 12. Brighton show is one big day for all the family to come and enjoy the beautiful day out with a number different fun and exciting activities to participate in for all the family.

A new and exciting addition to this year’s show is the talented local band Zack and the Young Guns who will be playing on the main stage in front of the football club rooms.catle compeitions Continue reading “Brighton Show has plenty on offer for the whole family”

Brighton’s business patience praised during streetscape upgrade

BRIGHTON Council has praised local businesses for their patience during the upgrading of Brighton’s streetscape over recent months.

The streetscape upgrade is due to be completed and officially opened this month.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said local businesses had been extremely understanding during the revitalisation program and Council was grateful for their patience throughout the works.

 Council secured Federal funding for the Brighton Streetscape project with the help of Senator Jonathon Duniam, earlier this year and work began immediately.

“The aim of the Streetscape Project is to revitalise the Brighton town centre to connect our community and create a place where people feel proud to live, visit and work.  I think we have well and truly achieved this with the magnificent work that has been undertaken to bring the main street through Brighton township to life.IMG_5768 Continue reading “Brighton’s business patience praised during streetscape upgrade”

Brighton Carols sure to show Hobart how it’s done

IGNORING all the fuss about Hobart’s Christmas Carols this year, Brighton Lions has been working very hard on its own Christmas Carols event, determined to make them bigger and better than ever.

Now in its fifth year, the Carols are still a free event to the public. Added to this, Brighton Lions will be giving away family activity bags to the first 100 families.

From left, getting into the Christmas spirit are Abbie D, Gwen Harper, Brighton Lions Treasurer, Liam C, Ange Miezitis, principal of Brighton Primary, Kiara J, Graciella S, Jasmine H and Angel H.
From left, getting into the Christmas spirit are Abbie D, Gwen Harper, Brighton Lions Treasurer, Liam C, Ange Miezitis, principal of Brighton Primary, Kiara J, Graciella S, Jasmine H and Angel H.

Continue reading “Brighton Carols sure to show Hobart how it’s done”

Kath Burns a tireless community stalwart

 

By STEVE SMITH*

A TIRELESS worker in the Brighton community, Kath Burns died last month.

Kath was a member of St John Ambulance for almost 44 years, having joined the organisation in 1973.

During her time with St John, Kath made an enormous contribution to her local community and the broader St John organisation through a unique level of voluntary service and was, without doubt, an outstanding role model for all members of the St John family. Continue reading “Kath Burns a tireless community stalwart”

Anne-Maree has world at her feet

LOCAL 14-year-old skater Anne-Maree Smith has been provisionally selected to compete and represent Tasmania and Australia in two international figure skating events. Anne-Maree will compete in the FMBA Trophy which is an annual figure skating competition held in January in Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates  and the Mentor Nestle Torun Cup in Poland in early January 2018.

Anne-Maree Smith shows off her skating talent.
Anne-Maree Smith shows off her skating talent.

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Police priority is to protect people in their community

By GEORGE CRETU*

REDUCING the fear of crime and making sure members of our community are safe and secure as they go about their daily lives are important to all areas of policing.  One of our basic aims is to make sure families and individuals can have confidence that when you leave for the day or go to bed at night, that you and your property are secure and as you go about your daily lives you are free from assaults and thuggery.   For my police at Bridgewater Police Division, which has responsibility for four municipalities including Brighton, this is no exception.   Continue reading “Police priority is to protect people in their community”

Legislative Council must do the right thing by Tasmanians

By TONY FOSTER*

FOLLOWING the House of Assembly’s passing of the State Government’s legislation to take over TasWater, the Legislative Council now has the responsibility to do the right thing by Tasmanians and reject the bill when it gets to the Upper House.

The Legislative Council Select Committee is currently taking evidence from interested parties and will report to the House before it formally considers the Government’s legislation in coming weeks. Continue reading “Legislative Council must do the right thing by Tasmanians”

$6 million grants bonanza for Brighton municipality

BRIGHTON municipality residents will benefit from more than $6 million worth of major project investments for the community as a result of recent significant successes in Federal Government grant applications.

The Commonwealth funds are being matched by Council.

Council has received in excess of $2.4 million worth of Federal Government grants in the past 18 months. These applications are being matched by Council funds which means in excess of $6 million worth of projects will be spread throughout the community over the next 12 months.

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Councils face $45.7m cut in yearly TasWater revenue

THE State Government’s proposed takeover of TasWater could cost Tasmanian councils up to $45.7 million a year in lost distributions after 2025.

Brighton Council’s losses alone will amount to more than $1.4 million a year, equal to 15 percent of the municipality’s annual rate revenue. Continue reading “Councils face $45.7m cut in yearly TasWater revenue”