Libs snub requests for TasWater responses

BRIGHTON Council’s request for the views of local MPs on the proposed State Government takeover of TasWater has been ignored by Liberal Members in Lyons.

Brighton Council wrote to all Lyons Members of State Parliament as well as the Legislative Council Member for Derwent, seeking their views before it considered its position on the proposed takeover of the water and sewerage corporation. Continue reading “Libs snub requests for TasWater responses”

Ratepayers face prospect of theft of their assets

By TONY FOSTER

Brighton Mayor

TASMANIANS are currently confronted by the prospect of a robbery of public assets of unprecedented proportions, fuelled by political ambition with the prospect that the proceeds of that robbery will be paid for by Tasmanians for years to come.

The irony is that this attempted robbery is being perpetrated by the State Treasurer Peter Gutwein who is the person in government with the responsibility for protecting public assets and funds.Page 3 Peter-gutwein-print Continue reading “Ratepayers face prospect of theft of their assets”

‘Crisis’ claim is biggest lie

BRIGHTON Council has strongly rejected the move by Treasurer Peter Gutwein to take over Tasmania’s water and sewerage services and says the Minister is pandering to vested interests rather than looking after ordinary people.

At its March meeting, Council voted unanimously to oppose the State Government takeover of TasWater and expressed its determination to take up the fight to protect its ratepayers and community. Continue reading “‘Crisis’ claim is biggest lie”

Community views must be considered in pokies’ review

By TONY FOSTER

THE Parliamentary Joint Select Committee that is currently considering the future of gaming in Tasmania must consider the views of the community in reaching its recommendation.

For too long, too many Tasmanian families have suffered from electronic gaming machines ripping money out of the community. Unfortunately, successive governments are as much addicted to gaming tax revenue as the casino owners are to the profits from pokies in pubs and clubs around the State. Continue reading “Community views must be considered in pokies’ review”

Clean, green fun helps good cause

By VAN RANSLEY

A CHANCE discussion resulted in Diabetes Tasmania’s community work being helped by a fun day at the Brighton Bowls and Community Club (BB&CC) late last month.

Leanne Clark, who is Diabetes Tasmania operations manager, was voluntarily assisting the Club in a different capacity when she mentioned she worked with Diabetes Tasmania. The event developed from there.Bowls and diabetes Continue reading “Clean, green fun helps good cause”

Mayor calls for referendum on pokies

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster has repeated his call for a referendum at the next Tasmanian State election, asking the people of Tasmania if they want electronic gaming (poker) machines in hotels and clubs.

Mayor Foster says the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee, currently considering the future of gaming in Tasmania must take account of the views of the community in reaching its recommendation. Continue reading “Mayor calls for referendum on pokies”

‘Cunning Treasurer’ called out by Brighton Mayor

TASMANIA’S longest-serving Mayor, Brighton Council’s Tony Foster has described as a dishonest misrepresentation, comments from Treasurer Peter Gutwein that local councils have sacrificed investment in our water and sewage infrastructure for a long time, in order to pay themselves dividends.

Mayor Foster said Treasurer Gutwein was very cunningly trying to blame local government for the financial challenges facing TasWater.  Continue reading “‘Cunning Treasurer’ called out by Brighton Mayor”

Campervan and motorhome enthusiasts ready for great rally

By COL COLEMAN*

THE Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia rally setup team has been in and around Pontville now for a little more than two months liaising with local businesses and suppliers who will be essential to the successful conduct of our rally. Continue reading “Campervan and motorhome enthusiasts ready for great rally”

The new year promises to be a big year for Brighton

By TONY FOSTER

THE new year 2017 is now more than a month old and it promises to be an important 12 months for the Brighton municipality.

In this issue of Brighton Community News you will read about our progressing of the Brighton Streetscape Project with the Commonwealth funding confirmed and the Council’s preparation for the works to get underway. This will make an important contribution to the Brighton township following its bypassing by the Midland Highway and it will dramatically improve facilities for businesses, the community and people visiting Brighton. Continue reading “The new year promises to be a big year for Brighton”