THE fight to retain local government ownership of TasWater continues, with the State Government recently releasing a highly biased report from Infrastructure Tasmania to support its crude takeover bid.
Treasurer Peter Gutwein also called on councils to back off and allow him to take control of this multi-billion-dollar asset free of any opposition.
THE Breaking the Silence Advocacy Group recently distributed grounding bags to services providers in Bridgewater/Gagebrook and surrounding communities. A grounding bag is a collection of items given to and used by someone if they are experiencing trauma or in a stressful situation. It normally includes something to smell, touch, taste, see or hear.
IMAGINE sailing the seas on a ship that looked like something straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean. Well, that’s exactly what Tasmanian trainee Lisa Guerin from Gagebrook, decided to do and she says it was the best experience of her life.
The ambitious 17-year-old wanted to give herself a challenge, so she took up the offer to be a part of the Youth Development Training Voyage which saw 18 young students sail from Hobart to Strahan on the famous traditional tall ship, the Windeward Bound.
OLD Beach Cricket Club is working towards introducing a girl’s cricket team into the Club this coming 2017/18 season.
In preliminary talks with Mia Blignaut, who is cricket promotions officer for Cricket Tasmania, the club will be aiming to field a team in a female under-14 roster. The modified format of the game in this roster is seven a-side, T20 games on a Tuesday afternoon, playing on 16 metre pitches, with every player getting to bowl and to bat. Cricket Tasmania has a three to five-year plan to grow the female pathway from under-14, under-15 to a female under-17 youth division and who knows where that might lead to? Our girls can ‘dare to dream’.
TASMANIANS are currently being bombarded by a wave of propaganda from the State Government and business groups such as the Property Council, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other vested interests attempting to persuade them that the proposed takeover of TasWater will benefit the community.
MORE than 150 people from the construction industry, community groups and services gathered at Wilson Homes last month to hear about a range of different opportunities for young people in the building industry in Hobart’s northern suburbs as part of the Build Up Tassie project.
Speakers from Federal and State Government departments, yourtown, which is a not-for-profit service that targets youth unemployment, Wilson Homes and the Catholic Community Social Impact Program addressed the crowd, and echoed the strong feeling in the room that there are many people and businesses that want to build strong futures for our young people and make a positive difference in practical and real ways. Continue reading “Build Up Tassie helps build a home, a life and a future “
TASMANIA’S longest-serving Mayor says the failure of Treasurer Peter Gutwein to provide financial modelling, proper planning and a legal basis for his proposed takeover of TasWater has strengthened the case for his removal from the local government portfolio.
BRIGHTON Council has agreed to support the Local Government Association of Tasmania’s campaign to fight the State Government’s proposed takeover of TasWater.
However, the support will be in-kind in the form of its own campaign activity rather than by way of a cash contribution.
Mayor Tony Foster said Brighton Council had been a leader in opposing the hostile takeover of TasWater and would continue its own campaign to point out the deficiencies in the State Government’s proposal and the advantages to councils and ratepayers by retaining ownership.
“Our promotion and information provision will support the LGAT campaign and also the communication from TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton and TasWater management.