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.
EARLY last month, at the Royal Hobart Hospital, The Pink Army team, along with Opposition Leader Rebecca White and Jen Butler attended an afternoon tea to present a cheque from their fundraising efforts for the Save Our Hair – Save our Identity campaign. The money raised was for a hair cooling system for the chemo ward, 8A at the Royal Hobart Hospital. The cheque was received by Dr Louise Knott.
I AM pleased to be able to report that Brighton Council will keep its rate rise in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase for the coming year.
This will mean a rate rise of just $19 for the year for all residential households in the municipality. The Council’s budget and rate rise, approved in principle at the May Council meeting are reported on in this issue of Brighton Community News.
THE State Government must now tell Tasmanians when work will begin on the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge following the failure to secure funding in last night’s Federal Budget.
In April last year Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding unveiled designs for a new four-lane bridge and said the State Government was preparing a case for Federal funding to meet the $535 million price tag.