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”
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.
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.
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”
FEDERAL funding has been secured for the Brighton Streetscape project and work is expected to begin shortly. The Streetscape Project will revitalise the Brighton town centre with the aim of connecting the community and creating a place where people feel proud to live, visit and work. Continue reading “Brighton Streetscape Project ready to go”
APPROXIMATELY 160 years ago, a small stone church was built overlooking the Jordan River in Pontville. It stood forlornly on Pony Hill, adjacent to the Old Brighton Road. One day it disappeared in flames.