I AM pleased to report that as a result of our efficient management and prudent budgeting, Brighton Council has been able to maintain its commitment to keep annual rate increases at or below the rate of inflation for the forthcoming year.
The annual rate increase of 2.9 per cent across all categories – residential, rural and commercial – was approved in principle (or agreed) at our May Council meeting and is in line with the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Hobart region. It is lower than the national CPI increase for the past year of 3.3 per cent. Continue reading “Fair rating system proves itself once again”
LOCAL cricketer Luke Butterworth has enjoyed a great season with the Weet Bix Sheffield Shield -winning PKF Tasmanian Tigers cricket team.
The talented all-rounder was the leading wicket-taker in the Shield competition this past season, was runner up in the national interstate player of the Sheffield Shield series and named in the four-day team of the year.
BRIGHTON rates for 2011-12 will increase by just over $20 for each residential property, in line with the Hobart Consumer Price Index (CPI) rise, but lower than the national rate of inflation.
Annual household rates will rise by $20.80 or 40 cents per week, The 2.9 percent increase is in line with the Hobart CPI increase, but lower than the national CPI rise of 3.3 percent. Continue reading “Rates kept at CPI low”
THE Bridgewater PCYC has a comprehensive range of hydraulic equipment along with a variety of free weights, benches and cardio machines. Its weight aerobic circuit gym is designed to improve physical fitness, muscle toning, muscle conditioning, strengthening, weight loss and overall wellbeing. Continue reading “Plenty of healthy pursuits for the whole community”
BRIGHTON is Tasmania’s fastest growing municipality. The past 10 years have seen the municipality’s population expand significantly and now more than 16,000 people call the suburbs nestled on the banks of the Derwent and Jordan Rivers and nearby rural areas home.
RESEARCH of parents’ attitudes reveals that nearly 70 per cent of parents believe parenting does not come naturally.
Parents also feel less supported and more judged today than 20 years ago, 36 per cent of parents believe they will be negatively judged if they admit to having problems and nearly one in 10 research respondents did not know where they might seek assistance if needed.