Fair rating system proves itself once again

By MAYOR TONY FOSTER AOM

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”

Carissa takes on men at their own game – and wins

CARISSA Carpenter is fast becoming a role model for young women looking for a career in a male-dominated trade.

The 21 year-old carpenter-joiner from Brighton was recently named the Statewide Construction Apprentice of the Year.

Carissa Carpenter, 21, is a role model for young women looking to learn a trade.
Carissa Carpenter, 21, is a role model for young women looking to learn a trade.

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Our Luke’s a winner all round

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.

Luke Butterworth salutes the crowd after his 50 in the Sheffield Shield final at Bellerive.
Luke Butterworth salutes the crowd after his 50 in the Sheffield Shield final at Bellerive.

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Rates kept at CPI low

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”

Knitting group spreads warmth and love in Nepal

THE Community Knitting Group in Bridgewater has been expanding its charitable efforts to reach out to children on the other side of the world.

Last year in July the women met Jo Ingram from Hobart who was a speaker at the knitting festival held at the Moonah Arts Centre.

 Jo Ingram with some her young charges in Nepal gratefully receiving the Community  Knitting Group’s contributions.
Jo Ingram with some her young charges in Nepal gratefully receiving the Community Knitting Group’s contributions.

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Brighton toasts its under-17 cricket premiers

THE Brighton Junior Cricket Club is delighted that its under-17 team are premiers for the 2010/11 cricket season.

Going into the match  Brighton and Clarence  had a record of each winning two games during the season against each other,  so it was always going to be a fantastic match.

From left,  back row – Harry Parker, Trent Millhouse, Bodie Hanson, Dylan Pugh Front Row – Brodie Foster, Kyle Williams, Blake Pursell, Chris Blackaby, Jak Chapple, Hugh Williams Matthew Howlett
From left, back row – Harry Parker, Trent Millhouse, Bodie Hanson, Dylan Pugh Front Row – Brodie Foster, Kyle Williams, Blake Pursell, Chris Blackaby, Jak Chapple, Hugh Williams Matthew Howlett

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Plenty of healthy pursuits for the whole community

By ANDREW DEAN*

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”

Dynamic and confident – Brighton in 2040

By MAYOR TONY FOSTER AOM

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.

So what will Brighton look like in 2040?cr-tony-foster-2006 Continue reading “Dynamic and confident – Brighton in 2040”

Families target of early years program

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.

From left, TEYF CEO Rebecca Moles, Rowena Bird and ACF CEO Dr Joe Tucci.
From left, TEYF CEO Rebecca Moles, Rowena Bird and ACF CEO Dr Joe Tucci.

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