THE State Government’s acceptance of the recommendations of the Access Economics’ review of valuation and local government rating in Tasmania could result in significant rate increases for Brighton residents.
BRIGHTON Council is delighted it has received the support of the majority of Tasmanian councils for the Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources (DIER) solution to construct a bridge across the site of Aboriginal artifacts as part of the Brighton Bypass.
THE Brighton Council has slammed the Access Economics report into Tasmania’s local government rating system saying it fails to address rates volatility and could lead to significant rate increases.
The report was commissioned by the Local Government Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, to examine Tasmania’s valuation and local government rating system, and recommends a framework for the future. Continue reading “Rates report slammed”
MAURICE Barwick began his farming career at the age of nine. Then, as now, it was a great success.
“Dad gave me nine acres at ‘Merriworth’ in Tea Tree to plant my first crop of peas,” Maurice recalls of the time half a century ago. “They were grey peas for pigeon fanciers. I sold them, with Dad’s help, for an incredible 700 pounds.” That was as much as some farm workers then earned in a year.
BEING the last year for our junior under 12 kids we thought we would do something special so they would take this experience away with them and have something to show for it other than trophies or medals.
We wanted to make them look professional and proud of their achievements and we came up with the idea of a team jacket.
THE Brighton Council will support the solution developed by the Department of Infrastructure Energy and Resources (DIER) for the completion of the Brighton Bypass on the current alignment with a bridge to protect the important Aboriginal cultural and archaeological site. Continue reading “Bypass solution backed”