HOPEFULLY everyone has had a great start to 2011. Christmas seemed like yesterday, and here it is already March.
Brighton certainly has a busy year ahead and top of the list is, of course, the recommencement of the Brighton Bypass. There is still to be a signoff on paperwork and then it’s all systems go. As you know, we have been talking about this major piece of infrastructure for our municipality for almost 30 years, and now it really is time to move on and get the Bypass to completion. Continue reading “2011 brings much to look forward to for Brighton”
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.