The push by the so-called Tasmanians for Reform group (in reality the Property Council representing big property owners) for council amalgamations in Tasmania leaves several critical questions unanswered.
SIGNS have been erected at strategic spots in the Brighton municipality to counter the push for council amalgamations that would have a dramatic impact on the municipality’s ratepayers.
Brighton Councillor Leigh Gray said the signs had been placed to combat the misleading message on signs put up by the group Tasmanians for Reform claiming that local government amalgamation would reduce rates.
THE current campaign for local government amalgamations and particularly the establishment of a greater Hobart Council comprising Brighton, Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough is being pursued by the so-call Tasmanians for Reform Group. This group is little more than a front for the Property Council which represents large property and building owners seeking reduced rates for city office buildings and shops. Continue reading “Council amalgamation campaign is a front for Property Council”
BRIGHTON Council is lobbying the State Parliament and other southern councils following its decision to resist the current push for the establishment of a greater Hobart council comprising the municipal areas of Hobart, Clarence, Glenorchy, Kingborough and Brighton.
THE current campaign for council amalgamations and the creation of a greater Hobart council, being pushed by the so-called Tasmanians for Reform group (a front for the Property Council), offers nothing for Brighton or its ratepayers.
As such, Council has determined not to support it. We are confident that Brighton is considerable better off under the current arrangements and that we can achieve efficiencies and service improvements by working with other like-minded councils. Continue reading “Amalgamation push is totally unacceptable”