Rates report slammed

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”

Governor visits Brighton and meets community members

BRIGHTON municipality welcomed the Governor of Tasmania Mr Peter Underwood and Mrs Frances Underwood for the first time to its community recently.

From left, the Governor of Tasmania  Peter Underwood with Rosie Engler, Janet Fedczyszyn, Mrs Frances Underwood and Kym Lynch.
From left, the Governor of Tasmania Peter Underwood with Rosie Engler, Janet Fedczyszyn, Mrs Frances Underwood and Kym Lynch.

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Brighton’s best bakehouse continues to win awards

PROUD owners Scott and Natasha Donaghy are extremely pleased with the results their bakery has achieved in both state and national bakery competitions.

In the past eight months Brighton’s Best Bakehouse has been successful in two bakery competitions.

Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.
Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.

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Recycling bins roll out next month

BRIGHTON Council is looking after the needs of its residents and the environment by rolling out new yellow and green 240-litre recycling bins on September 1.

The new bins will replace the crates householders currently use for recyclables such as old newspapers, magazines and cardboard, as well as empty milk cartons, bottles and cans.  The crates can hold only 60 litres of recyclables, which is one quarter of the capacity of the new bins, and residents have to carry them to the kerbside every week. Continue reading “Recycling bins roll out next month”

Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed

BRIGHTON Council is establishing a special advisory committee to coordinate input on community issues affecting Bridgewater and Gagebrook.

The Bridgewater Community Special Advisory Committee will be chaired by councillor  Leigh Gray and will be made up of council and community representatives. It will meet regularly and advise the Council on key issues, as well as present community views and enhance communication with the community. Continue reading “Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed”

Bypass move welcomed

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s announcement of a management plan to protect the Aboriginal heritage values in and around the proposed Brighton bypass.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the decision to institute a management plan that will protect approximately nine kilometres of the bypass route was commendable and was welcomed by Council and the municipality. Continue reading “Bypass move welcomed”

Streetscape project launched for the community

THE BRIGHTON community recently celebrated the launch of the first phase of the municipality’s main street project.

The project was funded through the Rudd Labor Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP and the Brighton Council, and has created 12 jobs during the construction phase of the project. Continue reading “Streetscape project launched for the community”