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 Council has written to all members of State Parliament, the Mayors of the 12 Southern Councils and key property developers and business leaders, putting forward its case why Brighton should not be forced into the current merger proposal. Continue reading “Brighton lobbies against push for amalgamation”
BRIGHTON Council has confirmed that it will absorb the carbon tax impact and restrict rate increases to CPI for the 16th year running, with anticipated increases of just $23 per household.
Mayor Tony Foster said the continuation of Brighton’s fair rating model had been unanimously supported at the April Council meeting Continue reading “Council absorbs carbon tax – rates go up only $16”
By TONY FOSTER
MAYOR OF 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”
BRIGHTON Council will not support the current push for local government amalgamation as it offered nothing for local ratepayers.
Council has questioned the push by the Property Council and other vested interests for council amalgamations and the creation of a so-called greater Hobart council. Continue reading “Studies show amalgamation is not best option for Brighton Rate Rise – no way”
BRIGHTON Council held its annual Volunteers and Australia Day Awards Civic Reception on January 25 with the reception at the Brighton Civic Centre attended by well over 120 invited guests.
Mayor Tony Foster addressed those in attendance with his Australia Day message before introducing the Woolworths Australia Day Ambassador.
BRIGHTON’S GP clinic that was forced to close suddenly last year leaving 3000 patients without a doctor, is reopening next month.
At the same time, Brighton Council is urgently seeking $1 million in federal funding to build a Primary health care facility in Brighton township that will serve the municipality’s wide-ranging and long-term medical needs. Continue reading “GP clinic to reopen with new clinic dependant on federal funding”
ABLE Australia and Campbell Page were proud to have the opening of the garden and literacy building at the Learning Centre Bridgewater early last month.
The garden was donated by Bunnings, with volunteers who to make the project a reality.
BRIGHTON Council has launched a new marketing campaign to bring new business and employment to the municipality.
Mayor Tony Foster released a new flyer and brochure promoting the Brighton Industrial Estate to senior business leaders at a Property Council luncheon in Hobart. The launch followed the recent decision by Brighton Council to establish a specialist body to advise on investment and business development in the municipality. Continue reading “Promoting and marketing the Industrial Estate”
TWO young people with a strong community vision have brainstormed a creative way to spread the message about the negative effects of violent behaviour.
Chris Hyland and Mary Nichols from Bridgewater’s Young People in Action (YPiA) group have launched the ‘airing our dirty laundry project’, with the assistance of their fellow YPiA members.
The innovative has project come into force as a result of discussions among the group’s members concerning their feelings being at blame for the violence that occurs within the community. Continue reading “Community youth group ‘airs its dirty laundry’”