MPs polled on rates system

BRIGHTON Council has sought the views of Lyons MHAs on the recommendations of Access Economics’ report that threatens Brighton’s fair rating system.

The report into Tasmania’s local government rating system was prepared for the Local Government Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and its recommendations, if accepted by government, would force the abandonment of Brighton’s current rating system which sees rate rises kept at or below the rate of inflation each year. Continue reading “MPs polled on rates system”

Brighton’s citizens honoured for their community spirit

BRIGHTON Council held its annual volunteers and Australia Day Awards civic ceremony on January 25, with a reception at the Brighton Civic Centre well attended by more than 120 invited guests.

Mayor Tony Foster OAM conducted an Australia Day citizenship ceremony for Ms Karin Harris of Pontville, before presenting his Australia Day message before introducing the Woolworths Australia Day Ambassador.

Rear, from left, Elizabeth Holloway, Christine Sturzaker, Mayor Tony Foster, Cheynee Hanlon Front, from left, Andrew Lawson and Bradley Holzberger.
Rear, from left, Elizabeth Holloway, Christine Sturzaker, Mayor Tony Foster, Cheynee Hanlon Front, from left, Andrew Lawson and Bradley Holzberger.

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Fair rate system backed – research sends clear message to government

AN overwhelming number of Brighton residents support the Council’s Fair Rating System with satisfaction levels more than double those of ratepayers in the greater Hobart region.

That is a key finding of an independent survey conducted by Myriad Research on behalf of the Brighton Council. Continue reading “Fair rate system backed – research sends clear message to government”

Gagebrook check savours sweet taste of success

AN apprentice chef from Gagebrook has made his culinary mark, winning a bronze medal in the third-year apprentice category of the Australian culinary federation (ACF) competition.

Anthony McCallum was one of only three Tasmanian chefs selected to represent the State in the annual one-day contest, held in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.

Anthony McCallum at work.
Anthony McCallum at work.

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Bypass solution support from councils welcomed

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.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said he was heartened by the support of the recent Local Government Association  (LGAT) quarterly meeting of councils, which overwhelmingly supported the DIER solution. Continue reading “Bypass solution support from councils welcomed”

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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