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”
BRIGHTON Council is establishing a specialist body to advise on investment and business development in the municipality.
Mayor Tony Foster said the Brighton Industry and Housing Corporation’s role would be to maximise the economic and social benefits from Council owned land and generally support growth and development in the region. Continue reading “New body to focus on growth”
THE Tasmanian Early Years’ Foundation (TEYF), in conjunction with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) AccessArt educators, recently launched Creative Connections in the Early Years (Creative Connections).
Creative Connections is a 12-month project, funded through the Myer Foundation and the TEYF, which will investigate opportunities to increase creative and arts experiences for children in the first six years of life.
BRIGHTON Council says the State Government-proposed local government legislation, promised to clear up any questions surrounding Brighton’s fair rating system is workable but far from perfect.
The proposed legislation lacks flexibility. It would only allow councils to set one minimum rate and restrict this to only 35 percent of total properties in a municipality. As well the legislation clearly states that rates are a form of taxation and the value of a ratepayer’s land is the key indicator of capacity to pay, so relying on the outdated Assessed Annual Value (AAV) system. The Government’s legislation is based on the questionable Access Economics findings. Continue reading “Rates law far from perfect”
THE new Jordan River Learning Federation, with construction almost complete and students already settling into the $40 million campus environment, is targeting a dramatic lift in the retention rate of its senior students.
Currently only 15 per cent of students in Brighton municipality attain Year 12 level or embark on a sustainable career path – well below the national average of 80 per cent and the State average of 70 per cent. The gap will begin to dramatically close next year with the Federation offering Year 12 studies on its senior school campus, built on the site of the old Bridgewater High destroyed by fire in 2007. Continue reading “Retention rates lift is target”