LOCAL cricketer Luke Butterworth has enjoyed a great season with the Weet Bix Sheffield Shield -winning PKF Tasmanian Tigers cricket team.
The talented all-rounder was the leading wicket-taker in the Shield competition this past season, was runner up in the national interstate player of the Sheffield Shield series and named in the four-day team of the year.
BRIGHTON rates for 2011-12 will increase by just over $20 for each residential property, in line with the Hobart Consumer Price Index (CPI) rise, but lower than the national rate of inflation.
Annual household rates will rise by $20.80 or 40 cents per week, The 2.9 percent increase is in line with the Hobart CPI increase, but lower than the national CPI rise of 3.3 percent. Continue reading “Rates kept at CPI low”
THE renowned Bagdad Singers is looking for more female singers to balance its strong male singing component.
The group was formed more than 16 years ago when the musical director, Chris Fehlberg, was living in Bagdad. While most of the original members lived in the district, other long-standing participants were drawn from the surrounding areas.
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 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.
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.
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”