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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Access rate recommendations would result in big rate rises

THE State Government’s acceptance of the recommendations of the Access Economics’ review of valuation and local government rating in Tasmania could result in significant rate increases for Brighton residents.

Access Economics has recommended an end to Brighton’s flat rate system and for all councils to be forced to adopt a system based on property values. Continue reading “Access rate recommendations would result in big rate rises”

Debt-free status from hard work and fiscal responsibility

By TONY FOSTER

AS 2010 draws to a close I can happily report to you that Brighton Council is  now totally debt-free.

Council recently unanimously voted to pay off from its cash reserves, all outstanding loans amounting to $1,058 million meaning that your council is debt-free. Continue reading “Debt-free status from hard work and fiscal responsibility”

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”