First community blitz a great success

COMMUNITY Blitz’s first community-based activities began on March 15 when members of the Mates Are Great team, from the Jordan River Learning Federation Gagebrook Primary campus, formalised their partnership with the Community Blitz initiative.

Community Blitz is a community-based enterprise that seeks to support positive change made by the community for the community.

Kerry, Seth and Geoff from Mates Are Great which formalised its partnership with Community Blitz.
Kerry, Seth and Geoff from Mates Are Great which formalised its partnership with Community Blitz.

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Trade training and senior school helps Alan to realise his future

ALAN Horne, a 17-year-old year 12 student, is studying at both the Bridgewater Trade Training Centre (BTTC) and Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School.

He is combining his education by attending three days a week at the BTTC completing his course in Certificate II Construction run by the Tasmanian Polytechnic.

Alan Horne in the workshop in the Certificate II Construction course at the Bridgewater Trade Training Centre
Alan Horne in the workshop in the Certificate II Construction course at the Bridgewater Trade Training Centre.

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Amalgamation push is totally unacceptable

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”

Studies show amalgamation is not best option for Brighton Rate Rise – no way

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”