Students enjoy runaway success in fun run

BRIGHTON Primary School recently held an Adidas school fun run and raised $5000 for vital extra funding.

Students pounded the pavements seeking sponsorship from family, friends and members of the local community in order to raise money for their school. Thanks to their enthusiasm and the support of the local community, extra funds are now available to purchase new resources for the school.

Adidas school fun run organiser Johanna McShane is extremely proud of the way the students rallied behind the fundraiser.

The start of the Brighton Primary School fun run.
The start of the Brighton Primary School fun run.

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Record numbers of students in swimming carnival

THE Jordan River Learning Federation held its swimming carnival recently at the Glenorchy Pool with a record number of participants.

JRLF welcomed the year 5 students for the first time at the carnival and it was great to see them all there on the day.

Winners are grinners at the Jordan River Learning Federation's swimming carnival.
Winners are grinners at the Jordan River Learning Federation's swimming carnival.

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Brighton protects its ratepayers

By TONY FOSTER OAM

Mayor

YOU may have noticed some activity in the media highlighting Brighton Council’s opposition to the current campaign by property owners to force local government amalgamations.

We are doing this in the very best interests of ratepayers as the campaign being conducted by the group Tasmanians for Reform, is little more than an attempt by big city property owners to get rate reductions at the expense of householders. Continue reading “Brighton protects its ratepayers”

Brighton signs tell the true story

SIGNS have been erected at strategic spots in the Brighton municipality to counter the push for council amalgamations that would have a dramatic impact on the municipality’s ratepayers.

Brighton Councillor Leigh Gray said the signs had been placed to combat the misleading message on signs put up by the group Tasmanians for Reform claiming that local government amalgamation would reduce rates.

Signs in Brighton municipality that counter the push by 'the big end of town'.
Signs in Brighton municipality that counter the push by 'the big end of town'.

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Property Council must work with local government

BRIGHTON Council has called on the Property Council (Tasmania) to work with local government to benefit ratepayers rather that continually attacking the third tier of government.

It says Tasmanian would be better served if the Property Council worked with local councils to achieve efficiencies. Continue reading “Property Council must work with local government”

Carbon tax will not be passed on to taxpayers

By TONY FOSTER OAM

Mayor

BRIGHTON Council is well aware of the cost of living pressures confronting our community and the difficulty many people face as a result of ever-increasing price rises and utility charges.

That is why we are determined to maintain our fair rating system that restricts annual rate rises to no greater than the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and why we continue to operate the leanest and most efficient council administration in Tasmania. Continue reading “Carbon tax will not be passed on to taxpayers”

Council amalgamation campaign is a front for Property Council

THE current campaign for local government amalgamations and particularly the establishment of a greater Hobart Council comprising Brighton, Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Kingborough is being pursued by the so-call Tasmanians for Reform Group. This group is little more than a front for the Property Council which represents large property and building owners seeking reduced rates for city office buildings and shops. Continue reading “Council amalgamation campaign is a front for Property Council”

Brighton lobbies against push for amalgamation

BRIGHTON Council is lobbying the State Parliament and other southern councils following its decision to resist the current push for the establishment of a greater Hobart council comprising the municipal areas of Hobart, Clarence, Glenorchy, Kingborough and Brighton.

The Council has written to all members of State Parliament, the Mayors of the 12 Southern Councils and key property developers and business leaders, putting forward its case why Brighton should not be forced into the current merger proposal. Continue reading “Brighton lobbies against push for amalgamation”

Council absorbs carbon tax – rates go up only $16

BRIGHTON Council has confirmed that it will absorb the carbon tax impact and restrict rate increases to CPI for the 16th year running, with anticipated increases of just $23 per household.

Mayor Tony Foster said the continuation of Brighton’s fair rating model had been unanimously supported at the April Council meeting Continue reading “Council absorbs carbon tax – rates go up only $16”