Race track gets major upgrade to secure future

By JOHN HALL

BASKERVILLE, the raceway that enticed Peter Brock, Alan Moffatt and other car racing legends to compete in Tasmania, has flagged a major upgrade to ensure its future.

The longest continually run motorsport racetrack in Australia will receive a $600,000 upgrade under a funding commitment by the recently-formed Baskerville Foundation. Continue reading “Race track gets major upgrade to secure future”

Amalgamation not in best interests of Brighton ratepayers

CALLS for council amalgamations by big city property owners are not in the best interests of Brighton ratepayers, according to Brighton Mayor Tony Foster.

The group Tasmanians for Reform, a front for the Property Council that represents big city building and property owners, has called on the Government to force council amalgamations in the hope that it will bring down city rates.

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Brighton’s rates would rise 40 per cent in an amalgamation

By TONY FOSTER OAM

AS the State election approaches, Brighton residents may have heard and read about calls from the group Tasmanian for Reform, for the State Government to force Councils to amalgamate.

Tasmanians for Reform is in reality a front for the Property Council, and an organisation comprised of the owners of big city office blocks, shopping centres, large properties and their associates who think that by forcing local government amalgamations and with it rate equalisation, the rates on their properties would fall. Continue reading “Brighton’s rates would rise 40 per cent in an amalgamation”

Citizen of the year a staunch advocate for asylum seekers

MARY Wood, who was the focus of a remarkable documentary on asylum seekers, Mary Meets Mohammad, has been named Brighton’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year.

Mary, who is a long-time resident of Brighton, re-evaluated her attitude towards asylum seekers when her knitting group, the Bridgewater Community Knitting Group began making beanies for those housed in the Pontville Detention Centre. Continue reading “Citizen of the year a staunch advocate for asylum seekers”