Keeping down rates an important Council initiative

By TONY FOSTER

I AM proud of Brighton’s leadership in keeping down rate increases and to report to you that the coming financial year will be the 19th in succession that we have maintained rises at or below the rate of inflation.

The next 12 months will see ratepayers paying  a rate rise $8 a year, or just 15 cents a week next financial year following Council’s continued support of its fair rating policy. The rate rise is in line with Hobart’s annual CPI increase of 0.9 percent. The highest increase for a residential land block will be $2 for the year, which equates to just .04 cents a week. Continue reading “Keeping down rates an important Council initiative”

Survey shows Brighton community firmly against amalgamation

 

INDEPENDENT research has shown that Brighton ratepayers are firmly opposed to council amalgamation.

In an extensive survey conducted at the beginning of May, some 60 percent of ratepayers polled expressed their opposition to a merger and stated they wanted Brighton to remain as an independent, stand-alone municipality.

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Brighton rates to rise by just 15 cents per household

BRIGHTON ratepayers will see their household rates rise by just 15 cents a week next financial year following Council’s continued support of its fair rating policy that ties rises to no more than the annual CPI increase.

The Brighton Council’s budget for 2015-2016 was adopted in principle at its May meeting. This included a rate rise of 0.9 percent (the annual Consumer Price Index increase for Hobart) providing a highest increase across the municipality for a residential home of $8 or just 15c per week. The highest increase for a residential land block will be $2 which equates to just .04 cents  a week. Continue reading “Brighton rates to rise by just 15 cents per household”

Six of Brighton football’s under 12s named in State team

SIX of Brighton Football club’s youngest stars have been chosen in the Tasmanian Under-12 State team to play in the national Under-12 carnival in July.

The six boys are Jacob Young, Noah Holmes, Max Lamb, Darcy Gardner, Tyron Bailey and Mitchell Ford.

The successful players with their coaches, from left, Paul Backhouse (assistant coach), Jacob Young, Noah Holmes, Wayne Lamb (coach) (Back row) Max Lamb, Darcy Gardner, Tyron Bailey (middle) Mitchell Ford (front).

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Community input important for our future

By TONY FOSTER

MAYOR

BRIGHTON Council is seeking feedback from our community on two important issues for the future – our Strategic Plan and our response to the Minister for Local Government’s push for councils to look at amalgamation and service-sharing arrangements.

Detailed information is provided in this issue of Brighton Community News and on the Council’s website – www.brighton.tas.gov.au  and I urge everyone to familiarise themselves with this. Continue reading “Community input important for our future”

Brighton to consult ratepayers on amalgamation options

BRIGHTON Council will seek the views of ratepayers and the local community on the push for council amalgamations and options for sharing services with neighbouring councils.

Mayor Tony Foster said while a number of vested interests were strongly pushing their opinions, the impact of any change would be felt by all ratepayers, and Brighton Council wanted to get the views of its community on this crucial issue. Continue reading “Brighton to consult ratepayers on amalgamation options”

Remembrance Park recognises strong history since early 1900s

BRIGHTON celebrated an historic ANZAC Day event with the official opening of its new Remembrance Park this year. The site was the venue for the municipality’s 11am service on ANZAC Day, the first time it has been used since the Park’s re-development.

The new Remembrance Park project was managed by Brighton Council’s manager of development services James Dryburgh.

Prior to Anzac Day, the media was invited to view the new Remembrance Park with from left Brighton Mayor Tony Foster with former Army Camp resident Tony Coleman and historian Reg Watson.

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