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”
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.
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”
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.
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.