Brighton’s citizens recognised for community contribution

THIS year’s Brighton Council citizen of the year is Fiona Kingston, the founder of the Girl Guides in Brighton municipality and strong community advocate.

Fiona, and other award recipients, were officially recognised at Council’s Australia Day awards ceremony at the end of last month.

Other recipients are: volunteer of the year, Michael Gordon, young citizen of the year, Larissa Hall and community event of the year, The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia’s annual rally which was held in Brighton early last year.

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We want to hear from you

BRIGHTON Council is conducting an extensive community survey to assist its future planning and to receive ratepayers’ views on a broad range of subjects.

As well as planned public information and input sessions, a call for public submissions and targeted public consultation, Council is also conducting an extensive community survey  to assist its future planning and to receive ratepayers’ views on a broad range of subjects. Continue reading “We want to hear from you”

Bridgewater Bridge case praised, but no political football

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the submission of the business case for the Bridgewater Bridge to Infrastructure Australia, but says the replacement must not be used as a political football in the coming State and Federal election campaigns.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the replacement of the existing bridge was so important it demanded more than just gestures and political promises of reports, investigations and funding ‘sometime in the future’.

“The presentation of the submission to Infrastructure Australia is a good first step, but now it must be backed up by firm funding commitments and a construction timetable by both the Federal and State Governments and the Opposition parties,” Cr Foster said. Continue reading “Bridgewater Bridge case praised, but no political football”