BRIGHTON Council has agreed to support the Local Government Association of Tasmania’s campaign to fight the State Government’s proposed takeover of TasWater.
However, the support will be in-kind in the form of its own campaign activity rather than by way of a cash contribution.
Mayor Tony Foster said Brighton Council had been a leader in opposing the hostile takeover of TasWater and would continue its own campaign to point out the deficiencies in the State Government’s proposal and the advantages to councils and ratepayers by retaining ownership.
“Our promotion and information provision will support the LGAT campaign and also the communication from TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton and TasWater management.
EARLY last month, at the Royal Hobart Hospital, The Pink Army team, along with Opposition Leader Rebecca White and Jen Butler attended an afternoon tea to present a cheque from their fundraising efforts for the Save Our Hair – Save our Identity campaign. The money raised was for a hair cooling system for the chemo ward, 8A at the Royal Hobart Hospital. The cheque was received by Dr Louise Knott.
THE State Government must now tell Tasmanians when work will begin on the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge following the failure to secure funding in last night’s Federal Budget.
In April last year Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding unveiled designs for a new four-lane bridge and said the State Government was preparing a case for Federal funding to meet the $535 million price tag.
THE latest Tasmanian Brand Health Survey has put paid to claims by Treasurer Peter Gutwein that the State’s reputation as a clean, green destination was being threatened by the State’s water and sewerage systems.
The annual survey, conducted by Brand Tasmania and released this month, was described as overwhelmingly positive with respondents believing Tasmania’s reputation and perceptions of the State improving over the past year. The words most used by respondents in describing Tasmania were beautiful, clean and natural. Responses came in from across Australia and from 19 other countries. Continue reading “Brand survey destroys Treasurer’s claim that State’s reputation at risk”