Ratepayers face prospect of theft of their assets


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TASMANIANS are currently confronted by the prospect of a robbery of public assets of unprecedented proportions, fuelled by political ambition with the prospect that the proceeds of that robbery will be paid for by Tasmanians for years to come.

The irony is that this attempted robbery is being perpetrated by the State Treasurer Peter Gutwein who is the person in government with the responsibility for protecting public assets and funds.Page 3 Peter-gutwein-print Continue reading “Ratepayers face prospect of theft of their assets”

‘Crisis’ claim is biggest lie

BRIGHTON Council has strongly rejected the move by Treasurer Peter Gutwein to take over Tasmania’s water and sewerage services and says the Minister is pandering to vested interests rather than looking after ordinary people.

At its March meeting, Council voted unanimously to oppose the State Government takeover of TasWater and expressed its determination to take up the fight to protect its ratepayers and community. Continue reading “‘Crisis’ claim is biggest lie”

Clean, green fun helps good cause


A CHANCE discussion resulted in Diabetes Tasmania’s community work being helped by a fun day at the Brighton Bowls and Community Club (BB&CC) late last month.

Leanne Clark, who is Diabetes Tasmania operations manager, was voluntarily assisting the Club in a different capacity when she mentioned she worked with Diabetes Tasmania. The event developed from there.Bowls and diabetes Continue reading “Clean, green fun helps good cause”

Mayor calls for referendum on pokies

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster has repeated his call for a referendum at the next Tasmanian State election, asking the people of Tasmania if they want electronic gaming (poker) machines in hotels and clubs.

Mayor Foster says the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee, currently considering the future of gaming in Tasmania must take account of the views of the community in reaching its recommendation. Continue reading “Mayor calls for referendum on pokies”

‘Cunning Treasurer’ called out by Brighton Mayor

TASMANIA’S longest-serving Mayor, Brighton Council’s Tony Foster has described as a dishonest misrepresentation, comments from Treasurer Peter Gutwein that local councils have sacrificed investment in our water and sewage infrastructure for a long time, in order to pay themselves dividends.

Mayor Foster said Treasurer Gutwein was very cunningly trying to blame local government for the financial challenges facing TasWater.  Continue reading “‘Cunning Treasurer’ called out by Brighton Mayor”

Campervan and motorhome enthusiasts ready for great rally


THE Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia rally setup team has been in and around Pontville now for a little more than two months liaising with local businesses and suppliers who will be essential to the successful conduct of our rally. Continue reading “Campervan and motorhome enthusiasts ready for great rally”

Brighton Streetscape Project ready to go

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Discussions with Senator Jonathon Duniam, second from left, included from left, Daniel Gillie, who is Senator Duniam’s advisor, and Brighton Council’s James Dryburgh, Ron Sanderson, Greg Davoren, Mayor Tony Foster, and Heath MacPherson reviewing the Streetscape Project plans.

FEDERAL funding has been secured for the Brighton Streetscape project and work is expected to begin shortly. The Streetscape Project will revitalise the Brighton town centre with the aim of connecting the community and creating a place where people feel proud to live, visit and work.
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Brighton citizens honoured for community contributions

MARK Bartlett and Angela Knight, who formed the Bridgewater and Gagebrook Clean-up Group dedicated to cleaning up rubbish in the Bridgewater and Gagebrook areas, have been presented with this year’s Citizens of the Year award by the Brighton municipality. Continue reading “Brighton citizens honoured for community contributions”

Award-winning Stones restaurant steeped in history


APPROXIMATELY 160 years ago, a small stone church was built overlooking the Jordan River in Pontville.  It stood forlornly on Pony Hill, adjacent to the Old Brighton Road.  One day it disappeared in flames.

Restaurant manager Ian White says the restaurant’s calling card is modern Australian cuisine set in elegant historic surrounds.
Restaurant manager Ian White says the restaurant’s calling card is modern Australian cuisine set in elegant historic surrounds.

In no particular order the road had become disused when a new bridge was built further west to connect Hobart with Launceston – that’s the handsome Pontville Bridge that stands today – and the church burned to the ground. Continue reading “Award-winning Stones restaurant steeped in history”

Brighton leads the way in efficient management

BRIGHTON Council is leading the way for local government in the efficient management of its finances and operations, and also, in promoting initiatives that are improving services for the community and generating important savings and new revenue.

In his annual report to Council, Mayor Tony Foster said Brighton could rightly be proud of its successful financial management but as well as reflecting on its past success, it was vital to concentrate on the future. Continue reading “Brighton leads the way in efficient management”