BRIGHTON Council has called on the Property Council to end its biased push for council amalgamations and support a serious consideration of resource sharing as a better and more acceptable alternative.
Acting Brighton Mayor Barbara Curran said the recent Property Council address by former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett was nothing more than a propaganda exercise, short on facts that simply pushed the big city property owners’ vested interests.
GAGEBROOK Primary School, local volunteers and community members in partnership with Red Cross banded together recently to restore the school’s Aboriginal wall to its original state. The project, as part of national Reconciliation Week, was undertaken to save the wall from further disrepair, and with respect to the Aboriginal knowledge, history and Aboriginal elders. The mural was painted by artist Tina Burton 18 years ago.
BRIGHTON’S 16-year-old Alice Randall has literally walked her way into race walking history. After coming third in the national race walking championships in Canberra recently, Alice has returned to discover she is now ranked fourth in the world in her age group over three kilometres.
BRIGHTON Council’s budget for the new financial year highlights the efficiency of our administration and the ability of our staff to provide services for other councils, so earning valuable revenue that helps to fund services for ratepayers.
As we’ve already announced, Brighton’s rates this year will rise only by 1.3 percent, the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Hobart. It’s the 20th year in succession that we’ve been able to hold down rates to the equivalent of the increase in the CPI and it’s fair to say that Brighton is the only council in Tasmania, and possibly Australia, able to make such a claim. Continue reading “Brighton’s budget highlight’s Council efficiency”
BRIGHTON Council has adopted its budget for the next financial year and confirmed its rates will be held in line with the 1.3 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
The annual budget, approved at the Council’s June meeting, provides for an operating surplus and fully funds depreciation on Council assets. It also includes provision for a range of initiatives to improve services and amenities for ratepayers. Continue reading “Brighton confirms budget and rates”
THE newly completed extension at the Bridgewater Community Centre, one of 33 neighbourhood houses in Tasmania providing support and services to the local community was officially opened recently by Lyons MP Mark Shelton.
The extension was funded through the State Governments Neighbourhood House Capital Investment Program (NHH-CIP) and cost approximately $260,000.