Planning decisions a challenging role for councillors

By GRAEME TODD*

ONE of the most challenging roles for local government councillors involves making decisions on planning applications for the use and or development of land.

Most people would be aware that under the Local Government Act the main functions of elected councillors are to represent the community, to act in the best interests of the community and to undertake duties and responsibilities as authorised by council.

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Big truckin’ and ute event hits Pontville

BRIGHTON Agricultural Society’s first truck and ute competition, in conjunction with a music show, will be held at the Pontville Recreation Ground on Sunday, March 8.  As well as competition classes for all types of trucks and utes, there will be a wide range of vehicles and machinery on display.  Food and refreshments will also be available.  The Brighton Football Club will have its facilities open for those wanting some liquid refreshments with profits used in the community.

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