Brighton and surrounds
Brighton Council is one of the most progressive and successful in the state. I already admired Tony Foster when they asked me to do the job, and I was pleased to accept. I also came to admire the general manager, Ron Sanderson. I thought they ran Brighton really well, genuinely trying to do the best for people, getting really good outcomes with the minimal outlay.
Though it is small, Brighton has all sorts of fascinating aspects to its history – Hobart’s first airport, Australia’s oldest farm still with the original owners, modern vineyards, a vibrant apple industry in the 1920s, the Midland Highway, Housing Department suburbs … Another wonderful experience, with dozens of great people to interview. The book was beautifully produced by Digital Ink.