THE new year is already more than a month old and your Council is already hard at work on what promises to be an exciting period for Brighton.
The next 12 months will see our municipality continue to develop and provide enhanced services for the community. Brighton is already one of the fastest growing regions in Tasmania and while this adds to our diversity and vibrancy it also means that we also have to provide the facilities and services to support this growth. Continue reading “A big year promises for Brighton municipality”
BRIGHTON Council has announced its iconic annual event, the very successful Brighton Show, has been recognised officially as this year’s Australia Day Event of the Year. At a time when the major agricultural shows around Tasmania are struggling to attract patrons, Brighton Show last year attracted some 18,000 residents and visitors.
CHRISTMAS is just around the corner. It’s always a busy time, but we have a great free event that you and your family will enjoy right in the heart of Brighton. Our Community Christmas Parade will get you in the Christmas mood. It’s fun, colourful, and helps the whole community come together to celebrate this special time of year.
So, mark your calendar for Saturday, December 8.
The parade starts at Covehill Shopping Centre at 12 noon and makes its way down Hurst Street, then turns into Paice Street to cross the Highway into Scott Road before turning into Green Point Road and finishing at the Brighton Civic Centre. There are lots of places along the way for spectators, so bring family and friends, and find a spot to watch the parade pass by. There won’t be any parking spots on the route though, because space is needed for all the floats and fun. Continue reading “Santa’s on his way to our Brighton community”
EACH year all the Child and Family Centres (CFCs) from around Tasmania come together for a day. This year Clarence Plains CFC and Wayraparatte CFC (Geeveston) joined forces to present a forum at Clarendon Vale. The theme was to get dirty with the major drawcard, the famous Dirt Girl from ABCTV’s Get Grubby series. Dirt Girl takes pre-schoolers on adventures which are all about the planet and the wonderful landscapes of rural, urban and suburban Australia.
tagari lia,Bridgewater CFC was delighted to be a part of this amazing day, taking a handful of local families along with tagari liastaff to participate in and enjoy the experience of rediscovering outdoor nature play.
In late November, Mayor Tony Foster delivered his annual ‘State of the Council’ report, outlining some of the highlights of the past year and looking forward to 2019. His report is reproduced below:
BRIGHTON Council is very stable, and rarely have we seen changes to our elected representatives, except for resignations after long periods of service, or sadly when some councillors have passed away. The old adage that you can’t escape death or taxes is particularly pertinent here at Brighton.
This year is an exception and I warmly greet our two newest Councillors, Councillor Whelan and Councillor Murtagh. Congratulations to you both and as well, may I say congratulations to all returning Councillors on your re-election.
BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster has expressed great confidence in the future of the municipality and says the growth of the region sees it on the cusp of perhaps the most exciting time in his more than 25 years in the leadership role.
BRIGHTON’S Mayor Tony Foster and Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran have been re-elected with increased personal votes in the October local government elections.
Tasmania’s longest-serving Mayor, Cr Foster secured a healthy 58 per cent of first preference votes in the Mayoral election, easily defeating Cr Phil Owen and Cr Leigh Gray. Cr Curran won just over 50 per cent of votes to secure the deputy’s position without the need for preferences. Continue reading “Mayor and Deputy returned in strong Council vote”
THE Brighton community is being invited to have a say on the development of the new Brighton High School and the upgrade of Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm.
The $30 million new high school development and the $4.3 million School Farm upgrading were major election promises by the Liberal Government, with the high school to be completed over the next four years. The initial planning funds were allocated in the most recent State Budget. Continue reading “Have your say on school developments”
HERDSMANS Cove resident and Groundsman at Herdsmans Cove Primary School, Steven Bennett was presented with the Tasplan Together We Inspire award at the 2018 Department of Education awards event last month.