Brighton Football Club welcomes new players, new coach and new board

By DARREN CLARK*

THE Brighton Football Club has elected a new board at its recent annual general meeting –  the final piece in the rebuilding of the club.

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Brighton Football Club office bearers, from left, Phil Dodge treasurer, Chris Goodluck, vice president, Darren Clark, president, Braden Howlett, vice president and Kelly Penman, secretary.

In the past few months, we have seen new coach Byron Howard return as senior coach. Byron and his coaching panel, including son Jacob, have been busy recruiting new and former players back to the club. Continue reading “Brighton Football Club welcomes new players, new coach and new board”

On the road to a safer future

By MAREE CONRAD WILSON*

JORDAN River Learning Federation Senior School recently hosted a major media event to launch a State Government Road Safety Campaign targeting and educating young people and their supervisors about the importance of Quality Time.

The Quality Time Campaign program aligns with the work the Senior School is undertaking in the highly successful Driving For Jobs Program (DFJ).  Driving for Jobs means that students can progress safely through the graduated licencing system at the same time as undertaking their studies in Year 11/12.  DFH is funded by the Tasmanian Government.

Minister for Transport Michael Ferguson, FIA Formula 3 Driver Alex Peroni and students from the Jordan River Learning Federation.
Minister for Transport Michael Ferguson, FIA Formula 3 Driver Alex Peroni and students from the Jordan River Learning Federation.

Continue reading “On the road to a safer future”

Show a shining light on region’s agriculture and produce

 

THIS year’s Brighton Show was a huge success with gate numbers well up from last year.

Brighton Agricultural Society president Geoff Jackson said he was delighted to see Tasmanians continuing to show their love for traditional agricultural shows, with about 20,000 visiting the Brighton Show at the Pontville Recreation Ground. Continue reading “Show a shining light on region’s agriculture and produce”

Brighton puts on a Show for its region and community

By TONY FOSTER

 THIS year’s Brighton Show was a fantastic success, with some 20,000 people attending the one-day event.

The Brighton success certainly disproves the theory that agricultural shows are on the demise, based on dwindling attendances and even cancellations of shows in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.

Show president Geoff Jackson with Brighton Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran and Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell.
Show president Geoff Jackson with Brighton Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran and Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell.

Continue reading “Brighton puts on a Show for its region and community”

Council adopts climate change and resilience strategy

BRIGHTON Council has adopted a comprehensive climate change and resilience strategy designed to demonstrate its local leadership in mitigating and planning for climate change.

Brighton recognises the scientific community’s broad consensus on climate change and has adopted a strategy that acknowledges the issue and its impact. Continue reading “Council adopts climate change and resilience strategy”

Light rail’s success depends on an extension to Brighton

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

WITH the proposed light rail service as part of the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor project, now back in the headlines, the reality is that the link must extend to Brighton if it is to have any chance of success.

A light rail service running along the old rail corridor, essentially alongside the Derwent River edge, from Glenorchy, or even Claremont to Hobart, will never be sustainable unless it can collect passengers from Bridgewater and Brighton.

With the replacement Bridgewater Bridge now looking more and more like a reality, with a promised opening date of 2024, we now have a one-off opportunity to get it right and maximise the chances of a light rail service being successful. Continue reading “Light rail’s success depends on an extension to Brighton”

Brighton Football Club looks to a solid future

THE Brighton Football club is on the rebound aiming to field five teams for the 2020 season.

The Robins could only muster an SFL men’s reserves and women’s team this year and almost folded its men’s program during the pre-season but now will field a men’s senior team under new coach Byron Howard and plans to have a boys’ under-18s and girls under-17s team.

Byron Howard who is a former multiple North Hobart premiership player is also the Robin’s last premiership coach having led Brighton the 1998 Southern Football League flag. And he will have family support with his son Jacob to coach the reserves.

“I just wanted to help rebuild the club. I’ve got a really close connection with and the area for me and my family so I thought, why not?” Byron said.

“We are looking forward to rebuilding the club, and have already signed 40 players.”

The majority of players this year have re-signed to another a further 10 to 18 players coming on board.

The Brighton Football Club is aiming to build on its membership base fielding five teams in the 2020 competition.
The Brighton Football Club is aiming to build on its membership base fielding five teams in the 2020 competition.

Continue reading “Brighton Football Club looks to a solid future”

Light rail’s success depends on an extension to Brighton

By TONY FOSTER*

WITH the proposed light rail service as part of the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor project, now back in the headlines, the reality is that the link must extend to Brighton if it is to have any chance of success.

A light rail service running along the old rail corridor, essentially alongside the Derwent River edge, from Glenorchy, or even Claremont to Hobart, will never be sustainable unless it can collect passengers from Bridgewater and Brighton. Continue reading “Light rail’s success depends on an extension to Brighton”

New website boosts options online

BRIGHTON Council has launched a vibrant new council website making it easier and more user-friendly for residents to seek out council services within the municipality as well as other important information particularly relating to building and planning approvals impacting on their community.

The website, designed by a boutique website company Puddlehub based on Tasmania’s east coast, is also dynamic which means that rates and dog registrations can now be paid online.

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Brighton’ growth predicted to be strongest in State

THE Brighton Municipality’s growth over the next 25 years is predicted to be the fastest and strongest in Tasmania, with the population expected to increase to nearly 23,000 people by 2042.

At the same time, Brighton is the only local government area in the State to achieve sustainable growth from a combination of migration and natural increase.

The bold prediction is contained in the latest report on regional population trends from the University of Tasmania’s Institute for the Study of Social Change. Continue reading “Brighton’ growth predicted to be strongest in State”