Unique Brighton software firm wins excellence award

BRIGHTON Council’s unique local government information technology business CouncilWise has won a major award for excellence presented by the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT).

Brighton received the LGAT award for delivering excellence for large councils with a population more than 15,000 through its wholly-owned CounciWise subsidiary partnering with Microsoft and other major technology firms.

From left, Dr Katrena Stephenson of the Local Government Association of Tasmania, James Dryburgh from Brighton Council and Ald Doug Chipman of the Local Government Association of Tasmania. Photo:  Eagle Eye Photography
From left, Dr Katrena Stephenson of the Local Government Association of Tasmania, James Dryburgh from Brighton Council and Ald Doug Chipman of the Local Government Association of Tasmania.
Photo: Eagle Eye Photography

 

Mayor Tony Foster said winning the award was a major achievement for Brighton Council which has been a leader in technology development for local government for more than 20 years. Continue reading “Unique Brighton software firm wins excellence award”

‘Christmas Parade King William’ celebrates milestone

By MARGIE NOLAN*

WELL-KNOWN local identity in the municipality, Bill Griffiths turned 90 in July celebrating this significant event over the weekend with his close family. Red Cross and tagari lia Child and Family Centre also combined resources to recognise Bill’s birthday and to celebrate with his wife Fay, and many other members of the community.

Most people know Bill for his kind contribution towards the local community, his life stories and his wicked sense of humour.

Ninety-year-old Bill Griffiths with his wife, Fay
Ninety-year-old Bill Griffiths with his wife, Fay

Bill grew up in Liverpool in the United Kingdom and learned to fend for himself from a very young age. He was separated from his twin sister, Peggy and brothers at the age of eight years. Continue reading “‘Christmas Parade King William’ celebrates milestone”

Brighton on the cusp of exciting period

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor, Brighton municipality 

 THE Brighton municipality is on the cusp of an exciting period of growth and development with a promising future in store for our region and community.

The past decade and more has already been a period of considerable achievement but I am confident that even better years lay ahead. Continue reading “Brighton on the cusp of exciting period”

Municipality’s major works in full swing

BRIGHTON municipality residents are benefiting from a range of projects currently being undertaken within the community. Council’s major projects for the municipality this financial year are well underway with some already completed.

The new jetty at Old Beach
The new jetty at Old Beach

Below is a brief summary of the main proposed works over coming weeks:

Bridgewater Park

The main park area is now completed and opened (see story this issue) with fencing removed. The majority of the Council works are finished other than some landscaping. There have been a few delays on finalising the toilet block. While the main park area has been opened fencing remains around the toilet area and webbing around the grassed areas. Continue reading “Municipality’s major works in full swing”

New parkland opened for the community

THE new $1 million Bridgewater Parkland Community Playground, built by Brighton Council, is now open to the community.

Brighton Council received $430,000 Federal Grant from the Building Better Regions Fund as well as $150,000 contribution from Affordable Community Housing Alliance Tasmania Limited with Council making up the balance.park 2

The playground has new swings, slide, water pumps, climbing nest, see-saws and a whole range of informal play features. Continue reading “New parkland opened for the community”

Spike in overnight burglaries of cars in Bridgewater

By GEORGE CRETU*

SINCE the beginning of July a number of break-ins to cars parked in driveways has occurred in Bridgewater.  These have mainly occurred in the area surrounded by Eddington Street, Green Point Road and Finlay Street.  The main times have been from midnight to 7am.  On two recent occasions alert residents disturbed hoodie-wearing males who ran away.  The break-ins involved smashing windows and have not been restricted to any particular model of car.   Continue reading “Spike in overnight burglaries of cars in Bridgewater”

Trade centre draws accolades from key stakeholders

By HELEN RANSOM*

Trade training centre tour
The recent tour hosted representatives from Brighton Council, Beacon Foundation, The Smith Family, Gunn Street Discovery Early Learning Centre, Horticultural and Landscape Supplies and TasBGAS.

WE love working together to make things happen. To help community, industry and businesses gain a better understanding of our goals and aspirations for our students, the collective education team at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School regularly conducts tours of the school and the Southern Central Trade Training Centre.
Continue reading “Trade centre draws accolades from key stakeholders”

Education is our future

By TONY FOSTER*

I HAVE long believed that education holds the key to the future growth and development of the whole Brighton municipality as well as the prosperity and well-being of our community.

That is why I supported the development of the unique Jordan River Learning Federation and why I have campaigned long and hard for a new high school at Brighton. Continue reading “Education is our future”