BRIGHTON’S Weily Park Rockers finished their season in style last month winning the fourth grade grand final.
The team took on the Hobart Lions in the SCA fourth grade grand final at Risdon Vale Oval.
After a successful T20 tournament winning the premiership, the Weily Park Rockers finished top of the ladder in the fourth grade one-day series meeting the Hobart Lions (placed second on the ladder) in the semi-final. The Rockers just fell short and Hobart went straight through to the grand final.
BRIGHTON Primary School’s Jye Martin, recently entered an Australian writing competition and won. The competition was called the Australia Post ‘Raise a Reader’ competition in the Mercury newspaper requiring him to write about someone who inspires him, and why.
Jye Chose North Melbourne’s Shaun Higgins and while there were a large number of entries in the competition the judges recognised his as a stand-out. Plus he wrote this in his own time in the holidays.
FAMILIES and children from Bridgewater, Gagebrook, Herdsman Cove and Brighton came together last month for a fantastic community fun evening. The new park behind tagari liaChild and Family Centre and the Bridgewater Library proved to be a great venue as young children had lots of play opportunities. It was really wonderful to see how the community came together.
THE most recent reconfirmation of funding for a new Bridgewater Bridge, announced again by the Prime Minister as part of the much-vaunted Hobart City Deal, should signal and early start to this major infrastructure project.
The replacement of the current 75-year-old bridge has been promised for years and funding now comprises a key component of the city deal, with $461 million promised by the Commonwealth Government and a further $115 million from the State.
HER Excellency the Governor of Tasmania Professor Kate Warner and husband, Mr Richard Warner recently visited Brighton Municipality and took a first-hand look at many of the community and school activities during the visit.
Her first visit was at Herdsmans Cove Primary School where Brighton Council’s Australian Day citizen of the year, Steve Bennett, accompanied by principal teacher Carolyn Brown gave Her Excellency an overview of the school’s new bike track.
A visit to tagari lia child and family centre gave the Governor an insight into the wonderful programs being conducted for the children and their families. A ‘little mob’ session introduced by Katalyna Health from TAC Health Services was a highlight.
Governor Warner visited the Community Men’s shed and was taken on the tour by the manager of Jordan River Services Helen Manser along with staff of the shed. Helen received a Member of the Order of Australia in the general division (AM) for significant service to the community of Tasmania particularly through the establishment and management of regional development initiatives.
Next on the visit was the Bonorong Wildlife Park where Her Excellency spoke at length with director Greg Irons and toured the impressive new wildlife veterinary facility. She particularly made mention of this important work at a civic reception at the Brighton Bowls and Community Club.
AFTER a successful 2018 when more than 30 young job seekers were able to access employment opportunities or further training, Build Up Tassie is back for 2019.
New project officer Adrian is looking forward to getting the 2019 crew underway. Build Up Tassie is a project of the Social Impact Program (SIP) which is a collaborative initiative of the Archdiocese of Tasmania and primarily funded by CatholicCare Tasmania and Centacare Evolve Housing. SIP aims to drive positive change and strengthen individual and community wellbeing in innovative and creative ways.
“I’m grateful for the ongoing support of Centacare Evolve Housing and in particular for it recognising that every individual’s journey is unique and requires a unique approach and I am excited to be a part of this amazing opportunity to support young community members towards meaningful employment outcomes.”
THE proposed light rail service, part of the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor project, that received $25 million funding in the Prime Minister’s much-vaunted Hobart City Deal, must extend to Brighton if it is to have any chance of success.
But to achieve this, our politicians and infrastructure planners will have to start thinking 20 to 30 years ahead, instead of taking the current three-year election cycle approach.
It seems that those making the decisions can only think of today’s needs and what may secure votes at the next election, rather than looking to the future and planning for the community’s needs over the next two or three decades and beyond. Continue reading “Light rail must come to Brighton”