Residents urged to have say on Dollery Park

BRIGHTON Council is currently considering options for implementing the former Brighton Army Camp Master Plan.Dollery

The Master Plan includes land from Brighton Main Road and the Remembrance Park back to and including the former Army Camp hospital building. It is hoped the former Hospital Building could be redeveloped for a range of community purposes. Continue reading “Residents urged to have say on Dollery Park”

Groups come together to fix school’s Aboriginal wall

By DANIELLE MARKS

GAGEBROOK Primary School, local volunteers and community members in partnership with Red Cross banded together recently to restore the school’s Aboriginal wall to its original state. The project, as part of national Reconciliation Week, was undertaken to save the wall from further disrepair, and with respect to the Aboriginal knowledge, history and Aboriginal elders. The mural was painted by artist Tina Burton 18 years ago.

The wall after the makeover.
The wall after the makeover.
The wall before the transformation.
The wall looking quite ‘sad’ before the beautiful transformation.

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Alice race walks her way into history

BRIGHTON’S 16-year-old Alice Randall has literally walked her way into race walking history. After coming third in the national race walking championships in Canberra recently, Alice has returned to discover she is now ranked fourth in the world in her age group over three kilometres.

Sixteen-year-old Alice Randall is really going places.
Sixteen-year-old Alice Randall is really going places.

“It is so crazy, I’m really happy and surprised,” Alice said on her return. Continue reading “Alice race walks her way into history”

Brighton’s budget highlight’s Council efficiency

By TONY FOSTER

MAYOR

BRIGHTON Council’s budget for the new financial year highlights the efficiency of our administration and the ability of our staff to provide services for other councils, so earning valuable revenue that helps to fund services for ratepayers.

As we’ve already announced, Brighton’s rates this year will rise only by 1.3 percent, the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Hobart. It’s the 20th year in succession that we’ve been able to hold down rates to the equivalent of the increase in the CPI and it’s fair to say that Brighton is the only council in Tasmania, and possibly Australia, able to make such a claim. Continue reading “Brighton’s budget highlight’s Council efficiency”

Brighton confirms budget and rates

BRIGHTON Council has adopted its budget for the next financial year and confirmed its rates will be held in line with the 1.3 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The annual budget, approved at the Council’s June meeting, provides for an operating surplus and fully funds depreciation on Council assets. It also includes provision for a range of initiatives to improve services and amenities for ratepayers. Continue reading “Brighton confirms budget and rates”

Community group works towards a cleaner community

MARK Bartlett and Angela Knight are two locals who are on a mission in the Brighton municipality.

They have formed the Bridgewater/Gagebrook clean up group which is dedicated to cleaning up rubbish in the Bridgewater Gagebrook area, and already it’s showing signs of success.

Bridgewater:Gagebrook cleanup
One little lad is proud of his clean up efforts.
Bridgewater:Gagebrook clean up
Founds of the group, Mark Bartlett and Angela Knight whose aim is to clean up the rubbish from the streets and further beautify the local area.

Mark said that the state of the area came to his attention when he was walking around doorknocking for the Red Shield appeal.

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Centre officially opened as neighbourhood house

THE newly completed extension at the Bridgewater Community Centre, one of 33 neighbourhood houses in Tasmania providing support and services to the local community was officially opened recently by Lyons MP Mark Shelton.

The extension was funded through the State Governments Neighbourhood House Capital Investment Program (NHH-CIP) and cost approximately $260,000.

At the official opening are from left,  Phil Leed, president of the Bridgewater Community Centre, with, Chelsea Barnes, who is coordinator of the Bridgewater Community Centre, Mark Shelton MP, Helen Manser from Jordan River Services Bridgewater Gagebrook and Cheynee Pullen, coordinator of the Gagebrook Community Centre.
At the official opening are from left, Phil Leed, president of the Bridgewater Community Centre, with, Chelsea Barnes, who is coordinator of the Bridgewater Community Centre, Mark Shelton MP, Helen Manser from Jordan River Services Bridgewater Gagebrook and Cheynee Pullen, coordinator of the Gagebrook Community Centre.

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Local boutique winery named State’s best vineyard

CLOVER Hill wines at Tea Tree has been named the Tasmanian vineyard of the year. The recognition comes at an exciting time for Clover Hill, as it plans to open a new cellar door  investing more than $1million at its main Lebrina site due to be open later in the year.

Clover Hill, which was established in 1986 on the site of an old dairy farm in North-East Tasmania by the Goelet family, is one of the country’s principal producers of sparkling wine.

Clover Hill’s vineyards dominates the landscape in the Coal River Valley.
Clover Hill’s vineyards dominates the landscape in the Coal River Valley.

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