THIS year’s Brighton Council citizen of the year is Fiona Kingston, the founder of the Girl Guides in Brighton municipality and strong community advocate.
Fiona, and other award recipients, were officially recognised at Council’s Australia Day awards ceremony at the end of last month.
Other recipients are: volunteer of the year, Michael Gordon, young citizen of the year, Larissa Hall and community event of the year, The Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia’s annual rally which was held in Brighton early last year.
BRIGHTON Council is conducting an extensive community survey to assist its future planning and to receive ratepayers’ views on a broad range of subjects.
As well as planned public information and input sessions, a call for public submissions and targeted public consultation, Council is also conducting an extensive community survey to assist its future planning and to receive ratepayers’ views on a broad range of subjects. Continue reading “We want to hear from you”
BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the submission of the business case for the Bridgewater Bridge to Infrastructure Australia, but says the replacement must not be used as a political football in the coming State and Federal election campaigns.
Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the replacement of the existing bridge was so important it demanded more than just gestures and political promises of reports, investigations and funding ‘sometime in the future’.
BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster says Tasmanian Labor’s move to phase out poker machines in hotels and clubs is a great move that will significantly benefit the Tasmanian community and economy.
Mayor Foster, a long-time opponent of the placement of poker machines and particularly their predominance in lower socio-economic areas, said they were a scourge on the community and Tasmania would be a much better place without them.
“Leading economist Saul Eslake said just this week that the next Tasmanian Government needed to be bold and make the hard decisions. This announcement by the Labor Party is an example of that very approach,” Cr Foster said. Continue reading “End of pokies’ scourge a good move”
THE ongoing Safety Map work with students from East Derwent, Gagebrook, Herdsmans Cove and St Paul’s Primary Schools continues with the SRC students from East Derwent Primary School completing their first project.
The students identified the underpass next to their school as an unsafe area due to the rubbish, glass, graffiti, spiders, dirt, and lack of safety rails.
CRICKET is poised to take a big step forward at Brighton with the local team, the Brighton Eagles, applying to join the Cricket Tasmania Premier League competition and Brighton Council unveiling exciting plans for a new sporting complex at Pontville.
Mayor Tony Foster and general manager Ron Sanderson met recently with Cricket Tasmania Chief Executive Nick Cummins to support the Eagles application and also to brief the State cricket body on the development plans for the new sports complex at Pontville.