Great community input for Brighton plan

By TONY FOSTER*

THE positive response to our survey for input into the future of Brighton municipality, in conjunction with the development of Brighton’s Structure Plan is a clear demonstration of our community’s commitment to the municipality.

We have received a wealth of information (see full story below) and all of this will be considered as we develop plans to take Brighton forward in the years ahead. Continue reading “Great community input for Brighton plan”

Course gives confidence to class cosmeticians

By HAYLEY MCLEAN*

THE new Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics course at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School is off to a flying start.

The students have all participated in turning the classroom into an inviting and gorgeous salon space.  Students have used make-up inspirations and positive quotes on being beautiful inside and out.

Brittany Griggs and Tiffany Barton-Kitchin who are undertaking the retail cosmetics course
Brittany Griggs and Tiffany Barton-Kitchin who are undertaking the retail cosmetics course

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Bush food garden to plate project launched at child and family centre

CHILDREN and their families were given a taste of some new food flavours at the opening of the Bush Food to Plate project at tagari lia Child and Family Centre last month.

Following a beautiful Welcome to Country by Aboriginal Aunty Wendal Pitchford, Aboriginal dancer Nathan and Bush Food Consultant Kris Schaffer, children were led in a dance and song to welcome our guests and invite them to share culture. Stories were shared with the children and will be further developed as the project grows.

The Bush Food to Plate project aims to support the healthy, active lifestyles of families and their children.
The Bush Food to Plate project aims to support the healthy, active lifestyles of families and their children.

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Ratepayer survey provides vital information for future planning

BRIGHTON ratepayers have responded positively to the Council’s community survey, providing a range of suggestions and input to assist in the future development of the municipality as well as formulating the new Brighton Structure Plan.

Mayor Tony Foster said the survey would be valuable in helping Council to better understand the community’s desires, opinions and needs as it planned for the municipality’s future. Continue reading “Ratepayer survey provides vital information for future planning”

New waste management providers begin service this month

By HEATH MACPHERSON*

AS of the start of this month (March) residents will see new waste collection vehicles in their neighbourhood.  This is because Brighton Council has changed the current provider of its kerbside garbage and recycling collection services from Veolia to JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd.

The change in provider follows the expiration of the previous service provider’s tender but more importantly, will also result in most residents’ collection days changing. Continue reading “New waste management providers begin service this month”

Motor vehicle burglaries on the rise in the Bridgewater area

SINCE September last year the Bridgewater area, including from Old Beach to Brighton has been experiencing an increase in burglaries of unattended cars and utes.  A review of police crime reports illustrates that at least 25 per cent of the cars broken into were unlocked at the time.  A large number of thefts have involved purses and wallets that had been left in unattended cars.

Inspector George Cretu of Bridgewater Division also highlights an increase in the number of  break-ins to tradesperson’s utes.  Continue reading “Motor vehicle burglaries on the rise in the Bridgewater area”

Now to see our politicians’ promises delivered

By TONY FOSTER*

BY the time most residents read their delivered Brighton Community News, the state election will be run and won and hopefully, we will have a government installed in Hobart, energised and ready to take Tasmania forward for the next four years.

Irrespective of who is elected to the House of Assembly and who comprises the government, opposition and cross benches, all the elected MPs have an obligation to work in the best interests of our state. They have a responsibility to respect the community that has elected them to high office and to work cooperatively with the other tiers of government, particularly local government, to deliver the best outcomes for Tasmanians. Continue reading “Now to see our politicians’ promises delivered”

Build Up Tassie turns local lives around

By BELINDA CLARKE*

YOUNG lives are being turned around in our local community though an exciting employment program. Called Build Up Tassie, it’s an employment partnership initiative which is up and running in the Brighton area. Build Up Tassie works with local businesses, particularly in the building and construction industry to create sustainable long-term jobs for local young people

Social Impact program
Valerie Farnell and Cameron Lowe at a Build Up Tassie session at the Southern Central Trade Training Centre, Bridgewater.

One of those is Cameron, a young local Indigenous man who now has work as a concrete labourer. It’s given him a more positive outlook on life and he is excited about his future. Continue reading “Build Up Tassie turns local lives around”

Brighton High School a big step closer

THE establishment of a high school at Brighton catering for years seven to 12 is now much closer following commitments from both major parties in the election campaign.

While the Liberals committed $30 million to establish the high school, Labor promised to investigate the establishment of a Brighton high school in its first year, if elected to government.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said either way, the high school was a step closer and the many years of work to ensure additional education opportunities for the community were starting to bear fruit. Continue reading “Brighton High School a big step closer”

Brighton High School commitment welcomed

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the commitment by Premier Will Hodgman that a re-elected Liberal Government will provide $30 million to establish a new high school at Brighton.

Mayor Tony Foster said this was what he, the Brighton Council and the local community had been working to achieve for many years.

The Liberals’ announcement follows a promise by the Labor Party to investigate the establishment of a Brighton high school in its first year, if elected to government.

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