Students driven to improve their job prospects

By PADDY MCLAUGHLIN*

Driving for Jobs program, which is running in the Year 11/12 program at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School, has been busy from day one this year.20190214_133713 20190215_101732 20190218_145744

The enthusiasm and motivation shown by students to participate in driving lessons, is outstanding.

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Joeys learn to HOP at Old Beach Scouts

By GWEN HARPER*

MOST adults will agree that children between five and seven years are pretty irresistible. It’s that wonderful age when kids wriggle and skip when they’re happy, when they stare at you with huge wondrous eyes and a grin full of teeny-tiny teeth.  For this age group, the world is exciting and everything new is to be explored and enjoyed.  Story-telling and singing is a normal part of everyday life; and (let’s face it, some pretty dodgy) craft-work is an immense source of pride.

A new Joey Scout is invested at a special ceremony to welcome them to the Scouting family
A new Joey Scout is invested at a special ceremony to welcome them to the Scouting family

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Children to benefit from sports shoes gift to PCYC

RECLINK has delivered more than 50 pairs of shoes to the Bridgewater PCYC which will go towards sport and recreation activities in the Brighton region.

State manager Richard Allanby was alerted to a shortage of footwear for people who accessed the PCYC and was delighted with the response when he asked for assistance from the Reclink community.

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PCYC volunteer Emma with Reclink’s state manager Richard Allanby.

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Employment program builds its 2019 crew

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.”

Builder On Building Site Discussing Work With Apprentice
Builder On Building Site Discussing Work With Apprentice

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Light rail must come to Brighton

By TONY FOSTER AM OAM JP

Mayor of Brighton

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”

Work progresses on municipality’s future strategy

BRIGHTON Council has commenced the major project of updating the 2019-2029 strategic plan for the municipality.

Following the development of comprehensive briefing documents in December last year, a key workshop was conducted in early February, involving councillors, council executive team members and other staff, and key external stakeholders comprising local business and community representatives. The workshop was facilitated by leading business advisor, Greg Hudson.

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With Brighton councillor Phil Owen is Brighton businessman Ken Midson and Brendon Hills from Brighton Smash Repairs.
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From left, Sheryl Rainbird from Centacare Evolve Housing, Brighton Council’s Heath Macpherson and councillors Jessica Whelan and Tennille Murtagh.
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Council general manager Ron Sanderson with Mayor Tony Foster and Brighton chief operating officer James Dryburgh.

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A big year promises for Brighton municipality

By TONY FOSTER AM OAM JP

THE new year is already more than a month old and your Council is already hard at work on what promises to be an exciting period for Brighton.

The next 12 months will see our municipality continue to develop and provide enhanced services for the community. Brighton is already one of the fastest growing regions in Tasmania and while this adds to our diversity and vibrancy it also means that we also have to provide the facilities and services to support this growth. Continue reading “A big year promises for Brighton municipality”

Australia Day’s show of strength

BRIGHTON Council has announced its iconic annual event, the very successful Brighton Show, has been recognised officially as this year’s Australia Day Event of the Year.  At a time when the major agricultural shows around Tasmania are struggling to attract patrons, Brighton Show last year attracted some 18,000 residents and visitors.

Residents and guest attended Brighton Council's Australian Day award presentations and citizenship ceremony
From left, the Brighton Australia Day award recipients: Citizen of the Year, Steven Bennett, Young Citizen of the Year, Jordon King, Event of the Year, President of the Brighton Show, Society Geoff Jackson, and Volunteer of the Year, John Fehlberg.

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Santa’s on his way to our Brighton community

By SHERYL RAINBIRD*

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner. It’s always a busy time, but we have a great free event that you and your family will enjoy right in the heart of Brighton. Our Community Christmas Parade will get you in the Christmas mood. It’s fun, colourful, and helps the whole community come together to celebrate this special time of year.

So, mark your calendar for Saturday, December 8.

Last year's Christmas parade in Brighton municipality. A wonderful  and happy time for our community.
Last year’s Christmas parade in Brighton municipality. A wonderful and happy time for our community.

The parade starts at Covehill Shopping Centre at 12 noon and makes its way down Hurst Street, then turns into Paice Street to cross the Highway into Scott Road before turning into Green Point Road and finishing at the Brighton Civic Centre. There are lots of places along the way for spectators, so bring family and friends, and find a spot to watch the parade pass by. There won’t be any parking spots on the route though, because space is needed for all the floats and fun. Continue reading “Santa’s on his way to our Brighton community”

A safe and happy festive season for all Brighton municipality residents

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster and the Council have extended good wishes to the community for a safe and happy festive season.

Cr Foster said while the lead up to Christmas was always busy, he hoped that the people of the community had the opportunity to relax and enjoy the celebrations.
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