Bright future for Brighton’s new community centre

THE successful conversion of the Brighton Bowls Club has created a valuable new community space for locals in the Tasmanian town to meet, socialise and host events.

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President Van Ransley and Senator Jonathon Duniam cut the ribbon with Brighton Council’s Anna Wilson and Callum Pearce-Rassmussen.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said regional towns like Brighton have often suffered from a lack of suitable public meeting spaces. Continue reading “Bright future for Brighton’s new community centre”

Innovative alternative program leads to employment for local youth

 

FINDING that elusive first job can be a tough ask for many young people, which is apparent with the recent release of statistics showing that youth unemployment rate in Southern Tasmania is on the rise again.

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Eighteen-year-old Isobelle Banfield of Bridgewater joined the initiative after finishing school and was determined to find her first job in retail.

To combat this trend, the Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) initiative, working in partnership with Vicinity Centres, is showcasing young Tasmanians’ creative skills and employment potential through experiential learning in the world of entrepreneurship.

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Cabinet visit the first regional meeting since the election and a boost for Brighton

By TONY FOSTER

STATE Cabinet’s April meeting with the Brighton Council was extremely positive and represents an important step in our working together with the newly re-elected Hodgman Government.

As Brighton Community Newsreaders will note, the Government took the opportunity to announce the commencement of consultation for the new Brighton High School. This is really positive as is the expectation that actual construction will commence next year.

Brighton Council has been promoting the high school project for many years to cater for our population growth, support the good work being undertaken at the Jordan River Learning Federation and also to cater for students from the surrounding region. Continue reading “Cabinet visit the first regional meeting since the election and a boost for Brighton”

Consultation announced – Brighton High School a step closer

THE State Government has announced that consultation will begin on the promised new Year 7-12 High School in Brighton, with actual construction expected to start next year.

Education and Training Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the high school would meet the growing demand in Brighton and the surrounding district and encourage even more Tasmanian students to complete Years 11 and 12. Continue reading “Consultation announced – Brighton High School a step closer”

Brighton hosts solemn ceremony to remember Anzacs

COMMUNITY leaders and residents attended the official Anzac Day commemorations in Brighton municipality held at Remembrance Park last month.

A glorious Autumn day ensured there was a great turnout of residents and visitors to hear the official welcome by Brighton Mayor Tony Foster with a special address by Reg Watson, who is a Tasmanian author and historian.Andrew, Lily (pram) & Sam McGuire Bill Griffiths & Darren Clarke Continue reading “Brighton hosts solemn ceremony to remember Anzacs”

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”