Athletics club aims for 150 members this year

AFTER last year’s record breaking winter season, the northern suburbs athletics club is hoping for even bigger things this year. Having exceeded 100 winter registrations for the first time last year, they are trying for 150 members this season.

The Northern Suburbs Athletic Club is looking forward to even bigger things this year.
The Northern Suburbs Athletic Club is looking forward to even bigger things this year.

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Cooking teacher toasts gold medal

BRIDGEWATER High home economics teacher and keen soccer player Georgie Roberts is enjoying her team’s victory at the World Masters Games at the end of last year.As a member of the Tassie Strikers, Tasmania’s over-35 women’s football team, she made it through to the nail-biting final.

• Bridgewater High home economics teacher and World Masters gold medal winner Georgie Roberts with grade 8 students Skye Fitzpatrick, left, Carly Saunders and Kristen Swan.
• Bridgewater High home economics teacher and World Masters gold medal winner Georgie Roberts with grade 8 students Skye Fitzpatrick, left, Carly Saunders and Kristen Swan.

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Public spaces a priority for community growth

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

YET further signs of how the major projects in our community are now coming to fruition was the recent launch of the largest housing development for Brighton in the past 30 years (see story on our home page).

While the numbers of homes and the ability to encourage more people, particularly young families to remain in our wonderful municipality is welcome, the other exciting and very important aspect of the development will be the provision of more public open space for the whole community. Continue reading “Public spaces a priority for community growth”

Bright new dawn for Brighton

A MAJOR housing development comprising 400 dwellings is underway at the former Brighton Army Camp site north of Hobart. The largest housing development in Brighton for 30 years, the project has been officially launched by Brighton Mayor Tony Foster.

Brighton Council has approved the development of 328 lots to accommodate 400 new dwellings on the 62-hectare former Army Camp Estate at a value of about $120 million.

•  At the development launch from left, Mayor Tony Foster with Deputy Mayor Geoff Taylor and  Simon Touma, Director of Touma International Pty Ltd the owners of the site.
• At the development launch from left, Mayor Tony Foster with Deputy Mayor Geoff Taylor and Simon Touma, Director of Touma International Pty Ltd the owners of the site.

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Housing site has history and heritage preserved

By JOHN HALL

THROUGHOUT the 20th century, Brighton was the centre of military training in Tasmania. Troops going to the Boer War and the First World War trained in paddocks near the Jordan River.

Then in 1939 the Brighton Army Camp on Midland Highway was built to train soldiers going to fight in the Second World War. The final chapter on these military achievements has concluded with the subdivision of the 68-hectare Brighton Army Camp. Continue reading “Housing site has history and heritage preserved”

Natural gas delivers cost cuts for Roadways

ROADWAYS Pty Ltd’s decision to switch from LPG to natural gas at its asphalt manufacturing plant at Bridgewater was not a difficult one to make.

Managing director Phil Sidney said when we looked at the company’s requirements and sat down and did the sums, the figures showed that natural gas was up to 60 per cent cheaper than LPG.

Roadways Pty Ltd managing director Phil Sidney at the company’s asphalt manufacturing plant at Bridgewater.
Roadways Pty Ltd managing director Phil Sidney at the company’s asphalt manufacturing plant at Bridgewater.

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Brighton does its bit on Clean Up Australia Day

SUNDAY March 7 was national cleanup Australia Day right across the country and iin our municipality it was no different. A small dedicated group cleaned an area from Cassidys Bay on the East Derwent highway towards Otago Bay. This group was predominately friends of local woman Stacey Turner who, along with Brent Lees, owns and operates a landscape and garden maintenance business called Earth Impressions.

Clean Up Australia Day volunteers, from left Mackenzie-Rose Penwright, Stacey Turner, Larissa Murtagh, Ken Turner, Brent Lees, Natalie Turner, Vick and Ryan Liderth take a well-earned break.
Clean Up Australia Day volunteers, from left Mackenzie-Rose Penwright, Stacey Turner, Larissa Murtagh, Ken Turner, Brent Lees, Natalie Turner, Vick and Ryan Liderth take a well-earned break.

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Guides celebrate centenary with challenges

WITH Girl Guides celebrating its centenary year, 2010 is a great time for girls of all ages to become involved! Girl Guides Tasmania offers opportunities for women of all ages, cultures, faiths and abilities to become involved in Guiding.

Support and development officer for Girl Guides Tasmania, Susan Northcott said that being a unit leader, assistant or helper provides opportunities to develop skills, take on new challenges, provide amazing experiences for girls and young women, make new friends and have fun.

Guides is all about fun and friendship.
Guides is all about fun and friendship.

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