Brighton’ growth predicted to be strongest in State

THE Brighton Municipality’s growth over the next 25 years is predicted to be the fastest and strongest in Tasmania, with the population expected to increase to nearly 23,000 people by 2042.

At the same time, Brighton is the only local government area in the State to achieve sustainable growth from a combination of migration and natural increase.

The bold prediction is contained in the latest report on regional population trends from the University of Tasmania’s Institute for the Study of Social Change. Continue reading “Brighton’ growth predicted to be strongest in State”

PCYC recognised as a social change maker

BRIDGEWATER’S Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) received a prestigious award at the recent Telstra Business Awards in Hobart.

The Bridgewater PCYC received the Social Change Maker, Telstra Small Business of the Year Award for 2019.

“We aim to develop and support the community to achieve their potential, particularly concerning their own development towards family, career and social aspirations,”  said Bridgewater PCYC manager, Justin Abrahams.

 

Manager Justin Abrahams and assistant manager Samantha Andrews shortly after receiving this award.
Manager Justin Abrahams and assistant manager Samantha Andrews shortly after receiving this award.

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Brighton welcomes replacement bridge investigations

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the announcement that tenders are being called for geotechnical investigations to inform the detailed design options for the replacement Bridgewater Bridge crossing.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson announced at the weekend that geotechnical investigations would begin in early 2020. Continue reading “Brighton welcomes replacement bridge investigations”

Long-time Industrial Estate logistics company significantly expands its operations

ONE of the first industrial businesses to move to Brighton Industrial Estate, SRT Logistics, is expanding its operations in the State to accommodate its growing business.

SRT’s proposed new coolstore building and associated car parking facilities at the company’s existing Industrials Estate site was approved with some conditions, by Brighton Council at its September meeting. Continue reading “Long-time Industrial Estate logistics company significantly expands its operations”

Brighton’s women footballers take home grand final crown

THE Brighton Football Club Women’s team who participated in the Southern Football League Women’s (SFLW) competition for the first time, won this year’s grand final after going through the season undefeated.

The team, in its inaugural year was coached by Dylan Ford and captained by Zoie Crawford had a convincing win over Lindisfarne with final scores, Brighton: 12.10.82 d Lindisfarne 3.1.19.
Brighton Football Club Women grand final

 

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Municipality’s residents conferred citizenship

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster has welcomed 10 new citizens at an Australian citizenship ceremony as part of Australian Citizenship Day 2019.

Australian Citizenship DayThe conferees from Brazil, United Kingdom, Britain, Seychelles, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Vietnam became Australian citizens as part of a special ceremony at the Council Offices, Old Beach.

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Federal Government confirms commitment to Bridgewater Bridge

TASMANIAN Senator Eric Abetz has reconfirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge.

Following statements by three southern mayors in recent weeks questioning the Bridge’s replacement  Senator Abetz said it the bridge was a major election commitment funded within both the Federal and State Budgets, and it would be delivered. Continue reading “Federal Government confirms commitment to Bridgewater Bridge”

Bridgewater Bridge replacement an imperative

 THE replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge is an imperative for Tasmania’s road and transport infrastructure, for the effective connection between the north and south of the State, as well as for the Brighton and surrounding community.

Writing in the Mercury newspaper, Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said while he could accept that the bridge replacement should not necessarily be included in the Hobart City Deal, the project was vital and should be implemented as a matter of high priority. Continue reading “Bridgewater Bridge replacement an imperative”

High School site in Government’s hands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      By Tony Foster AM OAM JP

THIS issue of Brighton Community News contains coverage of the community meeting conducted by the Education Department on the development of the promised new Brighton High School, as well as the results of an independent poll of residents on where the school should be located.

Having attended the community meeting and read the poll results it is apparent that the community view could not be clearer. The people of the Brighton township and those in the wider municipality strongly believe that the new high school should be built on the current site of the Jordan River Learning Federation School farm, with the farm moving to a rural location on the outskirts of Brighton. Continue reading “High School site in Government’s hands”

Community supports high school on farm site

THE Brighton community has given strong support for the development of the new $30 million Brighton High School of the site of the School Farm in the centre of Brighton.

Independent polling and the community response to the Education Department’s consultation on the location of the high school point to a strong preference for it to be built on the current site of the Jordan River Learning Federation’s School Farm in the centre of Brighton.

Approximately 100 residents and community members including Education Minister Jremy Rockliff, Opposition Leader Rebecca White, Mayor Tony Foster and a number of Brighton councillors, attended the Education Department’s consultation session.
Approximately 100 residents and community members including Education Minister Jremy Rockliff, Opposition Leader Rebecca White, Mayor Tony Foster and a number of Brighton councillors, attended the Education Department’s consultation session.

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