EACH Friday morning, the Riverside Community Garden and Nursery, plays host to an early years program called ‘Grow and Learn’. It is a great program where parents, grandparents, carers and their young children meet to grow and maintain communal fruit and vegetable gardens while learning about gardening and healthy food.
Grow and Learn is an initiative of The Smith Family in partnership withCampbell Paige and the Education Department. Recently, the children and parents experienced the ‘full lifecycle’ of growing and eating fresh corn and even making popcorn!
BRIGHTON Council’s successful resource-sharing initiatives have been recognised by its local government peers.
Council’s unique business model has been rewarded for demonstrating operational excellence with an award presented at this year’s Local Government Association (LGAT) awards for excellence. The award is for Council’s outstanding common service provision model that allows it to share its staff and resources with other councils both in Tasmania and more recently in its partnerships with interstate councils as well as the development of a sister city relationship with Suva in Fiji.
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.
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.
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.
THE Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) is constructing a new roundabout at the Gage Road junction with a new connector road to Lamprill Circle junction.The Lamprill Circle junction will be modified to prevent right turn movements onto the East Derwent Highway. Continue reading “Work starts on Gage Road roundabout”
THE process of planning to revitalise the town centre of Brighton is well underway and it is now at a stage where draft plans are being put to the community for input and consultation.
Brighton Council commissioned Tasmanian environmental planning and landscape architecture firm Inspiring Place Pty Ltd to look at ways of improving the general appearance, accessibility, safety and functionality of the Brighton town centre along the Midlands Highway between Elderslie Road in the south and Pontville to the north to coincide with the start of the Brighton bypass.
THE first inspection of the new multi-million dollar Bridgewater and Southern Midlands Learning Federation sites was undertaken at an official ceremony marking the start of the gymnasium for the complex, this month.
At the same event, Council re-signed its partnership with the Tasmanian Government and it was also presented with $1 million worth of government funding for a major street and public space landscaping project for Brighton (see story this page) and Bridgewater. Continue reading “Education leaders”