Brighton’s best bakehouse continues to win awards

PROUD owners Scott and Natasha Donaghy are extremely pleased with the results their bakery has achieved in both state and national bakery competitions.

In the past eight months Brighton’s Best Bakehouse has been successful in two bakery competitions.

Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.
Best Bakehouse owners Scott left, and Natasha Donaghy, right, with bakers Jason Mizzen and Darren Boucher.

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Recycling bins roll out next month

BRIGHTON Council is looking after the needs of its residents and the environment by rolling out new yellow and green 240-litre recycling bins on September 1.

The new bins will replace the crates householders currently use for recyclables such as old newspapers, magazines and cardboard, as well as empty milk cartons, bottles and cans.  The crates can hold only 60 litres of recyclables, which is one quarter of the capacity of the new bins, and residents have to carry them to the kerbside every week. Continue reading “Recycling bins roll out next month”

Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed

BRIGHTON Council is establishing a special advisory committee to coordinate input on community issues affecting Bridgewater and Gagebrook.

The Bridgewater Community Special Advisory Committee will be chaired by councillor  Leigh Gray and will be made up of council and community representatives. It will meet regularly and advise the Council on key issues, as well as present community views and enhance communication with the community. Continue reading “Advisory committee for Bridgewater and Gagebrook formed”

Bypass move welcomed

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the Tasmanian Government’s announcement of a management plan to protect the Aboriginal heritage values in and around the proposed Brighton bypass.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the decision to institute a management plan that will protect approximately nine kilometres of the bypass route was commendable and was welcomed by Council and the municipality. Continue reading “Bypass move welcomed”

Streetscape project launched for the community

THE BRIGHTON community recently celebrated the launch of the first phase of the municipality’s main street project.

The project was funded through the Rudd Labor Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP and the Brighton Council, and has created 12 jobs during the construction phase of the project. Continue reading “Streetscape project launched for the community”

Our children grow and learn

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 with Campbell Paige and the Education Department.  Recently, the children and parents experienced the ‘full lifecycle’ of growing and eating fresh corn and even making popcorn!

The children work with Chelsea to prepare for planting.
The children work with Chelsea to prepare for planting.

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Brighton leads the way in its resource-sharing business model

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.

At the awards event, Mayor of Brighton Council Tony Foster with Brighton’s business development manager Robert Higgins.
At the awards event, Mayor of Brighton Council Tony Foster with Brighton’s business development manager Robert Higgins.

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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”