Sleepless night worth the wait for major project

By TONY FOSTER
Mayor of Brighton

WHEN I woke up at 2.30 am on Tuesday April 21, I knew it was going to be hard to get back to sleep. The day was to be the official ceremony to mark the start of the Brighton transport hub and bypass projects.

I had been asked to speak at the ceremony along with Senator Mark Arbib,Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery, representing the Federal Government and Premier David Bartlett and I did not want to go back to sleep in case it was all a dream. Continue reading “Sleepless night worth the wait for major project”

Ethan savours rewards of great season all round

FOURTEEN-year-old local junior Ethan Engels, playing his first season with the Old Beach Cricket Club (OBCC) in the   Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association, was given the prestigious honour of young cricketer of the year for the 2008/09 season. His season included such great individual efforts as 102 not out and 6/47 (including a hat-trick) against Rokeby in the fourth division. Continue reading “Ethan savours rewards of great season all round”

An athletic effort for Brighton Primary

APRIL was a fantastic month for Brighton Primary School with the school’s athletes performing brilliantly at the recent southern primary athletics carnivals.

The A team of 65 students competed against seven other southern schools and put in a fantastic late effort to win the carnival from Lauderdale and Howrah Primary Schools.  Students participated in the normal sprint events, field events such as long jump and vortex, and the traditional relay events. Continue reading “An athletic effort for Brighton Primary”

Youngsters enjoy a day on the farm

GAGEBROOK Primary School Grades 5 and 6 recently visited Hagley farm and some of the students put pen to paper to relay their experiences.
Jessica May Knight thought that all of the activities were “heaps of fun”.  Another student Brad Stieger said there were “creepy crawlies in the pond” which everyone was able to collect.  Continue reading “Youngsters enjoy a day on the farm”

Work begins on $243m Brighton bypass

THE first sod has been turned on Tasmania’s largest-ever transport infrastructure projects – the $243-million Brighton bypass and transport hub.

Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett and the Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery, Senator Mark Arbib, recently inspected the site and turned the first sod on the project – six months ahead of schedule.

From left Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery, Senator Mark Arbib, Premier David Bartlett, Mayor of Brighton Tony Foster and Minister for Economic Development and Member for Derwent Michael Aird.
From left Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery, Senator Mark Arbib, Premier David Bartlett, Mayor of Brighton Tony Foster and Minister for Economic Development and Member for Derwent Michael Aird.

Premier David Bartlett, said that the projects were vital components of joint State – Federal Government plans to upgrade the northern approaches to Hobart. Continue reading “Work begins on $243m Brighton bypass”