Rates up only 2.5 pc Water and sewerage savings passed on in full

BRIGHTON ratepayers are facing minimal rate increases next financial year as a result of the Council’s efficiency and its decision to pass on the full savings of the transfer of water and sewerage services.

Due to its sound financial management, Council has been able to approve in principle, a rate increase of an average 2.5 per cent for 2009/10.
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Transport hub operator sought

THE Tasmanian Government has advertised nationally for expressions of interest in operating the $79-million Brighton transport hub in Brighton.

The hub,  expected to be operational by September 2011,  will provide a modern road-rail interchange and freight distribution centre to improve the efficiency of freight movement into and out of southern Tasmania, especially to the northern ports.
The Government is also seeking expressions of interest in the development of land located at the new hub which it is proposed to set aside for industrial development. Continue reading “Transport hub operator sought”

Former student’s turn to teach her teacher

FOR Shirley Williams, co-ordinator of the Bridgewater Online Access Centre, it started out as just another enrolment.

At the tender age of 70, Roberto Fogagnolo of Dromedary thought it was time he learned a little more about computers so he enrolled in a 10 week computer basics course at Bridgewater Library.
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Education centre up by 2011

By ANDY BENNETT*

ON April 29 the Federal Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, announced Commonwealth funding of approximately $8 million to establish and operate a children and family centre in the Bridgewater area.

The children and family centre will provide valuable services that focus on quality early learning, childcare and parent and family support in the Bridgewater area. It will also have an outreach service based at Geeveston in the State’s far south. Continue reading “Education centre up by 2011”

Luke wins Chairman’s cricket award

BRIGHTON’s favourite cricketing son, PKF Tasmanian Tiger Like Butterworth was awarded the prestigious Chairman’s award for his all-round performance during the past cricket season.

Luke was presented with his award by Tasmanian Cricket Association chairman Tony Harrison at the team’s end-of-season dinner in Hobart.
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Brighton brothers on track for success

Brothers Josh and Michael Mason are two talented young men from the Brighton community who look set to go far. Both excel in athletics and are valued members of Claremont College.

Assistant principal of Claremont College, John Dalco said he believed both boys had a bright future. “At high school Michael was the school track champion, and Josh was the field champion and runner up track champion,” Mr Dalco said.
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