Elections provide time for reflection

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

FIRSTLY may I say thank you to the community of Brighton for giving me the opportunity to again serve you as Mayor of our municipality. After many years as team leader of our council and working with such a brilliant and dedicated staff, it is still very humbling to receive your endorsement to continue in the role of Mayor.

While elections can be a busy time for everyone involved it does give us the time to reflect on some of the major achievements within our municipality and I am proud to have been a leader throughout the culmination of these achievements. Continue reading “Elections provide time for reflection”

Students revel in historic football match

A FOOTBALL match played by Bridgewater High students in September in honour of local Gallipoli veteran Harry Hodgman could be historical in more ways than one.

The two Bridgewater High football teams at the end of their muddiest football game in recent memory.
The two Bridgewater High football teams at the end of their muddiest football game in recent memory.

Grade 8 coordinator David Flanagan’s ‘Legends’ defeated physical education teacher Jay Allen’s All-Stars to retain the Hodgman Shield, the first time a team has won it twice in the same year.

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Gymnast classes now suit the whole community

IN the two years that Hobart Gymnastics Academy (HGA) has been located in Bridgewater, the club has amended its programs and activities to cater for the local community.  HGA is a non-profit community based sporting club specialising in gymnastics and related activities.

As a family-oriented club, HGA provides opportunities for all community members, from children of two years through to mature-age adults, to develop physical, social and team building skills, and to improve self esteem.  The club also provides opportunities for teenagers and adults to develop leadership skills. Continue reading “Gymnast classes now suit the whole community”

Locals benefit from state and federal funding

LOCAL residents in need will benefit from increased funding for emergency relief organisations from both state and federal governments.

Looking over the items in the UnitingCare Op Shop are, from left, Jo Kelly (UnitingCare), Op Shop Manager Olive McVicar, Senator Carol Brown, Labor Candidate for Lyons Rebecca White and Minister Jenny Macklin.
Looking over the items in the UnitingCare Op Shop are, from left, Jo Kelly (UnitingCare), Op Shop Manager Olive McVicar, Senator Carol Brown, Labor Candidate for Lyons Rebecca White and Minister Jenny Macklin.

Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin visited UnitingCare Bridgewater/Gagebrook recently to announce additional funding for the church.

Tasmanian Senator, Carol Brown and State Minister for Human Services, Lin Thorp also announced additional emergency relief funding of over $134,000 for UnitingCare Tasmania.

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Mayor re-elected in recent local elections

BRIGHTON’S long standing Mayor, Tony Foster has been re-elected with more than 60 per cent of the vote in the recent local government elections.

He was opposed by Cr Philip Owen who recorded 39.8 per cent of the vote for the top job.  Cr Foster has been mayor since 1993 after first being elected as a councillor in 1985.

Deputy Mayor, Geoff Taylor , who has been a councillor for 24 years and who was opposed in the position by Moya Jeffries, was also re-elected with 53.7 per cent of the vote.  Cr Jeffries received 46.3 per cent.

Sitting councillors, Tony Foster, Philip Owen, Leigh Gray, Wayne Garlick and Sonya Williams were all reelected.

Truck wash puts water conservation first

SRT LOGISTICS has just completed a $600,000 truck washing facility that captures and recycles rain water at its distribution facility at the Brighton Industrial Estate.

From left, Robert Hazell of Hazell Bros, Brighton Mayor Tony Foster, Jim Miller of SRT Logistics, Brighton municipal engineer Heath MacPherson and David Beattie from STEPS Tasmania.
From left, Robert Hazell of Hazell Bros, Brighton Mayor Tony Foster, Jim Miller of SRT Logistics, Brighton municipal engineer Heath MacPherson and David Beattie from STEPS Tasmania.

With the support of the Brighton City Council, SRT Logistics applied for funding assistance from the Federal Community Water Grants Scheme and received a grant of $190,000.

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Bridgewater local area structure plan takes shape

THE proposed Bridgewater Local Area Structure Plan lays the future for Bridgewater to include focused development precincts, commercial opportunities, community centres and residential change supported by traffic and infrastructure improvements.

Over the past few months, strategic planning consultants from Aurecon and urban designers from Inspiring Place have been undertaking on-site investigations and targeted consultation with key stakeholders.  This has led to the development of the Bridgewater Local Area Structure Plan.

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Local olive growers awarded for their tasty work

By FRANK GIBSON

BRIGHTON residents Belinda and Richard Weston were thrilled to be awarded a silver medal for their olive oil recently at the Sydney Royal fine food awards.

Renaissance Olives won second prize for their Australian extra virgin olive oil in the Boutique Commercial class judged in early September.

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