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”
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”
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.
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.