Campbell Gunn was one of of nature’s true gentlemen

CAMPBELL Gunn, who died last month, was one of the senior statesmen of the Brighton community – a former municipal councillor, Rotarian, bowls enthusiast and farmer.

Mr Gunn was, as he would have said with a whimsical smile, “in active retirement”.  The patriarch of Tea Tree’s well-known family of farmers passed away suddenly on Friday March 12.  The funeral was held one week later, on what would have been Mr Gunn’s 82nd birthday. Continue reading “Campbell Gunn was one of of nature’s true gentlemen”

Federation will lead to range of outcomes

By ANDY BENNETT*

MOST often my columns are about progress with the building program at our schools and I have included a quick update at the end of this piece. However this time I wanted to write about why we are undertaking such a major building construction program in light of what we are aiming to achieve. Continue reading “Federation will lead to range of outcomes”

Athletics club aims for 150 members this year

AFTER last year’s record breaking winter season, the northern suburbs athletics club is hoping for even bigger things this year. Having exceeded 100 winter registrations for the first time last year, they are trying for 150 members this season.

The Northern Suburbs Athletic Club is looking forward to even bigger things this year.
The Northern Suburbs Athletic Club is looking forward to even bigger things this year.

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Cooking teacher toasts gold medal

BRIDGEWATER High home economics teacher and keen soccer player Georgie Roberts is enjoying her team’s victory at the World Masters Games at the end of last year.As a member of the Tassie Strikers, Tasmania’s over-35 women’s football team, she made it through to the nail-biting final.

• Bridgewater High home economics teacher and World Masters gold medal winner Georgie Roberts with grade 8 students Skye Fitzpatrick, left, Carly Saunders and Kristen Swan.
• Bridgewater High home economics teacher and World Masters gold medal winner Georgie Roberts with grade 8 students Skye Fitzpatrick, left, Carly Saunders and Kristen Swan.

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Public spaces a priority for community growth

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

YET further signs of how the major projects in our community are now coming to fruition was the recent launch of the largest housing development for Brighton in the past 30 years (see story on our home page).

While the numbers of homes and the ability to encourage more people, particularly young families to remain in our wonderful municipality is welcome, the other exciting and very important aspect of the development will be the provision of more public open space for the whole community. Continue reading “Public spaces a priority for community growth”

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”

Natural gas delivers cost cuts for Roadways

ROADWAYS Pty Ltd’s decision to switch from LPG to natural gas at its asphalt manufacturing plant at Bridgewater was not a difficult one to make.

Managing director Phil Sidney said when we looked at the company’s requirements and sat down and did the sums, the figures showed that natural gas was up to 60 per cent cheaper than LPG.

Roadways Pty Ltd managing director Phil Sidney at the company’s asphalt manufacturing plant at Bridgewater.
Roadways Pty Ltd managing director Phil Sidney at the company’s asphalt manufacturing plant at Bridgewater.

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Brighton does its bit on Clean Up Australia Day

SUNDAY March 7 was national cleanup Australia Day right across the country and iin our municipality it was no different. A small dedicated group cleaned an area from Cassidys Bay on the East Derwent highway towards Otago Bay. This group was predominately friends of local woman Stacey Turner who, along with Brent Lees, owns and operates a landscape and garden maintenance business called Earth Impressions.

Clean Up Australia Day volunteers, from left Mackenzie-Rose Penwright, Stacey Turner, Larissa Murtagh, Ken Turner, Brent Lees, Natalie Turner, Vick and Ryan Liderth take a well-earned break.
Clean Up Australia Day volunteers, from left Mackenzie-Rose Penwright, Stacey Turner, Larissa Murtagh, Ken Turner, Brent Lees, Natalie Turner, Vick and Ryan Liderth take a well-earned break.

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