Community kept informed as detention centre progresses

CONSTRUCTION work on the Pontville Immigration Detention Centre began at the end of June and is progressing well.

Several local businesses have won tenders to supply goods and services for the site, including Park Homes which is providing transportable buildings to be used for accommodation, administration and recreation at the centre. Continue reading “Community kept informed as detention centre progresses”

Old Beach cricketers warm up for 2011-12 season

OLD Beach cricket club recently held its annual general meeting (AGM) during which Mark Little was reappointed captain/coach for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

Mark will present his revised training plans to the club’s players on August 28 at 1pm at the Old Beach cricket club. All past and present players are invited to attend the meet and listen to Mark present his plans to lift the club back into finals contention for the forthcoming season. The presentation will be followed by a group training run. Continue reading “Old Beach cricketers warm up for 2011-12 season”

Fitness is in the basket for active Brighton kids

MORE than 70 children from East Derwent, Herdsman’s Cove, Gagebrook and St Paul’s Primary Schools recently took to the court during an eight-week Active After School Communities (AASC) basketball roster.

Herdsmans Cove Primary School students have their eyes on the ball.
Herdsmans Cove Primary School students have their eyes on the ball.

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Students rewarded for positive behaviour

ST Paul’s Catholic School Bridgewater has embarked on a new program recognising the positive behaviour of children at the school.

School principal Cameron Brown said ‘Positive Behaviour Support’ (PBS) was a program that focused strongly on a whole-school approach to behaviour management. Continue reading “Students rewarded for positive behaviour”

Fire brigade members honoured

THE Old Beach Fire Brigade has recently honoured three of its members in its prestigious fire service award.

Graeme Gee, Peter Wylie and Phil Owen have been named the first recipients of the Tasmanian Fire Service volunteer medal. The TFS volunteer medal is awarded to operational brigade members following their completion of a pre requisite ten years of service. Through a ‘statement of support’, the award also recognises and honours years of diligent service and integrity to the operations of the fire brigade.

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Brighton enjoys lowest rate increase in state

By TONY FOSTER

I AM delighted to once again, highlight that Brighton Council’s strong financial management has ensured our municipality has enjoyed the lowest rate increase of all councils in Tasmania.

As you would know we announced an increase this financial year, of just over $20 for each residential property in line with the Hobart Consumer Price Index but lower than the national rate of inflation. Continue reading “Brighton enjoys lowest rate increase in state”

Learning the value of reconciliation

By STEFANIA CEFOLA

STUDENTS from the Gagebrook, Herdsmans Cove, East Derwent, Middle and Senior school campuses of the Jordan River Learning Federation, together with The Smith Family and friends and families within the community, joined to celebrate the recent Reconciliation Week. The reflective week marked the launch of The Smith Family’s Reconciliation Action Plan held at the Brighton Civic Centre in Bridgewater.

Students from the Young Persons in Action Group who assisted in the celebrations by conducting the important flag-raising ceremony.
Students from the Young Persons in Action Group who assisted in the celebrations by conducting the important flag-raising ceremony.

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Highway answer to bridge?

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster says the development of a four-lane East Derwent Highway should be investigated as an immediate alternative to the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge.

Cr Foster said duplicating the East Derwent Highway from East Risdon to Bridgewater was feasible, less costly and would take the pressure off the Bridgewater crossing so the best possible bridge option could be developed some time in the future. Continue reading “Highway answer to bridge?”