THE Brighton Football Club has had a fantastic year, in many ways which is all looking great for the future. We were extremely proud of our reserves who made it to the preliminary final, finishing second and the senior side who were unfortunately knocked out in the second semi final having finished in sixth position this year. Continue reading “Brighton football club reflects on great year”
GREEN Point Plaza is now off-limits to students during school hours, and the ban will soon be extended to the Cove Hill shopping precinct.
The Green Point ban came into effect on August 1 after meetings between shopkeepers, property developer Robert Rockefeller, Brighton Mayor Tony Foster and representatives from the new Jordan River Learning Federation – lead principal Steve Lewis and parents’ association chairperson Leanne Wakerell.
IT was Sunday September 4 and we were driving back from Galle to Colombo in Sri Lanka and our son Stephen said to me “Dad I have to go up to Kandy on Tuesday would you like to come with me?”
I said: “Steve I have been to Kandy twice before and I really do not like that drive up there.” Four hours to travel 106 kilometres does not do a lot for me and you are going up and back in the one day, that means eight hours on the road.
THE Tasmanian Early Years’ Foundation (TEYF), in conjunction with the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s (TMAG) AccessArt educators, recently launched Creative Connections in the Early Years (Creative Connections).
Creative Connections is a 12-month project, funded through the Myer Foundation and the TEYF, which will investigate opportunities to increase creative and arts experiences for children in the first six years of life.
BRIGHTON Council says the State Government-proposed local government legislation, promised to clear up any questions surrounding Brighton’s fair rating system is workable but far from perfect.
The proposed legislation lacks flexibility. It would only allow councils to set one minimum rate and restrict this to only 35 percent of total properties in a municipality. As well the legislation clearly states that rates are a form of taxation and the value of a ratepayer’s land is the key indicator of capacity to pay, so relying on the outdated Assessed Annual Value (AAV) system. The Government’s legislation is based on the questionable Access Economics findings. Continue reading “Rates law far from perfect”
THE Bridgewater Online Access Centre recently commemorated 10 years of community-based operations in the Brighton municipality.
The significant milestone was celebrated with a community event that featured eLearn and information technology presentations.
Among the invited guests were Brighton Council Mayor Cr Tony Foster and general manager Ron Sanderson, representatives from the Tasmanian Polytechnic, Sandra Laird and Cheryl Williams, past and present centre advisory committee members and volunteers, certificate representatives and centre patrons and friends. Continue reading “Online Access Centre marks 10 years of operations”
WITH a number a major developments in Brighton underway and pending, it is timely that we also review where we are now and what we have achieved.
The Brighton Bypass, the revolutionary Jordon River Learning Federation, the transport hub, the Brighton industrial estate, the growth of our technology business Microwise, the walking and bike trails and other community amenities that have been developed in recent years, are all developments of which I am extremely proud. Continue reading “Progressive council ensures growth of region”
THE new Jordan River Learning Federation, with construction almost complete and students already settling into the $40 million campus environment, is targeting a dramatic lift in the retention rate of its senior students.
Currently only 15 per cent of students in Brighton municipality attain Year 12 level or embark on a sustainable career path – well below the national average of 80 per cent and the State average of 70 per cent. The gap will begin to dramatically close next year with the Federation offering Year 12 studies on its senior school campus, built on the site of the old Bridgewater High destroyed by fire in 2007. Continue reading “Retention rates lift is target”