Daniel makes his mark in world golf


AS a Brighton Primary schoolboy Daniel Blackwell spent his spare time belting a golf ball around a paddock.  The hazards were roaming goats and cows.

Two decades later, Daniel who is assistant pro at Royal Hobart Golf Club, has returned home to Tasmania after captaining a young Australian golf team to a world championship in Japan.

Daniel Blackwell became a professional at 21 years of age.

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Regional councils join forces to fight for their communities




YOU  will see that on home page of Brighton Community News that Brighton Council has joined with 10 other councils to demand action on what we see as an imbalance in decision-making affecting the State’s resource industries.

The 11 councils have joined together because we believe recent decisions and actions involving forestry and other resource industries are impacting severely on the economy of our regional communities. We are very concerned that anti-development activists, emboldened by their success in halting development, particularly in forestry, are moving onto other industry sectors, further threatening the viability of regional Tasmania. Continue reading “Regional councils join forces to fight for their communities”

Regional councils call for balance

BRIGHTON Council has joined a group of regional Tasmanian Councils to demand greater consideration from State and Federal Governments and more balanced outcomes from resource security decisions.

The Central Highlands, Derwent Valley, Tasman, Circular Head, Dorset, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Brighton, Southern Midlands and Huon Valley Councils, West Coast and Northern Midlands will campaign for their communities to be given greater consideration and for Councils and communities to be involved in decisions that impact directly on them and the economies of their regions. Other Councils have been consulted and are expected to join the campaign. Continue reading “Regional councils call for balance”

Brighton’s positive plans for future growth and change on display


Mayor of Brighton


AS reported in our August edition of Brighton Community News, your Council is undertaking a major planning project to prepare for what we believe will be anticipated and significant population growth and development in our municipality.

The Brighton Town Centre Local Area Plan project for the central area of the Brighton township sees Council taking a proactive planning approach to manage our projected high population growth and to harness new  community benefits and development opportunities flowing from the completion of the Brighton Bypass. Continue reading “Brighton’s positive plans for future growth and change on display”

Brighton welcomes funding for primary health care centre

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the announcement of funding for the development of a new primary health care centre in Brighton.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the announcement followed extensive representations by the Council, as well as strong support from Federal Lyons MP Dick Adams. Continue reading “Brighton welcomes funding for primary health care centre”

Signings boost for healthcare

RESIDENTS of Brighton and Bridgewater will have better access to GPs and allied health professionals with the signing of agreements to establish and upgrade medical clinics in the region.

Both Dick Adams, the Federal Member for Lyons and the Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek welcomed the recent signing of a $935,000 funding agreement with the Brighton Council for Brighton and a $440,000 funding agreement with the Independent Practitioner Network Pty Ltd as a boost to health care in Bridgewater. Continue reading “Signings boost for healthcare”

Steve sees green gold in recycling seaweed waste


A COMPANY in Cambridge is producing innovative pharmaceutical and skin-care products from seaweed.  And 25km away, on the Brighton Industrial Estate, there’s a bloke who’s building a successful business out of recycling the waste from the seaweed extraction process.

Steven Gavalas doesn’t want anything to go to waste – especially not the seaweed that’s been through the wringer at Marinova, the bio-tech company developing world-standard medical and nutritional applications.

Steve Gavalas on site at Horticulatural and Landscape Supplies which occupies four hectares of the Brighton Industrial Estate.

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