Brighton celebrates 150 years of achievement



ON November 19, Brighton officially celebrated the 150th anniversary of its proclamation as a municipality. In fact, our regular Council meeting last month, and the celebrations at the Brighton Civic Centre, were held 150 years to the day after the very first meeting of the Brighton Council on November 19 1863.

The event provided me with the opportunity to research some of our history over the past 150 years. Continue reading “Brighton celebrates 150 years of achievement”

Brighton is certainly going places

BRIGHTON has launched a new brand designed to identify and market the municipality and region throughout Tasmania and beyond.

The branding was developed by the Brighton Council following extensive research and marketing advice, and can be used by all local businesses, community and sporting groups and events and activities in the municipality.

Brighton – going places.


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Brighton celebrates 150th anniversary

 BRIGHTON last month celebrated the 150th anniversary of its formation as a municipality and the first meeting of its Council.

The historic anniversary was marked by a community celebration at the Brighton Civic Centre, a performance by the Brighton Primary School choir, the unveiling of a commemorative sculpture by local artist Folko Kooper and a montage of photographs spanning 150 years, as well as a reception for representatives of local groups and organisations.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster with long-time Brighton
residents Marysia Wright, left, and Anna Keiselis.

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Cultural connections program brings Brighton students together

BRIGHTON Primary School has introduced a cultural connections program in the school community which is being embraced by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children.

The cultural connections program began in March this year by volunteer Dianne Cook.

Mayor Tony Foster with program coordinator Dianne Cook and students Milly Palmer and Jmarli Burgess

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Brighton recognises important events in its community


THIS issue of Brighton Community News includes news of two important events that occurred in our municipality over the past month. One, an opportunity to provide our unique computer software to Asian councils has the potential to create valuable economic benefit and the second the raising of the Aboriginal flag at Brighton Primary School marking the important contribution indigenous people make to our community. Continue reading “Brighton recognises important events in its community”

Flag raising ceremony demonstrates school’s cultural diversity

BRIGHTON Primary School celebrated a significant first recently with an official flag-raising ceremony of the Aboriginal flag in its school grounds.

The school, whose population comprises approximately 12 per cent  of students of Aboriginal descent, is believed to be the first state primary school to have the Aboriginal flag flying in its grounds.

Principal Tony Fagan with students recording the official proceedings


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Anne carves up national skating competition

BRIGHTON’S Anne Smith has skated her way into national recognition at the recent Crystal Challenge Cup in Melbourne.

Anne, who achieved seven levels of skating in just 18 months, won the artistic Aussie Skate Divison 1 intermediate in a time of 23.52.  She also won the Aussie Skate Technical Intermediate.

Anne’s on the way to realising her dream.



































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Carols by Candlelight return to Brighton

PONTVILLE Oval will be the site of Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, December 8.

The Lions Club of Brighton, working with the Citywide Baptist Church, will bring the Brighton community a Christmas Carols event to remember.

Music will be provided by one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed, travelled and successful community bands, The Derwent Valley Concert Band as well as the Citywide Baptist Church Band with vocals by Tasmanian vocalists Twice Bitten and school choirs from the district. Continue reading “Carols by Candlelight return to Brighton”

Brighton Show sure to be spectacular


THE Annual Brighton Show may well be already on the go when you receive this paper but just in case, here is a reminder of all of the fantastic offerings for this year. The Show is on Sunday November 10.

The main oval will be jam-packed with many free events throughout the day for all the family.  We have published a small leaflet with some times listed but with all that is happening all times of events cannot be listed.

Wood chopping is always a huge drawcard for showgoers.

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Asian interest in Brighton software and services

BRIGHTON Council is looking to provide management support services as well as its IT software to councils in East Malaysia and the Philippines.

The software has been developed by Microwise Australia, Brighton’s wholly-owned software business, and Asian local government advisers are talking to Brighton Council about the provision of management and operational support services in the two countries.

TasICT executive officer Dean Winter (seated) with from left to right, Brighton Council general manager Ron Sanderson, Dr James Alin and Professor Brian Dollery.


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