Lots of Play2Learn fun at St Paul’s

GOOD Beginnings and St Paul’s Catholic School host Play 2 Learn every Monday morning 9am-11am.

Play 2 Learn is a fun, family-friendly playgroup open to all families. Come along and enjoy some great activities with your child and make some new friends.

Rebecca and Ruthie look forward to seeing you.

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Culinary arts program focuses on health and wellbeing

STUDENTS from schools in the lordan River Learning Federation and Risdon Vale Primary swapped pizza­making tips with some of best, as the first of a series of 24 Carrot Gardens Culinary Arts workshops launches  at the  Bridgewater  Community  Centre.

The launch comes as the 24 Carrot Gardens Project design and construction phase is nearing completion, with the 12 participating schools planting and tending vegetable patches in their newly­ built garden beds.

AFL footballers Will Fordham and Andrew Swallow teach children about the benefits of healthy food. (Photo: MONA/Rémi Chauvin Images Courtesy of the artist and MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia) 

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New Remembrance Park to honour all service personnel

“Bury the Body – it has served its ends. 

Mark the spot, lest ‘on Gallipoli,’

Let it be said he died Oh!

Hearts of friends

If I am worthy, keep my loving memory.”

– J Spent



THE ANZAC men and women are truly worthy of our memories. This year, as we commemorate 100 years since the landing on the shores of Gallipoli, we as a community are asking “what does ANZAC mean for our community and how do we best honour these men and women?”


The legend that we know as ANZAC was born on April 25 1915. Although this military campaign at Gallipoli failed in its objectives, the actions of the Australian and New Zealand troops left us all a powerful legacy. They displayed great courage, endurance, initiative, discipline and mateship – it is these qualities that we as a nation embrace as ‘Australian’. Continue reading “New Remembrance Park to honour all service personnel”

Council conducts strategic planning workshop

BRIGHTON councillors and senior staff recently joined together to conduct a strategic planning workshop to establish a comprehensive agenda for the future.

Mayor Tony Foster discusses the workshop in this edition of Brighton Community News. There will be a full report in next month’s issue of the newspaper once the draft is considered and adopted by Council at its April meeting. The updated strategic plan will then be presented for public consultation and published on the Brighton Council website. Continue reading “Council conducts strategic planning workshop”

Students to research Brighton’s development

STUDENTS  from Monash University and the University of Tasmania are undertaking a research study that will investigate the changing nature and role of public architecture and spaces in the Brighton’s rapidly growing suburban and regional areas.

‘Brighton Public’ is a ‘live’ research study that will investigate the changing nature and role of public architecture and spaces in the rapidly growing edge suburban / regional area of Brighton.

The 16 Monash and the six UTAS Masters Students (fourth and fifth year architecture) spent two days in Brighton recently being  briefed by Council’s Manager Development Services James Dryburgh followed by a tour of key sites around the municipality and a public information-gathering session on the second day. Continue reading “Students to research Brighton’s development”

Councils say it’s time to get moving on Bridge

THINK South a body representing the 12 southern councils and which together make up more than 50 per cent of the Tasmanian population, says it is time to get moving on the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge.

Lord Mayor Sue Hickey, chair of Think South, said the Bridgewater Bridge was an ageing piece of infrastructure and its replacement needed to be addressed.

From left, Mayor Peter Coad (Huon Valley), Mayor Kerry Vincent (Sorell), Mayor Tony Bisdee (Southern Midlands), Mayor Martyn Evans (Derwent Valley), Mayor Deirdre Flint (Central Highlands), Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran (Brighton), Lord Mayor Sue Hickey (Hobart), Mayor Steve Wass (Kingborough), Mayor Kristie Johnston (Glenorchy), Mayor Roseanne Heyward (Tasman)

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Anzac Day 11am event to be held in Remembrance Park

BRIGHTON’S ANZAC service this year will be held for the first time in Remembrance Park.

The Dawn Service will be held, as always, at Memorial Park.

The 11am service will be  followed by a traditional sports and activities day for the whole family. Continue reading “Anzac Day 11am event to be held in Remembrance Park”