Brighton’s junior citizen aims high at outrigger canoeing

FORMER Brighton Council junior citizen of the year, Brody Wylie has gained selection in the Australian team to compete at the Vaa World Sprint Championships in outrigger canoeing.

The World Championships are the highest level of competition that can be reached for outrigger canoeing.  They are held every two years and this year are being held  next month in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast.

Former Brighton Council junior citizen of the year, Brody Wylie has been selected in the Australian team to compete at the World Sprint Championships in outrigger canoeing.

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Chloe’s fitness focus becomes reality

LOCAL woman, Chloe Eiszele decided to get into the fitness industry because it has been a long-held passion.

Growing up, she had always played netball and basketball, and been encouraged to eat healthy foods and live a healthy lifestyle.

Chloe Eiszele decided to get into the fitness industry because of a long-held passion.

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Gym a proud purchase by MicroWise

By TONY FOSTER OAM

Mayor

THIS issue of Brighton Community News features the announcement that Council’s wholly-owned technology business, MicroWise Australia has purchased the Derwent Indoor Sports Centre building in Hurst Street, Bridgewater.

I am particularly proud of this purchase on a number of fronts. Continue reading “Gym a proud purchase by MicroWise”

ANZAC Day formalities and fun in Brighton

BRIGHTON municipality residents are reminded ANZAC Day will be celebrated on April 25 with a formal commemorative service followed by a family sports day.

The official ANZAC service will be held at 11am at Remembrance Park at the former Army Camp Parade ground. The march will begin at 10.30am at Pontville Memorial Park on the corner of Brighton and Ford Roads. Continue reading “ANZAC Day formalities and fun in Brighton”

Government ignores public concerns over poker machines

TASMANIA’S longest serving Mayor says the State Government has seriously ignored public concerns over the community impact of poker machines.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the announcement by State Treasurer Peter Gutwein to essentially maintain the status quo on the number and location of Electronic Gaming Machines (EGM) in hotels and clubs was a massive disappointment and a slap in the face for the thousands of Tasmanians and community groups that were looking for real reform. Continue reading “Government ignores public concerns over poker machines”

Council releases parkland landscape master plan for public comment

BRIGHTON Council, in conjunction with local landscape architecture firm Playstreet, has prepared a landscape master plan for the Bridgewater Parkland area.

After consulting with stakeholders and the local community the ideas were collated into the plan. Continue reading “Council releases parkland landscape master plan for public comment”

Garden project a blooming good idea

UNITINGCARE Tasmania and Brighton Council have joined forces to not only educate struggling families on the nutritional benefits of fresh food but also to help them develop the skills to grow their own produce.

The innovative partnership – which is also being supported by a six-month Work for the Dole project – will see community gardens developed on council land located adjacent to UnitingCare’s facilities at Old Beach and Gagebrook.

From left, UnitingCare Tasmania CEO Lindy O’Neill, Work for the Dole participant Macuea Bona, Brighton Mayor Tony Foster and Council’s manager-development services James Dryburgh prepare the first garden bed at Old Beach.

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Council’s software business to secure future for gymnasts

BRIGHTON Council’s local government software business, MicroWise Australia intends to purchase the Derwent Indoor Sports Centre building in Hurst Street Bridgewater, securing the future of the local gymnastics academy.

The decision of the MicroWise Board of its intention to purchase the building for $625,000 was endorsed by the Brighton Council at its March Meeting. Continue reading “Council’s software business to secure future for gymnasts”

Brighton achieves significant savings sharing services

SHARING services and information technology will see Brighton Council achieve significant savings for ratepayers this financial year.

Brighton is one of seven southern Tasmanian councils that are members of the Local Government Common Services Joint Venture that will jointly save up to $2.3 million this financial year. Continue reading “Brighton achieves significant savings sharing services”