Innovating land sales’ initiative funds new community park

BRIGHTON Council is developing a new community park at Old Beach funded by the proceeds of sales of land not needed to meet the municipality’s future vision.

The Old Beach Neighbourhood Park, to be built between the East Derwent Highway and Childs Drive, will include an extensive grassed area, creative children’s play area, a skateboard and bike path, community fruit orchard, a nature-based play area and extensive tree and garden plantings. Continue reading “Innovating land sales’ initiative funds new community park”

Cricket club makes pitch for girls’ team

By PHIL OWEN*

OLD Beach Cricket Club is working towards introducing a girl’s cricket team into the Club this coming 2017/18 season.

In preliminary talks with Mia Blignaut, who is cricket promotions officer for Cricket Tasmania, the club will be aiming to field a team in a female under-14 roster. The modified format of the game in this roster is seven a-side, T20 games on a Tuesday afternoon, playing on 16 metre pitches, with every player getting to bowl and to bat. Cricket Tasmania has a three to five-year plan to grow the female pathway from under-14, under-15 to a female under-17 youth division and who knows where that might lead to? Our girls can ‘dare to dream’.

HOBART, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22:  during the Hurricanes Girls Leaguw U14 match on November 22, 2016 in Hobart, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)
HOBART, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 22: during the Hurricanes Girls League U14 match on November 22, 2016 in Hobart, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso – CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

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State Government can’t be trusted to run TasWater

 

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

TASMANIANS are currently being bombarded by a wave of propaganda from the State Government and business groups such as the Property Council, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other vested interests attempting to persuade them that the proposed takeover of TasWater will benefit the community.

But public be warned. This is a clear case of spin over substance. Continue reading “State Government can’t be trusted to run TasWater”

Build Up Tassie helps build a home, a life and a future  

 

By BELINDA CLARKE*

MORE than 150 people from the construction industry, community groups and services gathered at Wilson Homes last month to hear about a range of different opportunities for young people in the building industry in Hobart’s northern suburbs as part of the Build Up Tassie project.

Build Up Tassie Belinda and tradies
Social Impact Program Director Belinda Clarke with guests at the launch of the Build Up Tassie project.

Speakers from Federal and State Government departments, yourtown, which is a not-for-profit service that targets youth unemployment, Wilson Homes and the Catholic Community Social Impact Program addressed the crowd, and echoed the strong feeling in the room that there are many people and businesses that want to build strong futures for our young people and make a positive difference in practical and real ways. Continue reading “Build Up Tassie helps build a home, a life and a future  “

Legal slip strengthens case to remove Minister Gutwein from local government portfolio

TASMANIA’S longest-serving Mayor says the failure of Treasurer Peter Gutwein to provide financial modelling, proper planning and a legal basis for his proposed takeover of TasWater has strengthened the case for his removal from the local government portfolio.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the legal doubts raised by TasWater yesterday after receiving advice from senior counsel, following on from the overwhelming rejection of the Government’s TasWater takeover bid by owner councils, had made Mr Gutwein’s position as Minister untenable. Continue reading “Legal slip strengthens case to remove Minister Gutwein from local government portfolio”

Brighton to support local government’s TasWater campaign

BRIGHTON Council has agreed to support the Local Government Association of Tasmania’s campaign to fight the State Government’s proposed takeover of TasWater.

However, the support will be in-kind in the form of its own campaign activity rather than by way of a cash contribution.

Mayor Tony Foster said Brighton Council had been a leader in opposing the hostile takeover of TasWater and would continue its own campaign to point out the deficiencies in the State Government’s proposal and the advantages to councils and ratepayers by retaining ownership.

“Our promotion and information provision will support the LGAT campaign and also the communication from TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton and TasWater management.

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Engineering student awarded Brighton Council scholarship  

 

THE 2017 Warren Lee Scholarship recipient Smithton-born Luis McLaren, 20 was presented with the scholarship at the University’s Sandy Bay Campus last month.

Warren Lee scholarship
Brighton Mayor Tony Foster with Warren Lee Scholarship recipient Smithton-born Luis McLaren.

Luis was inspired to become a civil engineer after working as a volunteer on construction projects within a Cambodian school.
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