Kath Burns a tireless community stalwart



A TIRELESS worker in the Brighton community, Kath Burns died last month.

Kath was a member of St John Ambulance for almost 44 years, having joined the organisation in 1973.

During her time with St John, Kath made an enormous contribution to her local community and the broader St John organisation through a unique level of voluntary service and was, without doubt, an outstanding role model for all members of the St John family. Continue reading “Kath Burns a tireless community stalwart”

Gymnasts rack up success at recent events


Men’s Artistic Gymnastics level 3-6 and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, level 4.

HOBART Gymnastics Academy is delighted with the recent success of kits gymnasts at the Trampoline State Levels and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) / Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) and Rhythmic Junior State championship.

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Cricket starts with a blast for Eagles cricket club



MILO T20 ‘blast’ hits Pontville, starting on Wednesday October 25, from 4.30 to 6pm. Brighton Eagles Cricket club hosts the increasingly popular T20 blast for kids aged 7 – 12 years old. It is played in a fun and safe environment for children who have basic cricket skills. Games last up to 90 minutes with all equipment supplied, including soft balls. The events are facilitated by accredited coaches. This eight-week program has an exciting atmosphere complete with music and dancing just like the KFC big bash league. All children get to bat, bowl and field and all games are played at Pontville. Mixed teams are also available and we are inclusive of children with a disability.  Continue reading “Cricket starts with a blast for Eagles cricket club”

Old Beach still looking to set up girls’ team in cricket competition


COME on girls, the old Beach Cricket Club really, really needs you!  We are still putting out a call for girls wanting to have healthy outdoor fun while playing cricket in the Old Beach area. We are seeking to give girls between the ages of 10-13-years-old an opportunity to play cricket in the Hurricanes Under-14 girls league but time is running out!

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Brighton’s success story in gaining grant funding


BRIGHTON Council has long been successful in gaining Commonwealth and State Government grant funding for important community projects in our municipality.

And deservedly so. As a diverse, outer suburban and rural municipality, we do not have the advantages of a central business district or major industry to provide the rate base to finance everything that we, as a Council, would like to do. Continue reading “Brighton’s success story in gaining grant funding”

Anne-Maree has world at her feet

LOCAL 14-year-old skater Anne-Maree Smith has been provisionally selected to compete and represent Tasmania and Australia in two international figure skating events. Anne-Maree will compete in the FMBA Trophy which is an annual figure skating competition held in January in Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates  and the Mentor Nestle Torun Cup in Poland in early January 2018.

Anne-Maree Smith shows off her skating talent.
Anne-Maree Smith shows off her skating talent.

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Police priority is to protect people in their community


REDUCING the fear of crime and making sure members of our community are safe and secure as they go about their daily lives are important to all areas of policing.  One of our basic aims is to make sure families and individuals can have confidence that when you leave for the day or go to bed at night, that you and your property are secure and as you go about your daily lives you are free from assaults and thuggery.   For my police at Bridgewater Police Division, which has responsibility for four municipalities including Brighton, this is no exception.   Continue reading “Police priority is to protect people in their community”

Legislative Council must do the right thing by Tasmanians


FOLLOWING the House of Assembly’s passing of the State Government’s legislation to take over TasWater, the Legislative Council now has the responsibility to do the right thing by Tasmanians and reject the bill when it gets to the Upper House.

The Legislative Council Select Committee is currently taking evidence from interested parties and will report to the House before it formally considers the Government’s legislation in coming weeks. Continue reading “Legislative Council must do the right thing by Tasmanians”

$6 million grants bonanza for Brighton municipality

BRIGHTON municipality residents will benefit from more than $6 million worth of major project investments for the community as a result of recent significant successes in Federal Government grant applications.

The Commonwealth funds are being matched by Council.

Council has received in excess of $2.4 million worth of Federal Government grants in the past 18 months. These applications are being matched by Council funds which means in excess of $6 million worth of projects will be spread throughout the community over the next 12 months.

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Bridgewater Bridge must be built for the future


THE design for a new Bridgewater Bridge must meet future needs and not just current-day demands.

As a vital link in the north-south network, Bridgewater needs a bridge that will meet Tasmania’s requirements, not just today, but for next 100 years.

Looking forward a century is the sort of vision and leadership that Tasmania requires, but sadly, leadership and a real vision for the future is lacking with the current proposal to replace the Bridgewater Bridge. Continue reading “Bridgewater Bridge must be built for the future”