Bright future for Brighton’s new community centre

THE successful conversion of the Brighton Bowls Club has created a valuable new community space for locals in the Tasmanian town to meet, socialise and host events.

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President Van Ransley and Senator Jonathon Duniam cut the ribbon with Brighton Council’s Anna Wilson and Callum Pearce-Rassmussen.

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said regional towns like Brighton have often suffered from a lack of suitable public meeting spaces. Continue reading “Bright future for Brighton’s new community centre”

Innovative alternative program leads to employment for local youth


FINDING that elusive first job can be a tough ask for many young people, which is apparent with the recent release of statistics showing that youth unemployment rate in Southern Tasmania is on the rise again.

Eighteen-year-old Isobelle Banfield of Bridgewater joined the initiative after finishing school and was determined to find her first job in retail.

To combat this trend, the Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) initiative, working in partnership with Vicinity Centres, is showcasing young Tasmanians’ creative skills and employment potential through experiential learning in the world of entrepreneurship.

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Cabinet visit the first regional meeting since the election and a boost for Brighton


STATE Cabinet’s April meeting with the Brighton Council was extremely positive and represents an important step in our working together with the newly re-elected Hodgman Government.

As Brighton Community Newsreaders will note, the Government took the opportunity to announce the commencement of consultation for the new Brighton High School. This is really positive as is the expectation that actual construction will commence next year.

Brighton Council has been promoting the high school project for many years to cater for our population growth, support the good work being undertaken at the Jordan River Learning Federation and also to cater for students from the surrounding region. Continue reading “Cabinet visit the first regional meeting since the election and a boost for Brighton”

Consultation announced – Brighton High School a step closer

THE State Government has announced that consultation will begin on the promised new Year 7-12 High School in Brighton, with actual construction expected to start next year.

Education and Training Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the high school would meet the growing demand in Brighton and the surrounding district and encourage even more Tasmanian students to complete Years 11 and 12. Continue reading “Consultation announced – Brighton High School a step closer”

Brighton hosts solemn ceremony to remember Anzacs

COMMUNITY leaders and residents attended the official Anzac Day commemorations in Brighton municipality held at Remembrance Park last month.

A glorious Autumn day ensured there was a great turnout of residents and visitors to hear the official welcome by Brighton Mayor Tony Foster with a special address by Reg Watson, who is a Tasmanian author and historian.Andrew, Lily (pram) & Sam McGuire Bill Griffiths & Darren Clarke Continue reading “Brighton hosts solemn ceremony to remember Anzacs”