MOST adults will agree that children between five and seven years are pretty irresistible. It’s that wonderful age when kids wriggle and skip when they’re happy, when they stare at you with huge wondrous eyes and a grin full of teeny-tiny teeth. For this age group, the world is exciting and everything new is to be explored and enjoyed. Story-telling and singing is a normal part of everyday life; and (let’s face it, some pretty dodgy) craft-work is an immense source of pride.
AFTER a successful 2018 when more than 30 young job seekers were able to access employment opportunities or further training, Build Up Tassie is back for 2019.
New project officer Adrian is looking forward to getting the 2019 crew underway. Build Up Tassie is a project of the Social Impact Program (SIP) which is a collaborative initiative of the Archdiocese of Tasmania and primarily funded by CatholicCare Tasmania and Centacare Evolve Housing. SIP aims to drive positive change and strengthen individual and community wellbeing in innovative and creative ways.
“I’m grateful for the ongoing support of Centacare Evolve Housing and in particular for it recognising that every individual’s journey is unique and requires a unique approach and I am excited to be a part of this amazing opportunity to support young community members towards meaningful employment outcomes.”
THE proposed light rail service, part of the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor project, that received $25 million funding in the Prime Minister’s much-vaunted Hobart City Deal, must extend to Brighton if it is to have any chance of success.
But to achieve this, our politicians and infrastructure planners will have to start thinking 20 to 30 years ahead, instead of taking the current three-year election cycle approach.
It seems that those making the decisions can only think of today’s needs and what may secure votes at the next election, rather than looking to the future and planning for the community’s needs over the next two or three decades and beyond. Continue reading “Light rail must come to Brighton”
BRIGHTON Council has commenced the major project of updating the 2019-2029 strategic plan for the municipality.
Following the development of comprehensive briefing documents in December last year, a key workshop was conducted in early February, involving councillors, council executive team members and other staff, and key external stakeholders comprising local business and community representatives. The workshop was facilitated by leading business advisor, Greg Hudson.