Light rail’s success depends on an extension to Brighton

By TONY FOSTER

Mayor of Brighton

WITH the proposed light rail service as part of the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor project, now back in the headlines, the reality is that the link must extend to Brighton if it is to have any chance of success.

A light rail service running along the old rail corridor, essentially alongside the Derwent River edge, from Glenorchy, or even Claremont to Hobart, will never be sustainable unless it can collect passengers from Bridgewater and Brighton.

With the replacement Bridgewater Bridge now looking more and more like a reality, with a promised opening date of 2024, we now have a one-off opportunity to get it right and maximise the chances of a light rail service being successful. Continue reading “Light rail’s success depends on an extension to Brighton”

Brighton Football Club looks to a solid future

THE Brighton Football club is on the rebound aiming to field five teams for the 2020 season.

The Robins could only muster an SFL men’s reserves and women’s team this year and almost folded its men’s program during the pre-season but now will field a men’s senior team under new coach Byron Howard and plans to have a boys’ under-18s and girls under-17s team.

Byron Howard who is a former multiple North Hobart premiership player is also the Robin’s last premiership coach having led Brighton the 1998 Southern Football League flag. And he will have family support with his son Jacob to coach the reserves.

“I just wanted to help rebuild the club. I’ve got a really close connection with and the area for me and my family so I thought, why not?” Byron said.

“We are looking forward to rebuilding the club, and have already signed 40 players.”

The majority of players this year have re-signed to another a further 10 to 18 players coming on board.

The Brighton Football Club is aiming to build on its membership base fielding five teams in the 2020 competition.
The Brighton Football Club is aiming to build on its membership base fielding five teams in the 2020 competition.

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Light rail’s success depends on an extension to Brighton

By TONY FOSTER*

WITH the proposed light rail service as part of the Northern Suburbs Transit Corridor project, now back in the headlines, the reality is that the link must extend to Brighton if it is to have any chance of success.

A light rail service running along the old rail corridor, essentially alongside the Derwent River edge, from Glenorchy, or even Claremont to Hobart, will never be sustainable unless it can collect passengers from Bridgewater and Brighton. Continue reading “Light rail’s success depends on an extension to Brighton”

New website boosts options online

BRIGHTON Council has launched a vibrant new council website making it easier and more user-friendly for residents to seek out council services within the municipality as well as other important information particularly relating to building and planning approvals impacting on their community.

The website, designed by a boutique website company Puddlehub based on Tasmania’s east coast, is also dynamic which means that rates and dog registrations can now be paid online.

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Brighton’ growth predicted to be strongest in State

THE Brighton Municipality’s growth over the next 25 years is predicted to be the fastest and strongest in Tasmania, with the population expected to increase to nearly 23,000 people by 2042.

At the same time, Brighton is the only local government area in the State to achieve sustainable growth from a combination of migration and natural increase.

The bold prediction is contained in the latest report on regional population trends from the University of Tasmania’s Institute for the Study of Social Change. Continue reading “Brighton’ growth predicted to be strongest in State”

PCYC recognised as a social change maker

BRIDGEWATER’S Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) received a prestigious award at the recent Telstra Business Awards in Hobart.

The Bridgewater PCYC received the Social Change Maker, Telstra Small Business of the Year Award for 2019.

“We aim to develop and support the community to achieve their potential, particularly concerning their own development towards family, career and social aspirations,”  said Bridgewater PCYC manager, Justin Abrahams.

 

Manager Justin Abrahams and assistant manager Samantha Andrews shortly after receiving this award.
Manager Justin Abrahams and assistant manager Samantha Andrews shortly after receiving this award.

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Brighton welcomes replacement bridge investigations

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the announcement that tenders are being called for geotechnical investigations to inform the detailed design options for the replacement Bridgewater Bridge crossing.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Tasmanian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson announced at the weekend that geotechnical investigations would begin in early 2020. Continue reading “Brighton welcomes replacement bridge investigations”