THE replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge is an imperative for Tasmania’s road and transport infrastructure, for the effective connection between the north and south of the State, as well as for the Brighton and surrounding community.
Writing in the Mercury newspaper, Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said while he could accept that the bridge replacement should not necessarily be included in the Hobart City Deal, the project was vital and should be implemented as a matter of high priority. Continue reading “Bridgewater Bridge replacement an imperative”
THIS issue of Brighton Community News contains coverage of the community meeting conducted by the Education Department on the development of the promised new Brighton High School, as well as the results of an independent poll of residents on where the school should be located.
Having attended the community meeting and read the poll results it is apparent that the community view could not be clearer. The people of the Brighton township and those in the wider municipality strongly believe that the new high school should be built on the current site of the Jordan River Learning Federation School farm, with the farm moving to a rural location on the outskirts of Brighton. Continue reading “High School site in Government’s hands”
THE Brighton community has given strong support for the development of the new $30 million Brighton High School of the site of the School Farm in the centre of Brighton.
Independent polling and the community response to the Education Department’s consultation on the location of the high school point to a strong preference for it to be built on the current site of the Jordan River Learning Federation’s School Farm in the centre of Brighton.
INDEPENDENT polling of the Brighton municipality strongly supports the promised Brighton High School being developed on the current site of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm and the farm being moved to rural land on the town’s outskirts.
ONE of the State’s most innovative farmers, Richard Weston of Brighton, says Tasmania has the opportunity to create a true agricultural and horticultural school of excellence through the expansion of the current Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm on a new and larger site.
Richard Weston says by relocating the School Farm from the Brighton township, to a new site alongside other working farms in the nearby district, would open up tremendous opportunities for students and great outcomes for them and the farming community.
BRIGHTON Council engineers are working on traffic and parking solutions for the development of the promised Brighton High School on the current site of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm.
The site is ideal for the new high school, in the centre of the Brighton township, enabling students to walk or cycle, and the land is already owned by the Education Department, reducing the capital cost of the project.
FOLLOWING on from the release of the vision for the future of education in the Brighton municipality, we have received a range of positive comments from community members, supporting Council’s policy.
The local farming community, parents, teachers and local businesses have supported the development of the promised new high school within the Brighton township and the relocation of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm to a bigger and better site on the Brighton outskirts. Continue reading “Relocation of School Farm a ‘no-brainer’”
IN this issue of Brighton Community News (full story on this website) Brighton Council has clearly set out its vision for the future of education in the municipality, with a focus on the Jordan River Learning Federation, the School farm and the promised new high school in Brighton.
Council has long considered that providing enhanced educational opportunities is vital for the growth of our municipality and the surrounding region. The Jordan River Learning Federation is doing a great job and despite its site limitations, the School farm has served our community well. But its growth and development, as well as its capacity to provide the job-orientated education outcomes for students is compromised by its current site and location in the Brighton town centre. Continue reading “Council sets out education vision for municipality”