WITH the political goings on in Canberra and concern over the issues of hospitals, health services and the like in State Parliament, it seems that some of the focus has shifted from local government and the spotlight is now firmly on the other two tiers of government.
Of course, the concentration may soon come back on councils as our State and Federal politicians attempt to deflect attention from their in-fighting, poor policy decisions and failings, and they’ll no doubt be supported by the vested interest groups who want to see residential ratepayers bear a greater cost of the local rates burden. Continue reading “Don’t be misled, local government is doing okay”
JORDAN River Learning Federation Senior School (JRLF SS) and Southern Central Trade Training Centre (SCTTC) were proud to be participating in National Skills Week recently. Staff, students, adult learners and members of the community rolled up their sleeves in order to showcase the excellent programs and state-of-the-art facilities which exist in this wonderful educational organisation. Continue reading “Senior school ramps up for national skills week”
BRIGHTON Council’s unique local government information technology business CouncilWise has won a major award for excellence presented by the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT).
Brighton received the LGAT award for delivering excellence for large councils with a population more than 15,000 through its wholly-owned CounciWise subsidiary partnering with Microsoft and other major technology firms.
WELL-KNOWN local identity in the municipality, Bill Griffiths turned 90 in July celebrating this significant event over the weekend with his close family. Red Cross and tagari lia Child and Family Centre also combined resources to recognise Bill’s birthday and to celebrate with his wife Fay, and many other members of the community.
Most people know Bill for his kind contribution towards the local community, his life stories and his wicked sense of humour.
BRIGHTON municipality residents are benefiting from a range of projects currently being undertaken within the community. Council’s major projects for the municipality this financial year are well underway with some already completed.
Below is a brief summary of the main proposed works over coming weeks:
The main park area is now completed and opened (see story this issue) with fencing removed. The majority of the Council works are finished other than some landscaping. There have been a few delays on finalising the toilet block. While the main park area has been opened fencing remains around the toilet area and webbing around the grassed areas. Continue reading “Municipality’s major works in full swing”
THE new $1 million Bridgewater Parkland Community Playground, built by Brighton Council, is now open to the community.
Brighton Council received $430,000 Federal Grant from the Building Better Regions Fund as well as $150,000 contribution from Affordable Community Housing Alliance Tasmania Limited with Council making up the balance.
SINCE the beginning of July a number of break-ins to cars parked in driveways has occurred in Bridgewater. These have mainly occurred in the area surrounded by Eddington Street, Green Point Road and Finlay Street. The main times have been from midnight to 7am. On two recent occasions alert residents disturbed hoodie-wearing males who ran away. The break-ins involved smashing windows and have not been restricted to any particular model of car. Continue reading “Spike in overnight burglaries of cars in Bridgewater”