THE work of Brighton Council’s Recovery Working Group formed in May to deal with COVID-19 has been praised by Brighton Mayor Tony Foster.
The group, comprising the municipal emergency management coordinator Peter Geard, who is also a Brighton councillor, municipal recovery coordinator Cathy Harper, senior environmental health officer Brent Basstian, chief operations officer James Dryburgh with support roles from other council officers and elected councillors, developed a range of objectives and actions to deal with the COVID-19 impacts on Brighton Municipality. Continue reading “Praise given for COVID recovery work “
BRIDGEWATER PCYC’s Samantha Sutcliffe has been named as a finalist in this year’s Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards. Sammi is the assistant manager at the Bridgewater PCYC and has been recognised in the Tasplan Create Change award category for her efforts in driving activities, programs and initiatives that promote or create change in her community.
A local resident, Sammi grew up in Herdsmans Cove attending the primary school and later Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School, then Bridgewater High School. She initially began her involvement with the Bridgewater PCYC almost 10 years ago as a teenager. Continue reading “Sammi’s support shines in state awards”
Brighton’s long-serving General Manager Ron Sanderson retires at the end of June. He reflects on his successes and what he will miss about the job:
BRIGHTON Municipality’s long-serving general manager Ron Sanderson, who retires this month says his greatest satisfaction throughout his tenure was to be able to make a difference to the lives of ordinary people.
“As an engineer and previously working for hard-nosed, multi-national oil companies, it has been a very rewarding experience to come into local government and actually make a difference to the life of ordinary people and not work for a company just in it to make profits,” Ron said.
Brighton’s General Manager Ron Sanderson retires at the end of June after long and loyal service to the municipality. Here is what Mayor Tony Foster says about Ron’s tenure at the helm of one of the state’s most successful and fastest-growing municipalities:
RETIRING General Manager Ron Sanderson championed Brighton at every opportunity and has made an enormous contribution to the Council, municipality and the local community.
Mayor Tony Foster said for the past 15 years and more than a decade before that Ron Sanderson had dedicated himself to making life better for people living in the municipality.
BRIGHTON Council’s beloved general manager, Ron Sanderson is retiring at the end of this month after 15 years at the helm of Council, and a total 32 years’ in local government. In his time in charge of Council’s administration, Ron has much of which to be proud.
Described by many as the quiet achiever, Ron is admired and respected in local government circles throughout the state as a man who just gets things done without any fuss and with a calmness that exudes confidence in those who work with him.
FAMILIES in Brighton Municipality enjoyed showing off what they were doing together during National Families Week last month (May 15-21) which coincided with many families working and learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic
National Families Week is held every year between May 15 and 21. More than 100,000 people get involved in hundreds of community events during the week. The week is Australia’s largest celebration of families in all their diversity.
SHENE Estate at Pontville has plenty of reason to celebrate even during these COVID-19 times after receiving an international platinum award for its gin for the second year in succession – the only gin distillery in the world to achieve this huge accolade.
The Kernke family has owned Shene Estate at Pontville – which was once the ostentatious country residence of early colonialist Gamaliel Butler – since 2008. Shene’s rich history has direct links with King George III, Governor Lachlan Macquarie and World Heritage Sites.