Federal Government confirms commitment to Bridgewater Bridge

TASMANIAN Senator Eric Abetz has reconfirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge.

Following statements by three southern mayors in recent weeks questioning the Bridge’s replacement  Senator Abetz said it the bridge was a major election commitment funded within both the Federal and State Budgets, and it would be delivered. Continue reading “Federal Government confirms commitment to Bridgewater Bridge”

Bridgewater Bridge replacement an imperative

 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”

High School site in Government’s hands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      By Tony Foster AM OAM JP

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”

Community supports high school on farm site

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.

Approximately 100 residents and community members including Education Minister Jremy Rockliff, Opposition Leader Rebecca White, Mayor Tony Foster and a number of Brighton councillors, attended the Education Department’s consultation session.
Approximately 100 residents and community members including Education Minister Jremy Rockliff, Opposition Leader Rebecca White, Mayor Tony Foster and a number of Brighton councillors, attended the Education Department’s consultation session.

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Poll strongly supports farm site for new high school  

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.

This poll was commissioned by Brighton Council to provide an objective assessment of community sentiment on the location of the new Brighton High School and the existing Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm, including relative support for nominated options for both schools. Continue reading “Poll strongly supports farm site for new high school  “

Golden opportunity to create school of agricultural excellence

 

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.

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Farmer Richard Weston. Photo: Rosie Hastie

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Engineers look at high school traffic solutions for municipality  

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.

Council engineers have already produced a first draft of possible traffic and parking arrangements that will enhance student safety and reduce congestion in the morning and afternoon peak periods.High School traffic solution 2019 Continue reading “Engineers look at high school traffic solutions for municipality  “

Relocation of School Farm a ‘no-brainer’

By MAYOR TONY FOSTER

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’”

Firies take up challenge a stair at a time

A TEAM from the volunteer Bridgewater Fire Brigade will take on a massive challenge next month, and it won’t be fighting fires.

Five members of the Brigade will be running up the 28 floors of the Crown Metropole in Melbourne, with a full fire kit weighing at least 25 kilos, and it’s all in the name of charity.

The crew taking part in the Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb on September 7 are officers Aleks Long, and Jamie Hepburn along with firefighters Bianca Long, Nick Robertson and Brendan Tucker.

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Officer Aleks Long
Firefighter Bianca Long
Firefighter Nick Robertson
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Officer Jamie Hepburn

 

Firefighter Brendan Tucker

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Council sets out education vision for municipality

 By TONY FOSTER*

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”