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”
WE love working together to make things happen. To help community, industry and businesses gain a better understanding of our goals and aspirations for our students, the collective education team at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School regularly conducts tours of the school and the Southern Central Trade Training Centre. Continue reading “Trade centre draws accolades from key stakeholders”
A PUBLIC meeting was held in the Brighton Bowls and Community Club last month to discuss site options for the new Brighton High School which was agreed to by the Tasmanian Government at the last State Election. A total $3 million has been put aside in the current State Budget to begin the planning and consultation process. A total $4.3 million was put aside for the modernisation and upgrade of the Education Department’s School Farm. The site options and preferred site for the new high school which will be owned and built by the Tasmanian Government will be presented to the Government and the Education Department. Below is the presentation made to last month’s public meeting which was attended by approximately 70 Brighton municipality residents.
WE’D like to introduce Brighton resident Veronika Davie. In many ways she’s a regular 10-year-old. Veronika attends a main stream school, she loves her two big brothers Jordan and Jakob, loves bowling, TV dance shows, music, horse-riding, ParkRun, her iPad and especially her mum Kylee and dad Marcus.
But Veronika was unlucky in the womb. She had bilateral strokes in utero, the size of which would kill an adult. She wasn’t expected to survive her birth, but against the odds she did. Diagnosed with a heart defect, Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) and cerebral palsy, Veronika wasn’t ever supposed to walk. Against the odds, she walked into kindergarten on her first day of school supported by her trusty walking frame
Veronika has had 12 operations so far, and a heavy schedule of physio, hydrotherapy and occupational therapy exercises just to develop her muscle tone to do things we take for granted, like sitting, standing and holding a cup.
Centre’s children learn bush to plate cooking skills
By NICKI KASTNER*
tagari lia Child Family Centre has been running a project aimed at increasing the local community’s knowledge of, and confidence in using Tasmanian native bush foods. The sessions are held every Thursday morning for two hours during school terms. Everyone who participates in the cooking gets to enjoy eating the delicious food while sitting together and chatting. Continue reading “tagari lia community learns bush-to-plate cooking skills”