BRIGHTON Council held its annual volunteers civic reception on Australia Day this year with the reception held at the Brighton Civic Centre and attended by in excess of 150 invited guests. Continue reading “Brighton’s Australia Day awards recognise community achievement”
THE Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) is constructing a new roundabout at the Gage Road junction with a new connector road to Lamprill Circle junction. The Lamprill Circle junction will be modified to prevent right turn movements onto the East Derwent Highway. Continue reading “Work starts on Gage Road roundabout”
GRADE 8 Bridgewater High School student Tasmin (‘Minnie’) Pullen is the latest of a string of Bridgewater High students to achieve outstanding success in Tasmanian art competitions.
Minnie won both the grades 7/8 division and the overall first prize in the youth art competition held at the Royal Hobart Show last year.
THIS year has once again seen students from Prep to Grade 6 at Gagebrook Primary actively involved in the ruMAD? (are you making a difference) program.
Gagebrook Primary School’s ruMAD? coordinator Steve Robinson said students explored and researched a diverse range of topics over the course of 2009.
THE process of planning to revitalise the town centre of Brighton is well underway and it is now at a stage where draft plans are being put to the community for input and consultation.
Brighton Council commissioned Tasmanian environmental planning and landscape architecture firm Inspiring Place Pty Ltd to look at ways of improving the general appearance, accessibility, safety and functionality of the Brighton town centre along the Midlands Highway between Elderslie Road in the south and Pontville to the north to coincide with the start of the Brighton bypass.
THE first inspection of the new multi-million dollar Bridgewater and Southern Midlands Learning Federation sites was undertaken at an official ceremony marking the start of the gymnasium for the complex, this month.
At the same event, Council re-signed its partnership with the Tasmanian Government and it was also presented with $1 million worth of government funding for a major street and public space landscaping project for Brighton (see story this page) and Bridgewater. Continue reading “Education leaders”
LOCAL residents in need will benefit from increased funding for emergency relief organisations from both state and federal governments.
Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin visited UnitingCare Bridgewater/Gagebrook recently to announce additional funding for the church.
Tasmanian Senator, Carol Brown and State Minister for Human Services, Lin Thorp also announced additional emergency relief funding of over $134,000 for UnitingCare Tasmania.
BRIGHTON’S long standing Mayor, Tony Foster has been re-elected with more than 60 per cent of the vote in the recent local government elections.
He was opposed by Cr Philip Owen who recorded 39.8 per cent of the vote for the top job. Cr Foster has been mayor since 1993 after first being elected as a councillor in 1985.
Deputy Mayor, Geoff Taylor , who has been a councillor for 24 years and who was opposed in the position by Moya Jeffries, was also re-elected with 53.7 per cent of the vote. Cr Jeffries received 46.3 per cent.
Sitting councillors, Tony Foster, Philip Owen, Leigh Gray, Wayne Garlick and Sonya Williams were all reelected.
SRT LOGISTICS has just completed a $600,000 truck washing facility that captures and recycles rain water at its distribution facility at the Brighton Industrial Estate.
With the support of the Brighton City Council, SRT Logistics applied for funding assistance from the Federal Community Water Grants Scheme and received a grant of $190,000.
THE proposed Bridgewater Local Area Structure Plan lays the future for Bridgewater to include focused development precincts, commercial opportunities, community centres and residential change supported by traffic and infrastructure improvements.
Over the past few months, strategic planning consultants from Aurecon and urban designers from Inspiring Place have been undertaking on-site investigations and targeted consultation with key stakeholders. This has led to the development of the Bridgewater Local Area Structure Plan.