Housing site has history and heritage preserved

By JOHN HALL

THROUGHOUT the 20th century, Brighton was the centre of military training in Tasmania. Troops going to the Boer War and the First World War trained in paddocks near the Jordan River.

Then in 1939 the Brighton Army Camp on Midland Highway was built to train soldiers going to fight in the Second World War. The final chapter on these military achievements has concluded with the subdivision of the 68-hectare Brighton Army Camp. Continue reading “Housing site has history and heritage preserved”

Natural gas delivers cost cuts for Roadways

ROADWAYS Pty Ltd’s decision to switch from LPG to natural gas at its asphalt manufacturing plant at Bridgewater was not a difficult one to make.

Managing director Phil Sidney said when we looked at the company’s requirements and sat down and did the sums, the figures showed that natural gas was up to 60 per cent cheaper than LPG.

Roadways Pty Ltd managing director Phil Sidney at the company’s asphalt manufacturing plant at Bridgewater.
Roadways Pty Ltd managing director Phil Sidney at the company’s asphalt manufacturing plant at Bridgewater.

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Brighton does its bit on Clean Up Australia Day

SUNDAY March 7 was national cleanup Australia Day right across the country and iin our municipality it was no different. A small dedicated group cleaned an area from Cassidys Bay on the East Derwent highway towards Otago Bay. This group was predominately friends of local woman Stacey Turner who, along with Brent Lees, owns and operates a landscape and garden maintenance business called Earth Impressions.

Clean Up Australia Day volunteers, from left Mackenzie-Rose Penwright, Stacey Turner, Larissa Murtagh, Ken Turner, Brent Lees, Natalie Turner, Vick and Ryan Liderth take a well-earned break.
Clean Up Australia Day volunteers, from left Mackenzie-Rose Penwright, Stacey Turner, Larissa Murtagh, Ken Turner, Brent Lees, Natalie Turner, Vick and Ryan Liderth take a well-earned break.

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Guides celebrate centenary with challenges

WITH Girl Guides celebrating its centenary year, 2010 is a great time for girls of all ages to become involved! Girl Guides Tasmania offers opportunities for women of all ages, cultures, faiths and abilities to become involved in Guiding.

Support and development officer for Girl Guides Tasmania, Susan Northcott said that being a unit leader, assistant or helper provides opportunities to develop skills, take on new challenges, provide amazing experiences for girls and young women, make new friends and have fun.

Guides is all about fun and friendship.
Guides is all about fun and friendship.

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Secret to art successes revealed

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.

Bridgewater High student Minnie Pullen with her prize-winning art work.
Bridgewater High student Minnie Pullen with her prize-winning art work.

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.

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Another year of MADness at Gagebrook Primary School

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.

Students in Units A,B & D meet Brightside Farm pet pig with owner Emma Haswell.
Students in Units A,B & D meet Brightside Farm pet pig with owner Emma Haswell.

Gagebrook Primary School’s ruMAD? coordinator Steve Robinson said students explored and researched a diverse range of topics over the course of 2009.

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Brighton streetscape plans and report ready for review

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.

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