80 new jobs in bridge upgrade

THE $14-million upgrade of the historic Bridgewater Bridge is one step closer with the recent signing of contracts.

McConnell Dowell Constructors (Australia) was awarded the contract to undertake construction.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Anthony Albanese said the works would begin next month supporting up to 80 jobs during construction.

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Residents urged to vote in their local elections

THE 2009 local government elections will be held next month and Brighton residents are encouraged to vote.

The statewide roll for local government elections closes on September 17 and you can check your status by phoning 13 23 26 or going online at www.aec.gov.au

If you are currently on the State electoral roll you are automatically on the local government roll for the Council in which your enrolled address is located.

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Only the best for students

PREMIER and Minister for Education and Skills, David Bartlett, has opened a new $850,000 materials, design and technology facility at Bridgewater High.

Mr Bartlett said the redevelopment included a purpose-built workshop, a new computer design studio and improvements to a related classroom and teacher resource areas. Continue reading “Only the best for students”

Planning underway for shopping centres and education precinct

IF you have noticed a group of people walking around Bridgewater in late June, clipboards and cameras in hand then be assured that they were working on progress .

This is the type of progress that will see positive change come to Bridgewater’s two commercial areas – Green Point and Cove Hill Shopping Centres and, the areas surrounding them.
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School engages the learning community

By CAMERON BROWN
Principal of St Paul’s Catholic School

ST PAUL’S Catholic School has started delivering an exciting and innovative birth to four years program for its school community. This program is called Engaging the Learning Community (ETLC) The goal of the program is to create a community rich in learning and teaching so that it can provide opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with the three central protagonists in a child’s learning – the child, the family and the school.
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Work set to start on primary schools upgrade

By ANDY BENNETT
Manager of the Bridgewater/Brighton Learning Federation

EARLIER this month Deputy Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced that schools in the Bridgewater area will receive a total of $6.5 million under the second round of the Federal Government’s Building the education revolution primary schools for the 21st century program.
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