BRIDGEWATER High’s school farm coordinator Jackie Brown was delighted with the turnout to this year’s Fete at the Farm. Continue reading “Fete at the farm does its bit for drought relief”
THE first sod has been turned on Tasmania’s largest-ever transport infrastructure projects – the $243-million Brighton bypass and transport hub.
Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett and the Parliamentary Secretary for Government Service Delivery, Senator Mark Arbib, recently inspected the site and turned the first sod on the project – six months ahead of schedule.
Premier David Bartlett, said that the projects were vital components of joint State – Federal Government plans to upgrade the northern approaches to Hobart. Continue reading “Work begins on $243m Brighton bypass”
A GROUP of Bridgewater High grade 9 and 10 students recently spent three days being trained to operate the sail training vessel Windeward Bound.
Teacher Philip Oddie said the students had to learn a lot of new terminology very quickly and to be able to understand the instructions shouted by the first mate.
“They were exemplary in paying attention and cooperating,” he said.
“On the first day they were trained in how to handle the square sails and yard arms to which they were attached.
“Students formed one crew on the starboard side and one on the port side.
“By the second day they were not only operating correctly but the two sides were working successfully in unison in the way they manoeuvred the yards.”
Continue reading “Experience of a lifetime”
THE Uniting Church Op Shop, serving Bridgewater and Gagebrook, has been extended as a result of a partnership between the church, community and the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF).
The Op Shop in Gagebrook has been serving the local community for more than 10 years and provides an outlet for affordable clothes, furniture and homewares. The extension was required to provide a new and improved display area and restore the shop’s storage and processing facilities. The new shop was opened by the Brighton Mayor Tony Foster on 23 January this year.
Continue reading “Fund supports Op Shop extension”
By ANDY BENNETT*
FIRST the good news.
On March 5, the Commonwealth Government approved funding of up to $4.35 million to build the Bridgewater Regional Trade Training Centre on Bridgewater High School land. This is a wonderful development that will complement our plans to build a new Grade 9 to Adult Learning Centre on the site.
The centre will add great value to the education and training opportunities we provide to our community through the Bridgewater Brighton Learning Federation by improving student access to trade training facilities for secondary students undertaking trade-related pathways as well as assisting people in the community to re-enter education and training and on to work.
Continue reading “Trade training centre gets federal funding”
A TASMANIAN-developed local government management software program has been sold to the Suva City Council in Fiji, opening up a potential export market for the local technology.
The PropertyWise software application, to manage local government operations such as property rating, animal control, development applications and property management, was developed by Brighton Council and is marketed by its wholly-owned company MicroWise Australia Pty Ltd.
The software is already used by 14 local government authorities in Australia, with 10 in Tasmania, three in Western Australia and one in New South Wales. The installation at Suva City Council represents the first international purchase and Brighton Mayor Tony Foster says it could be the forerunner of increased national and international sales.
BRIDGEWATER High’s grade 10 students celebrated the completion of four years of high school at their leavers’ dinner at the Hilltop Granton at the end of last year.
THE Federal Government’s recent approval of $10.5 million to start work on the $164-million Brighton Bypass this April has been a welcome announcement for the community. However, the Brighton Council had already begun the process of planning to revitalise the town centre long before the official announcement was made.
Brighton Council has 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.
THE ever-popular Brighton Market, which runs on the first Sunday of every month, is combining other popular events such as Speed Art and Miniature Pony judging in coming months.
The market, which runs from 9am-2pm at the Pontville Hall has been established in the area since June last year and it is literally going from strength to strength growing in size from about 40 stalls when it first opened to approx 80 stalls now
THREE joint ventures have tendered for the $243-million Brighton Bypass and Transport Hub when tenders closed recently.
Minister for Infrastructure, Graeme Sturges, said the projects were vital components of joint Tasmanian-Australian Government plans to upgrade the northern approaches to Hobart.