Political promises must be delivered

By TONY FOSTER Brighton Mayor
SO, another State election is over and done, although almost a year earlier than anticipated, and multiple promises have been made in an attempt to win the community’s favour.

By TONY FOSTER, Mayor of Brighton

ANOTHER State election is over and done, although almost a year earlier than anticipated, and multiple promises have been made in an attempt to win the community’s favour.

At times I just wish local government had access to the money that the political parties throw around at election time. With our intimate knowledge of the local community’s needs, I’d guarantee that councils would be more effective in delivering the much-needed works and support that the public wants.

But the important point is, whatever has been promised by those gaining power, it must be delivered.

I read an interesting article recently that reported that of all the election promises made by the winning parties at election time, only 75 per cent were delivered. Others, particularly major capital works, may have been delivered but were delayed, postponed or stretched over many, many years and were promised multiple times at successive elections.

The Bridgewater Parkland project phase 1, during construction
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Community survey gives FOGO the nod

BRIGHTON Council is implementing a Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) service to all residents who currently have a kerbside collection in the Municipality.

BRIGHTON Council is implementing a Food Organics, Garden Organics (FOGO) service to all residents who currently have a kerbside collection in the Municipality.

The decision to proceed with a service was unanimously made at the April meeting of Council and was based on a positive response from the community.

Those who responded had a strong awareness of FOGO, with 79 per cent having heard of FOGO before completing the survey.

The decision to proceed with a service was unanimously made at the April meeting of Council and was based on a positive response from the community.

For a community that has not yet had direct exposure to a FOGO service, the understanding of FOGO is solid, with 48 per cent describing their level of knowledge as good/very good and 32 per cent describing it as average.

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Be a good sort

REDUCE Reuse Recycle is the usual message when it comes to doing the right thing for the environment. Still, we should never lose sight of ‘avoid’ as the first option for our efforts to reduce waste to landfill.

By PHIL OWEN*

REDUCE Reuse Recycle is the usual message when it comes to doing the right thing for the environment. Still, we should never lose sight of ‘avoid’ as the first option for our efforts to reduce waste to landfill.

Tasmanians are pretty good at recycling, and although this is a great way to keep waste out of landfill and our environment, there are many other things we can all do to be good sorts and decrease our waste.

We must try to find ways to reuse and reduce waste, or best of all, to avoid generating waste altogether.

Here are some simple ideas. Are there one, two or more things you could be doing to rethink waste?

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Lower crime rate good news for all

IT is long overdue to give you an update from Bridgewater Police. I have now been at Bridgewater Police Station as inspector-in-charge since August 2019, and that the time has flown by

By PHILIPPA BURK*

IT is long overdue to give you an update from Bridgewater Police. I have now been at Bridgewater Police Station as inspector-in-charge since August 2019, and that the time has flown by. My current management team is administration/divisional sergeant, Sergeant Jason Klug and my station support officers. Penny Malone and Sophie Saville.

I want to thank and acknowledge the work of my previous administration sergeant, senior sergeant Phil Curtis who was recently promoted to inspector at the Safe Families Co-ordination Unit (SFCU) in Hobart. I wish Phil all the best and thank him for his tireless and hard work for our community. 

From left sergeant Jason Klug, Inspector Philippa Burk, Penny Malone and. Sophie Saville.

Bridgewater Police Station is staffed from 8.40am until 4.30pm but when the office is closed, officers are working out of the 24-hour Bridgewater Police Station. You can contact them on 131 444 for non-urgent matters and 000 for urgent or life-threatening matters.

UTAS wants input into future energy

THE Future Energy research group at the University of Tasmania is conducting a social research study on the renewable hydrogen industry in Tasmania and is organising an online focus group discussion.

THE Future Energy research group at the University of Tasmania is conducting a social research study on the renewable hydrogen industry in Tasmania and is organising an online focus group discussion. 

As residents may be aware, the Tasmanian government is investing $50 million to encourage the development of a renewable hydrogen industry in the state. The State Government has identified some potential sites for renewable hydrogen infrastructure such as the Brighton area, which is suitable for domestic hydrogen applications.

Your chance to take part in an online survey conducted by UTAS on the renewable hydrogen industry in Tasmania

While this is likely to create economic benefits for Tasmanians through local job creation and generate revenue for the state, the consumer perspective is not fully understood, and this is what the study intends to explore. 

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Lions mark anniversary with fundraiser

NEXT month is the 10th birthday of the Lions Club of Brighton Inc. To celebrate and raise much-needed funds for the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation (ALCCRF), Lions will be holding a barbecue at Covehill Shopping Centre on Saturday, June 19, from 10am to 2pm.

By CANDICE HOWARD*

NEXT month marks the 10th birthday of the Lions Club of Brighton Inc. To celebrate this and raise much-needed funds for the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation (ALCCRF), we will be holding a barbecue at Covehill Shopping Centre on Saturday, June 19, from 10am to 2pm.

All funds raised will be used to help achieve ALCCRF’s mission to prevent kids with cancer from dying by raising funds nationally and donating these funds to the best scientific and clinical childhood cancer research conducted across Australia.

Please join us and buy a sausage or two to support this worthy cause. Sausages will be $2.50 each and drinks $2. We want to thank Covehill Shopping Centre Management for their support by hosting us for this worthy fundraiser.

Brighton Lions comes to the aid of childhood cancer research. Come along and donate to a worthy cause
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Shannon was a shoo-in

SHANNON Miller works in Brighton Council’s Reserves team and believes the outdoors are meant to be his occupation.

SHANNON Miller works in Brighton Council’s Reserves team and believes the outdoors are meant to be his occupation.

At 26 years of age and already six years with Council, Shannon still enjoys his work with the team as much as the day started. 

Shannon Miller loves working for Brighton Council particularly his outdoor occupation in the Council’s Reserves team.

While he loves what he does, his journey working with Brighton Council did not happen easily.

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Heroes in our hearts

Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran gave the ANZAC Day address on the role of Woman in War. Cr Curran’s speech is replicated on this online edition of the newspaper.

BRIGHTON Municipality residents honoured our war veterans at a special ceremony at Remembrance Park, Pontville on ANZAC Day. After a year when we couldn’t gather because of the pandemic, the ceremony was particularly moving and demonstrated our strong community spirit with those who participated at the event, at the dawn service or in front of their homes, honouring those who served in the wars and who those who gave their lives.

The ANZAC Day speech was presented by Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran who focused on Women in War, those who contributed and who continue to serve in the armed forces. Cr Curran’s speech followed a special welcome by Brighton Mayor Tony Foster. Cr Curran’s full speech is on the Brighton Community News website: https://brightoncommunitynews.com.au/anzac-womens-strong-and-significant-contribution/4006/

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ANZAC women’s strong and significant contribution

THE contribution of women in war has often been overlooked. Australian women have made and continue to make significant contributions to the defence of Australia.

BRIGHTON’S DEPUTY MAYOR BARBARA CURRAN’S ANZAC PRESENTATION

AT REMEMBRANCE PARK, PONTVILLE, APRIL 25, 2021

THE contribution of women in war has often been overlooked. Australian women have made and continue to make significant contributions to the defence of Australia.

Life was very different for women in the 1900s. There were no televisions, no plastic, no nylon, the pill hadn’t been invented and women did not have equal pay. 

Few women worked and it was expected that those who did would leave the workforce when they married. Most young girls did not leave home until they married and then it was expected they would become housewives, raising children and supporting their husbands.

For those women who worked it was usually in domestic roles, nursing was seen as a working-class woman’s work.

The only military role available to Australian women in WW1 was nursing.

In August 1898 when 26 nurses from the NSW Army nursing service were formed into the Australian Nursing Service, thirteen of these nurses were sent to the Boer War as part of the British Army. Approximately 60 civilian nurses and other medical personal also served in the Boer War, many of them paid their own way. 

These women were the most emancipated, breaking entirely new ground and encouraged especially young women to take up the profession, especially after the nursing services from each colony joined together in 1902 to form the Australian Army Nursing Service.

Women played an important role in war but that contribution was often overlooked.
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MONA’s Master chef class experiences

JORDAN River Learning Federation Senior School (JRLF SS) students are working in collaboration with MONA to provide a weekly master chef learning experience in hospitality.

By CHANTEL BARNES*

JORDAN River Learning Federation Senior School (JRLF SS) students are working in collaboration with MONA to provide a weekly master chef learning experience in hospitality.  

MONA’S Kirsha Kaechele has helped support learners to have real-world learning through exploring local and global connection to the food and hospitality.  This real-world learning experience is about exposing learners to vocational pathways. 

Every Monday Kirsha and a guest chef work alongside learners to look and taste different cuisines.  Inspiring our learners to cook with each other at school and then share this experience with their families at home. 

MONA’S Kirsha Kaechele gives Jai a demonstration on how to slice vegetables.

This master class in hospitality is an important part of educating our learners about the importance of continuing to develop the five elements of health.  This learning experience will help our young people to be inspired and passionate about food and to feed their imaginations to all of the potential possibilities that exist within the hospitality and tourism industry pathways. 

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