So, where does it FOGO from here?

WELCOME to Brighton Council’s FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) service. At the end of last month, Council started delivering FOGO wheelie bins (240L bin with a lime green lid) and kitchen caddies to households in the Municipality.

WELCOME to Brighton Council’s FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) service. At the end of last month, Council started delivering FOGO wheelie bins (240L bin with a lime green lid) and kitchen caddies to households in the Municipality. 

The kitchen caddy has information on how to look after both the caddy and FOGO wheelie bin. A magnet for your fridge shows you what can go in FOGO. Pop it on your fridge to help you remember and learn how to use FOGO.

It might take a while to get used to putting food scraps in the kitchen caddy. Find a system that works best. Perhaps discuss FOGO as a household regarding such things as where the kitchen caddy will be kept – near your normal rubbish bin, on your bench near where you prepare food, or under the kitchen sink? When you need to, empty the caddy into your FOGO wheelie bin – more often if there are scraps that might begin to smell, such as meat, fish or dairy products, which you wouldn’t perhaps typically have put in a home compost. That is one of the advantages of a FOGO service.

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Amber ace of gymnastics title

LOCAL gymnast Amber Piggin, a member of the Hobart Gymnastics Academy (HGA), is a very proud Tasmanian Overall Junior 2021 Champion following the recent championships event at the Kingborough Sports Centre.

LOCAL gymnast Amber Piggin, a member of the Hobart Gymnastics Academy (HGA), is a very proud Tasmanian Overall Junior 2021 Champion following the recent championships event at the Kingborough Sports Centre. 

Amber, who attends Brighton Primary School, competed in Level 4 and won the top title. 

The Junior State Championships signals the end of the junior competition season.

The Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Level 5 and 6 gymnasts had a fantastic competition with some routines executed with poise and style.

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Pharmacy in key jab role

PRICELINE Pharmacy Bridgewater has become a point of access to the Brighton community as a part of the national vaccine rollout.

PRICELINE Pharmacy Bridgewater has become a point of access to the Brighton community as a part of the national vaccine rollout.

Since starting the rollout, pharmacist manager Ayden said many community members had visited the pharmacy for their COVID-19 vaccination. 

Community pharmacies involvement in the national program has helped the government accelerate the rate of vaccination and bring us closer to the desired national vaccination rate. 
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Leigh Gray elected Brighton Mayor

LONG-Serving Brighton councillor Leigh Gray has been elected Brighton Municipality’s new Mayor, replacing formerMayor Tony Foster who retired at the end of June this year.

BRIGHTON councillor Leigh Gray has been elected Brighton Municipality’s new Mayor, replacing formerMayor Tony Foster who retired at the end of June this year.

Cr Gray was elected with 55.47 percent of the final vote.

Community leader Aaron De La Torre has been elected Brighton councillor, receiving 60.85 percent of the vote afterthe distribution of preferences.

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Parkland Phase 2 is spot-on

THE second phase of Brighton Council’s Bridgewater Parkland project is open for use. Brighton Council endorsed the Bridgewater Parkland Master Plan 2016-2026 following extensive stakeholder and community consultation with the first phase opening to the community two years ago.

THE second phase of Brighton Council’s Bridgewater Parkland project is open for use. 

Brighton Council endorsed the Bridgewater Parkland Master Plan 2016-2026 following extensive stakeholder and community consultation with the first phase opening to the community two years ago.

The second phase of this important project is already a very popular park with significant daily use by families in the community.

Parkland Stage 2 is located on the Bridgewater foreshore in the Green Point Reserve area with impressive views over the River Derwent and back to Mount Wellington. 

Parkland Stage 2 is located on the Bridgewater foreshore in the Green Point Reserve area with impressive views over the River Derwent and back to Mount Wellington. 

Brighton Council’s General Manager James Dryburgh said residents would have noticed some elements to the parkland area were still to be completed over coming months.

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Check in to help contact tracers check out

THE Tasmanian Government now requires use of the free Check in TAS smartphone app to collect contact tracing information about everyone who spends time at a relevant location.

THE Tasmanian Government now requires use of the free Check in TAS smartphone app to collect contact tracing information about everyone who spends time at a relevant location.

All people aged 16 years and over who enter a relevant location (including staff) are required to provide their contact information through the Check in TAS app, wherever possible.

The purpose of Check in TAS is to support contact tracing if a case or an outbreak of COVID-19 in Tasmania.

In the event of a case of COVID-19 in the community, we need to act quickly to contain the spread of disease. Check in TAS ensures that contact tracing information is collected in a format that is readily accessible for Public Health to use. If there are delays in getting contact tracing information, if information is incomplete or provided in a way that is difficult for Public Health to use, it costs time.

The purpose of Check in TAS is to support contact tracing if a case or an outbreak of COVID-19 in Tasmania
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Covid relief fund seeds agritourism enterprise

An AGRITOURISM business development program designed to help Tasmanian farmers, food producers and existing agritourism businesses explore and embrace new agritourism opportunities to diversify, value-add and connect with visitors, has been launched in the state.

An AGRITOURISM business development program designed to help Tasmanian farmers, food producers and existing agritourism businesses explore and embrace new agritourism opportunities to diversify, value-add and connect with visitors, has been launched in the state.

The program made possible through grant funding by the Federal Government under the Recovery for Regional Tourism program is an initiative of the $1 billion COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund. The Tasmanian Government is delivering it in partnership with Tasmania’s four regional tourism organisations, including Destination Southern Tasmania (DST).

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$2000 tagged trout is angler’s cash of the day

CONGRATULATIONS to Brighton’s Michael Deppeler who started the opening weekend of the trout season with a bang by catching the first of 50 tagged brown trout worth $2000 each.

CONGRATULATIONS to Brighton’s Michael Deppeler who started the opening weekend of the trout season with a bang by catching the first of 50 tagged brown trout worth $2000 each.

Michael was fishing in the River Derwent, near Boyer, with his children Lucy and Liam, when they caught the tagged fish. He plans to spend the prize on more fishing gear.

Brighton’s Michael Deppeler proudly shows his successful catch, his children Lucy and Liam, and Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett.

The Tasmanian tagged trout program is an initiative by the Tasmanian Government to stimulate the recreational trout fishery and boost tourism into regional communities.

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Off-track design grates

BRIGHTON Council has expressed its disappointment at the decision to remove the rail link across the Derwent River with the construction of the replacement Bridgewater Bridge.

BRIGHTON Council has expressed its disappointment at the decision to remove the rail link across the Derwent River with the construction of the replacement Bridgewater Bridge.

Acting Mayor Barbara Curran said the decision, made public at a recent Parliamentary Public Works Committee hearing, would effectively sound the death knell for any northern suburbs light rail project, but more importantly, would reduce public transport options for the rapidly growing Brighton Municipality.

Brighton Council has long called for the rail corridor across the bridge to be maintained, either for light rail, dedicated bus services or other transport options.

One of the new Bridgewater Bridge designs released by the Tasmanian Government last year.
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The charge that doesn’t cost a cent

A REMINDER for Brighton Municipality is the availability of a 22kW electric charger for free public use in the carpark at Council offices.

A REMINDER for Brighton Municipality is the availability of a 22kW electric charger for free public use in the carpark at Council offices.

Council installed the charger last year under the Tasmanian Government ChargeSmart Electric Vehicle Charging grant program. 

One of more than 14 measures Brighton Council has implemented from its Brighton Climate Change and Resilience Strategy 2019 to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The next step for Council will be to investigate electric vehicles suitable for its fleet to reduce the organisation’s carbon footprint further. Transport continues to be one of the most significant sources of Brighton Municipality’s community emissions.

Brighton Council installed the charger last year under the Tasmanian Government ChargeSmart Electric Vehicle Charging grant program. 
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