Start on medical centre expected to be finished in October

WORK on Brighton’s new medical centre, a jointly funded project by the Federal Government and Brighton Council, has already begun.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said he was delighted that Council had been successful in receiving a primary health care infrastructure  grant to help build the facility.

Mayor Tony Foster on site at Bedford St, Brighton to symbolically begin work on the new medical centre.

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Sculpture stands watch over Brighton’s gates of war


THOUSANDS of young Tasmanian men marched through these gates to war in Europe and the Pacific.  Around 750 of them never returned home.

Five hundred soldiers who bid Tasmania farewell as they passed through these gates, died violently on the battlefields of the Second World War – as near as the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, as far away as the desert sands of north Africa.

The 3.4m high steel memorial is the work of Mangalore sculptor Folko Kooper commemorating the young Tasmanians who went to war.

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Catalyst for growth

THE completed Brighton Bypass will be the catalyst for further growth and development in the Brighton municipality.

This is the prediction from Brighton Mayor Tony Foster, speaking at the official opening of the multi-million dollar highway development.

Cr Foster said undoubtedly, the bypass and associated infrastructure would encourage the further development of the Brighton municipality, providing business and employment opportunities and enhancing the well-being of the community.

Cutting the ribbon from left, Mayor of Southern Midland Cr Tony Bisdee, Minister for Community Services Julie Collins, Federal Member for Lyons Dick Adams, Premier Lara Giddings, Minister for Infrastructure David O’Byrne, Mayor of Brighton Tony Foster and Tasmanian member for Lyons Michael Polley.

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Emma cooks up a winning competition recipe


YOU don’t need years of experience in the kitchen to be a prize-winning cook!

Twelve-year-old Emma Roberts of Brighton is one of three winners in the recent Uncle Chris stir-fry recipe competition.

Emma Roberts one of three competition winners in the recent Uncle Chris stir-fry recipe competition.

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Olympian Tristan gives tips and support for our young runners

TASMANIAN Olympic athlete Tristan Thomas is encouraging young people in the Brighton municipality to participate in athletics and other healthy sporting and recreational activities.

The London Olympian spent this morning with the East Derwent Little Athletics Club at Weily Park, Bridgewater, providing coaching tips and support for the next generation of young athletes.

Olympic hurdler, Tasmania’s Tristan Thomas with some of his newest fans, members of the East Derwent Little Athletics Club.

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Regional councils call for balance

BRIGHTON Council has joined a group of regional Tasmanian Councils to demand greater consideration from State and Federal Governments and more balanced outcomes from resource security decisions.

The Central Highlands, Derwent Valley, Tasman, Circular Head, Dorset, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Brighton, Southern Midlands and Huon Valley Councils, West Coast and Northern Midlands will campaign for their communities to be given greater consideration and for Councils and communities to be involved in decisions that impact directly on them and the economies of their regions. Other Councils have been consulted and are expected to join the campaign. Continue reading “Regional councils call for balance”

Brighton welcomes funding for primary health care centre

BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the announcement of funding for the development of a new primary health care centre in Brighton.

Brighton Mayor Tony Foster said the announcement followed extensive representations by the Council, as well as strong support from Federal Lyons MP Dick Adams. Continue reading “Brighton welcomes funding for primary health care centre”

Signings boost for healthcare

RESIDENTS of Brighton and Bridgewater will have better access to GPs and allied health professionals with the signing of agreements to establish and upgrade medical clinics in the region.

Both Dick Adams, the Federal Member for Lyons and the Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek welcomed the recent signing of a $935,000 funding agreement with the Brighton Council for Brighton and a $440,000 funding agreement with the Independent Practitioner Network Pty Ltd as a boost to health care in Bridgewater. Continue reading “Signings boost for healthcare”

Steve sees green gold in recycling seaweed waste


A COMPANY in Cambridge is producing innovative pharmaceutical and skin-care products from seaweed.  And 25km away, on the Brighton Industrial Estate, there’s a bloke who’s building a successful business out of recycling the waste from the seaweed extraction process.

Steven Gavalas doesn’t want anything to go to waste – especially not the seaweed that’s been through the wringer at Marinova, the bio-tech company developing world-standard medical and nutritional applications.

Steve Gavalas on site at Horticulatural and Landscape Supplies which occupies four hectares of the Brighton Industrial Estate.

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