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 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.
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”
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”
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.