Streetscape project launched for the community

THE BRIGHTON community recently celebrated the launch of the first phase of the municipality’s main street project.

The project was funded through the Rudd Labor Government’s Regional and Local Community Infrastructure Program (RLCIP and the Brighton Council, and has created 12 jobs during the construction phase of the project.Members of the community joined with the Federal member for Lyons Dick Adams MHR and Brighton Mayor Tony Foster to officially launch the initial phase of the project.

“This is a very busy road, as anyone who has ever driven through here would know well, so it’s important that we make the area as friendly to both road users and pedestrians as possible,” Mr Adams said.

“Brighton is one of the fastest growing areas in Tasmania, so it’s vital that any infrastructure is capable of lasting well into the future and supporting the area and its residents in the years to come.

“The project will be a great improvement to the area, with new curb and channel work, street lighting and underground power.”

Mr Adams congratulated the Brighton Council on the consultative work it had undertaken with the community to ensure the design best suited community needs.

A special thank you to Brighton Bakery for providing morning tea for the function.