THIS year Discovery Early Learning Centre in Bridgewater celebrated its first annual Easter hat parade in conjunction with RACT. All of the children spent weeks planning and decorating their hats and bonnets with great care. The centre was fortunate that the weather stayed clear as children as young as six months paraded around the playground [...]
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COMMUNITY amenities at Old Beach will be enhanced following Brighton Council’s purchase of a large property in Jetty Road adjacent to the Lennox Park Oval. The property, previously owned by the Catholic Church and used as a hostel, comprises a 4165 square metre block with four buildings – a large house / office building, two [...]
By LES STRONG THE scout year is in full swing again at Old Beach and with the renewed support and encouragement of the Brighton Council, it seems things can only get better. The only downside is John McDonald’s relinquishment of his role as scout leader due to family reasons. John has been the backbone of [...]
THE establishment of the Brighton Transport Hub took another step forward with Australia’s largest mover of freight, Toll Group, lodging a development application for the construction of its multi-million dollar custom-designed warehouse and facilities at the new site. The warehouse development will see Toll established as the anchor tenant at TasRail’s new intermodal freight terminal [...]
EARLIER this year tagari lia Child and Family Centre turned into a Croatian experience as families participated in ‘Fabulous Cultures’, a cooking session that introduces families to different cultural culinary experiences. Croatian displays were put up around the kitchen including traditional dress, books, flags, and there were videos showing Croatian scenery playing in the background.
By NATALIE HOWELL* LAST month, we celebrated the successful graduation of students in the Cert 1 Horticulture Course. The course is the result of a partnership between St Vincent de Paul Society – Growth Centre, The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens and Able Australia.
GUNN Oval, the third oval to be developed at the Pontville Recreation Grounds, has been possible through a partnership with Cricket Tasmania, Sport and Recreation Tasmania, AFL Tasmania and Brighton Council. Gunn Oval has the added advantage of a turf wicket, which allows for pre-season cricket training.
BRIGHTON has joined with 11 other Tasmanian Councils to stand up for regional communities over government decisions on forestry and other resource development issues. The 12 Regional Councils say the State and Federal Governments have let down the community and abrogated their responsibilities in handing over decision-making on Tasmania’s forests to vested interests.
BRIGHTON Council has held a meeting with local business owners as part of its consultation and planning for the development of the township following the completion of the Brighton Bypass. Mayor Tony Foster, Councillors and senior Council officers met the business leaders at the Brighton Hotel in December and discussed initiatives to attract people to [...]
BRIGHTON Council’s annual Volunteers and Australia Day Awards Civic Reception at the Brighton Civic Centre heard about one woman’s efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer while fighting her own battle with the disease. Woolworths Australia Day Ambassador Deborah De Williams told the gathering not only of her efforts in raising awareness of breast cancer [...]