Brighton Community News October/November 2022

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New Development Point.B Set to Create Jobs A new development application has been lodged for a mixed-use industrial project on Cove Hill Road by the Young Group. The site has been designed to change how industrial areas are perceived. The Young Group say they are aiming to bring manufacturing back to Tasmania with a strong focus on local makers, advanced manufacturing, along with areas for science and technology. “We want to create an atmosphere which focuses on making and creating something here in Tasmania and give those makers the opportunity to sell direct from their door,” a representative shared. The Point.B project is proposed to be delivered in stages, with stage one focusing on light industrial and creating the basis for the activity on

site. Artisan makers and manufacturers who embrace innovation and creativity are currently being sought to discuss opportunities with the Young Group. Job creation across the site is aggressively aiming to create more than 600+ jobs once fully operational. The Young Group are working closely with local groups including Southcentral Workforce Network - Jobs Hub, to connect with locals for a variety of opportunities. The Young Group have confirmed their intention is to create a destination for locals; not only to work, but to be welcome on site to explore and enjoy. Later stages of the project state they will be including provision to accommodate a distillery, brewery, places to exercise, eat and socialise. There is a strong focus on

ensuring the project provides a positive place for locals on many levels through employment, training, social, sporting, and recreational activities. Construction activity is a significant driver in our economy, with expected economic benefits from this project both during construction and post completion in the order of $172m to the surrounding areas. This is a large scale project for Tasmania and there are few examples nationally which include this mix of use and vision within the industrial sector. The project is attracting great support from a variety of sectors both public and private due to its community focus. The project is no small undertaking with construction costs estimated to be in the order of $60m.

Mentor drivers get learners moving Local learner driver mentor program Top Gear has had another successful year, with 15 learners getting their provisional licences. Mentors are crucial to the program, with a call out being made for more volunteers.

Top Gear provides opportunities for people who can’t access a supervisor driver to obtain the compulsory 80 on road hours needed to gain a licence. With close to 30 learners on the waiting list, you can help them get on the road by being a super-

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visor driver. You can volunteer for as little as two hours a week, or more if you have time. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Darlene at the Bridgewater Community House on 6263 4303.

JRLF Farm Opens | FOGO Award Win | Local Government Elections Now On

Authorised by Leigh Gray, 295 Elderslie Rd, Brighton Tas 7030


Brighton Community News / October/November 2022

Published by the Brighton Council. It is distributed to households and businesses throughout the municipality. Circulation: In excess of 9,000. Managing Editor: Angela Turvey

Reduce waste at the recycling booth

LEIGH GRAY (Mayor) Brighton 7030 Tel: 6268 0704 / 0488 390 115

Editorial and Advertising: Steph Williams Email:

BARBARA CURRAN (Deputy Mayor) Brighton 7030 Tel: 0417 612 868

Published by: Brighton Council 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach TAS 7017 2022 edition deadlines: Dec/Jan edition Stories and contributions: Friday 4 Nov Advertising material: Friday 11 Nov


Brighton Council Meetings Meetings for 2022 held at Council Offices, 1 Tivoli Rd, Old Beach Ordinary Council 18 Oct and 15 Nov 2022 Planning Authority 11 Oct and 8 Nov 2022 Finance Committee 11 Oct and 8 Nov 2022 Agendas can be viewed online four days prior to the meetings at:

AARON DE LA TORRE Brighton 7030 Tel: 0427 813 821

Not sure what to do with small batteries, old mobile phones or light globes lying around at home? You can recycle them at the recycling booth in the foyer at the Brighton Council Offices. The waste booth is part of Council’s strategy to reduce waste to landfill and increase awareness of the benefits of reusing and recycling everyday objects. Did you know that recycling 1 million mobile phones could recover 10,000kg of copper, 300kg of silver and 30kg of gold? The list of items you can bring in to be recycled in the waste booth include: • • •

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6268 7000 6268 7035 6268 7054

Environmental & Development Services 6268 7078 General Enquiries 6268 7016 Building Services 6268 7029 Health Services 6268 7041 Planning Services 6268 7000 Animal Control Physical Services Council Depot Manager Asset Services

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All correspondence should be addressed to the General Manager, Brighton Council, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach 7017.

X-rays, which contain precious silver Toner cartridges Light bulbs – LED round globes as well as fluoro globes,

Nominate for Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards Do you know a community member deserving of accolades? You can nominate them for the Australia Day Citizen of the Year Awards, in the category of Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen, Community Event or Volunteer of the Year.

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though please be careful not break them and release the gases Batteries – flat batteries can be used to make more batteries DVDs/CDs and tapes Small e-waste, which contain valuable metals Decorations – for example Christmas lights will be reused into local art projects Fabrics, such as clean towels and linen Plastic bottle tops Stationery soft plastics, such as plastic bags and lolly wrappers, which DO NOT to go in your recycle bin.

The items are recycled through various national recyclers such as MobileMuster and Planet Ark, as well as local waste recycling companies. Drop them off at the Brighton Council Offices at 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach. Nominees must be Australian citizens and live in the Brighton municipality. You have until 13 January 2023 to nominate, with the awards being presented by Brighton Council in January 2023.

WAYNE GARLICK Honeywood 7017 Tel: 0434 369 566

PETER GEARD Brighton 7030 Tel: 6268 1143 / 0418 515 649

MOYA JEFFRIES Brighton 7030 Tel: 6268 1530 / 0419 394 139

TENNILLE MURTAGH Bridgewater 7030 Tel: 0484 254 823

PHILIP OWEN Old Beach 7017 Tel: 6249 8575 / 0419 333 252

JESSICA WHELAN Brighton 7030 Tel: 0415 732 805

You can find the nomination form on the Brighton Council website under the My Community tab, or you can email admin@brighton.

2022 Immunisation Clinics Brighton Council provides FREE monthly immunisation clinics at the Brighton Civic Centre, 25 Green Point Road, Bridgewater from 2–3pm on these dates: Tuesday 4 October Tuesday 1 November Tuesday 6 December

For inquiries please call Brighton Council’s Environmental Health Officer (03) 6268 7029


Brighton Community News / October/November 2022

A new strategy to manage Tassie’s coastline The Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (STCA) recently released the Regional Strategy – Adapting to a Changing Coastline in Tasmania (the Strategy), relevant to all Councils sharing Tasmania’s coastline to help manage our ever-changing coastline. The Strategy covers coastal values, public safety through to private property, the role of Council and how to manage the coast. Southern Midlands Mayor and STCA Chairperson Alex Green called the strategy an important starting place. “The STCA recognises the challenges to local government in responding to climate change risks, and the need for clear guidance and coordination on a consistent approach to support their management,” Green stated. “Increasingly communities expect local governments to take a climate lead in providing solutions and taking action. They’re also seeking to transfer risk or share risk associated with climate impacts/acceler-

ated natural hazards, as can be seen by recent bushfires, floods and coastal erosion events across Australia.” Councils can apply the Strategy’s principles but aren’t bound to specifics, so each Council can develop a local response based on their individual circumstance and resources. City of Hobart Deputy Lord Mayor Helen Burnet, who also chairs the STCA’s climate program the Regional Climate Change Initiative, said, “These coastal impacts and the public’s expectations present significant challenges to local government, including potential increase in exposure to litigation if they are not appropriately managed.” “While the Strategy doesn’t provide councils with the solutions or responses to coastal hazards and impacts, it provides an important starting place for our coastal councils to take action.”

JRLF school farm opens Students at the Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School now have more opportunities thanks to a school farm. Brighton Mayor Leigh Gray and Brighton Council General Manager James Dryburgh were there as Minister of Education Roger Jaensch officially opened the facility in late August. The Tasmanian Government allocated $4.3 million to invest in more opportunities for local school students who want to develop their skills in butchery and agriculture. The JRLF School Farm students can now get hands-on

experience in a demonstration kitchen, butchery area, science lab and learning space, with room to learn about stock fencing and irrigation systems. The government has also invested in new machinery and the site has had a full upgrade. It follows the successful model of the Sheffield High School Farm and is in keeping with the Tasmanian Agricultural Education Framework. This new high-tech facility enables students to hone skills in butchery and agriculture, making it easier for them to enter these well-established industries.

Local government elections on now Voting in Tasmanian local government elections is now compulsory, so remember to vote and make your voice count. The elections are being held by

postal ballot in October, with polling opening on Monday 3 October. Postal ballot packs will be delivered to electors from 3-7 October.

You have until Tuesday 25 October to vote, so mark it in your diary! If you need further information about voting head to

NEW BRIDGEWATER BRIDGE PROJECT CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS IN GRANTON AND BRIDGEWATER Major construction on Tasmania’s largest ever transport infrastructure project will start soon. The existing bridge will stay open, but there will be some traffic changes on either side of the river and in the general area. To keep the community and our workers safe, there will be traffic barriers on the Brooker Highway and Main Road, Granton and on the Midland Highway, Bridgewater as well as reduced speed limits. Please drive to the speed limits, obey traffic controller directions and plan your trip to allow for potential traffic delays. You can find maps showing the changes and subscribe to updates on the project website:


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Brighton’s booming of scale, making infrastructure, services and developments viable that weren’t viable only a few years back. We’ve passed the tipping point.

Historically, Brighton has been something of a quiet achiever – a happy mix of rural villages and outer suburbs with a close knit, caring community, steadily developing businesses and facilities. Brighton generally hasn’t been on the radar for people outside our region – we’ve been the smaller sibling to the big four Councils along the Derwent: Hobart, Clarence, Glenorchy and Kingborough. But no longer! Brighton is bursting onto the scene. We are a critical part of Greater Hobart at the same time as being a hub for our region to the north and west. Brighton is now experiencing economies

So here’s an insider tip: If you’re scouting for a place to establish your business, work or live, look to Brighton. And look now, before everyone else does. For the past three years, Brighton has been bulking up by 500 new residents a year. Our population will pass 20,000 next July. Within the next four years we will have more residents than the regional city of Burnie. And it’s not just more people. There’s a surge in infrastructure, facilities and investment. A new regional Brighton High School is coming. We have development applications for a new general practice and a new supermarket. We’re seeing approvals for industrial developments every month. In the future, we can expect to see a ferry terminal at Bridgewater, and later Old Beach, for the thousands of people who commute into Hobart and Glenorchy from the South Central region. The number of jobs here has doubled in the past 10 years. And that trend continues up.

Recent years have also seen record Council investment including $3 million on the Bridgewater Parkland and $6 million on the Brighton Regional Sports Pavilion. This year we commence $3.3 million on soccer and park upgrades in Brighton and $1.7 million on a new park in Gagebrook, where we are partnering with Centacare Evolve Housing, Federal and State governments, and MONA. Herdsmans Cove will get a new park and Bridgewater a pump track. This quantum of Council investment in recent years eclipses that of a few years ago. Brighton is on the cusp of having everything necessary, inside its own boundaries, to entirely support its burgeoning community, without the need to travel elsewhere: jobs; stellar education facilities; and first-rate sporting, commercial, health and recreation services. Never before has it been this easy to live, work and play all within the Brighton region. We are in a virtuous circle. A bigger population with rich investment equals greater funds for more and better local services and facilities, and yet more infrastructure. Making Brighton an ever more attractive and liveable local envi-

Gagebrook Primary champions sustainability Gagebrook’s younger cohort are continuing to expand their sustainability knowledge and practices following a visit from Brighton Council’s Mayor Leigh Gray, General Manager James Dryburgh and Waste Education Officer Gwen Harper. Environmental responsibility has been a hot topic at Gagebrook Primary, with the school introducing student-led roles

to maintain a healthy, wastefree school space. Library Services Manager and Canteen Supervisor Heather Reeves praised the students’ motivation at getting involved. “We have a group of young sustainability champions who check the bins, including the FOGO, to make sure students are recycling properly. As we make a lot of canteen food onsite and grow some of the

food onsite, it makes a real difference reducing waste to landfill,” said Heather. The guest speakers read to classes as part of library recycling week, combining the joy of reading with stories of environmental stewardship. “It was a delight to be invited to share a story with the class on sustainability. There were so many good points raised by the kids from reading stories on looking after the planet and the local environment in which we live,” said Mayor Gray. “The storytelling sessions are an excellent example of how we all have a role to play in environmental stewardship, and that environmental leadership comes from all aspects of our community,” he added. Brighton Council assists local schools by providing a free FOGO collection service and bins as part of a commitment to waste reduction and waste education. For more information on the Brighton Council sustainability program and waste services available, see:

ronment, with a vigorous and generous community pride. Of course, growth of this magnitude must be well managed. And that’s what Brighton Council is doing. We are steering this growth so it is positive, fair and equitable, with benefits for all. That’s how we’ve always behaved here. We’re a community. Everyone on the bus. No one left behind. This commitment to planning is reflected in the recent Infrastructure Planning Report undertaken by KPMG on behalf of the four Councils in our sub-region. The study identified the large state and GBE infrastructure needed over the next 10 years, including a much-needed State take-over and upgrade of the freight route between the Brighton Hub, Cambridge and the Hobart Airport. This has become a State significant freight route and core to Tasmania’s economic network, fundamental to efficient industrial growth and export opportunity. A State Government take-over and upgrade would remove heavy vehicles from the city and could form an important part of the Hobart City Deal.

positive, Brighton Council has commissioned a community infrastructure audit and plan. That will help us understand what services and facilities our community will needs as we continue to grow, from GP clinics to childcare and age care facilities, recreational facilities, meeting spaces and business incubators. A draft of this will be released for public comment soon. A further sign that we are planning ahead and listening to our community. As Brighton grows, the Council is also stepping up into a leadership role in our sub-region and across Greater Hobart, in a spirit of collaboration and partnerships with other Councils. Brighton is a big picture, forward looking, proactive Council. A Council with a clear plan in our 2050 Vision. A Council that actively – and passionately – embraces its role as place maker, community builder, and investment attractor. We’re not sitting back. We’re leaning in.

Brighton Mayor Leigh Gray

To help ensure all this growth is

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and create positive actions to improve community outcomes. The kutalayna Collective has many exciting things happening in our community at the moment: •

ChangeFest is a national celebration of place-based change held in the Brighton municipality on 1 - 3 March, 2023 Save the date for our Children’s Week Celebration this month on 24 October in Bridgewater The kutalayna Collective has been nominated as a semi-finalist for the Tasprint Community Group of the Year Awards.


Brighton Community News / October/November 2022

Best bookmark design

Hard and Green Waste Collection Week beginning Monday 24 October Brighton Council offers a FREE Green and Hard Waste collection service to help residents dispose of unwanted items and green waste. Waste must be placed on the nature strip the night before the collection date and must be able to be listed safely by two men. All hard waste items must not exceed two metres in length.

The humble bookmark received a makeover recently, as part of CBCA Book Week, with Libraries Tasmania running a competition for the best designs. Open to all school age children and young people in five age categories, Bridgewater Library received close to 50 entries. Each shortlisted entry from Bridgewater received an art

prize to support their artistic ability. Each library shortlisted one entry from each of the categories to be judged state-wide. The winner in each category will have their design professionally printed and made available at all our libraries, so keep an eye out for when they are released.

• All items such as tree branches and cuttings must be tied in 20kg or less bundles and a maximum of 1.5m in length and 20cm in diameter. • Loose materials must be bagged. • Items such as rubble, soil, rocks and concrete will not be collected. • Vehicle tyres, fridges, freezers and mattresses are no longer accepted as part of these collections. All these items can be taken to the Waste Transfer Station for a fee. HARD WASTE AND GREEN WASTE ARE TO BE KEPT SEPARATE Please do not endanger Council Staff by leaving out broken glass, asbestos and chemicals. This service is only available to residents who currently receive kerbside collection. For more information, please contact the Brighton Council on (03) 6268 7000 or


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SWN celebrates second anniversary By Anthony McConnon, Workforce Development Coordinator, Southcentral Workforce Network (SWN) September marked the second anniversary of the Southcentral Workforce Network (SWN). The project was the result of a successful grant application from the Southern Central Subregion (SCS) to the Tasmanian Community Fund to establish a workforce development project to service the Southern Midlands, Central Highlands, Derwent Valley and Brighton municipalities. Our first six months focused on connecting with industry and job seekers in the four municipalities, understanding the barriers each faced and streamlining the recruitment process. The project also focused on providing training options to upskill employed and unemployed people. Early in the second year the

project received funding from the State Government to establish a Regional Jobs Hub in Pontville, under the banner of Jobs Tasmania. This has allowed the project to recruit a Hub Manager, two Career Advisors and a Trainee Administration Assistant. We can now meet with a greater number of businesses and jobseekers from the office. Support is on an individual basis, as no business or job seeker has the same requirements. The Pontville office gives the project the flexibility to offer a great number of training solutions to the region, which can now be delivered from its two training rooms. Outreach services are available in Oatlands, Bothwell and New Norfolk. Project staff meet with jobseekers and businesses in their own region and help those who don’t have access to transport. The project is now also supported by the

Area Connect service which can assist those unable to access transport to attend employment or training. Up until now, 668 community members have registered and 232 of them have gained employment, with the majority of these roles being permanent full-time or part-time. 27 of these roles have resulted in apprenticeships or traineeships. 576 candidate CVs have been distributed to businesses in the subregion who have had registered vacancies with the program. 46 training programs have been delivered, resulting in the upskilling of 515 participants. The project has also taken part in 774 business meetings since it was established.

Foggen awesome winners announced The winners of the Bridgewater Jerry Photo Competition were announced recently after entries closed in August. Congratulations to Aileen Gilmour who came in 1st place, followed by Renate Krakowiak Fletcher in 2nd and Anita Button in 3rd. An exhibition of images from the competition is currently on display at the Bridgewater

Library. Along with the photo display, there are also stories of the Bridgewater Jerry from The Smith Family Learning Club, with children from Bridgewater and Gagebrook contributing. The photo exhibition was made possible by the Cafe Connections, Bridgewater Library and The Smith Family participants.

This progress could not have happened without the support provided by the four subregion councils. Each has been pivotal in providing the assistance to allow the project to operate and should be commended.

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Brighton GP practice planning for the future Like many areas around Tasmania, members of the Brighton community experience difficulty accessing GPs. The future is looking somewhat brighter, thanks to plans for the Brighton Regional Doctors team. Dr Mary Lumsden is a local GP who opened Brighton Regional Doctors GP clinic in 2019 and has practised in the Brighton area since 2014. “I want to reassure our patients and the community that Brighton Regional Doctors is not going anywhere,” she says. “My practice is fortunate to be in a position to be planning for the future here in the Brighton community.” “We have a new doctor joining

us at the end of October,” she said. “Even with the limited extra capacity for new patients this additional GP will provide, we’re aware there is significant local unmet healthcare need, which is why we’re very eager to ensure we can see our new clinic come to fruition.” With the assistance of Brighton Council, Dr Lumsden has identified a site to build this new medical clinic. A development application for the new site has been approved, building plans are being further developed and the project is going to tender for the construction phase. Federal Lyons MP Brian Mitchell secured $1.5 million as an

The FOGO Formula

Keep your kitchen caddy handy

Keep it clean Wipe your caddy and wash it out every couple of days. Line your caddy Add some newspaper or paper towel to the bottom of your kitchen caddy before you put food scraps in to absorb any liquids.

It’s expected the clinic will commence operation in early 2024. It will be a state-of-the-art clinic with 12 GP rooms, pathology services and allied health providers. It will also train new clinicians, Dr Lumsden said. “We pride ourselves on being a training practice committed to mentoring and developing GP registrars and new doctors who will want to stay in our area and provide high quality care for our patients.”

Cr Geard attends Australasian Fire and Emergency Conference Councillor Peter Geard recently represented the Tasmanian SES Volunteer Members and the Brighton Council at the Australasian Fire and Emergency Conference in Adelaide. The theme was ‘connecting communities, creating resilience’. There were over 3,200 attendees from Fire, SES, Surf Lifesaving, Red Cross, Council/Government and Mining, including representatives from Fiji, Papua New Guinea,

FOGO is not just for your garden waste, but for your kitchen scraps too. Here are some tips to help you along the way and make sure your caddy doesn’t smell.

Keep your caddy in a convenient place, like on the kitchen bench or under the kitchen sink. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight to reduce smells.

election commitment to assist in the development of the new clinic. “Brighton is growing and needs more medical services,” he said.

FOGO collection day to reduce odours. Don’t add plastic Please never put plastic or plastic bags in your kitchen caddy or FOGO bin as this can contaminate a whole truckload.

Freeze some items

If you really need to use compostable bags, choose ones with the certified compostable symbol.

Don’t leave raw meat, fish or other smelly items in the caddy for long. You can freeze them until your

For more tips and information on your FOGO service visit: www.brighton.

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New Zealand and Singapore. On display were cutting edge emergency systems and equipment, showing how far we have come from the 1980s.

Cr Geard shared, “It was a truly valuable experience which has allowed me to share new information with our local SES and Fire Brigade members. I wish to thank the National SES Volunteers Association for the opportunity to attend.”

Over three days, discussion covered pandemic effects on emergency services, climate change, bushfire evacuations, weather predictions, drownings, risk management and planning, flood and storms, community

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Brighton Community News / October/November 2022

At 3pm today you can enjoy Shadow Puppets at Bridgewater Library as part of their school holiday program. Make your own puppets for fun light and shadow play. Suitable for ages 6 and up.

St Paul’s 26 The Catholic School

Early Learning Centre has an open day today from 9-11am, open to everyone.


Check out the Dollhouse and Miniature Show today and tomorrow at the Claremont Memorial Hall. $5 entry and u16s are free.

“Winterfest was awesome! It was so good to see so many people helping out and doing


The Royal Hobart Show Day is on today, get along to the show, or just relax and enjoy the public holiday!


Learn about Rock Art at Bridgewater Library as part of the School Holiday Program. The session runs from 10:30am11:30am. Check their website for more school holiday program information.

activities that everyone could do. When I was taking pictures with an expensive camera, I got to show people how fun Winterfest is so they come next year and see what a great festival our community can do!”


Head to the Brighton Civic Centre for a fun and free school holiday show WHAT’S THE JOKE with Andy Jones, direct from Sydney. From 9:3010:30am, book via Eventbrite.


Round 4 of the Australian Series is on today and tomorrow at Baskerville Raceway, Old Beach. From 8am5pm.


Celebrate Children’s Week with activities at the kutalayna Collective. Check out their website for more details


Brighton Council Hard and Green Waste collection starts this week. Put any hard and green waste out the night before. Check www.brighton. waste for more information.






After a break, the Brighton Show returns today and tomorrow - animals, agriculture, displays, food, showbags, rides and more. www. au.

Neveah Capturing Winterfest! Neveah Downham borrowed a fancy camera to capture Winterfest, with help from kutalayna Collective.

Enjoy a performance of Peter Pan The Musical at the Northern Christian School tonight from 6:307:40pm. Featuring all ages from kinder to year 6. Tickets essential, via Eventbrite.








The Brighton Alive Spring Food Festival is on today from 11am-2pm at the Gagebrook Community House. This year’s theme is Zucchini! Enjoy some delicious food and activities.

It’s Remembrance Day. Pause for a moment at 11am to remember those who gave their lives in service, returned home injured or ill, and serve our country today.

Polls close today for local council elections! Don’t forget to vote.

Claremont Rotary Club are holding a Billy Cart Derby, all ages welcome. It’s a great family fun day with free entry and medals and prizes to be won. Starts 10am at Claremont College.

Brighton show returns There’s something for everyone at the Brighton Show, which makes a welcome return after last year’s hiatus. Held on Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 November, there will be animal showings, award-winning food, live entertainment, rides and arts and crafts. The agricultural competitions are the heart of the Brighton Show. The Livestock Arena will be a hive of activity with cattle, sheep, horses, goats, chooks and ferrets competing to become champions. Watch horses and their riders compete in the Equestrian Arena, and visit the Animal Nursery

to cuddle up and feed the animals. There’s also lots of live music, magical entertainers, circus performances and roaming characters. You can also check out the impressive decorated cakes, stylish flower arrangements, intricate crochet work, Lego displays, woodchopping, and so much more. And of course it wouldn’t be a show without rides and showbags! Jump the queue and buy tickets or check out the program at www.brightonshow.

Catholic St. Paul’s Catholic Church 2-4 Paice St, Bridgewater Saturday Vigil - 6pm Sunday - 9am and 12 noon Fr. Leo 6263 6242 St Matthew’s Catholic Church 231 Brighton Rd, Brighton Sunday - 10:30am 6263 6242

Hindu Sri Ganesha Cultural Center and Worship Place 6 Letitia Grove, Bridgewater 400 273 249

New Life Christian Brighton Civic Centre Green Point Rd Sunday - 10.30am Pastor Brian Edwards 0458 505 070

Anglican St. Mark’s Church LOT 1 Kimberly St, Pontville

Sunday - 10am Rev. Rod. Curtain 6263 7700

Uniting Church Claremont-Bagdad Claremont 36 Wyndham Rd, Claremont Sunday - 10am Glenorchy 446 Main Rd, Glenorchy Sunday - 9.30am On the 1st Sunday, services are combined. Venue alternates between the two churches, starting at 10am Rev. Sherrin Jackman 0447 507 059

Uniting Church Bridgewater-Gagebrook Bridgewater Uniting Hub, Green Point Rd Sunday - 10am 0434 799 506

Brighton embraces FOGO The Brighton community has embraced the FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) service, which is making a real difference to the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. Since the service was introduced almost 12 months ago, the community has already achieved our one year goal of 1000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill. The community continues to kick goals with very little to no contamination in the waste (less than 3% which is outstanding), and only 7% of

eligible households have opted out of the service. In recognition of this success, the team behind the FOGO service and the Waste Wise education program were awarded the Environmental Leadership and Sustainability Award by Local Government Professionals Australia – Tasmania. This award will be presented to Brighton Council at the Local Government Professionals conference on 13 October. Thank you for the part you’ve already played in making the FOGO service such a success!

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Brighton Community News / October/November 2022

The Brighton Community Food Hub helps locals combat rising living costs Over the past three months, Brighton Community Food Hub (BCFH) in collaboration with the Red Cross conducted three trial food hubs to support access to affordable food. Data collected over three trials shows a great need for this service and confirmed that each food hub event supports approximately 350 people struggling to meet day to day cost of living expenses.

BCFH is a community-run volunteer organisation, aiming to build the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and the community. “We thank the Red Cross for assisting us to establish this vital community service and the various other organisations, individuals and volunteers who have contributed,” says BCFH President Christine Gimblett. “We also thank the Brighton

New collection dates for green and hard waste Brighton Council’s free Green and Hard Waste collection service is changing dates, with the first pick-up coming soon. From October 2022, collections will be conducted at the end of April and October each year. The upcoming collection will

be in the week commencing Monday 24 October, 2022, with the next being the week commencing Monday 24 April, 2023. This service is available to residents who currently receive kerbside collection. Vehicle tyres,

Council for their support, advice and assistance.” BCFH are currently running fundraising events to raise funds so they can continue to grow the service. “We are hoping to expand our service to assist more people and to also encourage and assist other community groups to establish community food hubs to support their local communities,” said Christine.

fridges, freezers and mattresses are no longer accepted – but all these items can be taken to the Waste Transfer Station for a fee. If you have waste to be collected, please place the waste on your nature strip the night before the collection. For more information, contact the Brighton Council on 6268 7000.


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Brighton Community News / October/November 2022

New SES flood warning system The quick onset of flooding around Greater Hobart in August was a wet reminder of the importance of effective warning systems for flood emergencies. Tasmania State Emergency Service (SES) has since adopted the Australian Warning System (AWS) to provide communities up-to-date information and advice should a flood occur. The Tasmania SES Flood Warning System consists of three ascending warning levels: Advice (yellow), Watch and Act (orange), and Emergency

Warning (red). The warnings are presented in triangles, with a house in the centre and flood levels underneath. These warning triangles will also advise on actions for communities to take, specific to the emergency event. An updated version of the website will be home to the new flood warning system and all official emergency warning and information from the Tasmanian Government. Tasmania SES social media pages and ABC broadcast channels will also provide frequent updates as events

unfold. The AWS was adopted by Tasmania for bushfires in September 2021. Following the adoption for flood emergencies, there are plans to adopt the AWS for storm emergencies from 2023. “While states and territories are implementing the AWS at different times subject to their risks and resources, it will be the case in the near future that no matter where or what type of emergency is occurring, the message about what to do will be aligned,” said Tasmania SES Acting Director Leon Smith. The Tasmania SES Flood Warning System complements the Flood Warnings and Flood Watches issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). BOM warnings, flood modelling, local knowledge, flood history, operational information and inputs from councils will all contribute to the decision to issue a SES Flood Warning.

Your dog, your responsibility Pet registrations are designed to promote responsible ownership. Registration is compulsory for dogs aged six months and over, so you’ll risk a $181 on the spot fine if you don’t register by the 31 July cut off and pay annually. You’ll receive a discount if you pay earlier, and reduced fees apply to pensioners and those with desexed dogs. Brighton Council’s Animal Control Officer checks dog registrations in the Brighton municipality. They may enter and remain in or on any private premises at any reasonable time to check the number of

dogs on those premises and whether they’re registered and microchipped. An Authorised Officer may also search for and seize any dog on that land if there’s reason to believe that the person in charge of the dog has committed an offence against the Dog Control Act 2000. Mandatory microchipping Microchipping is mandatory for dogs over six months old. Microchipping is a permanent means of identification which helps identify dogs, particularly if they become lost. You need to let Council know of your dog’s microchip number as this isn’t

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passed on from shelters and vet clinics. Kennel licence requirements Any person wanting to keep more than two dogs on premises in a non-residential area – or in the case of working dogs, more than four – must apply to the General Manager for a licence. In some cases a planning permit from Council is also required for a dog kennel. Those in a residential zone (Bridgewater, Gagebrook, Herdsmans Cove, Old Beach, Brighton, etc.) are not permitted to have more than two dogs. Penalties apply if you exceed that.

Peter Geard I appreciate the support from the community who re-elected me last time. If re-elected, I am committed to continue to work hard and be honest and accessible to keep Brighton a highly regarded and successful council. As chairperson of Parks & Recreation, Senior Citizen Management, Pontville User Group, Hobart Fire Management Area Committee, Brighton Municipal Emergency Coordinator. In my role as Chairperson of Parks & Recreation we have achieved numerous upgrades and extensions to walkways, cycle paths and playgrounds within the community. It was exciting to be involved in the initial development of the Brighton Regional Sporting Complex at Pontville and to now see the building in fruition and operational. We have upgraded our road networks, completed beautification of our towns, and supported community groups. I will continue to fight to keep our "fair rates system" and support any better outcomes for Brighton.

Please consider me at the forthcoming election for Councillor. Authorised by P J Geard, 269 Elderslie Rd, Brighton, 7030. Ph: 0418515649.

Want to make a difference in the community but only have a few hours to spare? Meals on Wheels always needs volunteer drivers and helpers to lend a hand. By providing food, this service helps people stay independent in their homes. Meal deliveries take around two hours, from Monday to Friday, with most volunteers rostered on

once a month. You’ll receive a petrol allowance to help cover the cost of transport and the organisation will also pay for your National Police Check. If you’d like to get involved, please contact Naomi Skelly, Volunteer Coordinator of Brighton Meals on Wheels on 6272 0887.

Preventing attacks As a dog owner, you’re legally responsible for how your dog behaves. By managing your dog correctly, you can prevent it from attacking people and animals: • Never allow your dog to wander unsupervised • Install secure fencing and regularly check it • When you’re out, keep your dog on a leash. In public your dog must be tethered or on a leash, unless the place is a designated offlead area. You can exercise your dog in designated off-lead areas, however, you’re still responsible for the control and behaviour of your dog. Allowing your dog to wander

puts its health at risk and can endanger others. Every year pets are impounded for attacking people and livestock. Being a responsible dog owner involves more than just providing food and water; it also means ensuring your dog is trained, controlled, vaccinated, registered and exercised.


Brighton Community News / October/November 2022

Literacy focused visit to St Paul’s for Tassie Governor a tour of the school grounds accompanied by the School Principal, Jo Clark, speech pathologist, Rosie Martin, and the School Captains, Arden and Anabel.

St Paul’s Catholic School recently welcomed Her Excellency, Governor of Tasmania, Barbara Baker AC and her

husband, Professor Chalmers to view the literacy initiatives that are having a big impact in the school. They both undertook

The staff and students had the opportunity to show Her Excellency and Professor Chalmers some of the initiatives in the classroom such as phonological and phonemic awareness approaches and individual speech work, led by the school’s para-professional Louise Morgan. The approaches include InitiaLit in the Early Years, the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy across all year levels, as well as a number of interven-

tions to cater to the needs of the students. All students across the school receive daily doses of phonological and phonemic awareness through explicit teaching. The tour concluded in the school’s newly built Early Learning Centre, where the kindergarten and Ludo children were absolutely fascinated by Her Excellency as the representative of the Queen. St Paul’s Catholic School staff work tirelessly to ensure students receive the targeted assistance they need. Jo Clark explained “Every teacher is part of the collaborative approach and it’s making a big difference to literacy across the school.”

The teachers are grateful to have Speech Pathologist Rosie Martin support them during these programs and individual speech and language assessments. Renae Millikan is the Literacy Practice Leader at St Paul’s and ensures the programs and initiatives are collaborative and effective, and that all teachers are involved. Renae works closely with Jo Clark, Learning Support Coordinator Anne Duigan and other members of staff to provide extra help to students when needed. Jo also stated, “It’s about working together for the best outcomes for our students and we are very proud of the results so far.”

National Tree Day was held on Saturday 30 July, with community members planting native plants along the Bridgewater foreshore hosted by Landcare Tasmania and the Bridgewater Landcare Group. Volunteers enjoyed a free lunch and the satisfaction of a job done well! On the Sunday, Friends of Old Beach Foreshore did a working bee, also supported by Landcare Tasmania and the Derwent Catchment Project for National Tree Day.

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Brighton Community News / October/November 2022

Lions Club Celebrates 75 Years

Build up Tassie commences construction

With Lions celebrating 75 years of service to the community, BCN spoke with Rod Wright of the Tasmanian Lions about their role and how you can get involved.

Lions Club was charted in 2011 and are very active in the local area. Their President is Lion Jarrod Howard and Candice Howard is Secretary, a very committed team.

What role has Lions played in the community for the last 75 years? The first Lions Club Charted was Lismore in 1947, hence the 75 years. The first Lions Club charted in Tasmania was Launceston Windmill Hill in 1961, followed by many other Lions Clubs across the state. There are now 48 Lions Clubs and 2 Leos Clubs with around 1000 active Lions working in their local communities, giving their free time to help the many requests that are required. They range from helping the homeless, collecting used spectacles which are sent to third world countries, feeding and clothing the homeless, manning Loui’s Van, in the Hobart area supplying meals to those in need. Through our foundations both the Australian Lions Foundation and the Tasmanian Lions Foundation, Lions Clubs can apply for Community Grants to assist and build many projects in their local community.

Brighton L.C. meet on the third Monday of the month. Membership Chair is Joan Frzackerley and can be reached on 0437 819 422 if members of the community are interested in joining.

Herdsmans Cove is the home for a very exciting project by Build Up Tassie. On land granted by the Tasmanian Government, construction has begun on a four-bedroom home as part of an initiative to train and employ local young people.

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What can locals look forward to from Lions in the future? Lions in the future will still do all the projects we are known for like markets, selling sausages at Bunnings, Christmas Cakes and Puddings and Lions mints but our major focus is sight related projects, diabetes, hearing dogs, youth projects, cancer research, environment and disaster relief, and of course, Crime Stoppers. How can readers get involved in their local group? Readers can become involved by contacting their Local Lions Club. It’s a volunteer organisation made for people you know - neighbours and friends. You can be part of the Worlds largest service organisation! Our Motto is “We Serve”.

Build Up Tassie is a work readiness program for vulnerable Tasmanians aged between 15 and 25. There’s a nine-week orientation program and an additional eight weeks of practical work across several trades. Build Up Tassie Manager Adrian Broomhall says the Charity House project is an exciting opportunity. “We aim to build this house at as low a cost as possible and then be able to sell that home and make some money to reinvest back into Build Up Tassie to continue providing a stable employment pathway for young people,” he explained. Labour and materials have been donated by building suppliers to help keep costs

low, with St Joseph Affordable Homes taking the lead on the project management. “Anybody that has a pair of hands they’re happy to get dirty, or anybody that would like to contribute financially, we’re very willing to engage and strongly seek support for this journey,” says Adrian. Funds from the public sale of the completed house will support 50 young people to attend the program and provide them with an opportunity to further their

careers in the building and construction industry. The charity house will also be utilised as a training site for Build Up Tassie participates and St Joseph Affordable Homes’ apprentices prior to being sold. The Build Up Tassie Charity House project was officially launched at the Waterside Pavilion in Hobart on Friday 5 August 2022. To support the Build Up Tassie Charity House project or to find out more, visit

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