Brighton Community News December 2022 / January 2023

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Welcome to our newly elected Council members

Our newly elected Council was officially sworn in on 8 No vember 2022, with family and friends in attendance. Council welcomed back Mayor Leigh Gray, Deputy Mayor Barbara Curran, Cr Aaron De La Torre, Cr Peter Geard, Cr Tennille Murtagh and Cr Phil Owen.

A very warm welcome was extended to three new council lors. Cr Greg Irons is wellknown in the community as the owner of Bonorong Wild life Sanctuary. Bonorong has a focus on programs to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild life, as well as environmental education.

Cr John McMaster has lived in Bridgewater with his fam ily for over 20 years and is a small business owner. Cr Michael Whelan is a longterm Brighton resident with

a background in strategic and local area planning, residential home building, business own ership and civil construction.

Cr Wayne Garlick, Cr Moya Jeffries and Cr Jessica Whelan were thanked for their dedicat ed service and contributions as councillors. Wayne served Brighton for over 18 years and has given his time for many community services over the years, including the Tasma nian Ambulance Service. Moya retired after 15 years on Council. She has been a strong supporter of the Bridgewater PCYC, JRLF Senior School and School Farm. Jessica retires after a four-year term and steps down as her husband Michael steps up as one of our new councillors.

We wish the new Council all the best for the next four years.

Major milestone for new High School

A request for tender has been issued to engage the building contractor to deliver the new Brighton High School – a major milestone for Tasmania’s single biggest public education infra structure project in a decade.

The new high school is part of the State Government’s commitment to support the Brighton community, which is projected to be one of the fastest

growing regions over the next 20 years. Extensive community and stakeholder consultation has helped shape develop ment of the new high school, which will accommodate up to 600 students and include a multi-purpose hall, performing arts space and gymnasium.

The school’s design was de veloped by Jaws Architecture and K2LD in partnership with

the Department for Education, Children and Young People, and the Brighton Council.

The primary feeder school arrangements for the new high school are being finalised following feedback from key stakeholders, and these ar rangements will be announced soon.

Building works are expected to begin in early 2023, and subject to the outcome of the tender process, the school will be completed in late 2024 and operational in 2025.

The new high school is part of a record investment in new education infrastructure for the Brighton community, with the $4.3 million redevelopment of the Jordan River School Farm recently completed.

Follow progress on the ded icated Brighton High School Facebook page.

2022 Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the Brighton Council will be held at: 5pm Tuesday 13 December 2022 Council Chambers, Council Offices 1 Tivoli Rd, Old Beach

Electors are invited to attend the meeting and are entitled to vote.

The Annual Report can be viewed on Council’s website The community is invited to make submissions regarding the Annual Report and those submissions will close on 6 December 2022 to ensure they are included on the agenda for the Annual General Meeting.

Dated at Old Beach this 12th day of November 2022.

Signed: James Dryburgh GENERAL MANAGER

In this issue: New loos for Bridgewater | New IGA approved | Kids reading program donation

Published by the Brighton Council. It is distributed to households and businesses throughout the municipal ity. Circulation: In excess of 9,000.

Managing Editor: Angela Turvey

Editorial and Advertising: Steph Williams


Published by: Brighton Council 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach TAS 7017

2023 edition deadlines: Feb/Mar edition Stories and contributions: Friday 6 Jan Advertising material: Friday 13 Jan

Farewell Cathy Harper


Brighton 7030 Tel: 6268 0704 / 0488 390 115


(Deputy Mayor) Brighton 7030 Tel: 0417 612 868

AARON DE LA TORRE Brighton 7030 Tel: 0427 813 821

Brighton Council Meetings

Meetings held at Council Offices, 1 Tivoli Rd, Old Beach

Ordinary Council 20 Dec 2022 and 17 Jan 2023 Planning Authority 13 Dec 2022 and 10 Jan 2023 Finance Committee 13 Dec 2022 and 10 Jan 2023

Long serving Brighton Council staff member, Cathy Harper is leaving Brighton Council in December for a well-deserved retirement. Cathy started with Brighton back in 2003, so has clocked up almost 20 years of service. Many in the community would have met and appreciated Cathy’s involvement during her role in community services. She is one of those rare people who can succeed at so many wide and varied tasks. Cathy started her career at Brighton Council running the works depot administration, before moving on to community-based work.

Cathy is admired by us all for her strength of character and resilience. Cathy has a determined focus to her work and is definitely not someone to give up easily. Her strength of character has been relied upon by many. She most recently and effectively took the lead role in supporting Council through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you Cathy for your years of dedicated service. You leave your colleagues with confidence that you are definitely somebody well equipped to face retirement and any challenges that life presents.

Australia Day Award nominations now open

Do you know someone who is making a difference in Brighton? Perhaps a dedicated teacher, sport ing coach, volunteer or fundraiser? Someone who gives back to our community in big or small ways?

You can shine a light on their efforts by nominating them for the upcoming Australia Day Awards. There are four categories: Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen Award (up to 25 years of age), Community Event of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

To nominate, you’ll just need to describe the contributions made by the person and include their name,

address and date of birth. Nomi nees must be Australian citizens and live in the Brighton munici pality.

Nominations close 13 January, 2023 and can be submitted online at, or via post to the Brighton Council Offices. Alternatively you can email

The Australia Day Awards cere mony will be held on 26 January, 2023 at the Brighton Civic Centre. There will be a community BBQ open to everyone, as well as a citi zenship ceremony to welcome new Australians.


Brighton 7030

Tel: 6268 1143 / 0418 515 649


Brighton 7030 Tel: 0424 333 360

JOHN MCMASTER Bridgewater 7030 Tel: 0408 543 772

TENNILLE MURTAGH Bridgewater 7030 Tel: 0484 254 823

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


Brighton 7030 Tel: 0409 416 353

Immunisation Clinics 2022/2023



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

Agendas can be viewed online four days prior to the meetings at:
General Enquiries Email Website General Manager James Dryburgh Council Services Officer Community Development Officer Environmental & Development Services General Enquiries Building Services Health Services Planning Services Animal Control Physical Services Council Depot Manager Asset Services Corporate Services Rates Enquiries Accounts Enquiries Cashier After hours emergency All correspondence should be addressed to the General Manager, Brighton Council, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach 7017.
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Council provides FREE monthly immunisation clinics at the Brighton Civic Centre, 25 Green Point Road, Bridgewater from 2–3pm on these dates:
6 December Tuesday 3 January Tuesday 7 March Tuesday 4 April
Brighton Community News / December 2022/January 2023

New IGA coming to Brighton

Reconciliation Tasmania forum

Members of Brighton Coun cil’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) working group recently attended Reconciliation Tasma nia’s annual forum. The theme of the forum was ‘Closing the Gap Through Real Employ ment’, exploring topics such as cultural safety in the workplace and sharing employment stories and experiences from Aborigi nal Tasmanians.

The discussion highlighted how important it is for organisa tions to have policies in place

to ensure cultural safety and to provide cultural awareness training for all staff, and to be genuine in its endeavours to be diverse and inclusive.

With a national referendum coming up and a treaty process underway in Tasmania, the time to focus on reconciliation is now. It’s time to start talking about reconciliation with others and to seek an understanding of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the path to a First Nations Voice to Parliament.

Brighton Council welcomes the IGA supermarket de velopment after the issuing of a planning approval in November. This development includes a large state of the art IGA supermarket and four smaller retail tenancies, with 84 car parking spaces.

The frontage of the site will be a town square for the com

munity to enjoy. Developed by award-winning urban design consultants Playstreet, it will include seating with shade, informal play equip ment, a large lawn area and high-quality landscaping.

“Brighton township is one of the fastest growing areas in the state and the new, beauti fully designed IGA supermar

Are you a sporting club in need of new equipment?

Is your sporting club in need of more or better equipment?

You still have time to apply for the 2022–2023 Sport and Active Recreation Equipment Grants Program.

The program provides sport and active recreation clubs with grants of between $2,000 – $25,000 to help buy additional or replace ment equipment. If granted,

successful applicants need to contribute at least 30% of the total cost of purchas ing. Applications close on 16 December 2022 and can be submitted via sportrec.tas. ing_programs.

For more information, you can email info@sportrec.tas. or phone 1800 252 47.

ket and additional retail ten ancies will address the needs of our dynamic and growing community,” said Brighton Mayor Leigh Gray.

Construction on the IGA development and town square are likely to begin in 2023, with completion expected in 2024.

Brighton Council Christmas Opening Hours and Services

Council Offices, Old Beach

Closed from 4.30pm Friday 23 December 2022 until 8.15am on Tuesday 3 January 2023

Waste Transfer Station and Waste Collection Closed Christmas Day Sunday 25 December.

Normal Waste Transfer Station hours will be in place for the remainder of the Christmas period.

Waste, recycling and FOGO collections as normal. Council Depot, Bridgewater

Closed 12.30pm Friday 23 December 2022 until 7.30am on Tuesday 3 January 2023

For emergencies during this period, phone the Standby Officer (03) 6268 7000.

Get ahead of asthma and allergies

If you have asthma, it is likely you also struggle with hay fever. They are closely linked, with around 80% of people with asthma also experiencing hay fever.

Your nose and lungs are connected, so hay fever can trigger your asthma. That’s why treating your hay fever well is one of the best ways to improve your asthma control.

To find out more, visit Asthma Australia’s new Allergy Hub at agnosis/live-with-asthma/ allergy-hub.

Your Federal Member for Lyons Works Hard. Gets Results! Authorised by Brian Mitchell MP (ALP, Tasmania) 28 Green Point Road Bridgewater TAS 7030
Brighton Community News / December 2022/January 2023


Looking Forward: A New Council

put their hand up to serve our community are to be admired.

The new Council will continue to work together to ensure we remain a Council with a clear plan for the future; a Council that actively and passionately embraces its role as a place maker, nurturing and build ing community, caring for our environment and attracting investment.

Swan Park, Herdsmans Cove

– A design has been finalised for a ‘pocket park’, specifically based on the needs of the local residents, and construction will begin soon.

I am honoured to have been re-elected as Mayor of Brighton and am humbled by the level of community support I’ve received during the recent local government elec tions.

I would like to sincerely say thank you. I’m very much look ing forward to the hard work we, as a Council, have ahead of us in 2023 and over the next four years.

A huge congratulations to the other successful candidates and my fellow councillors. I am sor ry for those who missed out on being elected this time around. Those who are brave enough to

There are many exciting proj ects and developments on the horizon for Brighton in 2023. I would like to take a moment to highlight just a few that are very significant for our region and will be a focus for us as a Council in the new year.

Cris Fitzpatrick Park – Brigh ton Council has commenced works on a $1.26 million project to redevelop the Cris Fitzpatrick Park and deliver an exciting new community space with MONA at Bond Place in Gagebrook (affectionately known as Bondy). Council part nered with MONA and commu nity housing provider Centa care Evolve Housing, who are also contributing financially, and gained support from both State and Federal Government to deliver the major redevelop ment of Cris Fitzpatrick Park.

Ted Jeffries Memorial Park (Seymour Street) – A $2.3 million grant from the Federal Government enables work to commence on a $3.4 million project involving extensive upgrades of infrastructure and facilities.

New Medical Clinic – $1.5 mil lion from the Federal Govern ment will assist with the estab lishment of a new GP clinic and allied health rooms in Brighton, in conjunction with Dr Mary Lumsden.

Completion of Bridgewater Parkland Stage 2 – This work includes toilet facilities which are being installed in the next few months.

New Bridgewater Bridge Construction – Construction has commenced and other developments from subsidiary businesses involved in the proj ect will come online in 2023. Council will be working closely with the State Government, master planning the surround ing areas.

Brighton High School – The Tasmanian Government is building a brand new high school at Elderslie Road to cater for 600 Year 7 – 12 stu dents. Construction is expected to commence in the first half of 2023.

IGA Supermarket Devel opment – The development includes a large state of the art IGA supermarket and four smaller retail tenancies with 84 car parking spaces. The front age of the site will be a town square.

Point.B – This new develop ment from the Young Group will be a mixed-use industrial precinct on Cove Hill Road and is currently going through the planning approval process.

In addition, Council will be looking at ways to accelerate our road maintenance and upgrades program over the next few years.

When it comes to the climate crisis, Brighton Council is not sitting back. Council set a zero-emission corporate target by 2040 and an interim target of a 30% reduction by 2030 based on 2021 levels. It is worth noting that we have achieved our 2030 target eight years ear

ly. Stay tuned for a new, more ambitious target and Council continuing with a range of initiatives to reduce our impact and help enhance our environ ment.

I am very proud that Brighton Council is a member of the Global Compact of Mayors for Climate and Energy and Carbon Development Program, in ad dition to the Australian Cli mate Council, Cities for Power Protection CPP program. Credit to staff for the innovative way they are approaching the task of ensuring we are doing our bit and taking action.

Lastly, on behalf of Council, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May the festive season be a truly happy and safe time for everyone. In these very turbulent times, I hope we can all find some peace and solace with family and friends. I look forward to leading our new Council in 2023 and getting on with achieving our goals.

Success on the green at Brighton Bowls

Brighton Bowls and Commu nity Club have had a successful year in 2022, with a strong representation in State and Australian Championships. For a club with only 80 bowlers, this is a big achievement.

Junior bowler Riley Davie rep resented the club in the Tas manian State Junior Bowling Team, while Grant Wakefield represented Tasmania in the

Australian Men’s Pairs Champi onships. Lyn Triffitt competed in the Australian Champion of Champions Competition and Australian Singles Champion ships, and she was a member of the Tasmanian State Senior Side. Congratulations to Riley, Grant and Lyn on their achieve ments and representation this year.

The club welcomes new mem

bers and new bowlers, with many social opportunities including monthly meals, Monday night Bingo and Friday night Twilight Bowls. Details of all events are regularly publi cised on local community Face book pages. The club is also available for hire for functions and events, so please get in con tact if you’re interested at www.

A tale of less waste at Christmas

Over the holiday season, many people have a clean out and throw away old or unwanted ‘stuff’ – sometimes even new presents or perfectly good items. Most wrapping paper also causes problems in the kerbside program because of strong dyes, ribbons, and sticky-tape. It’s a wasteful (and expensive) trend that sees a major spike in both garbage and recycling volumes and contamination. Here are some alternatives to help reduce waste and save money, while still keeping with the festive spirit:

Wrapping paper, ribbon and gift bags – Reuse boxes, baskets, jars or fabric as alter

natives to new packaging and paper such as scarves, tea-tow els and tablecloths.

Presents – Look for gifts in second-hand stores. If buy ing new, go for recycled or upcycled materials or items from a local or family busi ness. Choose options with less packaging.

DIY – A simple baked treat, DIY sugar scrub or favourite family recipe accompanied by ingredients in a reusable box or basket are just some great homemade ideas. Not only are they less wasteful, they are also unique. Share a gift of food in a second hand dish the recipient can keep.

- Leigh Gray
Brighton Community News / December 2022/January 2023

Brighton Community News / December 2022/January 2023


Local community leader (and all-round nice person!) Barb Daly commenced her 12-week place ment with Brighton Council on 3 November 2022.

You may already know Barb. She is well-known across the Brighton municipality for her important work with young people, her passion for social inclusion, and health and wellbeing initiatives.

Studying a Cert III in Commu nity Services, Barb has always had a passion for working in the community. In 2021, she gradu

If you enjoy using the Bridgewater Parkland Stage 2 on the foreshore at Ed dington Street, you’ll be very pleased to know that con struction of the new toilet facilities will commence in January 2023. This phase of construction will also in clude footpath works, acces sibility measures and power to the site. It’s expected to be complete by April 2023.

It’s been a long time coming, but designs for Swan Park (on the corner of Lamprill Circle and Calvert Crescent in Herdsmans Cove) have been finalised and construction is due to commence early in 2023.

Brighton Council have been working closely with design

ated from the Centacare Evolve Inspiring Leaders Program. It was through this program she initiat ed the highly successful Zumba classes which take place every Fri day in the Brighton Civic Centre.

The Inspiring Leaders Program was a catalyst for Barb to study for her Cert III.

During her placement, Barb will be working on a project about place-based mental health ser vices and supports in our munici pality. If you see Barb around, say hello!

company Playstreet and local community members to de sign a multi-purpose pocket park that will add life to an open patch of grass on the fringes of the Jordan River. The otherwise unused area will come to life as a space for the community to meet, relax and spend time outdoors.

Following strong commu

The refurbishment and re launch of the yourtown chil dren and families facility in Old Beach was made possible through the hard work of the community.

Long-term unemployed young trainees worked

alongside trainers, learning valuable skills throughout the process. Local tradespeo ple and suppliers contributed materials and labour as well.

Established with help from the Margaret Pemberton Foundation, supplemented

by yourtown donors and fundraising, the facility offers an early childhood develop ment program. It is available to families with children aged 2.5 – 6 years, with pri ority given to families with a caregiver under 25 years and families who live in the Old Beach area.

“We want to make sure that the young children in Brighton have the best start to life,” says yourtown CEO Tracy Adams.

“This free program has a spe cial focus on developmental concerns and helping parents early, and we are excited to be able to support local families in this refreshed and welcoming facility.”

nity engagement back in May, a final design has been developed. The park will be fenced, with a lawn, access paths and nature-based play elements. Swings and a flying fox will keep the kids busy, with a table and seating mak ing it a nice spot for a picnic or get together.



Garden & trees to surround park Boulder Hop


Park Bench


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Flash new flushers in Bridgewater Meet Barb
Swan Park set for an overhaul yourtown gets a facelift HERDSMANS COVE PARK | VERSION JULY 2022 SCHEMATIC DESIGN LAMPRILL CIRCLE HERDSMANS COVE 1:100 @ A1
- Nominate a Community Hero! The Brighton Council, in conjunction with the National Australia Day Committee, invites nominations from residents of the municipality for: • Citizen of the Year Award • Young Citizen Award (up to 25 years of age by 26 January 2023) • Community Event of the Year Award • Volunteer of the Year Award The day will incorporate a Citizenship Ceremony for our municipalities newest Australian citizens followed by our Citizen of the Year Awards and a community BBQ to be held on Australia Day 26 January 2023 at the Brighton Civic Centre.
complete description of the contributions made by the nominee/event organisers is essential. Individual nominees must include their name, address and date of birth. Nominees must be Australian citizens and live in the Brighton municipality.
close 13 January 2023 and may be lodged using the online form which can be found on the Brighton Council website – Community.
can also be sent via email or post to Brittany Szlezak.
Via Post – Brighton Council Offices, 1 Tivoli Rd, Old Beach TAS 7017
Australia Day
of the Year Awards

Volunteers needed for Dining With Friends Sustainable living ideas coming to Bridgewater

Sustainable Living Tasmania (SLT) is cele brating their 50th anniversary with The Big Weekend of Sustainable Living Ideas.

It will be the first major sustainable living festival to be held in southern Tasmania in recent years and takes place at the Brighton Civic Centre in Bridgewater from 25 – 26 March 2023.

Brighton Council has endorsed $10,000 in funding and supports the event, which encourages households and businesses to adopt sustainable practices.

SLT encourages people to register their sustainability event on their website to promote the many wonderful projects hap pening across Tasmania in the lead up to the event. For further information on how to register for stalls and as food and drink vendors, visit

Get involved in your community with Brighton Alive

For more than 15 years, community members, ser vice providers and Council have met to discuss com munity issues, planning of events and networking, to allow for a collaborative approach to the needs of our community. The net work has been responsible for multiple community activities and achievements, including Spring Food Festival and Youth Week, mental health and other health promotion events, and the Christmas Parade.

It also provides an oppor tunity for residents and service providers to raise community issues for group discussion. We currently have the main Brighton Alive network meetings, as well as the Brighton Alive Youth meetings which focus on young people across our municipality.

If you would like to be a guest speaker at a meeting or discuss anything else, please email us at admin@

Brighton Alive meets at 10.00am on the third Tues day of every month (Feb ruary – November) at the Brighton Civic Centre.

Dining with Friends is a free community meal held by Vinnies in Bridgewater, Hobart and Laun ceston.

They are open to any community members who feel lonely, isolated or would just like to share a meal with others.

The Bridgewater meals, held at the Brighton Civic Centre on the first Wednesday of the month, have proved very popular. With around 90 diners utilising the ser vice, volunteers are needed. You

can volunteer on a regular basis or as a one-off, and help with food preparation, service and clean up. You’ll meet other members of the community, gain valuable skills and enjoy a good meal too!

There will be a Christmas dinner held on Wednesday 7 Decem ber, with a Christmas lunch on Wednesday 13 December. For more information on becoming a volunteer, or the service in gen eral, call 6234 4244 during office hours.

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Brighton Community News / December 2022/January 2023

Climate action collaboration receives partnership award What’s on at Bridgewater Library

In addition, developed Corporate Energy Green house Gas profiles as a foundation for councils to better manage energy assets, find bill savings and develop a pathway towards zero emissions.

With Christmas soon upon us, it’s time for the kids to draft their wishlists! Children can write a letter to Santa and post it in the library’s special red mailbox before Friday 16 De cember 2022 to receive a reply from the North Pole.

between 10:30 – 11:30am, children can let their imagi nations run wild to create a LEGO masterpiece.

At the recent Local Govern ment Professional Awards, southern Tasmanian councils were acknowledged as proac tively working together on cli mate change action as part of the Regional Climate Change Initiative (RCCI), through the Southern Tasmanian Councils Authority (STCA).

The STCA is a joint authority where councils work together on issues that impact the re gion to find improved solutions across municipal boundaries.

The Partnership and Collab oration Award, sponsored by JLT Public sector, celebrated the groups work on climate change initiatives over the past decade – Brighton, Clarence, Central Highlands, Derwent

Valley, Glenorchy, Glamorgan Spring Bay, Hobart, Huon Valley, Kingborough, Southern Midlands, Sorell and Tasman councils.

The RCCI works on challenges in the following mitigation and adaptation areas:

• Climate change science – Providing regional and municipal climate profiles informed by the Antarctic Climate Ecosystems Coop erative Research Centre, available on each council’s website.

• Emission reductions –Providing Regional Com munity Carbon Emissions profiles to each council to show emissions sources locally, trends in energy use and new technologies such as electric vehicles and rooftop solar take up.

Responding to the impacts of climate change – devel oped Southern Regional Climate Change Strategy and council climate action plan templates to incor porate mitigation and adaptation action progress and developed the Region al Strategy – Adapting to a Changing Coastline in Tasmania 2022, to guide coordinated and consis tent coastal adaptation planning through a set of principles across southern Tasmanian councils.

• Previously have organ ised bulk buys for energy efficiency products and climate change communi cation material as well as the Home Energy Audit Toolkits, currently avail able from each council

For further information see the STCA’s website at: www.stca.

On the same evening Brighton Council was also honoured to receive the Local Govern ment Professionals Award for Environmental Leadership and Sustainability (sponsored by Regional Development Austra lia) for the successful intro duction of our FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics) Service and Waste Wise Edu cation program.

There are lots of school holiday activities to keep the kids busy. On Tuesday 10 January be tween 10:30 – 11:30am, a fun craft activity is being support ed by Bunnings.

Then on Tuesday 24 January

On Monday 16 January there will be free first aid sessions for children. There are four sessions to choose from and you will need to register ahead of the session. First aid skills are valuable and may just save a life one day!

For more information on these sessions and to book, call 6165 5446.




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Brighton Community News / December 2022/January 2023
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Learn how to use the many different Family History software programs available to record your family tree today at Bridge water Library. From 10am-12pm

Raise much-needed funds for Foodbank Tasmania while celebrating with the family at GRINCH MAS pingo. Held at Brighton Civic Centre, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

All ages and abilities are wel come to participate in free skate sessions, running each Sunday until 18 December. Scoot on to Old Beach Skate Park between 10.00am12pm.

Get the jump on Christ mas and catch up with friends at the Dining With Friends Christmas lunch. It’s a free (and delicious!) lunch at the Brighton Civic Centre. Call 6234 4244 for more info.

Happy New Year! We look forward to a wonderful 2023.

The Chats Christmas Lunch will be a festive feast, held at the Marquis Hotel in West Hobart. Tickets are $30 and must be prepaid, with a $5 transport fee if you need a lift.

Merry Christmas to everyone in the Brighton Municipal ity. May the festive season be filled with fun, family and friends.

Dining With Friends hosts a free Christmas dinner tonight at the Brighton Civic Centre, Brighton Civic Centre, 25 Green Point Road, Bridgewater. Come along for a meal and a chat. Call 6234 4244 for more info.

Today is the last Brighton Food Hub for the year. Pick up a hamper or check out the Hub Shop be fore Christmas. Open from 10am-2pm.

Colony 47 host their annual Community Christmas Lunch today at the Hellenic Hall in North Hobart. You can register to attend or to volunteer at christmas.

Head along to watch the Hobart Hurricanes cricket team in action tonight against the Adelaide Strikers. Game starts at 7:15pm at Blun stone Arena. Book ahead.


There’s a lot on offer at Bridgewater Library this month, starting with a Bunnings craft activity held between 10:30 – 11:30am. Check out our story in this edition for more school holiday events at the library.

New medicines facility in Bridgewater

Sigma Healthcare recently opened a new facility in Bridge water, set to be a distribution hub for the supply of medicines and pharmacy products in Tasmania. The development, located in the industrial estate, was a shared $15 million investment between EG and Sigma Healthcare. There are 35 employees at the site and there were around 95 jobs created during the construction phase.

“This purpose-built site will al low us to supply over 7 million units of essential medicines and related products to phar macies across Tasmania every

year,” says Sigma CEO Vikesh Ramsunder. A major contrib uting factor to choosing the Bridgewater site was location. Ensuring access to essential medicines for all residents no matter where they live, the Bridgewater location offered access to Hobart and Launces ton, as well as major arterial roads. The new facility contains motion activated LED lighting, highly efficient temperature control systems and a storm water collection and recycling system. The distribution centre also offers greater capacity and improved technology and security.

Pop this on your cal endar! On 25 and 26 March 2023, Sustain able Living Tasmania presents The Big Weekend of Sustain able Living Ideas, an event dedicated to helping everyone live

a more sustainable, healthy life. It’s being held at the Brighton Civic Centre and Botanical Institute in Bridgewater. Appli cations are open now to host an activity, workshop or presenta tion over the weekend.

From 10am - 4pm.

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

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Gagebrook Bin to Win event a hit

Centacare Evolve Housing held their first Bin to Win event at Gagebrook Park in September.

A collaboration between Brighton Council, Zero Waste and Centacare Evolve Housing’s Community Wellbe ing team, the event was a great success, with over 80 carloads of rubbish being sorted and removed. All rubbish from the event was sorted into seven catego ries to ensure the least amount of waste possible was delivered to landfill.

“Together, the community removed 80 car loads of waste, over 200 tyres, over 50 whitegoods and over 40 mattress es,” said Elise Parker, Centacare Evolve Housing Community Wellbeing Officer and Event Coordinator.

The Gagebrook event is the first Bin to Win event held by Centacare Evolve Housing, with more to come thanks to support from the community.



Preheat oven to 170°C. Heat syrup, brown sugar and spices in a sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it reaches a boil. Remove from heat, stir in bi-carb soda followed by the butter, a few pieces at a time.

Once butter is melted, add egg, and stir quickly to combine.

Transfer to a heatproof bowl and stir in 3 ¾ cups of flour and salt. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for no longer than a minute, dusting with as much of the remaining flour as needed to prevent sticking. Divide dough in half for easier handling. Leave the other half covered at room temperature.

Roll out half your dough until 0.5cm thick on a lightly floured surface (or between two sheets of baking paper). Cut out as many cookies and arrange each cookie an inch apart on a non-stick baking sheet. Scrap dough can be re-rolled once before they will become tough cookies!

Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through baking. Transfer to wire racks to cool.


Once completely cool, a zip lock bag, royal icing, food colouring and whatever decorative lollies you like will bring your gingerbread friends to life! Allow to set hard before storing.

Do ahead Gingerbread cookies keep in an air tight container at room temperature 3 weeks.

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Ingredients ⅔ cup golden syrup ⅔ cup packed brown sugar 1 Tbsp ground ginger 1½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground allspice ½ tsp ground cloves 2 tsp bi-carb soda 220g unsalted butter, diced 1 large egg, lightly beaten 3¾ to 4 cups plain flour Pinch of salt
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Brighton Community News / December 2022/January 2023

Half million dollar grant to help future leaders

Centacare Evolve Housing is expanding its successful Inspiring Future Leaders (IFL) Program thanks to a $490,000 grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF).

The program supports and empowers local community members to gain skills and con fidence in planning and deliv ering local projects. As part of the organisation’s Community Wellbeing Strategy, it is de signed to enhance the wellbeing of their housing tenants and the communities in which they live and work.

“Centacare Evolve Housing

are proud to be recipients of a TCF grant which will help to upscale our Inspiring Future Leaders Program,” said Cen tacare Evolve Housing CEO, Ben Wilson. “The funding will enable increased reach and impact through the delivery of our unique community empow erment program over a period of five years.”

Mr Wilson said the grant funding will be used to bring projects to life specifically targeted to the Brighton and Derwent Valley municipalities.

“Centacare Evolve Housing is committed to this program with the knowledge that solutions

for the community come from the community. We are grateful for the support of the TCF who recognise the value and future potential of the IFL program.”

The benefit to the local com munity is great, with many successful initiatives being de veloped as part of the program. The grant will support over 140 participants and the develop ment of 28 projects over a pe riod of five years. One-on-one coaching will be delivered to the project leaders, along with continued contact, support and coaching to existing and new program participants, leaders and projects.

$2.3 million dollar sports funding confirmed

Brighton councillors, staff and community members gath ered in November at the Ted Jeffries Memorial Park.

They were there for the official confirmation by Brian Mitch ell MP, the Federal Member for Lyons on the delivery of the $2.3m upgrade for sports

ground facilities in Seymour Street, Brighton.

This will deliver a quality rec reation and sporting precinct, including new soccer pitches, clubrooms, change rooms, car parking and bus stops. Works are set to commence in the new year.

Walking Tracks of the Derwent Estuary

There are many beautiful walks in the Brighton area. Here’s a few favourites to enjoy as the weather warms.

Riverside Drive

On this walk, which follows the maintenance path for the railway line, you will enjoy sce nic wetland views. It’s an easy 2.7km walk on a wide gravel track which is accessed from Riverside Drive, Bridgewater.

Ferry Point to Cassidys Bay

For even more views of the riv er and kunanyi/Mt Wellington stretch your legs on this easy 2.2 kilometre walk. The track is gravel and access is from Jetty Road, Old Beach.

Green Point/Bridgewater

With sweeping views of the Derwent Estuary and kunanyi/ Mt Wellington from Green Point this 5.2 kilometre walk

will take you along a dirt track that is relatively easy. Keep an eye out for beautiful black swans feeding in the shallow wetlands. You can access the track from Gunn Street, Bridge water.

Jordan River to Gagebrook

A great, short walk, especially easy for kids and prams, the open, grassy area on the prom ontory offers even more great views of the Derwent Estuary and kunanyi/Mt Wellington. Take a picnic and stop at one of the shelters for a break. And keep a watch for birdlife such as black swans, pelicans, cormo rants and white-faced herons.

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Fire Hazards

Owners and occupiers of land in the Municipality are reminded that over the coming months abatement notices will be issued, where considered necessary, for the appropriate clearing of fire hazards.

Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council is required to issue Fire Abatement Notices that call for the removal of the hazard within a specified time period.

Advice on accessing assistance to clear such hazards may be obtained through council.

Failure to remove fire hazards by the specified time, could lead to compulsory clearance at the property owner’s expense.

For further information or for reporting of a potential fire hazard, please contact Council on (03) 6268 7012.

Brighton Community News / December 2022/January 2023

East Derwent Primary School tree planting day

The recent tree planting day at East Derwent Primary School was a suc cess, with Brighton Council support ing a $2,000 grant to plant mature trees and provide natural shade at the school.

Mayor Leigh Gray started proceed ings with a ribbon cutting ceremo ny with the students, which was followed by the planting of Tasma nian blackwoods. There was much enthusiasm from the children, with the kindergarten class fascinated by the worms in the freshly dug soil!

At the end of the event, each child received a seedling to take home and plant in their own garden. A wonderful day spent outside, work ing as a community.

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You can also join the email newsletter, find out about how to advertise and the editorial deadlines, and more. You can head to www.brighton to check out the latest news.

Charity House Project supports young people into construction careers

The Build Up Tassie Chari ty Home is currently being built by St Joseph Affordable Homes in Herdsmans Cove, on land gifted by the Tasma nian Government. More than 35 local businesses and indi viduals have pledged labour and materials to support con struction of the four-bedroom home. The construction site doubles as a training space for current Build Up Tassie participants and St Joseph Affordable Homes apprentic

es. Build Up Tassie is a free pre-employment program de veloped and operated by Cen tacare Evolve Housing. Build Up Tassie supports young and vulnerable job seekers to gain meaningful employment in the building industry. Once construction is complete, the new home will be publicly sold. Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund the train ing of up to 50 young people through the Build Up Tassie program.

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Waste education at Brighton Show

Did you spot Brighton Council’s waste information stall at the Brighton Show in early Novem ber? It was hard to miss! The Council was well represented with costumes, a colourful display showing what goes into

which bin, a large food scrap bin for the worms and a giant spinning wheel. The stall was focused on waste and commu nity education. Over the course of the show weekend, the stall was visited by around 400 peo

ple. Kids and adults came by to learn from Gwen, Brittany and the team about the importance of recycling and FOGO, walking away with useful tips on how to keep our community looking its best.

Reading program leads to generous donation by local teen

Local teenager, Abbey Pross, has found joy in reading and learn ing, and now she shares an even greater joy in giving back.

14-year-old Abbey has been involved with The Smith Fam ily for around two years as a participant in their educational programs. The Smith Family’s peer-based reading program Student2Student helped Abbey regain confidence in her literacy and communication skills.

“The books started off easy but got harder as I moved up levels,” says Abbey. “My teachers told me they could see my reading had really improved over time.”

Abbey’s mum, Joanne, said she’s incredibly proud of how far her daughter has come. “Learning wasn’t always easy for Abbey. She was born with a mild intel lectual disability and was behind in many subjects,” says Joanne. With a new-found confidence in reading, Abbey wanted to help

other kids develop their litera cy skills. “Knowing how much it helped me made me want to donate my own books so other kids could read, learn and enjoy them,” says Abbey.

The year eight student has donat ed her books to The Smith Fami ly to share the joy of reading and to give back to other children in need. Congratulations to Abbey on her reading achievements, as well as helping others.

More incentive for Tasmanian property owner

If you have a property you can rent to someone who needs a hand up, we can help you.

The Private Rental Incentives Program: pays property owners $6,600 or $9,900 when leasing an eligible property to Tasmanians on low incomes provides guaranteed rent to the owner for a two year lease provides all property and tenancy management services. More information is available by phone on 03 6166 3625 or by emailing

Department of Communities Tasmania

Unemployment rate is very similar to greater Hobart who is our community? 19,263 people live in Brighton population is on the rise increasing by 3% every year compared to 78% across Tasmania 6 3% of us were born overseas compared with 15 4% of greater Hobart 11 6% of us dent fy as Aborig na compared w th 5 4% for Tasman a 95 7% of our dwellings are occupied 63% of our dwellings are mortgaged or owned outright 17 1% are private rentals 14.1% are social housing 7 6% of us need daily support 37% of us reported 1 or more health issues mental health, arthritis and asthma are our three biggest health issues 13% of us provided unpaid care Labour force has increased by 22 9% Health and social care, retail and construction are our biggest employment industries average age compared with 42 for Tasmania 34
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