Brighton Community News June/July 2022

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Work is continuing on Brighton’s new high school, with recently released design concepts showing off modern and stylish new facilities to support the needs of learners and their families. The designs have been developed by Hobart architecture firm Jaws Architects. The release of the artist renders is the next step in the detailed design phase. This follows the community consultation that was held

before and after the release of the site master plan last year. The high school’s facilities will include a gym and performing arts space, commercial-style kitchen, outdoor learning areas, and extensive off-street parking. The Department of Education continues to work closely with the Brighton Council on the development and planning for the new high school, including the public infrastructure

needed to support it. The new high school will cater for up to 600 students across Years 7 to 12 and will support the education needs of the growing Brighton community into the future. The tender for construction is expected to be released later this year, with works set to commence in early 2023. Brighton High School will then welcome its first students through its doors in 2025.

$2.3 million bipartisan support for new local sporting facilities In the recent Federal election campaign, the Labor Party committed to investing $2.3 million into the upgrade of the Ted Jeffries Memorial Park in Brighton. It’s part of the Ted Jeffries Memorial Park Master Plan, which was supported by the then-incumbent Federal Labor Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell, Football Tasmania, the Brighton Storm Soccer Club, and the Brighton Council. The Liberal Party also promised to match Labor’s funding if they were successful in the Federal Election too. The proposal includes plans for: • Two full-size soccer pitches and two junior soccer pitches • A shared clubroom facility • A new parking area • A bus zone with a bus shelter • An extension and refurbishment of the existing playground and picnic facilities • A youth facility which includes a skate park, a basketball court, and an events space • Two fenced dog parks

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Additional landscaping and tree planting.

The Master Plan is a welcome response to the rapid population growth and expanding recreational needs in Brighton and surrounding areas. “Brighton is one of the fastest growing areas in Tasmania and deserves public amenities to match,” said Mitchell. “The funding will support the fast-growing sport of soccer in Brighton and improve the Ted Jeffries Memorial Park, which is very popular with local families.” Mayor Leigh Gray sees the Ted Jefferies Memorial Park in Seymour Street as an integral part of the local community. “It is an important part of people’s day-to-day lives and outdoor enjoyment, including the soccer community in our area,” said Gray. In addition to the $2.3 million commitment from the Labor Party, Brighton Council will contribute $1.1 million. To find out more about the Ted Jeffries Memorial Park Master Plan, visit www.brighton.tas.

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Brighton Community News / June/July 2022

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The Brighton Council has welcomed a new Community Development Officer to their team. A Brighton local, Brittany brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her past roles, having worked in the mental health sector, suicide prevention, policy reform, and community work. Brittany has a keen interest in how wellbeing can be improved throughout the community. “Any person who works in community development will tell you that there’s a big crossover between wellbeing and community development,” Brittany said. “I’ve often found that

people experiencing challenges with their mental health aren’t always well connected to their community for a variety of reasons.” The inspiration for Brittany’s work stems from her own life experiences. She said she was fortunate to have been able to access support from teachers, counsellors and community services growing up after experiencing challenges at home. “If it wasn’t for their support and encouragement, I probably wouldn’t have gone to university or moved interstate for university or joined the army, so to be in this job now it almost feels like I’ve

come full circle,” she shared. “Maybe I’ll be able to do my bit on shining a light on all the beauty and strength that exists in our local area, in collaboration with others.” Brittany grew up in Pontville and Chigwell before moving to Newcastle, NSW to study social work. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys watching live music, comedy, and hiking, particularly on Maria Island.

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If you happen to spot Brittany around Brighton, she would love you to come up to her and say hello!

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 7 June Tuesday 5 July Tuesday 2 August Tuesday 6 September

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


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Brighton Council embraces reconciliation of implementing RAP commitments, to advance initiatives for all.

Brighton Council has been progressing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) under the Reconciliation Australia framework. A RAP is a structured approach to advancing reconciliation in Australia by making a public commitment as an organisation to reconciliation. There are three core pillars – Relationships, Respect and Opportunities. We’re developing a Reflect RAP, which provides us with a roadmap to beginning a reconciliation journey. We formally endorsed progressing a RAP in 2020 and as an organisation firmly believe it is absolutely the right thing to do. A RAP working group of volunteers from within the council was established, with approximately 12 members. James Dryburgh as General Manager

Through the Reconciliation Collective, Council attends workshops and forums that assist with understanding our commitment journey and both staff and councillors participate in National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC events. is our RAP champion and a number of elected members have also volunteered to join the working group. Since the establishment of the working group, we have commenced informal community engagement and undertaken cultural awareness training. Brighton Council became a member of Reconciliation

Athlete Lacey Tilyard making Tassie proud

Tasmania’s Reconciliation Collective. The Collective acts as a collegial network of community and business partners, working together and supporting each other’s reconciliation journey. Through the Reconciliation Collective, organisations who have committed to Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) can be assisted to connect with the Aboriginal community members in their region in the process

athletes of all ages competed over eight days. “I think it was a bit overwhelming for her to see how amazingly talented Australian athletes are,” said Renee. Nevertheless, Lacey placed fifth in U15 High Jump, third in the U15 400m, and recorded a new personal best in the U15 200m. Only two days after returning from Nationals, Lacey competed at her school carnival. Despite being still tired from Nationals, she wound up the Year 8 champion, placing first in 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, and high jump. She even broke school records in both high jump (1.5m) and 400m (1:01.92)!

In March this year, local resident Lacey Tilyard travelled to Sydney to compete in the Australian Track and Field Championships. Two years ago, at the age of 11, Lacey joined the Little Athletics program. “She’s always been interested in sport, whether it be football, basketball, or

distance running,” said Renee, Lacey’s mum. “She asked my husband and me if she could join the program for quite a few years, but initially I said no, as we knew it would involve a lot of time and effort. But she just did so well. She’s a natural.” As the largest annual athletics event in Australia, over 3500



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Early on, we implemented some very simple but meaningful steps that included flying the Australian Aboriginal flag at the Council Offices, including an acknowledgement of country in our official documents and email signature, and conducting a Welcome to Country at official Council events where appropriate.

of the local Kutalayna Collective. This community group, made up of many different stakeholders, works in the Jordan River area with the aim of making sure Aboriginal children living in the area get the very best start to life and broad opportunities along the way. It’s also there to continually build on the strengths within kutalayna/Jordan River to create and maintain a strong, resilient and thriving community.

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As we continue our RAP journey, we’ll commence more formal community engagement in the coming months to ensure the most relevant outcomes from our action plan. Brighton Council wishes to ensure we offer a culturally safe workplace and thriving community for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Lacey also won two gold medals at the Tasmanian Athletics Age Championships, and is currently ranked number one in Tasmania for U15 400m and number two in high jump. She is ranked number six in Aus-

tralia for U15 400m. In December this year, Lacey hopes to compete at the All Schools Track and Field Championships in Adelaide. Congratulations to Lacey on all her hard work paying off when it counts!

Lacey has represented her school at every interschool athletics carnival, cross country carnival and swimming carnival since she became eligible to compete. Lacey trains with her performance coach Joshua Mason two to three times a week. Earlier this year, Lacey competed in the State Little Athletics Championships in Penguin and broke a 10-year record in 400m with a time of 59.84. She also won triple jump, placed 2nd in high jump, and 4th in 200m.


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Working with all levels of government to achieve our budget goals sure a good life at every age for all our residents and provide a sustainable environment. We balance all of these things, while we keep a balanced budget, spending no more than we can afford, just like we all do at home. We all know how difficult this is at times, especially with the huge increase in costs.

From time to time and particularly during our budget planning process for 2022/23, we get questioned about what we can do and achieve in the next 12 months. We have the responsibility to ensure that we upgrade all our current assets and maintain them in good condition, as well as provide the community with a wide range of services. We also need to plan for new investments in the Brighton Municipality so we can achieve our 2050 Vision to be a thriving place; a proud community; en-

Council has approved a 10-year Financial Management Plan and a 10-year Asset Management Plan. This sets out our renewal and replacement program for our roads, footpaths, buildings and all other assets. We are certainly aware that from time to time we need to change the plans to accommodate situations where repairs and upgrades are more urgently required. Our Asset Management team is constantly reviewing these documents when situations arise. As councillors, we put forward your enquiries for assessment and prioritisation, if required. Our Council tries to ensure our assets are at the optimal intervention point when we repair or upgrade.

We try not to let assets get to a point of disrepair that involve big costs to fix. It’s far better to repair at that optimal time to save ongoing costs. If you let an asset deteriorate past this point, it can result in rapidly increasing repair costs, however repairing before this stage means we won’t be getting the best value out of our original investment. It’s a balancing act! This brings me to the subject of new assets that we either acquire, in the form of road and public open space contributions for new developments undertaken, or through the purchase of new builds we undertake in the area. These cover all our parks, walking tracks and public buildings. Council now owns $216 million worth of assets that all cost money to maintain. With our plans for the future, we always look for co-operative arrangements with other levels of government to move our new infrastructure developments forward. We have many plans for upgrades of parks and facilities for the community. We work on staging these new

developments over several budgets and although we don’t get the final product for several years, it’s delivered in a very economically responsible way. However, from time to time, we join forces with our Federal or State counterparts and receive assistance on some projects that make it possible to produce a build in one go instead of in stages. Your council works hard - staff and councillors - to ensure that opportunities are not missed along the way. We have a very cooperative approach to all major infrastructure projects. For example, during this Federal Election we saw both major parties commit $2.3 million to deliver the master plan for the Ted Jeffries Memorial Park in Seymour Street, Brighton. The $2.3 million commitment plus a $1.1 million contribution from Brighton Council will deliver some of the most important elements of the Ted Jeffries Memorial Park Masterplan. I look forward to seeing what more can be achieved in cooperation with all levels of government in the near future.

I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank former Premier Peter Gutwein for his 20 years service to Tasmania. Mr Gutwein demonstrated the most outstanding leadership through the toughest of times and effectively navigated us all through the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to acknowledge and thank him for his positive and progressive stance on issues such as climate change and truth-telling/treaty during his time as Premier, setting an important precedent for future leaders. Finally, on behalf of Brighton Council, I would like to congratulate Premier Jeremy Rockcliff on becoming Tasmania’s 47th Premier. We look forward to working with Premier Rockcliff and feel confident that his experience in government and understanding of what it is to be part of a more regional community, will make our working relationship effective and productive.

Brighton Mayor Leigh Gray

CENTACARE EVOLVE HOUSING: 2022 YOUTH WEEK EVENT Crew, The Australian International Youth Association, Kombi Krew, Kutalayna Collective, Adventure Patch, CFC and many more. Centacare Evolve Housing have expressed thanks to everyone involved in making the event happen, in particular Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) for the grant funding.

Over 110 young people within the Brighton community came together to celebrate our amazing youth at the Gagebrook Skate Park in an event hosted by Centacare Evolve Housing. Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people within the Tasmanian youth calendar, providing an opportunity for young people aged 12-25 to be heard, celebrated, and to have fun. The 2022 theme, ‘Youth: Next Gen’ recognises Tasmania’s future – the next generation of young leaders, changemakers, influencers and

visionaries who are shaping our State. Centacare Evolve Housing’s annual youth week event was first created in 2021 through local consultation from community and the want to celebrate our talented young people who contribute to local community wellbeing. “There is a lot of stigma about youth and we wanted to do something positive and challenge the view,” said Elise, Centacare Evolve Housing Community Wellbeing Officer.

Centacare Evolve Housing partnered with 11 local youth and community services in area to provide access, exposure, and opportunity to fun healthy activities to get involved in. The BMX bikes were a great hit and a special thanks to Southern City BMX for providing the free bikes and lessons. Over 110 young people braved the icy weather and wind to join us and participate in activities by Southern City BMX, Bridgewater PCYC, Deadly Choices, Bridgewater Library, Create

“We wanted to shine a light on emerging young leaders and the talent that exists in community.” said Christina, Centacare Evolve Housing Community Wellbeing Manager. Visit Centacare Evolve Housing’s Facebook page to view more photos and receive updates on our upcoming events.


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Old Beach Cricket Club sports new solar system A new 7kW rooftop solar system installed on the Old Beach Cricket Club shed is expected to save the club significantly on power bills. Old Beach Cricket Club chairperson and office bearer, Ross Wooldridge, said the solar system would alleviate increasing electricity costs for the club. “The Old Beach Cricket Club would like to thank Brighton Council for the very generous $4,500 contribution to make the solar project happen, which was matched by the Tasmanian Government Department of Communities, through the

Solar Power for Sporting Clubs Program,” Ross said. The Old Beach Cricket Club have wanted to install solar panels for many years and are glad the upfront cost and other barriers could be overcome. Brighton Mayor Leigh Gray congratulated the Old Beach Cricket Club for leading by example. “Brighton Council were pleased to see the ingenuity of the Old Beach Cricket Club in finding co-contributions towards the upfront cost of the system and commend the idea coming from the Club to begin with.”

“Brighton Council is deeply committed to reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 on the pathway to zero emission by 2040. Community groups and local government are working together to reduce emissions one step at a time by installing solar, improving energy efficiency, conserving our resources, and reducing waste to landfill through the introduction of the Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) waste collection service,” said Mayor Gray. Brighton Council’s action on climate change is outlined

in the Climate Change and Resilience Strategy 2019 and is demonstrated through the implementation of 15 greenhouse gas emission reduction measures, saving over 1,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide from

being released each year. For further information on Brighton Council’s climate change measures, such as the sustainability in schools program see:

Get excited for Get Fit Get Healthy Get Fit Get Healthy is bringing fun and energetic Zumba classes to Bridgewater. The free fitness classes are open to everyone. This term Rhonda Anthony from Zumba is sharing her knowledge over 10 weeks of fun at the Brighton Civic Centre, every Friday morning from 10am to 11am. Project Coordinator Barb Daly said, “After I completed the Centacare Evolve Housing’s Neighbourhood Leadership

program, I was given the chance to come up with an idea for a project for the community. This is just one of the fantastic ideas that was presented and here I am six months later making it a reality.”

Barb hopes the project will help community members struggling with isolation, depression and mental health, to help build and maintain relationships, mental well-

being and self confidence in a fun, safe and supportive environment. “My hope is with enough community involvement I can continue to build this project and have classes of all ranges,” she said.

Barb has already applied for a Community grant for some Spring/Summer classes. For more information on the free classes you can follow the group on Facebook at Brighton Zumba Classes.

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6 New Early Learning initiative to help ease childcare shortage Brighton Community News / June/July 2022

A new purpose-built early learning facility at St Paul’s Catholic School in Bridgewater opened its doors in February. Ludo is a CatholicCare initiative which was developed in partnership with Catholic Education Tasmania. Named after the Latin word for ‘I play’, Ludo is a new play based learning and care environment for children and their families, with the design to support children’s transition to school.

environment. Kristy Gilroy, a lead educator at the centre, makes sure that Ludo is a democratic space for children. “We recognise that children are competent and creative and that they have a right to participate in the process of learning,” Kristy said. “We view children as unique and promote a collaborative process in our journey together. We gauge the children’s interests, and plan our activities based on that.”

The centre caters to children aged 3-5, offering a play-based learning program. The centre provides short and long day options, before and after school care, and vacation care.

Ludo is a valuable addition to the area but may not quite ease the demand for parents living in Brighton. According to a 2022 report released by the Mitchell Institute and Victoria University, 61% of Tasmanians live in an area with an acute childcare shortage, with Brighton being named as the local government area with the lowest childcare availability.

Toni, a community and family engagement officer at Ludo, supports families whose children need help with learning and adjusting to a structured

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p on s e R Veterans Cricket Tasmania is seeking over 60s cricketers to join our squads for upcoming National Carnivals to be held in November. Their over 70s teams will be playing against all states in Launceston from November 10 to 15. The over 60s will play in the Geelong region from 26 November to 1 December with four matches over five days. Over 40 teams representing all states

across five divisions will compete, with most matches played on turf pitches. Tasmania will be aiming to field three sides in divisions 1, 3 and 5. Over 60s coordinator, Spencer Woolley shared, “We’re inviting players of all abilities to nominate for our teams. Whilst there are still plenty of ‘veterans’ playing in regular competitions, we also encourage those who

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Check out the first of our new street art murals! Julia from Vibrance Projects has been hard at work creating this beauty. You can find this wall at the Cris Fitzpatrick Park in Gagebrook.

This is our third edition of the new Brighton Community News and we’d love to hear your thoughts on the stories and the design. It’s as easy as grabbing your phone camera and hovering over the QR code. The link will take you to a short survey where you can share your thoughts. You can also provide feedback to communitynews@


Brighton Community News / June/July 2022

Brighton Schools tackle food waste with FOGO Canteen managers and teachers and are all-too-familiar with food waste in schools – it can fill up classroom bins as fast as paper and, cumulatively, is a major contributor to external waste bins. Brighton Council recognised that schools are both challenged by food waste and also have ‘sustainability’ as a cross-curriculum focus. “As a Council we wanted to help schools achieve sustainability goals, so we’re offering them a free organics waste collection as part of our Council’s FOGO roll-out to residents”, General Manager, James Dryburgh said. FOGO stands for Food Organic Garden Organic, where food and garden waste gets composted for agricultural use instead

of buried in landfill making greenhouse gases. So far three schools have signed up and early results are very promising. St Paul’s Catholic School, East Derwent Primary and Gagebrook Primary all have FOGO wheelie bins and classroom caddies for students’ leftover food. Council also provided FOGO caddies for canteens and staffrooms. “As part of our SmartFood Platinum Accreditation we offer compostable serve-ware. It’s great that this now goes into FOGO bins and actually gets composted instead of going into landfill,” said Heather Reeve, the canteen manager at Gagebrook Primary. “One of the most satisfying things is seeing how much the

kids love emptying the classroom caddies and doing something positive for the planet” said Leah Turnbull, East Derwent’s 3/4 teacher and co-head of their student Environment Club. “FOGO is great for us since we don’t have school compost bins. Like our soft plastics and Tops for Tots recycling programs, the students are really enthusiastic participants” said Casey Moore, St Paul’s Religious Education Coordinator. So why is this such an important initiative? Food waste, when sent to landfill, decomposes anaerobically (without oxygen) which releases not just CO2 but another greenhouse gas called methane, now recognised as a major

climate change lever. Methane is over 20 times more effective at trapping heat than carbon dioxide, with the UN calculating that global food waste emits more greenhouse gas emissions than every country in the world except China and the USA.* The good news is that it doesn’t last long in the atmosphere, so a big drop in methane will have a big impact on global warming. Reducing methane was a major focus of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, resulting in a Global Methane Pledge** to drop methane emissions by 30% by 2030. Gwen Harper, Brighton Council’s Waste Education Officer, noted that “Everywhere you look these days there’s a strong focus on sustainability so the

children we raise and teach can live on a planet with a hospitable climate and resource circularity. By teaching students to separate food waste and send it back to farmers through FOGO, this is a huge step forward.” * Global Food Waste emits more greenhouse gas emission than every country in the world except China and USA. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ** environment/nearly-90-countries-join-pact-slash-planet-warming-methane-emissions-2021-11-02/

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High Street, 4 Visit New Norfolk as

it turns into a hub of activity every Saturday! The New Norfolk Market is a great place to grab fresh produce, baked goods, international food, and listen to live music and socialise. 8am-2pm.

your11 Immerse self in Reggae,

Afro Beat, Flamenco, and Samba at the Arika Moonah Sounds of the World at the Moonah Arts Centre. Featuring music from Malawi, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. 7:3010pm.

to the 5 Head To The North

pop-up community market for your fill of fresh produce, food vans, entertainment and live street art. Immerse yourself in a melting pot of art, dance, food, and good vibes. Opens at 8am in Moonah.

you an older 1 Are Tasmanian look-

active at 2 Get Social Pickle-

ball at the Tea Tree Community Hall on the first Thursday of each month, 10am12pm. Then at 12pm enjoy a light luncheon supplied by Tassie Rustic Meals. $5 for pickleball, $10 for the luncheon.

Town Show held on 3 - 4 June. Watch sheep competitions, sheep dog trials, shearing exhibitions, equestrian events, trade exhibits, and even a pet parade.

birthday 6 Happy to Tagari Lia,

yester7 Missed day’s celebra-

tion? The Tagari Lia Child and Family Centre in Bridgewater hosts weekly under twos play and explore sessions from 9am-12pm. Other sessions for other ages run throughout the week.


Are you a mum who migrated to Tasmania from overseas? Hosted by Women’s Health Tasmania, the Migrant Mother and Baby Playgroup is free for babies under 12 months old. Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm. Call 6231 3212.

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Connec16 Café tions is hosting

their Community Connections in our Hood, providing an opportunity for people to connect with others through services, groups and activities. Held at the Brighton Civic Centre, 10am-12pm.

For 17 ‘Setup Success’ is a

Birth-5 program with sessions every Friday 9-10.30am in the Early Learning Centre at St Paul’s Catholic School. Everyone welcome.

on your 18 Put dancing shoes

in on a 21 Join relaxed sing-

23 Bridgewater Library hosts

look26 Ifingyou’re for a bar-

ing for legal advice? Are you worried about an older person you know? Legal Aid provides free, private and confidential legal advice at COTA on the first Wednesday of every month, 10am-12pm.

celebrating ten years of providing support and programs for families with children under five. There’s a fun birthday party at the cenre today, from 11am - 3pm, RSVP to 6165 5450 or in person.

pre-loved 15 Give clothing and

other items a second chance at life and for a great price! Chats South is offering an op shopping day trip. $5 attendance fee and $10 transport co-contribution. 9am-4pm.

Week 19 Refugee is on this week

from 19th-25th. Try some fun food at the Dark Mofo Winter Feast, with endless food and drink options. Entry is free for today.


There’s a Puddleduck Vineyard day trip on today with Chats South. It’s a friendly family-owned winery in the Coal River Valley. Cost: Own purchases, $5 attendance fee and $10 transport co-contribution. 9am-4pm.


Skills Em1 MY powered Wom-

en’s Group is on today at the Migrant Resource Centre, Glenorchy, and every Friday. Learn English skills, eat food and make friends.

agricultural 3 Get at the Campbell

ing and storytelling session and morning tea for kids at Gagebrook Primary School today, and every Tuesday in Term 2. Bookings essential via 62637662.

the 3C’s - Coffee, Cake, and Computers, every Thursday from 2pm-4pm.



There’s a Multicultural Youth Drop-in session today at the Migrant Resource Centre, Glenorchy. Every Wednesday 3:30pm5:30pm. Get support with homework, English, driving information, forms and more.

Travel south for the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed. There are events on all weekend. Check their website for tickets and more information.

Take the Bloody Oath Here’s a reminder to all those eligible to give blood, to roll up your sleeve and donate! Jen Butler MP Labor Member for Lyons is a regular blood donor and she is helping Australia Red Cross in asking Tasmanians to roll up their sleeves and donate. There’s a nation-wide shortage of donated blood right now, and Tasmanian health services and the Australian Red Cross need help. A series of disasters

across Australia have meant that blood is more precious than ever. COVID-19 has affected supply chain, staffing, and regular donors. The floods in New South Wales and Queensland have also impacted the blood supply. The most pressing need is for A or O blood types, as they make up the majority of people in hospital who require donated blood. “One in three people will need do-

nated blood in their lifetime. The person you are saving could be a friend, family member or loved one,” Ms Butler shared. “Take the Bloody Oath and give life. There is no better time than the present to roll up your sleeves and save lives.” Head to or call The Australian Red Cross on 6235 6077 for more information.

savoury luncheon held at the Tea Tree Community Hall, held every Thursday from 12-2pm. $10pp.

your skills 10 Test at the Euchre

Card night, held at the Tea Tree Community Hall on the second Friday of each month. $5 per person. BYO drinks and nibbles. 7pm start.

for a Latin Fiesta at the Moonah Arts Centre. Xixa, Yacuruna, and Maira Rodrigeuz will be providing a mix of Colombian folkloric dances and Cumbian dance beats. 8-10pm.

gain hunter’s delight, look no further than the Campbell Town Market. Bric-a-brac, cakes, plants, clothes and more will be on sale at the Town Hall on High Street. Last Sunday of every month.

a Hamil28 Join ton Day Trip

with Chats South, 9am-4pm. Lunch is at Glen Cylde House Café, Hamilton, after a tour around the Kingdom Gallery.

COMING UP: 13-14 August Step into Oatlands’ history and celebrate all things heritage and handmade at the Heritage & Bullock Festival, Oatlands. Street parade, sheep and cattle auction,

vintage machinery, steam engines, blacksmith forge and farriers, leather workers, basket weavers, fly fishing display, live music, food stalls, and more. 10am4pm. Free entry.

Brighton Places of Worship Catholic


St. Paul’s Catholic Church 2-4 Paice St, Bridgewater Saturday Vigil - 6pm Sunday - 9am Fr. Amal 6263 6242

St. Mark’s Church LOT 1 Kimberly St, Pontville Sunday - 10am Rev. Rod. Curtain 6263 7700

St Matthew’s Catholic Church 231 Brighton Rd, Brighton 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

Uniting Church Claremont-Bagdad Claremont 36 Wyndham Rd, Claremont Sunday - 10.00am Glenorchy 446 Main Rd, Glenorchy Sunday - 9.30am On the 1st Sunday, services are combined. Venue alternates between the two churches, starting at 10.00am Rev. Sherrin Jackman 0447 507 059


Brighton Community News / June/July 2022

One Pot Wonder Words and images: Sarah Ugazio

A quick search for ‘one pot wonders’ on the net will reveal endless recipe options. This chicken risotto is as easy as it is tasty! Roast Chicken & Brown Rice Risotto Serves 6 Prep time – 20mins Cooking Time – 1hr 40mins Ingredients 1.5 - 2kg fresh whole chicken 1 whole orange or lemon, pierced all over with deep cuts 4 medium carrots, diced 1 onion, finely diced 4 sticks celery, diced 3 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 small sweet potato, peeled and diced 150g mushrooms, sliced or small quarters 2 cups brown rice (or if using Arborio rice slightly reduce baking time) 500ml chicken or beef stock (or 2 stock cubes in 500 ml boiling water) 1/4 cup white wine (optional) 1.5 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped

Olive oil Salt & pepper Grated parmesan, to serve

Method Preheat the oven to 200C. Heat a splash of oil in a large 30cm (min) stovetop casserole dish with lid (a Dutch Oven) over a medium-high heat. Add onion, sweet potato, carrot and celery, stirring occasionally. After 15 mins add the garlic. Season well with salt and pepper. Fry until all veg are caramelised with colour, approx 20 mins. Meanwhile, stuff the orange or lemon into the chicken’s cavity. Drizzle oil and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper over the entire chicken. Place chicken over the browned vegetables, and place the pot in the oven (middle shelf) uncovered for approx 40 mins or until chicken skin is crispy golden brown. After 20mins check the veg aren’t scorching – if they are, then pour 1/4 cup wine or water around the chicken. Bring stock to boil, or boil kettle if using stock cubes. Remove pot from oven and evenly sprinkle (in order) rosemary, rice

then mushrooms around the chicken. Pour stock around chicken until rice is covered by approx 1.5cm of liquid (top up with boiling water if need be). Cover with lid, place pot back in the oven and turn the temperature down to 180C. Bake for another 40 mins or until the chicken is cooked through (juices will run clear when cut), and rice is cooked but firm. Cool the pot with lid off for 10 mins, then remove chicken and slice into portions. It’s ok to see some liquid pooling over the rice - just stir through risotto and spoon a generous amount onto each plate and top with parmesan. Notes *Experiment with different root vegetables and woody herbs to play around with flavours *If using stock cubes, reduce the amount of salt added to season the vegetables *Leftovers - slice up leftover chicken into bite size pieces and stir through remaining risotto. Refrigerate in an airtight container. You can follow Sarah for more recipes on Instagram @madamesaisons.


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Brighton Community News / June/July 2022

Brighton Alive wins at the Tasmanian LiFE Awards Words: Sheryl Rainbird

Congratulations to the Brighton Alive Network, which was deservedly awarded as joint winner of the Lifeline Tasmania Communities in Action for Suicide Prevention LiFE Award at the recent Tasmanian LiFE Awards. These awards are now in their seventeenth year and recognise the valuable contribution by individuals, communities, businesses and government in suicide prevention. This year there was a record 30 nominations for the LiFE Awards with eight in the Lifeline Tasmania Communities in Action for Suicide Prevention award. Brighton Alive is a network of service providers and community members which is facilitated by Brighton Council. The group meets each month with the aim of building a strong and healthy future for Brighton. In 2019 community members recognised the increase in suicidal behaviours and self-harm in our community

and worked with Relationships Australia to create a Brighton Suicide Prevention Community Action Plan. Many community members and service providers were surveyed to identify local needs, skills and support shortages for the area, with the results being used to develop the community action plan.

This plan identified key activities of which the following have been carried out in the last two years. •

Offer access to free Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) training on suicide prevention conversations to residents and service providers. Conducted an audit of rooms and spaces across the Brighton LGA to identify suitable spaces to offer to service providers on a regular basis to improve service delivery and equity. Created community fundraising activities to fund further mental health and suicide pre-

vention programs for the community. Training provided for Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid and LGBTIQA+ Inclusive training. Engaging youth and LGTIQA+ community members.

The other nominations in the Communities in Action for Suicide Prevention category were: • • • • • • •

Uniting thankful for local support

PFlag Cygnet Community Hub Run for Tarkyn Cygnet Cares Stronger Together Group Derwent Valley Suicide Awareness Group Dorset Suicide Prevention Network Rural Alive and Well in partnership with Boots on the Ground

The other joint winner along with Brighton Alive in this category was PFlag – Cygnet Community Hub. Congratulations to all the worthy nominees.

Uniting appreciates funding from Communities for Children to run programs in the Brighton Council area. Communities for Children funding has provided a family support worker role for several years. There’s a new position developed in collaboration with kutalayna collective and funded through Communities for Children. Uniting recruited Len, an Aboriginal Family Support Worker for the district. With a focus on supporting families with children under the age of 12 years. Len is an Aboriginal man from the Southern Midlands and has a passion for encouraging positive health and well-being. A part of the role will to be develop a school holiday program that will be delivered in the district, engaging Aboriginal

youth. Meanwhile, a Communities for Children grant has brought to life the Home Grown program coordinated by Family Support Worker, Val. Six families from the Brighton Council area have been busy getting their hands dirty to set up their own raised garden bed full of vegetables of their choosing. It’s timely with the cost of living steadily increasing. “It’s been brilliant getting outside with the families; they have so much knowledge to share and are excited to grow their own healthy food,” Val said. The Communities for Children funding for Home Grown finishes at the end of June and Val hopes to work in this way again with families and/or wider the community.

Remembering those who have served Hard and Green Waste Collection Week beginning Tuesday 7 June 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. • 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

On Anzac Day, members of council, including Mayor Leigh Gray, attended the public memorial service at Remembrance Park, Brighton to remember those who have served in the armed forces, or continue to serve. The mayor, and Councillor Aaron De La Torre laid wreaths to remember the fallen. Students from Northern Christian school were in attendance and also laid wreaths to honour those who lost their lives in battles across the world.


Brighton Community News / June/July 2022

Road Opening Permits – Your ticket to doing work on the road or nature strip

Are you considering undertaking works, having a contractor do work on your behalf or wanting to occupy the road for a short period? If you are, you’ll need permission before you start. Brighton Council can help you and also advise if the particular piece of land you want to work on or occupy is actually Council property. In some cases it may be privately owned, or State Government controlled. Some classes of work may require a planning permit before they commence, be the condition of a planning permit or require building/plumbing co-approvals. Undertaking works on the road itself, or the footpath and in the nature strip (all collectively known as the road reservation)

also requires a permit. You can get a permit by completing the application form available from the Brighton Council website and submitting it for approval. The form is straight forward and easy to complete. Along with the form, you’ll also need some supporting documentation such as: •

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A plan professionally drawn or sketched by yourself to illustrate your requirements A description of the works, its scope and duration Details of insurance if the undertaking has a commercial activity Pedestrian and vehicle (traffic) management plans.

You may not need all of those requirements - it depends on the project’s size and complexity. Some requirements may need a professional or consultant to provide them, which will be at a cost to you. You can submit your completed form and its supplementary information over the counter, by email or post. We’re here to help! Having trouble with filling out the form, understanding what is required, needing to know what a traffic management plan entails and what the cost will be? We can help you. We strongly suggest you drop in and discuss the process if it’s not an activity you undertake regularly or have experience in. We can confirm if there’s a need for planning approval, the fees

applicable, your obligations and risks involved. Dial before you dig. We have all seen the advertising and the message is simple. Undertake investigation via this service to understand what infrastructure is below ground. Not undertaking this investigation can lead to serious injury or expense. Not all underground assets are visible or known so always proceed with caution. Inspections and completion In order for us to know it has been constructed adequately and to the correct standards, inspections are requested. This is to make sure the finished work meets the life span and performance standards expected. If you’ve been issued with a permit, requested any

inspections, and completed the works, you need to let Brighton Council know when all the work is complete. This means we can close out the permit and inspect it the finished work. Why all the red tape? As the owner of the road reservation, or the authority vested in maintaining it, we have a legislated obligation to know what your intentions are. Our job is to keep all road users safe and to keep roads open and accessible. Brighton Council invests ratepayers’ money in upgrading assets and has a strong desire to see that any work undertaken does not shorten their life. Brighton Council Asset Services looks forward to your enquiry and processing your road opening permit application.

New artwork marks 10 years of Bridgewater Library In April, the Bridgewater Library celebrated 10 years at its Green Point Road address. Current staff were joined by former staff, volunteers and library supporters and management to recognise the occasion.

have made their homes alongside it – Bridgewater, Brighton, Gagebrook, Herdsmans Cove and Old Beach.

The library’s new art installation was officially launched on the day. The stunning piece of Tasmanian Aboriginal artwork reflects the kutalayna River (Jordan River) and the five communities that

Michelle from the popular Makebelieve Children’s Entertainment was on hand to entertain the visiting children with pipe cleaner figures and to sing some catchy tunes.

It’s best seen in person so pop into the library to get the best view.

Wordsearch answer: SAFARI ADVENTURE

Did You Know? •

The population of the Brighton Municipality is the largest in the Southcentral region (which is made up of the Derwent Valley, Central Highlands and Southern Midlands councils) at 18073 people.

We have the youngest median age at 35 years in the Southcentral region, you spring chickens!

The Brighton population has a younger age distribution than Greater Hobart overall too, with an average age of 35.2 years, compared to 39.8 years (ABS, 2018)

According to a KPMG report by 2042 our area will have grown by 28%.

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Got a cool snap of the Bridgewater Jerry? Café Connections is hosting a competition to highlight the artistic talents of Brighton residents. Take a snap of Bridgewater Jerry and upload your photo to the Café Connections Facebook page by Friday 5 August, 2022 for your chance to win. Entry is free and there’s no limit to the number of entries you submit. Entrants must reside, work, or spend time in the Brighton Municipality. All ages are welcome, however if you are under 18 you will need a parent or

guardian’s permission to enter. 1st place will be awarded $200, 2nd place $100, and 3rd place $50. You don’t need any fancy equipment - just a camera on your phone! Think about how you can show the Bridgewater Jerry in all its glory. Winners will be announced on the Café Connections Facebook page and printed in the Brighton Community News.


Brighton Community News / June/July 2022

Planting seeds for new Landcare group In March, plant propagation expert Ruth Mollison from Island Seeds and Landcare Tasmania’s Peter Stronach and Evie Drinnan facilitated a native plants workshop with the Bridgewater Foreshore Landcare Group, local families, local school and Brighton Council representatives and 24 Carrot Gardens staff. Held

at the Botanical Institute, the Grow Your Own Native Plants workshop taught participants how to identify different plants, collect seeds and nurture them to grow. The workshop began with a visit to the ‘mother’ Prickly Box (Bursaria spinosa) tree along the foreshore to collect seeds. While on the walk, Peter from Landcare

talked about how significant the site was and what participants can do as a group to help. The tree has been growing there since 1930, with many ‘babies’ grown from the ‘mother’ tree over the years. Prickly Box is notoriously hard to germinate, and quite difficult to buy at nurseries. The group is hopeful that the seeds from this workshop will germinate. After an introduction into growing plants, a delicious lunch was prepared by Vlad - fresh pizzas and a salad using tomatoes, basil and vegetables picked that morning from the Material Institute garden. Everyone had a great time and are looking forward to watching the new Bridgewater Foreshore Landcare Group grow. Brighton Council funded this workshop, with Councillor Phil Owen in attendance. If you would like to join the Bridgewater Landcare Group and participate in their working bees for details contact Evie Drinnan Email

Asthma and smoking: It’s not just hot air Asthma Australia recently released new information explaining the link between asthma and smoking. Asthma is a condition that affects the airways and makes it difficult to breathe. One of the most common triggers is cigarette smoke. Smoking can trigger asthma not only in the person that smokes, but also in the people around them, including family members, friends, and work colleagues. It can even harm unborn children. If someone with asthma smokes, it has the potential to make their asthma worse by increasing the severity of symptoms and the frequency of asthma flare-ups, and by reducing the effect of preventer medications. Passive smoking, which means exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke, can impact children in particularly harmful ways. It puts

them at risk of developing asthma, makes them more prone to respiratory infections, reduces lung function, and increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Asthma Australia supports those trying to quit smoking. Their advice is: •

Speak to your doctor about medications that help you quit

Call the Quitline on 137 848 for information about quitting, or talk to a counsellor

Call 1800 ASTHMA (1800 278 462) to speak to an asthma educator

To find more information about the connection between smoking and asthma visit www.asthma.

New rules for close contacts If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you are no longer required to quarantine. However, for 7 days from being told you are a close contact, you must: • Take a test as soon as you find out you are a close contact, again on day 6 and on each day that you leave your home. • Notify your workplace. • Wear a mask indoors (not required in your own home). • Do not enter high-risk settings such as hospitals and aged care facilities, unless you require urgent care, or are a critical worker with an exemption.

rules have changed for

close contacts

• If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, you must stay at home. If you test positive you must still isolate for at least 7 days.