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We value the feedback from our ratepayer to help make Brighton a better place to live, visit, and enjoy.

If you have any feedback for Council please email admin@brighton.tas.gov.au so that it can be sent to the relevant department.

Community Consultation Report

The Brighton Council (‘Council’) engaged ERA Planning & Environment Consultants (ERA) to undertake the ‘Old Beach Zoning Review Project’ (the Project).

The Project is an analysis of two ‘precincts’ of rural living zoned land in Old Beach to determine whether it has the necessary conditions to accommodate further residential growth.

The community engagement aspect of the project has now concluded, and ERA have prepared summary documents of the key findings. These documents have been endorsed by Council for public exhibition and are available for viewing here:

Old Beach Zoning Review_ Engagement Summary Report

Old Beach Zoning Review_ Engagement Summary Presentation

Council and ERA would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in the drop-in sessions and surveys. We had an impressive response rate to the engagement, with 72 responses received from the 104 properties in the study area.

What’s Next?

ERA is currently undertaking the ‘technical assessment’ report, to be received by Council Officers by mid-June. This report will go to the Council shortly after for endorsement and public exhibition. You will then be invited to review the report and make submissions.

Council Officers will report to Council on any submissions received during the exhibition period.

Any future rezoning of the land will be subject to a separate planning scheme amendment process.

For more information, or if you have any questions regarding this engagement process and any questions about the project, please contact Brian White at (03) 6268 7070.

Background

The Brighton Local Government Area (LGA) is one of the fastest growing areas in Tasmania. By 2033, Brighton LGA is expected to grow by over 7,000 people. Old Beach and its surrounding areas are growing at a rate of 3.5% per annum and by 2033, is predicted to grow by approximately 3,000 people.

In 2018, the Brighton Structure Plan (structure plan) identified that the current supply of zoned residential land is unlikely to meet anticipated demand for new housing over the next 10 to 15 years. As a result, the structure plan examined potential sites across the LGA that may be suitable for further residential growth. Two of these sites are located in the Old Beach area and are shown below in Figure 1 as Precinct A and Precinct B (the precincts). These precincts are currently zoned ‘Rural Living’ and are characterised by dwellings on larger lots than in suburban areas.

Council would like to understand the community’s views on further residential growth in these precincts.  If it is found that the precincts can accommodate residential growth, Council may look at changing the planning controls in the area to allow for additional housing through such things as rezoning or reducing minimum lot sizes or minimum areas for dwellings.

Figure 1 – Zoning review precincts

What’s going on?

This is a Brighton Council street tree planting project in partnership with the Material Institute (MONA). The tree planting is in line with Council’s Greening Strategy and is connected to the master plan for the Bridgewater playground area.  It will be planted in two phases:

Phase 1 – Along Eddington street in June this year.

Phase 2 – Along the road next to the playground, with works planned next financial year.

Why are we doing this?

The trees are kindly donated by Material Institute to support community connections to the natural environment, encourage more children in nature-based play, and build a more climate-resilient environment.

We have chosen to plant small native evergreen gum trees that grow up to 6 metres and bloom with red, pink, or orange flowers in the spring. The location of the trees has been outlined in the following diagram:

These tree species have been chosen because of their tolerance to pests and diseases and adaptability to the soils in the area e.g. Eucalyptus Euky Dwarf

Have your say

Please let us know your thoughts using the following link: Community Feedback Form – Eddington Street

 

Want to get involved?

Material Institute and Brighton Council invite residents to the kutalayna Winterfest on the 1st of July 2022, where the official opening celebration of the Eddington Street trees will be held.

If you have any questions regarding our tree planting plan, please contact Kelly Min at (03) 6268 7022 or email: Kelly.Min@brighton.tas.gov.au.

 

 

Council undertook community consultation on the Draft South Brighton Master Plan in November 2021. The community participated in the engagement as follows:

  • 17 submissions were received via an online form;
  • 9 submissions were received via email;
  • 14 people attended the “drop-in session”;
  • 5 one-on-one meetings with Council staff.

The “South Brighton Master Plan – Community Engagement Summary” has been prepared to provide an overview of the feedback of the responses received through the engagement.

South Brighton Master Plan – Comunity Engagement Summary

The consultation has identified that there are several improvements, or items requiring further investigation, that could be made to the draft master plan. Twenty-two (22) actions have been generated from the feedback which Council and the project consultants are committed to addressing. This will likely result in an amended layout for the Master Plan.

Council intends to engage further with affected property owners as the master plan is refined.

Background Information

Brighton Council in partnership with the Department of Education engaged GHD to prepare a concept South Brighton Development Precinct Master Plan (the “Master Plan”).  Several background reports were prepared to inform the development of the Master Plan.

The Draft South Brighton Master Plan is available here:

South Brighton Master Plan – Map

Additional background information about the Draft Master Plan is also provided here:

South Brighton Master Plan – Frequently Asked Questions

South Brighton – Master Plan – Infrastructure Assessment – December 2020

South Brighton Market Assessment – August 2021

South Brighton – Natural Values Assessment – March 2020

These will hopefully give you a better understanding of its need, key features and the next steps of the project.

 

As part of Council’s strategy to upgrade important social community spaces, we are seeking your thoughts, suggestions and ideas.

You can complete the community survey here.

The community survey is open until Monday 18 April 2022.

The objective of the community consultation is to determine what social infrastructure is needed across the Brighton Municipality. The community feedback will help identify which facilities are currently being used, which facilities require upgrading and which facilities are missing.

Some examples of social infrastructure include:
– Open space
– Recreation facilities
– General community facilities
– Specialised spaces
– Health and emergency services
– Education and childcare
– Creative and cultural spaces

Through this engagement process, we aim to better understand the social infrastructure needs of the community.

Two drop-in sessions were held on Thursday 31st March 2022 at the Brighton Civic Centre, Bridgewater, along with a Zoom option @ 5pm (see below)

Council is keen to hear from as many people as possible. Your views are important to us.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Irene Inc. Consultants by email at michela@ireneinc.com.au or by phone 03 6234 9281.

The 12 Southern Tasmanian Councils have identified the need to establish a Southern Tasmanian Regional Waste Authority (STRWA).

The purpose of the STRWA is to coordinate local government’s resource recovery and management of solid waste in the southern region for a more sustainable future.

The objectives of the STRWA are to:

  1. Foster sustainable use of resources
  2. Deliver efficient collection and reprocessing of resources
  3. Support opportunities for the circular economy to reduce environmental impact and grow Tasmania’s economy
  4. Provide a collective voice for member councils on the circular economy, resource recovery and waste management

Why do we need a new authority?

The current and emerging circumstances in the waste sector present a unique opportunity for the creation of a new body. These include the introduction of a state waste levy, Container Refund Scheme, and other waste related policies and programs at Federal, State, and Local government level.

This body will bring together the 12 southern councils to provide a direct link to the state government in relation to:

  • collaborations and funding opportunities in the waste sector
  • coordinated responses
  • providing a formal structure to coordinate regional tenders and projects across the region
  • improving the ability to secure funding through the waste levy

The first priority, and major basis for creating the authority, is the management of the recycling contract for the 12 southern councils.

All 12 councils have resolved to implement this authority. A set of draft rules has been developed to underpin the establishment and ongoing operation of the authority. These draft rules address issues such as purpose, functions and powers, membership, and board composition, appointment and terms.

Have your say

As part of the Notice of Intent process to create the authority, the community are invited to provide feedback. We encourage you to read the draft rules available in the Documents section.

Hobart City Council is collecting feedback on behalf of the 12 Southern Tasmania Councils.  You can provide your submission document in one of the following ways:

Upload your submission online HERE

Post your submission to:
City of Hobart
GPO BOX 503
Hobart TAS 7001

Hand deliver your submission to:
Hobart Town Hall
50 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Submissions should be addressed to the City of Hobart CEO Kelly Grigsby. Submissions close 17 April 2022.

Brighton Council would like to better understand the communities needs when it comes to health services in our area. Your input will help inform future planning and advocacy for health services.  We are particularly interested in primary health care needs. In Australia, primary health care is typically the first contact you have with the health system. Primary health care covers health care that is not related to a hospital visit.
This includes things like a visit to the General Practitioner (GP), community health centres, telehealth or video consultations. General practitioners (GPs), community nurses, allied health professionals like a physiotherapist, podiatrist or psychologist, pharmacists, dentists, and Aboriginal health practitioners are all considered primary health care professionals.
You can complete the survey here: COMMUNITY SURVEY
The community survey will be open for responses until Friday 25 March 2022.

Brighton Council has prepared a Master Plan for Ted Jeffries Memorial Park (Seymour Street) which provides a 15-year vision for the area.

The Master Plan is available for you to view here:

Seymour Street Park Master Plan

Submissions can be made using this online form:

Submissions/Feedback Form

Alternatively written submissions can be sent to development@brighton.tas.gov.au

The Master Plan includes:

  • A new soccer precinct, which includes 2 x full-size soccer pitches with lighting, relocation of the existing junior pitches, shared clubroom facility and entrance plaza.
  • New car parking and bus stop area.
  • Extension and upgrade of existing playground and picnic facilities.
  • New youth facility including skate park, outdoor courts, and event space.
  • Fenced dog park.
  • Improved landscaping and additional tree planting.

Council is now seeking feedback on the Master Plan.

Submissions on the Draft Master Plan will be open until Friday 17 December.

If you would like to discuss the Master Plan, please contact Callum Pearce-Rasmussen or David Allingham on admin@brighton.tas.gov.au or 6268 7000.

A draft policy on Residential Use in the Agriculture Zone has been prepared to guide assessment of residential use in the agriculture zone against the Tasmanian Planning Scheme – Brighton.

The policy will apply to:

  • Assessment of all new development applications for residential use in the Agriculture Zone as mapped in the Planning Scheme.
  • Compliance with all existing planning permits that approve residential use in the Agriculture Zone on the condition that it is to support an ongoing agricultural use.

The policy sets out the minimum information required to support an application for residential use on agricultural land.

We would appreciate your feedback. Please use the following link to view the draft Policy:  Draft Policy – Residential Use in the Agriculture Zone

Please use the following form to provide your feedback on the draft policy:

Community Feedback Form

Alternatively, please send email submissions to development@brighton.tas.gov.au

Submissions on the draft policy will be open until Friday 19 November.

Brighton Council gives notice of its intention to review the Mobile Food Vendor Policy.

The main policy changes relate to:

  • Approved locations
  • Inclusion of single use fees (to a maximum of 3)

A copy of the draft Mobile Food Vendor Policy, is available to the public for comment from 1st August 2021 to 21st August 2021 as follows:

Please submit your feedback by 21st August 2021 via:

  • Online feedback form here: Community Feedback Form
  • Email: admin@brighton.tas.gov.au
  • Mail c/o the General Manager, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach 7017

 

 

A draft Master Plan has been prepared for Cris Fitzparick Park to make it safer, more accessible and attractive for the community.

The draft Master Plan has been prepared by Inspiring Place and incorporates the feedback from over 160 residents captured through a community survey and discussions with kids and parents at Bond Place towards the end of last year.

We would love your feedback.  Please use the following link to view the draft Master Plan documents and to submit a community feedback form.

Community Feedback Form – Cris Fitzpatrick Park

Submissions via the feedback form close 16 April 2021.

Please keep in mind the draft Master Plan is an aspirational plan that is likely to take 10 to 20 years to deliver in numerous stages.

It’s anticipated that Stage 1 will be delivered within 3-5 years and consist of:

  • Double steel flying fox
  • Water play
  • Pedestrian paths
  • Informal nature play features, such as mounds and “boulder hop”
  • Fencing
  • Light fittings
  • Picnic shelters
  • Landscaping including expansion of existing orchard

 

Brighton Council is planning to introduce a FOGO service in 2021 and is seeking residents’ and ratepayers’ thoughts before proceeding.  We are very interested in your views.

To support a thriving community now and into the future, it is critical that we manage our waste efficiently and sustainably. Your input will help inform Council on how our waste is managed into the future.

The survey is open for you to complete from 9 to 30 March, 2021 using the following link: Community Survey – FOGO

The survey questionnaire will provide you with information on FOGO as you progress through the questions and the opportunity to record any questions you may have. This will help us shape the information we provide to you on FOGO throughout the year.

For those unable to lodge feedback online using the link provided, please email admin@brighton.tas.gov.au or phone (03) 6268 7000 to obtain a copy of the questionnaire.

Pursuant to section 24 of the Dog Control Act 2000 (the Act), Brighton Council gives notice of its intention to declare the following area prohibited to dogs at all times.

PROHIBITED PUBLIC AREA

  • Childs Drive Park, Old Beach – Dogs are prohibited from entering at all times. A person must not take a dog into this area.

At the Ordinary Council Meeting on 16 February 2021, Council endorsed this as the only amendment to the previously advertised zonings for areas to be declared.

This amendment to Childs Drive Park, Old Beach is open for public comment from 1 March to 19 March 2021.

Please submit your feedback by 19 March 2021 using the following link:

Feedback Form – Amendment – Intention to Declare Areas

Submissions can also be made via:

  • Email to admin@brighton.tas.gov.au
  • Mail c/o the General Manager, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach 7017

James Dryburgh,

GENERAL MANAGER

Council is developing improvement plans for Andrew Street to further enhance connectivity across the local community as well as to provide a gateway to the township of Brighton from the east. The project will include flood mitigation works and streetscape beautification, whilst providing safer access for sustainable transport modes to schools, parks and businesses in Brighton’s south and east.
The draft plans show a range of ideas to improve the ‘look and feel’ of the street (6 plans cover the ideas for the length of Andrew Street). These ideas are intended to help improve access, facilities, amenity and safety.
Your thoughts will help us with reviewing and revising the plan.
Please follow this link to complete the local community survey:
The community survey closes on 3 March 2021.
If you would like a copy of the survey mailed to you, please contact Council directly and request a copy or visit the Council offices to collect a copy (Monday to Friday 8.15am to 4.45pm):

Council Offices

1 Tivoli Road
Old Beach, TAS 7017
AUSTRALIA

T: (03) 6268 7000
E: admin@brighton.tas.gov.au

Pursuant to section 24 of the Dog Control Act 2000 (the Act), Brighton Council gives notice of its intention to declare the following areas:

OFF-LEAD EXERCISE AREAS
• Old Beach Dog Park, Jetty Road, Old Beach.
• Bridgewater Parkland Dog Park, Gunn Street end, Bridgewater (to be constructed).
• Seymour Street Dog Park, Brighton (to be constructed).

ON-LEAD EXERCISE AREAS
• Childs Drive Park, Old Beach.
• Old Beach Foreshore Walking Track, Old Beach.
• Bridgewater Foreshore Walking Track, Bridgewater.
• Riverside Drive Walking Track, Bridgewater.
• Ford Road to Andrew Street Walking Track (Polonia Bridge), Brighton.
• Pontville Walking Track, Brighton Road to Hartley Court, Pontville.

PROHIBITED AREAS
• All sports grounds and playing fields are prohibited to dogs at all times.

TRAINING AREAS
• Pontville Park Dog Arena, Pontville.
• Greyhound Training Area, behind Seymour Street Park, Brighton.

A copy of the draft Dog Management Policy, which includes the proposed declared areas is available to the public for comment from 30 November to 18 December 2020 as follows:

  • Download the draft policy and declared areas here.
  • Email – admin@brighton.tas.gov.au
  • Phone – (03) 6268 7000

Please submit your feedback by 18 December 2020 via:

  • The electronic feedback form is available by clicking here
  • Email to admin@brighton.tas.gov.au
  • Mail c/o the General Manager, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach 7017

James Dryburgh,
GENERAL MANAGER

A master plan is being prepared for Council to improve the ‘look and feel’ of the Cris Fitzpatrick Park. This includes access to and within the park facilities, amenity and safety.

Your thoughts will help us with the plan.

 

Imagine the Brighton Council area 30 years from now! What do you hope our community will be like? What will stay the same? What will change? What matters to you for a better future?  Brighton Council is creating a Vision for 2050.  It will set out our shared hopes and goals for our community over the next 30 years. It will focus on the things Council can deliver or influence.
The results of our 2050 Vision Survey and the outcomes of the project will be available to the community in February 2021.

Brighton Council is developing a new Placemaking & Brand Strategy for Brighton Industrial Estate.

We are seeking feedback from the people who know and use the Estate to help us shape a fresh new vision that will underpin the new Placemaking & Brand Strategy and guide future improvements. What is your current and aspirational experience of the site? Share your views below.

Please take the survey here

 

Have your say on the management of dogs in our community.  Brighton Council’s review of the Dog Management Policy is open for feedback from 3 July to 24 July, 2020.

You can submit your feedback online here.

Whether you own a pet or not, your opinion is important in shaping our community and encouraging responsible dog ownership.

Click here for a copy of the current Dog Management Policy for your reference.

The review of the Dog Management Policy is undertaken in accordance with Section 7 of the Dog Control Act 2000. The Policy includes:

  • A code relating to responsible ownership of dogs;
  • The provision of declared areas including off lead, training, prohibited and restricted areas;
  • A fee structure; and
  • Any other relevant matter.

Should you have any questions about providing feedback please email admin@brighton.tas.gov.au or phone (03) 6268 7000.

For those unable to lodge feedback online using the link provided please:

  • Email feedback to admin@brighton.tas.gov.au
  • Mail C/- the General Manager, Brighton Council, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach 7017.

A copy of the notice that appeared in The Mercury newspaper 2 July 2020 can be found here.

Brighton Council is looking to upgrade provisions for the operation of food vans in the municipality and has approved a draft policy for mobile food vendors. Council is now seeking input from the public.

Submissions and comments can be lodged between 3 July to 24 July, 2020.

You can submit your feedback online here

For further information you can:

  • Download Council’s Community Consultation Fact Sheet here.
  • Access a full copy of the Draft Mobile Food Vendor Policy here.

Should you have any questions about providing feedback please email admin@brighton.tas.gov.au or phone (03) 6268 7000.

For those unable to lodge feedback online using the link provided please:

  • Email feedback to admin@brighton.tas.gov.au
  • Mail C/- the General Manager, Brighton Council, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach 7017.

An overview of the key findings and insights can be found here.