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In 2019, Brighton Council received a $1.7 million Federal Grant under the Community Developments Grant programme to develop the Regional Parkland component (Stage 2) of the Bridgewater Parkland Master Plan.

The below image is a concept taken from the Master Plan. The  design will be refined in the coming months and Council will be seeking community input on the design before it is finalised.

It is expected that Bridgewater Parkland Stage 2 will be completed in late 2020.


In 2017 Council received a State Government Grant under the Community Infrastructure Fund to upgrade the walking tracks and to provide two new shelters along the East Derwent Highway between Herdsman’s Cove and Bridgewater. A key component of the project was to improve the grades either side of the Jordan River Bridge to create a safe and more user friendly environment for prams, wheelchairs, families and other users.

The total cost of the project is $639 750, with Brighton Council contributing $348 000, Centacare Evolve Housing contributing $30 000 and the grant funding was $261 750.

The pathways were completed in late 2018 with the shelters to be constructed in 2019.








The Bridgewater Bridge is reaching the end of its serviceable life and does meet contemporary loading and design standards. This critical part of the transport and freight link between the northern and southern regions of Tasmania has been earmarked for replacement.

The replacement bridge will be funded by State and Federal Governments.

Visit the Department of State Growth website for the latest information on the Bridgewater Bridge replacement.



The State Government has committed to building a new high school in Brighton. The location of the new school will be confirmed following consultation with community and stakeholders.


View the Department of Education website for the latest information on the Brighton High School.