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Boost for new media project

Thursday, 7th June, 2012

New funding has enabled Victor Riley to expand his work at 2DRY FM. New funding has enabled Victor Riley to expand his work at 2DRY FM.

By Kurtis Eichler

Funding of $30,000 has been won to prepare young digital creative industry entrepreneurs for the future.

The Broken Hill Art Exchange Precinct obtained the money from the Australian Council for the Arts’ Indigenous Experimental Art Fund.

It will go towards its “iStreet” lab project, a robust multimedia suite built into a 240-litre bin.

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Haul road hitch

Thursday, 7th June, 2012

By Andrew Robertson

Doubt remains over State Government support for the proposed $8 million heavy vehicle bypass road, despite the project securing federal funding yesterday.

The project, which would see a bypass road built to link the Barrier and Silver City highways, has secured $3 million from the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF).

Regional Australia Minister, Simon Crean, said the 10.8 kilometre transport corridor would provide “an economic and jobs boost” for the region and improve road safety.

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Manager swaps health for education

Thursday, 31st May, 2012

The new TAFE manager, Tuana Sanders, at the main campus in Argent Street yesterday. The new TAFE manager, Tuana Sanders, at the main campus in Argent Street yesterday.

 By Emily Roberts

 The TAFE campus has a new manager.

Tuana Sanders replaces Brian Boydell who was relieving following the resignation of the former manager, Scott Dennis.

Ms Sanders was previously the Regional Manager of the Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Service for the Far West Local Health District.

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Film studio plan

Friday, 18th May, 2012

GRAND PLANS: The studios in the old Central Power Station in Eyre Street could one day be much more than a place to make movies. GRAND PLANS: The studios in the old Central Power Station in Eyre Street could one day be much more than a place to make movies.

City Council has announced an ambitious plan for the new film studios.

This weekend a nation-wide search will begin to find suitable investor partners.

Council will embark on an advertising campaign in some of Australia’s leading newspapers and online to attract suitable enterprises and individuals to build strategic partnerships to help develop, manage and/or operate the multi-million dollar facility.

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Exploration to begin

Saturday, 21st April, 2012

Company seeks uranium near city

A South Australian explorer is set to become one of the first companies in the country to take advantage of the NSW Government’s lifting of a ban on uranium exploration.

Marmota Energy yesterday announced it had applied for three new uranium prospective tenements north-west of Broken Hill in NSW.

The moves follows the lifting of a 28-year ban on uranium exploration in NSW last month.

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