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Keep it local, says Chamber

Monday, 9th November, 2015

Shops along Argent Street, Broken Hill. Shops along Argent Street, Broken Hill.

The Chamber of Commerce is urging residents to shop locally in the lead-up to Christmas, saying that for every $100 spent in the Silver City, $58 returns to the local economy.

Executive officer Tatjana Zelenkova said spending locally has a range of economic benefits.

“A number of studies show that spending your money locally has substantial economic benefits,” she said.

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Sun set to shine

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015

Jett Xavier Jackson Gabelloni Jett Xavier Jackson Gabelloni

The prolonged winter weather may finally be at an end with the onset of a string of sunny days. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the temperature should remain in the low 20s over the next week. One local who stepped outside to enjoy the fine conditions was Jett Xavier Jackson Gabelloni. The three-year-old is shown with the pretty flowers growing outside his grandmother’s house yesterday afternoon.

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Health Council aim to improve services

Wednesday, 16th September, 2015

Health Council members will exchange ideas on how to improve services in the Far West when they meet in the city this week at the Far West Local Health District Annual Health Council Forum.

“Participants will have the opportunity to share their views on health issues as well as learn more about the role they play in enhancing health services for their communities,” said Ms Darriea Turley, Manager Community Engagement, Far West LHD.

“They will be joined by their governing body, the Far West LHD Board, the Chief Executive and senior management,” she said.

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Peace pipe: Water Minister floats Murray proposal

Thursday, 27th November, 2014

A proposed pipeline to the Murray River was a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to secure Broken Hill’s water supply, according to Water Minister Kevin Humphries.

The State Government has revealed it is considering the pipeline as a permanent fix for the city and its reliance on an increasingly precarious supply from the Darling River. 

The proposal is the largest of around 70 water projects across country NSW under consideration as part of a new $1 billion regional water security and supply fund.

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Great support

Tuesday, 14th May, 2013

Josh Peeters (2), who is a sibling of a Silverlea student, playing in the new play equipment.PICTURE: Darrin Manuel Josh Peeters (2), who is a sibling of a Silverlea student, playing in the new play equipment.PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

By Emily Roberts

Silverlea Early Intervention Centre has opened its upgraded playground.
Director Lesley Harvey said the $140,000 upgrade was largely thanks to donations and funding.
She said the upgrade started three-and-half months ago.
“Once it was started it had to be finished quickly as not to disrupt the children,” Mrs Harvey said.
“The play equipment, soft fall and sand pit was done in two weeks and the rest was finished within the three months.”
Mrs Harvey said $100,000 of the money for the playground and storage sheds was raised through donations.
“This Wednesday, we are holding a thank you evening for all those who contributed,” she said.
“It will also be officially opened by MP John Williams.”
Mrs Harvey said without the community, these upgrades wouldn’t have been possible.
“Thanks to the local community and local businesses as well as the support from John Williams to help get funding - we were able to achieve it.”
The sand pit, soft fall, storage sheds and equipment were all upgraded.
“The sand pit is now more accessible, it is flat and the children can go straight into it,” she said.
“In the old sand pit the children were on top of each other.”
More accessibility is better for the children, Mrs Harvey said.
“The old play equipment was not 100 per cent accessible by all the children and it didn’t meet some of the safety standards,” she said.
“We had it designed for us - we realised that the slides were popular so we had two installed, also if there was a tunnel on the equipment the adults had trouble accessing it.”
“Now, they can get up there easily to help the children.”
Mrs Harvey said their storage shed has been extended.
“We had two rooms added to the shed, it will house our therapy equipment which was originally off site,” she said.

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