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Haulage road hope

Monday, 21st November, 2011

 City Council has requested $3 million for the haulage road in the latest round of Regional Development Australia funding.

Council missed out on funding in the first round and is now hoping for better luck in the second round in which $200 million will be allocated to projects in country areas.

Inexplicably, in round one the largest amount of money for an individual project went to a build a road around the Perth airport. It received $6 million.

The haulage road has a projected cost of $8 million which Council hoped would be met by State and Federal governments, Council and the Perilya mining company. 

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Council pursues Melbourne link

Friday, 4th November, 2011

City Council will try to entice another airline to Broken Hill to provide a direct service to Melbourne and possibly Adelaide.

The move follows Regional Express’s rejection of the terms of a new partnership agreement offer from Council which included incentives designed to encourage Rex to establish a Melbourne service.

Council’s general manager Frank Zaknich said yesterday the proposed five-year agreement was the longest ever offered by Council and would have given Rex more certainty.

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Council in push for NBN

Monday, 31st October, 2011

 City Council has asked the Government to include the region in the next National Broadband Network rollout.

The city failed to make the cut when the first quarterly announcement of the country cities due to get NBN was released this month.

Council’s plea for consideration was lodged in a submission to the Chairman of the Standing Committee on State Development, Rick Colless, and will be considered during a hearing on Friday into Far West NSW social and economic development. 

City Council’s General Manager, Frank Zaknich, said that a partnership between Council and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Far West was vital.

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