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Parking wars

Friday, 29th June, 2012

Argent Street shop owners (from left) Rickie Cooper, Peter Nash and Greg Lively are angry with Council’s decision to time parking in the art gallery car park. Argent Street shop owners (from left) Rickie Cooper, Peter Nash and Greg Lively are angry with Council’s decision to time parking in the art gallery car park.

By Kurtis Eichler

Argent Street traders are fuming over a City Council decision to put a time limit on an off-street parking lot.

Council is slapping a two-hour parking limit on the spaces behind the Regional Art Gallery to reduce the number of traders parking there during working hours.

While Mayor Wincen Cuy has argued there's plenty of parking still available, the decision has angered nearby business owners and Councillor Bob Algate.

Clr Algate said the problem of traders parking in front of their shops would be "exacerbated" by the enforced limit.

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Councillor rejects car wash allegation

Friday, 29th June, 2012

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By Erica Visser

A councillor who was accused of using City Council funds to pay for a car wash said yesterday that she was set up.

The matter was brought up at Wednesday night's monthly Council meeting by a member of the public who said that Councillor Darriea Turley had washed her private car and left Council to foot the bill.

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Councillor moving interstate

Friday, 22nd June, 2012

Councillor Neville Gasmier is moving to Pinnaroo in South Australia but is hoping to still attend BH Council meetings. Councillor Neville Gasmier is moving to Pinnaroo in South Australia but is hoping to still attend BH Council meetings.

By Kurtis Eichler

He's leaving Broken Hill, but Councillor Neville Gasmier insists he won't throw in the towel before his time at council is up.

Clr Gasmier won't stand at the September Local Government elections after accepting a permanent position with the Southern Mallee District Council in Pinnaroo SA.

He'll be the council's new Manager of Corporate Services and will start work on July 2.

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Report calls for infrastructure funding revamp

Wednesday, 20th June, 2012

A new report has suggested councils review their infrastructure portfolios with a view to selling or leasing out assets not considered core. A new report has suggested councils review their infrastructure portfolios with a view to selling or leasing out assets not considered core.

By Andrew Robertson

Broken Hill could benefit from proposed measures aimed at helping councils fund and undertake infrastructure projects, according to City Council's general manager Frank Zaknich.

A Commonwealth Government commissioned report prepared by Ernst and Young makes 13 recommendations for improving investment in regional development.

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On the right track

Saturday, 2nd June, 2012

Council given OK to take out loan

By Erica Visser

City Council will reconsider a decision not to take out a $1.5 million loan after the NSW Division of Local Government said it was on the right track to fixing its financial woes.

Council voted on Wednesday night to instead take the money from next year’s budget to pay for past projects.

But according to Mayor Wincen Cuy, Council would consider the loan after a successful meeting with Division representatives on Thursday night.

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