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City loses out

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

Broken Hill and the Far West have missed out after it was announced more than 2000 public houses will be built in NSW. 

The addition of 2200 properties was announced by the Government last year as part of the Social and Affordable Housing Fund, and last week the contracts were awarded to five providers - Compass Housing, Baptistcare, St Vincent de Paul, Uniting and SGCH. 

Compass Housing is the only one that services Broken Hill. It will provide 600 extra properties across NSW but none here.

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Niall stands firm

Monday, 9th November, 2015

The state government has again ruled out using bore water as a permanent supply for Broken Hill.

Water Minister Niall Blair said the government was also “steadfastly committed” to investing up to half a billion dollars to secure the city’s water supply.

Mr Blair was forced to clarify the government’s position on supplying groundwater to the city after comments by his federal counterpart, Barnaby Joyce.

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Talk of the town

Tuesday, 28th February, 2012

WESTERN FOCUS: Minister for Western NSW, Kevin Humphries, and NSW Minister for Local Government Don Page speaking yesterday. WESTERN FOCUS: Minister for Western NSW, Kevin Humphries, and NSW Minister for Local Government Don Page speaking yesterday.

Western Division conference draws Ministers

 By Erica Visser

 Mining uranium in NSW and recognition of local government were among several big issues highlighted during day one of the Western Division Councils Conference yesterday.

The annual event is being hosted in Broken Hill this year and will continue at the Civic Centre today with an address by the NSW Minister for Roads, Duncan Gay.

The Western Division encompasses 13 shires and discusses a broad range of topics important to Far Western NSW.

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Basin Plan doubt

Friday, 20th January, 2012

Some of Australia’s leading ecology experts have called on the Federal Government to reject the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s (MDBA) Draft Plan into water reform.

The eminent group of Australian scientists, including environmental campaigner Professor Tim Flannery, made their statement on the draft Plan early this week, stating the document lacked the most basic information required to allow anyone to make an informed decision on the future management of the Basin.

“The absence of this information makes it impossible for the community, science or Parliament to understand the implications or have confidence the Plan has any prospect of delivering a healthy working river,” they say.

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Silver City’s Hero of Heritage

Friday, 16th December, 2011

‘HERITAGE HERO’: Margaret Price from the BH Historical Society with her award. ‘HERITAGE HERO’: Margaret Price from the BH Historical Society with her award.

A BH volunteer has been honoured for her contribution to keeping the city’s history alive.

Margaret Price was one of 24 individuals and groups awarded the title ‘Heritage Hero’ at the 10 annual NSW Government Heritage Volunteer Awards.

She was nominated in the Multicultural Heritage section for her management work at the Broken Hill Historical Society.

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