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Basics at core of mayoral candidate

Tuesday, 7th August, 2012

Mayoral candidate John Groenendijk yesterday announced his ticket for the upcoming council elections. Mayoral candidate John Groenendijk yesterday announced his ticket for the upcoming council elections.

By Erica Visser

With nominations for council elections closing tomorrow, a new mayoral candidate has stepped up.

Councillor John Groenendijk, who until now had remained quiet about his plans, confirmed yesterday that he was in the running.

Silence put aside in library debate

Friday, 27th July, 2012

A final decision on whether the Charles Rasp Memorial Library will remain open on Sundays in still a month away. A final decision on whether the Charles Rasp Memorial Library will remain open on Sundays in still a month away.

By Kurtis J Eichler

The decision to delay whether to cut library hours, which would save $15,000 annually, has been labelled "weak" by a City Councillor.

The matter of closing the Charles Rasp Library on Sundays was put to Council at its monthly meeting on Wednesday night.

Ideas for building sought

Thursday, 5th July, 2012

City Council says is would be open to suggestions for the Town Hall facade. City Council says is would be open to suggestions for the Town Hall facade.

City Council says it would be open to suggestions for the century old Town Hall facade in Argent Street and adjacent carpark.

The 1890-built building is one of a number of sites included in Council's Expressions of Interest (EOI) prospectus, which is designed to
generate investment in Broken Hill.

City Council general manager Frank Zaknich described the facade and carpark as "one of the jewels" in the city's infrastructure portfolio.

MP criticises film prospectus negativity

Wednesday, 4th July, 2012

Local MP John Williams (second from left) with Kevin Humphries and Andrew Stoner during a visit by members of the Nationals Parlimentary team last year, alongside Mayor Wincen Cuy and Council General Manager Frank Zaknich at the film Studios. Local MP John Williams (second from left) with Kevin Humphries and Andrew Stoner during a visit by members of the Nationals Parlimentary team last year, alongside Mayor Wincen Cuy and Council General Manager Frank Zaknich at the film Studios.

By Erica Visser

Local MP John Williams has criticised recent negativity surrounding the Broken Hill Film Studio's $100,000 prospectus.

The Member for Murray-Darling said that it must be taken into account that the State Government contributed a total of $35,000
towards the funding of the prospectus.

Mr Williams also said that councillors who had criticised the sum should have raised their voice when it was voted on early this year.

Library may shut on Sundays

Monday, 2nd July, 2012

The Charles Rasp Memorial Library. The Charles Rasp Memorial Library.

By Erica Visser

City Council will consider closing the City Library on Sundays in a bid to cut costs.

The matter was put to councillors at a monthly meeting on Wednesday night but a decision was deferred until more information on the savings was available.

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