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Park gets new equipment

Friday, 4th May, 2012

NEW EQUIPMENT: Shelby Weinart (18 months), Pippa Howse (14 months), with sister Macey (3) enjoyed the new play equipment at the North Family Play Centre Park. NEW EQUIPMENT: Shelby Weinart (18 months), Pippa Howse (14 months), with sister Macey (3) enjoyed the new play equipment at the North Family Play Centre Park.

Local families can now have hours of fun with the refurbishment of the North Family Play Centre Park.

The revitalisation of the park has seen a number of new pieces of play equipment installed.

Council has set up the Konnecta, Star Surfer, Rock-it and the Bird’s Nest swing to complement the family-friendly precinct that incorporates the Broken Hill Regional Aquatic Centre.

Water supply to increase in Ivanhoe

Friday, 4th May, 2012

The Central Darling Shire is preparing to capture floodwaters to store for the Ivanhoe water supply, as well as upgrade the treatment plant.

Central Darling Shire General Manager Tim Drew said the Council is preparing to capture floodwaters to store them in a dam in Ivanhoe.

“We are looking to see if we can better prepare to capture the water and provide a future supply for Ivanhoe,” Mr Drew said.

Aerobatic flights roll into city

Friday, 4th May, 2012

STRAPPED IN: Journalist Erica Visser before the aerobatic flight STRAPPED IN: Journalist Erica Visser before the aerobatic flight

With a maximum speed over 400 kilometres per hour and a rate of climb at 16 metres each second, the Speedhawk is far more intense than scenic flight.

Designed by an award-winning German aerobatic pilot, the Extra 300L has since become the number one aircraft choice for stunt pilots around the world.

It is sturdy and travels along the ground smoothly- the takeoff would have been pleasant if I wasn’t about to vomit with nerves.

Pilot Lars Larson, whose day job is flying planes for one of the large airlines, could not come across as more at ease and it is hard to comprehend the how ordinary the situation was for him.

Perilya rescue team claims overall prize

Thursday, 3rd May, 2012

TEAM: (Back from left) Tom Smith, Robert Fazulla (Coach), Daniel Bell, Anthony Guthrie, (Front from left) Nick Pascoe (Vice Captain), Jamie McConnell, George Adams (Captain) and Brenton Oldsen. TEAM: (Back from left) Tom Smith, Robert Fazulla (Coach), Daniel Bell, Anthony Guthrie, (Front from left) Nick Pascoe (Vice Captain), Jamie McConnell, George Adams (Captain) and Brenton Oldsen.

Perilya’s miners can feel safe knowing their mine rescue team is up to scratch after taking out the overall prize in a recent SA Competition.

Seven of Perilya’s Mine Rescue volunteers won the award at the SA Commission of Minerals and Energy competition.

The rescuers travelled to Strathalbyn over the weekend to compete in the nine sections of the competition.

Selling the city

Thursday, 3rd May, 2012

BANDING TOGETHER: Inland NSW Tourism’s Craig Palmer and Karina Groth, TriState Safari’s Michael McCulkin and Council’s Manager Community Development, Andrea Roberts. BANDING TOGETHER: Inland NSW Tourism’s Craig Palmer and Karina Groth, TriState Safari’s Michael McCulkin and Council’s Manager Community Development, Andrea Roberts.

City Council will target “wealthy individuals” in a new prospectus marketing Broken Hill as a private investment.

The prospectus is due to be released in the coming weeks, alongside expressions of interest for the Broken Hill Film Studio and other parts of the city.

Council’s Manager Community Development, Andrea Roberts, made the update on the studio at a Film and Tourism forum held last night.

Ms Roberts used examples of the arts, operating a hotel on council land and two-up licenses. 

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