Council passes $3.5m worth of major upgrades

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Council is set to roll out $3.5 million worth of projects for the community after a number of tenders were approved at tonight’s Council meeting.

Renowned international skate park design and creation company CONVIC won the tender to design and construct the city’s new $660,000 skate park.

Local company Mathew Barratt Electrical were successful in their bid to deliver Council’s $1.15 million sports lighting project, and will install all new LED lighting for Alma Oval and the top and bottom soccer ovals.

Meanwhile Joss Pty Ltd won the $1.5 million tender for the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Park.

Mayor Darriea Turley AM said the three projects would have a profound impact on the city and increase its desirability as a centre to live and work.

“These projects mark some of the most significant spending on community infrastructure in many years and we’re extremely proud to be rolling these projects out,” said Mayor Turley.

“The community have told us they want better sporting grounds and lighting, better parks, and better facilities for our youth, and these projects will deliver on all fronts.

“These new facilities will also increase the city’s liveability and improve our ability to attract and retain individuals and families who move to the region for employment.

“I wish to thank both the State and Commonwealth Governments for their contribution to these projects, and for their confidence in the future of Broken Hill, which we share.”

The new skate park has been supported by Council and the NSW Government through the Stronger Country Communities Program.

The redevelopment of Queen Elizabeth Park has been supported by Council and the NSW Government through the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.

The sports lighting project has been supported by Council and the Commonwealth Government through the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) – Extension.

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