Broken Hill will soon benefit from local infrastructure improvements and programs that help the community thrive, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $75 million Resources for Regions Round Eight.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier Sam Farraway has announced $2,948,952 for Stage One of the Broken Hill Central Business District Revitalisation Project including Library and Archives.
“This is a dynamic, regionally significant project to revitalise and activate the Broken Hill CBD and ensure that the City remains sustainable and attractive for future business, cultural and tourism investment,” Mr Farraway said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said Resources for Regions has been highly successful with Rounds One through to Seven delivering 149 projects worth $345 million to mining communities since 2012.
“Mining plays a very important part in the NSW economy, supporting tens of thousands of jobs across the state and it will continue to play a role in the Broken Hill for years to come, which is why we’re investing in the future of mining regions,” Mr Toole said.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting regional mining towns that supply our state with the precious resources, and I am grateful for Broken Hill City Council putting forward these projects which will support the ongoing prosperity of the local community.”
The Resources for Regions program is part of the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund, designed to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services and community infrastructure for regional communities.
For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/resourcesforeregions.