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Broken Hill Community Centre receives grant for electric upgrade

By Stuart Kavanagh

The Broken Hill Community Centre has been handed a $117,106 grant through the NSW Government Clubgrants initiative to brighten the place up – literally – with new wiring and switches.

The centre, used initially as a community initiative to help minimise the effect of social and economic problems in the face of mine closures, is also used for community events and health, training and education purposes.

Nationals MP and Member of the NSW Upper House, Scott Barrett, was in town Wednesday morning to make the announcement.

“I’m pleased to be supporting the Broken Hill Community Centre as they play such an important role in Broken Hill,” said the MP.

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“Broken Hill Community Centre is important to the town, providing a diverse array of events that connect people with their friends and neighbours, such as markets, community gardens, meeting spaces, community radio and movie nights.

“The Nationals in government must continue to fight for organisations such as Broken Hill Community Centre, and I’m proud to be able to do it: they are such great organisations,” the MP continued.

The Centre will use the funds to upgrade their electrical systems, including swapping out the existing 60-year-old power board and meter, new wiring, lighting, and switches.

“These improvements will not only make the building safer and brighter, but they will also allow for the installation of IT systems and Wi-Fi, giving rise to many more vibrant community events,” said Mr Barrett.

“The upgrade will make a real difference to the community’s use and enjoyment of the premises.,” he added.

Applications for the next round of funding are open from October 10. To find out more or apply, visit nsw.gov.au

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