What do you think Broken Hill and its region should look like by 2043 – well, now’s your chance to put your views forward as part of a bid to shape the future of the Silver City.
The document is a roadmap providing a 20-year view of the future and will become a crucial document to help tackle liveability issues.
“It’s really about how you want Broken Hill to be in another 20, 25 years and how we can have that sustainable growth into the future,” says Council’s General Manager, Jay Nankivell, “how we can make families stay here for the longer term and have that second generation come through and have that sustainable growth.
“Probably the top two priorities, which will be no surprise to anybody, is the quality of housing in Broken Hill as well as childcare. And they’re the two main focuses that we will be looking at over this real short-term period in that liveability strategy,” Mr Nankivell says.
“The Council is looking at medium density housing,” says Mayor Tom Kennedy.
“One option there is townhouses and I think townhouses would be accepted really well in Broken Hill. Council is pushing for it and we believe that is probably the way to go.”
Of the longer-term goals, there is a commitment to making the town more accessible to tourists and people looking to relocate, without losing the charm that draws people to the Silver City in the first place.
“We must ensure our airport allows for good accessibility to the city, and then ensure there is accommodation too,” said Mr Kennedy.
“It is a really fine balance that you administer, and we want to make sure as a Council we get it right.”
The Draft Broken Hill Liveability Strategy is now on display and written submissions on the draft should be addressed to the General Manager and forwarded via email to [email protected] or by mail to PO Box 448, Broken Hill NSW 2880.
The public exhibition period will close at midnight, April 30.