ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Saturday 28 November 2015

lineoflode.com Survey about the Line of Lode Broken Hill November to December 2015

Community Event
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries - Lands (Crown Lands) has engaged Allen Jack+Cottier to explore options for Broken Hill's iconic Line of Lode.

Line of Lode, Miners Memorial (top left) and
Broken Earth Complex (top right)
There is an online survey available to complete www.lineoflode.com which will remain available until approximately 6 December 2015. There are 22 questions within the 11 section Survey Monkey managed questionnaire.

The aim is to seek community feedback on how best to develop and preserve the heritage of the famous Line of Lode, and to better understand its role as on of the icons of Broken Hill.

Poppet Head on the way up the Line of Lode
Julie Clift of ABC Broken Hill's Outback Outlook weekday morning radio program interviewed the project director John Whittingham of Allen Jack+Cottier about the project earlier this week on Tuesday 24 November 2015.

See link to the interview below. The short interview (approximately 5 minutes) begins around the 19 minute mark of the podcast.


I've completed the survey. It's a great opportunity to have your views heard.

Survey link - www.lineoflode.com .

Link to information about the Line of Lode.

Link to a pictorial article/post I put together about the Line of Lode.

Cheers, Jane Deany

Wednesday 18 November 2015

2015-2016 Summer School Holidays in Broken Hill

The Line of Lode with Miner's Memorial (left) and
Broken Earth Complex (right)
Given Broken Hill had the honour, and deservedly so, of becoming Australia's first National Heritage Listed City earlier this year (January 2015), why not take the opportunity to bring the family up to visit the city in the coming Christmas/summer school holidays.
Argent Street streetscape (the main street in Broken Hill).

I can't recommend the City highly enough.

Plan at least a few days as there's lots to see. Check out my Broken Hill Attractions page link (see above), for suggestions of what to see and do.


Jane Deany

Sunday 8 November 2015

Broken Hill City Council seeks community input on service levels

Community Event
Broken Hill City Council is running a series of sessions to gain insights from the community on what people would like to see improved, maintained and in some cases decreased, across a range of Council services and facilities.

The first sessions were held last Friday 6 November 2015 at the Town Square.

From tomorrow Monday 9 November through to Saturday 14 November 2015 there will be a series of sessions at different locations around the city.

Monday's session is at Westside Plaza - 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm

Tuesday's session is at Broken Hill Hospital 10am-2pm

Wednesday's session is at the Town Square 7.30-10am and 11.45am - 2pm and Coles 9am - 3pm.

Thursday's session is at Patton Street Newsagency 8-11am and Westside Plaza 9am-3pm

Friday's session is at Westside Plaza 9am - 3pm 

Saturday's session is at Community Markets 8am-1pm and Oxide Street Newsagency 7.30-11am.

Here is a link to Council's website where the timetable is listed and there is more information about the sessions and what Council is trying to achieve.


Cheers, Jane Deany