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Planned releases from Menindee Lakes have been postponed because of concerns from stakeholders in NSW and Victoria. WaterNSW planned to let the water go down the Darling yesterday, but several sources say caravan parks in Wentworth were worried abou flooding.
The state opposition has slammed the government after it was revealed the school maintenance backlog has grown by more than $43 million in the last 12 months. The funding covers a range of works including toilet and sewer upgrades, carpet replacement, painting, fixing damaged roofs, installing guttering, replacing windows and other general repairs. The Department of Education says its first priority is ensuring schools are safe and compliant.
Silver City Minerals is going deep in its latest quest to discover another Broken Hill-type ore body. Drilling has just commenced in an area the exploration company believes to be the northern extension of the famously rich line of lode.
Long-serving Black Lion Inn barmaid Elaine Davis will pour her last beer at the hotel tonight. After 31 years at the popular hotel, Aunty Elaine has called it a day.
In sport, after three weeks of T20 action, Broken Hill cricket settles into one day mode with a rematch of last Sunday's T20 final between West and Central at the Alma Oval today.
West are undefeated so far in season 2016/17 and were too good in the final last weekend against the Magpies.