CBD design firm to visit the city

Published on 15 October 2020


The designers of the new CBD masterplan will travel to the city next week to engage with local businesses.

Adelaide-based Landscape Architects Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) recently won the contract to create a plan to improve the amenity of the CBD using various measures such as (but not limited to) increased shade, improved wayfinding and signage, and the installation of new lighting and banner poles.

The project will also focus on what improvements can be made to the streetscape of the Patton Village precinct.

With the NSW/SA border previously closed, TCL has used the opportunity to review existing documentation around the CBD and Patton Village Precinct.

However the reopening of the border in late September means the TCL team can visit to Broken Hill.

"The border closure had been a bit of a hindrance to this project so it will be great to welcome TCL to the city," said Acting Manager City Development and Planning, Anne Andrews.

"They've been analysing existing plans, strategies, and documents around the CBD and gathering technical information, but there's no substitute for having your feet on the ground, looking around, and chatting with locals."

Ms Andrews said the design process was particularly exciting given Council has funding secured to bring any design to help revitalise the CBD.

"Between the recent COVID-19 relief loan through T-Corp and funding secured through the Government's Tourism Fund by the Far West Joint Organisation, Council has over $1 million to invest in the infrastructure identified in the plan," said Ms Andrews.

"This is a great opportunity for the business community to unite behind the project and for everyone to work together to make significant improvements to the CBD and Patton Village precinct."

TCL's engagement session with businesses will be held upstairs at the Civic Centre from 7pm on October 22, and those wishing to attend should RSVP by emailing Dionne.Devlin@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au

TCL will also be available to chat with community members at the Pop-Up Arboretum next to the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery between 2pm-4pm on October 23.