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BHP Billiton donates $5.7 million to Broken Hill, its birthplace

January 28th, 2016

During a visit on Thursday, BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie announced the company would hand over $5.7 million for a range of heritage projects, including restoring the remains of the company's original site.

The money has been allocated to three projects, including the restoration of the historic BHP chimney, the remnants of the company's original headquarters.

Part of the funding will also go towards a major audit of archival material and historical collections before they degenerate further, setting up a searchable digital archive and purchasing equipment for historical preservation.

Broken Hill's main street will also benefit from the injection of funds, with the construction of so-called parklets featuring educational and historical signage at each CBD intersection.

ABC

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