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Broken Hill will be a safe, vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich city achieved through community leadership and sustainable management. Council will provide responsive community leadership and high quality services in a sustainable manner to maintain and enhance Broken Hill’s lifestyle.

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Christmas Pageant
2 December 2016

The festive spirit is alive and well in the Silver City, with 55 floats registered for...

Accounting picture
30 November 2016

Council has reviewed its budget for the first quarter of the 2016/2017 financial year to...

roller
30 November 2016

Council will now be better equipped to maintain the city's roads with the purchase of two...

Council Chambers
30 November 2016

The Code of Conduct (CoC) complaints lodged against Councillors are in the process of being...

Surge in nominations ensures big Pageant

Christmas Pageant

The festive spirit is alive and well in the Silver City, with 55 floats registered for tomorrow's Christmas Pageant.

The pageant, which is organised Council and the Rotary Club of Broken Hill South, was facing cancellation in mid-November due to a lack of float entries.

However the community rallied behind the event, and a massive line-up of entries will now make their way through the CBD tomorrow.

New rollers to boost roadworks

roller

Council will now be better equipped to maintain the city's roads with the purchase of two Caterpillar CW34 rollers.

The two rollers, which weigh in at 25-tonnes each, have been purchased from Cavpower at a total cost of $296,151.

The vehicles will replace two 40-year-old rollers which were mechanically unreliable and no longer complied with Roads and Maritime Services regulations.

Code of Conduct complaint goes before Council

Council Chambers

The Code of Conduct (CoC) complaints lodged against Councillors are in the process of being resolved, with one going before tonight's Ordinary Monthly Meeting.

Councils are required by the Office of Local Government (OLG) to report on the number of code of conduct complaints made about Councillors and the General Manager, how they were dealt with, and how much it cost the Council to deal with them.

Council's environmental efforts recognised

Libby Guest at CRC

Broken Hill City Council has taken out a top award at the 2016 NSW Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards.

Council received the Resource Recovery award at a ceremony in Sydney for its efforts to remove hazardous household waste from the city through its Community Recycling Centre (CRC).

The Centre, which is located at Council's Waste Management Facility, was opened in November 2015 thanks to $113,000 in funding through the NSW Government's Waste Less Recycle More initiative.

John Wood events cancelled

john Wood

Council wishes to advise that this weekend's events 'A Guy And A Gal' and 'An Evening With John Wood' have been cancelled.

Although Council had received some interest in the events, only seven tickets had sold, which was insufficient to justify the program going ahead.

Council's Tourism and Events Coordinator, Anne Andrews, said the decision to cancel the shows was a difficult one as their staging had been planned over the past 12 months.

Community saves Christmas Pageant

Christmas Pageant

The city's Christmas Pageant is back from the brink of cancellation after a number of float entries were received late last week.

Pageant organisers Rotary Club of Broken Hill South and Council previously had just 15 entries for the pageant, but a call for community support was answered with 16 more floats coming on board.

South Rotary President, Geoff Cullenward, had previously warned that the pageant would have to be cancelled unless at least 30 float nominations were received.

Three receive John Lindsay Gregory Memorial Awards

Three artists were recognised for their work on Friday night at the launch of the Willyama Art Society's 'Old 55 Exhibition' at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. The Society was originally formed by John Lindsay Gregory in 1961, with 2016 marking its 55th year.

John sadly passed away recently, and three awards were handed out in his honour on the night.

Mayor Darriea Turley, who opened the exhibition, presented John Lindsay Gregory Memorial Awards to artists Ann Mitchell, Jenny Cattonar, and Kylie Cowley.

Time is right for Patton Park upgrade

Clockmaker Vivian Kenney

The entry to Patton Park will soon be restored to its former grandeur thanks to a number of upgrades including a new clock.

Council have already repaired and repainted the front fence and gates at the park, and tomorrow the centrepiece - a new hand-made clock - will be added.

The Patton Village Community and Business Association (PVCBA) contributed $2000 towards the refurbishment, with Council providing $7,000 from its building maintenance fund to see the project to completion.

Members Christmas Party - Art Gallery

Members Christmas Party - Art Gallery

Join us at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery for the annual Member's Christmas celebration!

See out the year by participating in artmaking workshops, live music and performances amongst the collection. Gourmet food and drinks will be provided.

Gallery Members only. Become a Gallery Member for $35 per year and you can come and join in the party.

RSVPs necessary 

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