School holiday activities
The library will be holding school holiday activities on the following dates:
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Broken Hill will be a vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich Heritage City shared with visitors from around the world. Council will provide high quality services and leadership to enhance community living and facilitate a prosperous economy.
The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize has attracted record entries for the second year in a row,...
Broken Hill's most valuable painting, Vae Victis, has been returned to the city after almost...
Locals will be able to rate Council's performance across a number of areas this month with...
Council's Rachel Merton and Jade Kerin are set to gain further experience in coordinating...
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The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize has attracted record entries for the second year in a row, with 325 applications received.
The tally comfortably surpasses the previous record of 265 set in the lead up to last year's competition.
Council's Gallery and Museum Manager, Tara Callaghan, said the ongoing growth in entries was reflective of the time and effort spent promoting the event.
Broken Hill's most valuable painting, Vae Victis, has been returned to the city after almost a year of painstaking restoration and study.
The massive oil painting was created by English classicist painter Arthur Hacker in 1890, and depicts the sack of Morocco by the Almohad Caliphate.
In June 2017 the $800,000 painting was carefully transported to Melbourne to undergo restoration at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation at the University of Melbourne.
Locals will be able to rate Council's performance across a number of areas this month with the launch of the 2018 Community Satisfaction Survey.
The survey is being conducted in conjunction with IRIS Research, and will see 300 locals contacted at random by phone to give their feedback on various aspects of Council and the city itself.
Council's General Manager, James Roncon, encouraged those who receive a call to take the time to give Council honest feedback.
Council's Rachel Merton and Jade Kerin are set to gain further experience in coordinating the city's events after receiving scholarships through Destination NSW.
The scholarships will provide financial assistance for Rachel (Events Coordinator) and Jade (Gallery and Marketing Assistant) to pursue a Diploma in Event Management.
Council's plan to improve safety in the city's major parks has received a welcome boost, with the Federal Government committing $53,782 to assist with CCTV installation.
The funding was announced today by Member of Parkes, Mark Coulton, and has been committed under Round 2 of the Coalition’s $40 million Safer Communities Fund.
Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said the funding would reinforce Council's plans to provide lighting and security upgrades in Sturt and Patton Parks.
The following FAQ has been prepared by Council in partnership with the BHP Billiton Foundation:
What is the background on the BHP Billiton Foundation (the Foundation) funding?
Council was awarded $5.7 million from the Foundation in 2016 to build parklets, relocate the city's Outback Archives to the basement of Council's Administrative Centre, and digitise documents and other items of importance to the city's history.
Please find a summary of last night's Ordinary Monthly Meeting of Council below.
Councillors voted in favour of a 2.5% increase to their annual fee, however an amendment was included allowing individual Councillors to forego the pay increase if they wished.
The work of local artists will be featured in a regional exhibition after their creations impressed judges at the local Waste To Art Competition at the weekend.
The annual competition features creative works made from reused and recyclable waste materials, and aims to challenge peoples’ perceptions about ‘rubbish’ and to celebrate the reuse and recycling of waste through arts and crafts.
When did you last find yourself in a library? Maybe it was as an inquisitive toddler, eager for a story. Maybe it was last week at the public library to scan and email a document. Or maybe you were last in a school library, furtively checking out the human biology books, ducking the librarian. Don’t lie – we all did it!
21 - 27 of May marks Library and Information Week, with this year’s theme, “Find yourself in a library”, so we are taking a good look at when, where and why you might find yourself in a library.
WASTE TO ART is a community art exhibition and competition open to...