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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.

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18 April 2019
  • Councillor Tom Kennedy lodged three notices of motion calling for $3.2 million...
VIC
18 April 2019

Councillors have made good on their promise to listen to feedback regarding a proposed site...

17 April 2019

The recent passing of renowned local artist Jack Absalom has sparked a renewed interest in...

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17 April 2019

Council's plan to build a new truck wash on the outskirts of the city are currently on hold...

Wrap of the April Council Meeting

  • Councillor Tom Kennedy lodged three notices of motion calling for $3.2 million earmarked for the new library to be spent on other projects. The motions called for the money to be spent on lighting for the Alma Oval, and upgrades for Queen Elizabeth Park and Norm Fox Oval. No other Councillors were willing to second the motions, and they lapsed.
     
  • Councillors voted to lodge a formal application with the NSW Geographical Name Board to rename Airport Road to "Pro Hart Way".
     

'Site swap' off the table

VIC

Councillors have made good on their promise to listen to feedback regarding a proposed site swap involving the VIC building and Police, with the proposal now removed from early plans around the new library project.

The Cultural Framework around the new library and cultural precinct was officially adopted at last night's meeting, with all references to the proposed site swap removed from the plans.

Brushmen's works not forgotten

The recent passing of renowned local artist Jack Absalom has sparked a renewed interest in his artworks, and those painted by his fellow Brushmen of the Bush.

In honour of Mr Absalom's career, staff at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery have re-hung its permanent collection to feature a large number of the Brushmen's works, including four pieces by Mr Absalom.

Council's Gallery and Museum Manager, Tara Callaghan, predicted the selection of painting would prove popular with locals and visitors alike.

More money needed for truck wash

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Council's plan to build a new truck wash on the outskirts of the city are currently on hold as it seeks further funding for the project.

Council received $700,000 toward the project through the NSW Government's Fixing Country Truck Washes program and had been searching for a suitable site to build the facility.

However Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said further investigation of initial scoping for the project showed that significantly more money would be needed to build the truck wash.

Miners' Reunion Dinner added to Heritage Festival

Miners

A reunion dinner for past and present miners and unionists will be a key addition to this year's Heritage Festival.

The Broken Hill Heritage Festival features a different theme each year to celebrate the reasons the city earned the honour of a Heritage Listing.

This year's theme is "Mining Our Own Business" and focuses on the intrinsic link between mining and unionism, and the impact both sectors have had in shaping our iconic city.

Nici Cumpston to judge top art prize

nici Cumpston

Entries are now open for the region’s most prestigious art competition, the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, with Nici Cumpston named as the guest judge for this year’s competition.

Ms Cumpston is the Curator of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art and Artistic Director of TARNANTHI Festival at Art Gallery of South Australia, and has a long and successful career as both a practicing artist and curator.

800 Souls to inhabit Housewives Association building

James Price giving a talk about the 800 Souls project

Artist in Residence James price has returned to the city to install his finished project '800 Souls'.

James visited broken Hill in 2018 to capture local characters, both past and present.

Describing himself as a multi-disciplinary image-based storyteller, James makes art for and about people and their history.

Over 800 Souls will adorn the interior of the broken Hill Housewives Association to celebrate the lives of those that have made Broken Hill home during its tumultuous history.

Nursing student Indiana Shamroze-Tumes recipient of 2019 David Bowler Memorial Award

Indiana Shamroze-Tumes poses in front of a portrait

The David Bowler Memorial Award $5,000 scholarship recipient for 2019 has a passion for paediatric nursing and hopes to pursue midwifery training in Broken Hill after she graduates.

Indiana Shamroze-Tumes (21) has just started her third year in her Bachelor of Nursing external course at the University of South Australia. She has worked as an Assistant Nurse at the Broken Hill Hospital for three years and hopes on graduation to work as a Paediatric Registered Nurse with Far West LHD.

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