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Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

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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24 July 2017

Council is urging businesses and renovators to seek approval from Council before blocking...

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21 July 2017

Council is excited to announce six vacancies under the Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment...

Paul Davies
21 July 2017

Broken Hill City Council is pleased to announce Sydney-based heritage architect Paul Davies...

Artistic impression of Patton St Park
20 July 2017

Council's plan to upgrade Patton Park has suffered a setback, after a bid for State funding...

Exciting opportunity for Aboriginal students

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Council is excited to announce six vacancies under the Elsa Dixon Aboriginal Employment Program – School Based Element.

The School Based Traineeship Element provides funding for the salary of school based traineeships in NSW public service agencies or local government authorities.

Council’s Senior HR Advisor, Casey Deery, said the program presented a great opportunity for students to gain real world experience in areas of interest to them, whilst still completing their high school education.

New Heritage Advisor appointed

Paul Davies

Broken Hill City Council is pleased to announce Sydney-based heritage architect Paul Davies as the city’s new Heritage Advisor.

The position was advertised as part of the Heritage Strategy 2017-2020 that went before Council's Ordinary Monthly Meeting in June.

Mr Davies, who is principal of Paul Davies Architects Heritage Consultants, has worked with over 20 Australian Councils across more than two decades in the industry.

Patton Park funding bid unsuccessful

Artistic impression of Patton St Park

Council's plan to upgrade Patton Park has suffered a setback, after a bid for State funding was turned down.

Council had been seeking $700,000 through the Sport & Recreation Infrastructure grant round 2016/17 to provide a variety of new facilities for the park such as new play equipment, a new toilet block with disability-friendly facilities, improved footpaths, and new feature lighting.

Mayor for a Day 2017

Former Mayor Wincen Cuy Kneeling before the newly appointed Mayor Sasha Cox

One local will have the opportunity to take charge of the Silver City next month when the Mayor for a Day program returns.

Nominations are now open for the annual event, which celebrates Local Government Week (30 July-5 August).

Applicants must tell Council in 100 words or less why they would like to be Mayor for a Day, and be available to undertake a day of Mayoral duties on August 2.

NOMINATE NOW FOR STRONGER COUNTRY COMMUNITIES FUNDS

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Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement regarding the Stronger Country Communities Funds.

“I am calling on councils, local businesses and community groups in Broken Hill and the Central Darling Shire to nominate community infrastructure projects for funding under the first round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund that is now open and will close on 9 August 2017. The allocation for Broken Hill is $858,800 and for Central Darling Shire, $762,908.

Say it as you see it

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At Council, we’re committed to open and transparent communication and want to know how we can better keep you informed of what we're doing, how we’re performing, and the services we offer.

Council is currently undertaking a communications audit in partnership with Sauce Communications to improve our engagement with the community.

NAIDOC Week almost here

Australian and Aboriginal flags flying side by side

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of a big week of activities to mark NAIDOC Week from July 2.

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

A number of local events will be held across the week, including a flag raising, smoking ceremony, and public morning tea at 10.30am, 3 July, on the Civic Centre Plaza.

Upcoming Events

28 July 2017

Broken Hill is the only place in NSW where the game of Two-up can...

Lifeline's Stress Down Day
28 July 2017

Research show that 90% of Aussies need to stress less with 74% of...