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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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Silver City Show
28 June 2017

Council will inject an extra $30,000 into community groups and events after Councillors...

Sphero
27 June 2017

Local kids will be racing robots and building solar-powered plant watering sensors as part...

Money in a suitcase
21 June 2017

Are you planning an event that will benefit Broken Hill?

Vae Victis being moved
19 June 2017

One of the city's most recognisable artworks, Arthur Hacker's 'Vae Victis', is set to be...

Community to benefit from extra $30,000 funding

Silver City Show

Council will inject an extra $30,000 into community groups and events after Councillors voted to increase funding under the Community Assistance Grants program.

Council already sets aside $98,000 per year for two rounds of grant funding, but that amount was increased to $128,000 at tonight's Ordinary Monthly Meeting.

The increase was immediately applied, resulting in a total of $64,000 being distributed amongst the successful first round funding applicants.

Broken Hill kids catch the digital bug

Sphero

Local kids will be racing robots and building solar-powered plant watering sensors as part of unique ‘Maker Party in a Box’ workshops at Broken Hill Library next week.

The school holiday program will see youngsters learning about technology by playing with it – and becoming digital creators, not just digital consumers.

The workshops are part of the $500,000 Telstra Kids Fund Digital Futures Program, which aims to boost technology and digital abilities in young people living in regional areas.

Event sponsorship program

Money in a suitcase

Are you planning an event that will benefit Broken Hill? Then Council may be able to assist.

Applications are currently open for Council's 2017-2018 Event Sponsorship Program.

A pool of $40,000 is available to the public, and each applicant can apply for funding and cash support up to the value of $10,000, providing Council's contribution is matched dollar-for-dollar.

‘Vae Victis’ on the move

Vae Victis being moved

One of the city's most recognisable artworks, Arthur Hacker's 'Vae Victis', is set to be restored to its former glory.

The three-metre $800,000 painting, which depicts the sack of Morocco by the Almohad Caliphate, was today carefully moved into storage at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (BHRAG).

From there it will be transported to Melbourne in a climate-controlled truck for restoration work on the frame and canvas, along with a delicate cleaning process.

Parking to be scrutinised

Pinforce parking compliance robot

Time is almost up for those who park illegally, with a six-week trial of new parking compliance technology almost complete.

To address ongoing community concerns around illegal parking, an $80,000 state-of-the-art LPR Pinforce system was recently purchased by Council to monitor parking activity across the city.

On 8 May Council began trialling the technology, offering a six week 'grace period' to motorists.

Health focus for library

Self help books stacked in the Broken Hill City Library

In an Australian first, Charles Rasp Memorial Library is pleased to participate in a new project aimed at providing people with more options to manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

Books on Prescription helps people to understand and manage common mental health conditions using self-help reading.

he project is endorsed by health professionals and supported by libraries across Central and Far Western NSW and a grant from the Library Council of New South Wales.

Tough call on Civic Centre usage

Broken Hill Civic Centre sign

Council wishes to advise it is cooperating with the NSW Ombudsman in relation to a query over the recent usage of the Civic Centre.

The ombudsman contacted Council on June 6 seeking clarification on whether an occupation certificate has been issued for the whole of the Civic Centre.

Although Council already has occupation of the stage and auditorium, Council's General Manager, James Roncon, confirmed that full occupation has not been granted.

Pro Hart Outback Art Prize | Opening and Prize Announcement | Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

 

Please join us for the official opening and prize announcements of the 2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize.

OPENING FRIDAY THE 30TH JUNE - 6PM

EXHIBITION RUNS 30TH JUNE - 13TH AUGUST

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize is an annual acquisitive competition. The prize showcases work in any media which reflects the spirit and diversity of the Australian Outback.

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