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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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The Broken Hill Civic Orchestra
22 February 2019

A big pool of Community Assistance Grants (CAG) funding is now available for organisations...

21 February 2019

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A Road Closed sign blacks off a road as heavy machinery conducts roadworks
20 February 2019

Council is looking to meet with CBD businesses this month to discuss major roads works...

Excavation works being carried out at Kintore Reserve
20 February 2019

Council has commenced construction on a new parking area on Kintore Reserve to boost parking...

Funding boost for community projects

The Broken Hill Civic Orchestra

A big pool of Community Assistance Grants (CAG) funding is now available for organisations seeking financial assistance for their event, activity, or programme.

Round 1 of 2019/2020 funding is now open and caters for activities to be held between June and December 2019.

$75,000 is available for the current Round, after $28,000 on funding was rolled over from last year's program.

Major works planned for Oxide Street

A Road Closed sign blacks off a road as heavy machinery conducts roadworks

Council is looking to meet with CBD businesses this month to discuss major roads works planned for Oxide Street in mid-March.

The road works would see Oxide Street gradually replaced from Crystal Street through to Wolfram Street over the course of 12 weeks.

The intersection at Sulphide and Blende streets will also be replaced as part of the works.

New parking to assist tourists, CBD

Excavation works being carried out at Kintore Reserve

Council has commenced construction on a new parking area on Kintore Reserve to boost parking in the CBD district and better cater for tourists.

The $300,000 project will provide sealing and kerbing for a large parking area to accommodate seven large recreational vehicles (RVs) and 32 regular vehicles.

The site will also feature a 'dump point' to allow RVs to discharge wastewater from holding tanks, and provide extra parking for nearby services, attractions, and businesses.

Massive response to gateway signage competition

A "Broken Hill Welcomes You" sign on the outskirts of the city

Council has received an overwhelming response to its gateway signage competition with 73 entries lodged.

Entrants were asked to design one sign or a complete set of five signs to be placed at the main road entrances to Broken Hill, with the winning design to receive $5,000.

Council's Manager Communications, Darrin Manuel, said Council had been inundated with responses in the final days before the competition closed.

Support for new library remains strong

Council received a generally positive response to its plan to construct a new library during a recent open day at the Civic Centre.

Around 100 people attended the engagement session on Monday to view early concept plans and speak with Councillors, Council staff, and the project's architects, Neeson Murcutt (NMA).

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said he hoped the session had provided new insight into the project.

Focus on revitalising Argent Street

A three dimension rendering of the the Town Hall Facade and potential development

Locals are invited to learn more about the new library and cultural precinct project at a community open day on the Civic Centre Plaza next week.

The event will run from 5pm-7pm on February 11, with attendees able to enjoy a free BBQ and drinks and speak with Council staff, Councillors, and project architects, Neeson Murcutt, throughout the evening.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said he was looking forward to discussing the project with the community.

Smart bin installation begins

Smart Bins

The roll out of 'smart bins' in the city's Central Business District (CBD) has commenced.

Smart bins operate on solar power, and feature a compacting mechanism to allow the bins to hold up to sixteen times more waste than our current bins.

The bins feature a cleaner and more hygienic enclosed design, a router to boost the city's free wi-fi network, a built-in extinguisher for bin fires, and sensors to alert Council staff if a bin is full or emitting unpleasant odours.

Park safely as school returns

With school set to return this week, Council wishes to remind all motorists to obey parking and road rules to avoid being issued with a fine.

Drivers who stop in a school zone, no stopping zone, bus zone, on a footpath, across or on a driveway, or double park can receive a $337 fine.

Drivers who stop in an intersection or junction, or on or near a pedestrian Crossing, could face a $448 fine.

Upcoming Events

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26 February 2019

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Storytime
27 February 2019

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