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Broken Hill will be a safe, vibrant, prosperous and culturally rich city achieved through community leadership and sustainable management. Council will provide responsive community leadership and high quality services in a sustainable manner to maintain and enhance Broken Hill’s lifestyle.

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Broken Hill Archives exhibit of a bill of sale from Sidney Kidman dated 28 July 1884
20 April 2017

Council and Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) are seeking further public input as they prepare...

Broken Hill Cenotaph
18 April 2017

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries MP, is encouraging the local community to reflect on the...

drawing of two Koalas
12 April 2017

Before they became celebrated Australian icons, the koala and waratah left early colonists...

Broken Hill walking tour Guide Carol McGavisk
12 April 2017

The popular tourist attraction of walking tours has been resurrected by a group of eager...

Have your say on the new archives

Broken Hill Archives exhibit of a bill of sale from Sidney Kidman dated 28 July 1884

Council and Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) are seeking further public input as they prepare the design for the city's new archives.

The archives will be moved to a new purpose-built home in the basement and ground floor of Council's Administrative Centre thanks to $3.4 million in funding from the BHP Billiton Foundation (BHPBF).

BARWON REMEMBERS OUR WAR VETERANS

Broken Hill Cenotaph

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries MP, is encouraging the local community to reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel from all wars and conflicts this ANZAC Day.

A number of commemorative events will be held in Broken Hill and the Far West this year, as we continue to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and other major events in Australia’s military history including:

View the evolution of Australian icons

drawing of two Koalas

Before they became celebrated Australian icons, the koala and waratah left early colonists almost ‘star struck’ by their unique appearance.

Locals are invited to explore how the koala and the waratah were first depicted over 200 years ago and how they have evolved over time to quickly become national icons, in the new travelling display ‘Australian Inspiration‘ opening at the Charles Rasp Memorial Library this week.

Walking tours to return

Broken Hill walking tour Guide Carol McGavisk

The popular tourist attraction of walking tours has been resurrected by a group of eager volunteers and Broken Hill City Council.

The tours were originally created by Broken Hill Walk Tours in 1983, and saw volunteers escorting groups of tourists through the city and highlighting its many points of interest.

The group operated until 2014, when a decline in volunteer numbers forced the Walking Tour team to disband.

Tour of Current Exhibitions | Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery

We are holding a free guided tour of our current exhibitions at 2pm on Easter Sunday!

Lift the veil of mystery on the abstract nature of Hayley’s large canvasses, explore the emerging landscapes in Farley’s camera-less photography and admire the detailed brush-strokes of Ann Mitchell’s work as we try to make sense of these disparate worlds.

Bookings are essential, send us a message on Facebook, call on 08 8080 3440 or email artgallery@brokenhill.nsw.gov.au to secure your spot.

Council to review CBD parking

Cars parked along Argent Street, Broken Hill

Council will look at ways to improve parking in the Central Business District (CBD) as it conducts an early review of its Parking Strategy.

The current Parking Strategy was adopted by Council in February 2016, and was originally due for review in 2018.

However a combination of feedback from local businesses and the availability of a consultant prompted Council to move the review forward a year.

House fires have lingering risks

The charred remains of a house

Once a house fire has been extinguished by Fire and Rescue NSW, residents are often faced with the task of cleaning up or demolishing their damaged property.

This clean-up phase can present health risks, with many houses in the city containing asbestos that could be released during the demolition process.

For this reason, locals are strongly encouraged to call Council before proceeding with any work.

Council aiming for efficiency

Sean Fargher

Council is set to embark on a thorough review of its operations after a draft Service Review Framework was supported at Wednesday's Council meeting.

The Service Review process will examine over 65 different aspects of Council over the next four years to ensure the best services possible are being delivered, both internally and to the community.

Council has already reviewed its insurance process, resulting in a saving of $450,000 each year.

Council, Rex agree to new cheap flights

Council and Rex have agreed to a proposal offering new cheaper "Community Fares" on direct flights between Broken Hill and Sydney.

The move follows ongoing discussions between Council and Rex over the costs associated with servicing the route.

In November 2016 Rex informed Council that the direct flight was losing $9,000 per trip, with an average of only 12 passengers using the service.

Rex subsequently announced a $500 base fare on the direct flights to try and offset some of those losses.

New blood needed on Committees

Ray Steer

With Section 355 (s355) Committee numbers falling, a former Councillor has called for more support in managing community assets.

Ray Steer became Chair of the Memorial Oval s355 Committee in 2004 while serving as a Councillor, and has remained in the position even though he departed Council in 2012.

He said he stayed on with the Committee as there was a sense of satisfaction in continually working to provide a great facility for the community.

Upcoming Events

Broken Hill Solar plant overview.  AGL Energy Ltd and Broken Hill Art Exchange Viewing platform art & Design Competition. Prize pool of $15,000

The Broken Hill Art Exchange (BHAE)  is proud to be hosting the...

Early painting of a koala

Australia's first celebrities come to the Charles Rasp...