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Welcome to Broken Hill City Council

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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Mayor Wincen Cuy addressing the Steering Group
24 August 2016

A handful of locals with a passion for the city's future gathered at Council on Tuesday for...

Small splash in water
24 August 2016

Essential Water will ease water restrictions for residents in Broken Hill, Menindee, Sunset...

Picture of a truck
24 August 2016

Community input is being sought by Council and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the...

Magnificent 9 movie still
24 August 2016

Council is gearing up to join in the artistic and cultural celebrations of the 2016 Fringe...

Bright start for Steering Group

Mayor Wincen Cuy addressing the Steering Group

A handful of locals with a passion for the city's future gathered at Council on Tuesday for the inaugural meeting of the Living Museum and Perfect Light Project Steering Group.

The Living Museum and Perfect Light (LM + PL) Project is an ever-evolving strategy that looks to transform the city to prepare for life after mining.

It involves a bold and innovative approach to the challenges facing Broken Hill, and aims to advance the city and its economy through heritage, technology, arts, events and enterprise.

Essential Water Eases Restrictions to Level 1

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Essential Water will ease water restrictions for residents in Broken Hill, Menindee, Sunset Strip, Silverton and surrounding communities from next week after substantial inflows into Menindee Lakes.

Effective Monday, 29 August 2016, water restrictions will be reduced from Level 3 to Level 1.

Acting Manager Water Operations, John Coffey, thanked customers for their compliance with water conservation measures over the past two years.

Community input sought on truck wash

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Community input is being sought by Council and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for the establishment of a truck wash in Broken Hill.

Truck washes play an important role in vehicle productivity and maintenance, as well as an important role in protecting NSW’s biosecurity.

Under the 'Fixing Country Truck Washes' program, the NSW Government and Australian Government will each contribute $5 million over the next two years to provide co-funding for new and existing truck washes.

Movies and music for 2016 Fringe Festival

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Council is gearing up to join in the artistic and cultural celebrations of the 2016 Fringe Festival, which will run from August 26 to September 4.

Council has contributed $3000 towards the festival under its Event Sponsorship Policy, and will bring two shows to the city to mark the event.

The Japenese Film Festival (JFF) and the Japan Foundation have partnered with Council to screen three movies during The Fringe at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Facelift for Patton Park entrance

Photo of Patton Park entrance

Council has joined forces with the Patton Village Community and Business Association (PVCBA) to breathe new life into Patton Park.

The bodies will work together to install a new clock above the main entrance at Patton Park, and repair and repaint the front fence and gate.

The total cost of the work is $9,000, with PVCBA contributing $2,000 and Council contributing $7,000 from its building maintenance fund.

Boosting Tourism Business in Barwon

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Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, invites tourism operators in the area to attend the upcoming Digital Webinar Series as part of the NSW First Program, offering operators the opportunity to learn about the importance of digital marketing channels.

The 2016 workshops delivered by the State’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, are aimed at providing tourism operators across Regional NSW with product development advice and industry resources to help grow tourism across the State.

Conference to boost hospitality, retail sectors

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With 150 visitors expected to roll into the city this weekend, Council is urging the city's retail and hospitality sector to ensure they are well looked after.

The spike in visitors will come from the two-day 2016 Local Government NSW Water Management Conference, which will be held at the Musicians Club from Monday August 29.

Before the event gets underway, registration and a welcome reception will be held at the Palace Hotel on Sunday evening until 8pm.

Council to transition from Community Services

Council's Community Services Building

Specialist care provider CareWest has emerged as the likely successor to Council’s Community Services programmes.

While negotiations are continuing regarding the transitioning of State and Federal funded programmes currently being delivered by Council, it is anticipated that these will be transitioned to CareWest.

Councillors voted in April 2016 to transition away from direct provision of Community Services in light of looming changes to how the government funds community programs.

Parking changes for Local Government Election

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Council has modified parking at the front of the Returning Office to allow better access for residents
during the Local Government Elections.

Two dedicated disabled parking spaces have been assigned and a ramp installed, while two other
spaces have been reduced to 15-minute parking only.

These changes are only temporary, and will be reversed on Monday, September 12, after the election
period.

The inside story of Sydney’s shady past

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The shady origins of Sydney’s inner west will be laid bare on Friday during an evening with author Matt Murphy.

Mr Murphy will give a presentation of his book, Weight Of Evidence, which explores the longest and most expensive court case in Australia – the Newtown Ejectment Case.

The case’s origins date back to 1794 when Superintendent of Convicts, Nicholas Devine, was granted 210 acres of prime land around the current-day Newtown and Erskineville areas.

Upcoming Events

Broken Hill Fringe Festival featuring poetry performance; art,...

Friday, 26th August 2016, 6.00pm
BAKUMAN

The 2016 annual Local Government NSW (LGNSW) Water Management...