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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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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...

Former Mayor Wincen Cuy Kneeling before the newly appointed Mayor Sasha Cox
17 July 2017

One local will have the opportunity to take charge of the Silver City next month when the...

Black dog inside a house
13 July 2017

Council has not issued any fines as part of its companion animal doorknock program after the...

Grass growing
12 July 2017

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

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

Grass growing

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

Survey

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.

Nominations open for Volunteer Awards

2016 Volunteer awards recipients

Council is calling on residents to nominate selfless and hard-working community members for the Broken Hill Community Volunteer Awards.

The event will see awards presented to outstanding volunteers, groups and organisations across a range of areas in Broken Hill and the region.

Nominees must be current or recently retired volunteers/not-for-profit organisations or groups, with awards to be presented at the Celebration of Volunteering to be held in November 2017.

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.

Upcoming Events

21 July 2017

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

Baby Bounce
25 July 2017

Baby Bounce is a fun mix of songs, nursery rhymes, actions and...