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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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Darriea Turley
17 August 2018

Mayor Darriea Turley will be hosting a drop-in session next week to meet with the public and...

Drag Queen Amanda Screetly reads to a child in the Broken Hill City Library
16 August 2018

In a first for Broken Hill, local drag queen Amanda Screetly will be hosting Drag Queen...

Council's John  Fadden with a Cerussite specimen
15 August 2018

A selection of the city's cultural works could soon be on show to the world via a proposed...

A crowd gathered in the streets of Broken Hill
15 August 2018

The Broken Hill City Council invites Expressions of Interest from people interested in being volunteer members...

Drop in and chat with the Mayor!

Darriea Turley

Mayor Darriea Turley will be hosting a drop-in session next week to meet with the public and answer questions about Council.

The session will run from 4pm-5pm at Council's Administrative Centre in Blende Street on August 22.

Mayor Turley said the session would be informal, and allow locals to drop in and ask questions, or just chat about Council matters.

Drag Queen Story Hour

Local drag queen Amanda Screetly will be hosting Drag Queen Story Hour at the Broken Hill City Library to celebrate this year’s Broken Heel Festival.

The Drag Queen Story Hour is about acceptance, inclusivity and encourages children to feel comfortable with self-expression

“There will be stories, craft, dancing and dressing up - and who doesn’t love dressing up?

Find Your Treasure

"There's more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island" - Walt Disney

I’ll bet you have walked past the library many times. It’s just a building, right? Bricks and mortar, glass and steel. Oh, but no, it is so much more: it is a magical treasure-house of fun, learning and ideas.

Reading’s never a drag at the Library!

Drag Queen Amanda Screetly reads to a child in the Broken Hill City Library

In a first for Broken Hill, local drag queen Amanda Screetly will be hosting Drag Queen Story Hour at the Broken Hill City Library to celebrate this year’s Broken Heel Festival.

Ms Screetly volunteered her time to host the special event to celebrate acceptance and diversity.

“The event is about showing that it is okay to be yourself and to celebrate our differences, because differences can be what makes life fun!” said Ms Screetly.

New facility hours arrive next week

antique hourglass

Council Locals are encouraged to familiarise themselves with new operating hours of several Council facilities before they come into effect next week.

The City Library, Regional Art Gallery, and Albert Kersten Mining and Minerals Museum (GeoCentre) will all adopt new hours from August 13.

The new hours were voted in by Councillors at the June meeting, and will better align the facilities' operating hours with the city's tourism trends, and other similar facilities across the State.

Civic Centre gets thumbs up

Civic Centre lobby with flowers on a vlack coffee table

Council received a great response from the community when it opened the newly refurbished Civic Centre for inspection on Sunday.

Around 500 people wandered through the centre, chatted with staff and Councillors, and enjoyed delicious catering by Pandora's Palate.

Council's Events Coordinator, Rachel Merton, said staff were extremely pleased with the public's reaction to the first viewing of the centre.

Come and see the new Civic Centre!

The civic Centre auditorium viewed through a doorway

Locals are invited to inspect the newly refurbished Civic Centre at a Community Open Day to be held on Sunday.

Mayor Darriea Turley said the reopening of the Civic Centre to the public would be a momentous occasion for all residents.

"Reopening the Centre will be a real watershed moment not just for Council, but for our city and its economy," said Mayor Turley

Upcoming Events

Children reading

Celebrate Australian children’s books, authors...

Local Artist Amanda Johnson takes great pleasure in teaching her craft to young and slightly less young alike.

This exhibition is curated by Amanda Johnson and will showcase her...

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery presents: