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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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26 May 2017

Council wishes to advise that traffic will be disrupted in Blende Street as required...

Pro Hart in his studio c1980
25 May 2017

The Pro Hart Outback Art Prize continues to grow in prestige, with the competition...

Concept design plan drawing for the city's new archives
24 May 2017

Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) and their team unveiled a striking design for the city's new...

Mirrord in the Civic Centre Bathrooms
23 May 2017

Council will look to relocate all events scheduled at the Civic Centre until the end of June...

Blende Street works on track

Council wishes to advise that traffic will be disrupted in Blende Street as required roadworks are carried out in the coming weeks.

The section of Blende Street between Bromide and Kaolin Streets was closed on 22 May, and will remain closed until mid-June.

"This section of road had suffered significant damage due to age, so we're pleased to be able to get this work underway," said Council's Chief Operating Officer, Brendan Smith.

Archives design on show

Concept design plan drawing for the city's new archives

Sue Hodges Productions (SHP) and their team unveiled a striking design for the city's new archives at a community engagement session at the Library today.

The archives are set to 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).

Civic Centre bathrooms to receive improvements

Mirrord in the Civic Centre Bathrooms

Council will look to relocate all events scheduled at the Civic Centre until the end of June to address various issues within the facility.

The Civic Ball and the Nationals Conference were recently held at the centre, and although both events were successful, concerns were raised around the bathrooms.

Council's General Manager, James Roncon, said addressing these concerns was a priority.

Art program’s international appeal

Hydra Step Mechanical Sculpture

Broken Hill City Council is pleased to announce that a selection of highly talented national and international artists will take part in its Artists In Residency program.

The program will see artists travel to the city and create three projects that explore and amplify Broken Hill's position as Australia’s First National Heritage Listed City.

The artists will also engage with the community through workshops, exhibitions, and other public events to share their skills and further their understanding of Broken Hill.

Airport breaches cause for concern

Council is urging visitors to the airport to keep off the runway and apron after five complaints were received from pilots and aircraft crew in the last fortnight.

Broken Hill's airport is a certified aerodrome, and must comply with Office of Transport & Security rules and regulations, along with Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulations.

Council's Chief Operating Officer, Brendan Smith, said access to the runway or apron by unauthorised persons can attract fines in excess of $5,000.

Debutantes to take centre stage

Twelve debutantes and their squires will step into the limelight tomorrow night at the annual Civic Ball.

The Ball will be the first major community event to be staged at the Civic Centre since refurbishment of the venue began last year.

Mayor Darriea Turley said she was certain the night would be a memorable one for participants, families, and guests.

"The Civic Ball is such a great local tradition, and one of the biggest events on our social calendar," she said.

BROKEN HILL COMMUNITY TAKES ADVANTAGE OF REX COMMUNITY FARE

Front view of a stationary airplane on the tarmac

Media release from REX

Regional Express (Rex) has today provided an update regarding the recently introduced Rex community-fare. The $199.00 community-fare is targeted at the direct flights (see schedule below) between Broken Hill and Sydney from Monday to Saturday and is available for all advanced bookings of at least 30 days prior subject to booking class availability in addition to all available seats within 24 hours prior to departure.

Tidy Towns to target Adelaide Road

Litter on the Adelaide road with the replica headframe in the background

The Tidy Towns Working Group is set to turn its attention to Adelaide Road, and they would love to see some new faces come out and lend a hand.

A Tidy Towns clean up will be held on 13 May between 8am and 10am, with a free sausage sizzle for participants.

Working Group Chair, Councillor Christine Adams, said now was the perfect time to get involved with Tidy Towns.

She said being a member of the group is extremely rewarding given the small demands on members' time.

BROKEN HILL AND THE FAR WEST TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES

Bridge over the darling river at Wilcannia

Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries MP is encouraging the Far West to attend a local workshop in Broken Hill or Wilcannia, on the development of Aboriginal languages legislation.

Kevin Humphries said NSW plans to be the first state in Australia to pass legislation recognising and protecting Aboriginal languages.

“The NSW Government wants to help ensure that future generations can share and enjoy Aboriginal languages in the Far West.

Upcoming Events

Waste 2 Art is coming to Broken Hill thanks to www.netwaste.org.au. this is a community art event.

Waste 2 Art is coming to Broken Hill thanks to...

Baby Bounce
30 May 2017

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

2 June 2017

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